Choosing The Right Shades

Choosing The Right Shades

Cleanse your face and wait 15 minutes to allow your skin to settle. Use a mirror in natural light to determine what neutral shades are your most flattering by holding a white fabric or sheet of paper to your face.

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After

Cool tones:

Look better in bright whites. Your skin will appear rosy, pink or blue-ish red.

Warm tones:

Look better in ivory and off-whites. Your skin will appear yellow or sallow against white.

Your skin tone, also called undertone, is different from your complexion, which is the shade of your skin (light, medium, dark). Your undertone will remain the same no matter how much sun you get, even if you’re pale in the winter and tan in the summer. It also doesn’t change if your hair goes grey. Most skin is either warm-toned or cool-toned.

Warm toned skin has a yellow undertone and is often described as Spring or Autumn. You will look best in cream, brown, warm green, navy blue, coral pink, orange or scarlet. Cool toned skin has a blue undertone and is often described as Summer or Winter. You will look best in pure white, grey, icy blue, fuchsia, navy, purple and cherry red. These are colour choices both for clothes and for makeup.

Undecided?

If you are still undecided when answering these questions, you may have a neutral skin tone. This is particularly true if you have an olive tone to your skin and you will typically look best in our warmer shades.

Your best shades in our collection

Cool tones:
  1. Real Radiance Blush Rosy Glow
    94%
    Fabulous Blush-Rosy Glow
    £19.00
  2. No Shimmer Eye Shade Aubergine
    95%
    No Shimmer Eye Shade Aubergine
    £15.00
  3. No Shimmer Eye Shade Charcoal
    95%
    Charcoal
    £15.00
  4. No Shimmer Eye Shade Taupe
    95%
    No Shimmer Eye Shade Taupe
    £15.00
  5. Lustrous Colour Lipstick Cherry Red
    92%
    Lustrous Colour Lipstick Cherry Red
    £18.00
  6. Lustrous Colour Lipstick Fuchsia
    92%
    Lustrous Colour Lipstick Fuchsia
    £18.00
  7. Lustrous Colour Lipstick Pink Pop
    92%
    Lustrous Colour Lipstick Pink Pop
    £18.00
  8. Lustrous Colour Lipstick Soft Plum
    92%
    Lustrous Colour Lipstick Soft Plum
    £18.00
  9. Lustrous Colour Lipstick Sweet Pea
    92%
    Lustrous Colour Lipstick Sweet Pea
    £18.00
Warm tones:
  1. Real Radiance Blush Peach Cream
    94%
    Fabulous Blush Peach Cream
    £19.00
  2. No Shimmer Eye Shade Cocoa
    95%
    No Shimmer Eye Shade Cocoa
    £15.00
  3. No Shimmer Eye Shade Forest
    95%
    No Shimmer Eye Shade Forest
    £15.00
  4. No Shimmer Eye Shade Taupe
    95%
    No Shimmer Eye Shade Taupe
    £15.00
  5. No Shimmer Eye Shade Cappuccino
    95%
    Cappuccino
    £15.00
  6. No Shimmer Eye Shade Cream
    95%
    Cream
    £15.00
  7. No Shimmer Eye Shade Soft Olive
    95%
    No Shimmer Eye Shade Soft Olive
    £15.00
  8. Lustrous Colour Lipstick Foxy Lady
    92%
    Lustrous Colour Lipstick Foxy Lady
    £18.00
  9. Lustrous Colour Lipstick Russet
    92%
    Lustrous Colour Lipstick Russet
    £18.00
  10. Lustrous Colour Lipstick Rosewood
    92%
    Lustrous Colour Lipstick Rosewood
    £18.00
  11. Lustrous Colour Lipstick Soft Coral
    92%
    Lustrous Colour Lipstick Soft Coral
    £18.00
  12. Lustrous Colour Lipstick True Coral
    92%
    Lustrous Colour Lipstick True Coral
    £18.00

Need more information?

Watch our choosing colours video