We all know that certain colors bring our best feats forward while others make us look worn out. Our undertone and skin tone play a huge role in what looks good on us, including clothes and make-up.
This general guide should help you determine your undertone and your skin tone so that you may choose the rights colors and right foundation for your skin.
Remember: your skin tone can change, but your undetone never changes.
There are 3 types of undertones: warm, cool, and neutral.
Here are some tricks to help you determine what your undertone is.
What color are your veins? Look at the inside of your wrist in natural light. Greenish veins indicate yellow undertones which means you have a warm undertone. If your veins are bluish, you have a cool undertone. If you’re having trouble distinguising the color your veins because the color isn’t so obvious, you have a neutral undertone.
(side note: if your veins are a mix of green and blue, you have an olive undertone which falls under the warm category.)
What color are your eyes and hair? Generally, if you have blue, green, or gray eyes with black, blonde, or brown hair, you have a cool skin tone. If you have brown, black or hazel eyes with black, brown, or red hair, you have a warm skin tone. But of course, there are exceptions to every rule!
Do you look better in silver or gold? If you look better in gold, you may have a warm undertone. If you look better in silver, you may have a cool undertone. If you look great in both, you have a neutral undertone
What color is the hue of your skin? Tie your hair back in a ponytail, wrap a white towel around your next or hold up a white piece of paper by your face. What colors does your face look? Yellow, orange or gold hue is a warm undertone while red, blue, or pink indicates cool undertones.
After doing these tests and you are still unable to determine your undertone, you may have a neutral undertone. In this case, you are very lucky! You’ll look great in anything :)
A cool undertone looks best in rich colors like black, navy, red, hot pink, deep greens, plums and soft, pastel colors. You should avoid colors like orange, gold or beige.
A sexy navy, purple or standard black smokey eye would look super sultry on you!
A warm undertone looks best in earth colors like greens, gold, browns, bronze and soft colors like coral, peach, yellow.
A bronze face, neutral eyes and electric lips will transform you into a total hottie!
For my neutral ladies (and gents!), go wild. Anything flatters your skin!
So now that we know what our undertone is, we can easily choose the right foundation for our skin and most of the time, it’s right on the packaging!
C= cool, N= neutral, W= warm, NC= neutral cool and NW= neutral warm.
Still can’t figure it out? Visit the closest cosmetics counter & ask for help!
So now that we know our undertone, what is our skin tone?
Answer this question to determine your skin tone: How does your skin react to the sun?
Fair to light skinned people are usually pale, burn easily and rarely tan.
Medium light skinned people sometimes burn but, more often than not, tan.
Medium to deep skinned people rarely burn but almost always tan.
I have a warm undertone because I have naturally dark hair and dark brown eyes, my skin gives out a yellow hue against white and because my veins are both green & blue, which gives me an olive complexion!
My skin mostly tans but on the rare occasion can burn which gives me the medium light skin tone.
What is your undertone/skin tone? Leave me a comment :)