Turns out your perfect lipstick shade is the same colour as... your nipples

You heard us right

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You heard us right

Words – Kitty Lindsay

From the editors of HelloGiggles

No more secretly testing lipsticks to find just the right hue for your skin tone. Just lift up your shirt! Apparently, your perfect lipstick shade is the same colour as your nipples. It’s true – acccording to NBC’s The Doctors, anyway. (And yes, they’re real doctors. They don’t just play them on TV.)

While we’ve been trying everything to uncover our best lipstick shade, the answer has been hanging out in our bras all along. We’ll wait here while you run to the bathroom mirror to compare your nips with your favourite ‘sticks.

Still sceptical? So are we. And on Twitter, reactions came in all colours of shade.

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But The Doctors may be on to something. Regardless of race, nipples are naturally one to two shades deeper in colour than the skin to which they are attached, positioning them perfectly as the ultimate colour palette to compare and contrast.

Still, don’t go grabbing up all of the flesh-coloured lipsticks Sephora has in stock simply because they match your nips today.

According to dermatologist Dr. Lindsey Bordone at New York’s Columbia University Medical Centre, nipples can change colour over time because of shifts in hormones due to ageing and chronic illnesses, such as diabetes.

Friction from uncomfortable clothing that rubs, and vigorous scrubbing with nylon loofahs, can also cause nipples to darken.

If nothing else, The Doctors has given us all another great reason to #freethenipple. And when your friends ask you what’s the secret to your perfect pout, don’t worry. Our lips are sealed!

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