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Find your perfect lipstick shade with colour analysis

Published: 03/05/2024 | Author: Valeria Solonari

Ever feel like you're lost in a sea of lipstick options, unsure which one will truly complement your natural beauty? Well, fear not! We’re here to demystify and guide you through seasonal colour analysis, making the hunt for your perfect lipstick shade a breeze. So go ahead, pucker up, and say goodbye to lipstick guesswork!

What is seasonal colour analysis?

Let's start with the basics. Seasonal colour analysis is a fantastic method for uncovering the most flattering colours for you based on your unique natural features, like your skin tone, eye colour, and hair colour. By dividing folks into different "seasons," this approach simplifies the selection process, ensuring you choose hues that harmonise effortlessly with your look.

How to determine your season in 3 steps

Curious about which season suits your best? It's all about considering three main factors:

Step 1: Discover your undertone

Start by checking the colour of your wrist veins under natural light. Greenish veins signal warm undertones, while bluish or purple veins suggest cool undertones. If you spot a mix of both, you might have a neutral undertone. Also, pay attention to which metal looks better on you – gold typically suits warm undertones, while silver complements cool ones. • Warm: Skin with yellow or golden undertones (Spring and Autumn) • Cool: Skin with pink or blue undertones (Summer and Winter)

Step 2: Check your value contrast

Next, consider the natural colours of your eyes and hair to determine if you're on the lighter or deeper end of the spectrum. Value contrast assesses the scale of lightness to darkness between your features. High contrast means bold differences, like fair skin with jet-black hair, while low contrast indicates subtler differences, like darker skin with lighter hair and dark eyes. • Light: Fair skin with subtle contrast between hair, eyes, and skin tone (Spring and Summer) • Deep: Richer skin tones with deeper contrast between features (Autumn and Winter)

Step 3: Assess your chroma

Check the overall clarity and boldness of your look through a selfie check. Snap a few selfies in natural light and convert them to black-and-white to see how much of a difference there is between your features. If your features appear more subtle and muted, you’re likely a soft season; conversely, if they pop with clarity and brightness, then you’re a bright season. • Soft: Gentle contrast between hair, eyes, and skin tone (Summer and Autumn) • Bright: Strong contrast between hair, eyes, and skin tone (Spring and Winter)

Recommended lipstick shades for each season

Now that you've nailed down your undertone, value, and chroma, it's time to unveil your season – and your perfect lipstick shade!

Spring season

Spring season

If you belong to the spring family, you have light and medium tones with warm undertones and a bright appearance. You exude freshness and vibrancy. Your skin often has a warm glow with peachy or golden undertones. Your eyes might be light to medium in colour, ranging from hazel to green or light brown, with flecks of gold or amber. Your hair tends to be in shades of golden blonde, honey brown, or strawberry blonde, often with natural highlights.
Try these products: For lips, we recommend mid-tone pinks like peach and salmon, coral and tangerine, as well as vibrant raspberry and tomato red to accentuate your natural glow. • Warm (True) Spring: The One Smart Sync Lipstick in Smart Red • Light Spring: Giordani Gold Iconic Matte Lipstick in Forever Red • Bright Spring: OnColour Cream Lipstick in Bright Fuchsia
Summer season

Summer season

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If you belong to the summer family, you have light and medium tones with cool undertones and a soft appearance. You possess a soft and delicate overall appearance. Your skin may have a cool, porcelain-like quality with pink or blue undertones. Your eye colours often include shades of blue, grey, or cool green, with a muted or soft quality. Hair colours tend to be ash blonde, cool brunette, or light to medium cool brown, with subtle highlights or lowlights.
Try these products: For lips, we recommend soft flowery hues like mauve and dusty rose, blue-pinks, and cranberry shades to capture the breezy essence of your palette. • Cool (True) Summer: Giordani Gold Eternal Glow Lipstick in Rouge Rose • Light Summer: The One Smart Sync Lipstick in Pinkish Mauve • Soft Summer: OnColour Cream Lipstick in Punch Pink

Autumn season

Autumn season

If you belong to the autumn family, you have medium and deep tones with warm undertones and a soft appearance. You possess features that exude warmth and richness. Your skin often has a golden or peachy undertone with hints of olive. Your eyes may be warm and deep, ranging from amber to hazel or warm brown. Hair colours are often rich and earthy, such as deep golden brown, auburn, or chestnut, with natural highlights that mimic autumnal hues.
Try these products: For lips, we recommend earthy tones like rust and terracotta, muted shades of mocha and blush nude, to brick reds and browns to enhance your natural warmth. • Warm (True) Autumn: Giordani Gold Eternal Glow Lipstick in Tender Cranberry • Deep Autumn: Giordani Gold Eternal Glow Lipstick in Dolce Caramel • Soft Autumn: Giordani Gold Iconic Matte Lipstick in Smooth Latte
Winter season

Winter season

If you belong to the winter family, you have medium and deep tones with cool undertones and a bright appearance. You possess striking and dramatic features. Your skin tends to have a cool undertone, with shades ranging from porcelain to deep cocoa, creating a stark contrast against your dark hair and eyes. Eye colours may include deep brown, black, or icy blue, with high contrast against the skin. Hair colours range from deep brunette to black, with cool undertones and a glossy finish.
Try these products: For lips, we recommend bold, sultry shades of deep berry, burgundy, and plum, or intense colours like electric pink and vivid blue red for a vibrant statement. • Cool (True) Winter: OnColour Matte Lipstick in Shock Fuchsia<br /> • Deep Winter: Giordani Gold Eternal Glow Lipstick in Fire Maroon • Bright Winter: OnColour Cream Lipstick in Cranberry Red
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