One of the main questions I am always asked is how did I learn how to choose colors that go with My skin tone. Honestly, it’s a question that is always difficult to answer because a lot of people don’t understand that there is a major difference between skin tone (your skin color) and your under tone (the tones under your skin - cool, warm, neutral). Already confusing, I know! Stay with me tho 😂
Skin tones can change over time for an array of reasons… however, your skins undertone doesn’t change much at all.
I want all my subbies to have a flawless makeup application because just going by “oh, me and Beyoncé have the same skin color; so I’m going to do my makeup like hers” will have you looking off. No shade to the Queen, Me and Bey may not have the same undertones.
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Under tone color
- Warm: If the base tone of your skin is yellow or gold, you have warm undertones.
- Cool: If you see hints of blue, pink or red, then you have cool undertones.
- Neutral: If there’s a mixture of both warm and cool hues, or your undertone is the same color as your actual skin color, then you fall into the neutral category.
Now that we have established the tone and what colors are categorized into warm, cool, and or neutral it’s time to find out what tone You fall into
So, let’s turn our arm to the part where the skin is usually at it’s normal skin tone which is the wrist and, forearm area. Let’s find our skin tone by looking tthe hue (color) of our veins.
If your veins look green, you’re warm toned.
If your veins look blue or purple, you’re cool toned.
and if you can’t really make out of the veins are green, blue or purple, most likely you’re neutral toned.
Now that you’ve found your undertone, I hope choosing lipsticks, eyeshadows and overall colors to pair together has gotten easier.