Finding the perfect red lipstick was never going to be easy. Whilst there are still only six hair and skin colour emoji combinations out of the millions of real life possibilities, at least they provide a very simplistic frame of reference.
For what? For working out which skin tone you are so you can find your new favourite red lipstick, of course. The emoji skin tones are modelled on the Fitzpatrick scale, a recognised standard used by dermatologists, so it's pretty much perfect for this purpose. Or so we've decided.
This is your emoji guide to finding the perfect red lip for your skin tone. Genius, no?More
Pick your emoji doppelganger and your choice of perfect red will be prescribed. Easy.
Look for... blue-based and coral-toned reds.
Try: Lipstick Queen in Medieval, £22 and Guerlain Météorites Blossom Collection Rouge Automatique in Insolence, £18.99.
Why? These cooler tones compliment very fair skin without washing it out. Be brave!
Look for... blue/red shades like Christian Dior Rouge Dior Lipcolor in 999, £23.85 and Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour in Pirate, £28.
Why? Blue tones contrast with pinky tones in fair skin to make lips pop.