It can often be a case of expectation versus reality when it comes to picking the right lippie shade for your look. To get it right, one factor that shouldn't be overlooked is the colour of your complexion. For starters, it pays to know your undertones or base coloursyou're either a warm, neutral or cool.

One way to be sure is to look at the colour of the veins in your wrist—blue usually indicates cool while green means warm, but if you can't quite tell, then you're a neutral. Once you've got that sorted, choose a lipstick that is complimentary to your skintone. Do this by placing the lipstick next to your lips, against the cheeks or next to your eye makeup—this is the easiest way to check if a specific colour matches your skintone and your makeup. 

How to work this season's dark lip with Dior's new Rouge Dior

The general rule of thumb is that for those with warm undertones, you'll work well with deep berry and burgundy shades. While for those with cooler undertones, you can experiment with reddish orange and blue-leaning reds. As for neutrals, you're lucky as you can carry off most lip colours.

Having said that, the fun thing about makeup is to be subtle or go as wild as you like. Buro 24/7 Editor-in-Chief, Cai Mei discovers a range of Rouge Dior lipsticks that complement her warmer skintone. 

How to work this season's dark lip with Dior's new Rouge Dior

She starts off with the Rouge Dior 964 Ambitious Matte before moving on to the Rouge Dior 962 Poison Matte. For her final look, she plays it up by mixing the Rouge Dior 789 Superstitious Matte with Rouge Dior 602 Visionary Matte to create a statement look.

Watch the tutorial below to see how the Rouge Dior lipsticks work on her:

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