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It goes without saying that finding a lip colour to suit you is a difficult task to navigate. It quite honestly can be a bit overwhelming when there is just TOO much to choose from. 

Ahh the despair! (Poor us…)

There are so many things to consider….skin tone, undertone, hair colour, eye colour, the list goes on. But there is hope! Establishing your undertone is the secret weapon to finding the perfect and most flattering lipstick shade for you.

How the heck do I do that, you may ask? Well, let me break it down for you. There are three undertone categories:

  1. Warm - golden, peachy, yellow
  2. Cool - blue, red, pink
  3. Neutral - combination  

People with warmer undertones:

  • Tend to tan easily
  • Suit gold jewellery
  • Have brown eyes 
  • Have brown or red hair 
  • The veins on their wrist may give off a green hue.

For example, Hailey Bieber, Shay Mitchell and Beyonce are some celebs with warm skin undertones.

People with cooler undertones usually:

  • Burn easily or tan slowly
  • Suit silver jewellery
  • Have brown, black or blonde hair
  • Have blue, grey or green eyes
  • The veins on their wrist will look blue

Some celebs with cool undertones are Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Hudson and Lupita Nyong’o.


Lastly, those with neutral undertones typically:

  • Tan slowly but rarely burn
  • Suit both gold and silver jewellery
  • The veins on their wrist look green and blue

    Some celeb examples that have neutral undertones are Adriana Lima, Kerry Washington and Jourdan Dunn.

    Now that we know the undertone of our skin, choosing a lipstick will be a piece of cake.

    If you have a warmer undertone, you're more likely to suit lipsticks that have reddish, orange, peach or even yellow undertones. But if you’re as cool as a cucumber, lipsticks with blue and purperly undertones are the winner for you. And if you’re a blessed neutral undertone owner, you look good in just about anything.

    To put it simply, the rule is, if you have warm undertones, choose a lipstick that also has warm undertones. If you have cool undertones, choose a lipstick that also has cool undertones. Easy hey?

    And if you have neutral undertones… yeah, yeah, we get it stop rubbing it in. You can just about wear anything you like! 

    The Klara Flavour

    Here at Klara Cosmetics, we stock three different types of lipsticks: matte, diamond and velvet. Each offering slightly different finishes, shades and formulas suitable for just about any occasion. With a whopping 27 shade range in the matte liquid lipsticks alone, finding the perfect shade for your undertone will be a walk in the park.

    So don’t be scared, go get ‘em!

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