This Instagram Account Solves A Major Beauty Frustration

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It's a tale as old as time: Your bestie walks into the party wearing a new hot-orange lipstick that brightens her face and brings out the highlights in her hair, and looks so damn cool with that purple dress. You have to try it, obviously. But when you bring it into the bathroom, it's all wrong, and you have the sudden urge to run out for Crest Whitestrips. How can a shade be so unpredictable? Well, two very smart friends with different skin tones are using Instagram to tackle the question — one selfie at a time.

Piaget “Pia” Ventus, a New York-based actress, is Black with dark hair. Michelle Meredith, an actress and curve model, is fair-skinned and freckled with strawberry-blond hair. Together, they post photos to their account, “will it look good on me tho,” to show how a single shade of lipstick looks on both dark and light skin tones.

They feature classic reds and nudes, as well as more unconventional colors, like kale-green, violet, and navy-blue. And — bonus! — most of the shades are from affordable brands. The photos come with witty commentary (“I feel like we're taking promotional photos for a straight-to-video teen movie we made in 2002,” notes Michelle in the caption for a picture in which the women wear Blair Waldorf-style headbands), show inspiring hairstyles the women do themselves, and always portray just how wearable (or unwearable) a certain lip color can be when it's actually on.

We’re crushing hard, and after scrolling through this account, you will, too. Sure, the concept could benefit from the addition of a few more skin tones — but while we give Pia and Meredith time to round up some other friends, check out their best shots ahead.

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Want to channel Mean Girls’ Regina George? Try Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Stormy Pink, which looks awesome on both women.
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This glossy, raspberry shade from Milani Cosmetics makes for beautiful statement lips.
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Feeling moody this summer? Go with LA Splash Cosmetics’ Smitten LipTint Mousse in Komodo, a rich forest-green that makes smiles look extra-bright.
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The color that makes Pia want to “bake a pie?” Nyx Matte Lipstick in Perfect Red. (Presumably, that pie is cherry.)
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This orange-red stain, courtesy of ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in First Class, brings out the pinky-peachy undertones in both women's faces.
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Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paint in Spiked Punch nods to the '90s, but feels very now. Notes Michelle, “I did not think this would look good, but it matches the brown in my freckles.”
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Though it reads very differently on each woman, Too Faced Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Candy is a knockout shade for both.
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“When you find the perfect #purple for all #skintones...you gotta #smile,” say Michelle and Pia of Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color Loaded Bolds in Violet Vixen. We agree — it's a hard one, but it works shockingly well.
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Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Como is a vibrant violet that pairs well with both skin tones (and with big frames!).
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Between the wigs and this deep-blue Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paint, Pia and Michelle look like rock-'n'-roll royalty.
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The verdict on LA Splash Cosmetics Lip Couture in Vindictive? The two love it, saying it looks good "in that sexy sea-witch kinda way."
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