Browsing the high-street makeup collections for the perfect shade of lippy can be really daunting. I mean, where do you begin? First off, you need to decide on the finish you want. For us DARE girls, it’s a liquid lipstick every time – super-pigmented and long-lasting are what we’re after. Once you’ve got that sorted, you need to determine whether you have cool, neutral or warm skin undertones. An easy way to do this is to look at the colour of the veins on your wrist.

Blue or purple veins: your skin has cool undertones

Greeny-blue veins: your skin has neutral undertones

Green or olive veins: your skin has warm undertones

In the name of beauty journalism, four of us decided to put B. liquid lipsticks to the test and find out how their shades work with our skin tones.

Social Media Assistant Sophia

blonde girl wearing pink lipstick

If you need confirmation that your skin has cool undertones, just think about how you react to the sun. If, like me, you burn rather than tan, you’re probs on the cool side. The struggles of having pale skin are real – it’s so easy to look washed-out – so I’m all for a bold lip to add a splash of colour. I love the B. Matte Liquid Lipstick in Frolicked. It’s a blue-toned Barbie-pink shade that looks great against my skin tone and adds a bit of fun to an everyday look. 

B. B. Matte Liquid Lipstick Frolicked £6.99 Buy Now

Junior Digital Writer Chloe

brown haired girl with nude lipstick

Call me boring, but I’m all about good, strong nude lippies. They’re wearable and if it’s the right kinda nude, it makes me look more tanned – in my opinion, anyway! That’s why I chose the B. Cassie Lomas Matte Liquid Lipstick in All About Me. It’s a gorgeous natural shade with a warm, peachy tone – exactly the vibe I’m going for. The formula of these lipsticks is stunning, too. They glide on like a dream, don’t dry out my lips and stay all day long – defs a keeper!

B. B. Cassie Lomas Matte Liquid Lipstick All About Me £6.99 Buy Now

Junior Beauty Writer Mollie

brown haired girl wearing dark lipstick

When choosing a lippy, I’m all about going bold. The B. Matte Liquid Lipstick in Ravenous is a bit of me, and I couldn’t wait to try it. Needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed with the result – as you can see, I’m flaunting this picture-perfect pout model style! The shade looks great, and I can assure you it didn’t budge. This little lippy now has a permanent home in my makeup bag.

B. B. Matte Liquid Lipstick Ravenous £6.99 Buy Now

Junior Designer Zahra

warm skin tone with red lipstick

A red lipstick will be on trend forever, which is why I was super-excited to try the B. Matte Liquid Lipstick in Firestarter. It’s hard to find the perfect shade with so many options to consider, such as colour, tone, duration, feel and finish. Thankfully, this little gem ticks a lot of those boxes. The warm poppy red works really well against my skin, giving me some much-needed and surprisingly simple sass points.

B. B. Matte Liquid Lipstick Fire Starter £6.99 Buy Now