Do you have a Cool or Warm undertone?
If you don’t know what that means, let me explain.
-I’m going to start off by saying that this is not the only way people see undertones. People see color in different ways. For example MAC cosmetics will describe undertones in a different way, almost backwards from everyone else. I have no idea why but everyones different.
-Trying to understand undertones can tend to be a bit confusing so I will try my best to make it as simple as possible.
-Knowing your undertone plays a big part in makeup. It will make it easier to find foundation, eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick colors that will look best on you.
-Just like a color wheel if you have a Cool undertone you have a pink, or rosy color in your skin.
If you have a Warm undertone then you have more yellow, or golden colors in your skin.
For those of you that have a cool undertone…
-Usually blue, pink, plum, magenta, turquoise, certain greens, and silver will look best with your skin.
For those of you that have a warm undertone…
-Usually gold, copper, orange, orangey-red, brown, tan, and off white will look best on your skin.
The steps to figuring out your undertone…
1.) What is the natural color of your hair and eyes? If you have blue, green, or grey eyes and have either black, blonde, or brown hair then you may have a cool undertone. If you have brown, hazel, or even black eyes with black, brown, blonde, or red hair then you may have a warm undertone.
2.) Look at the veins in your arms. If you notice that you have green veins then you have a yellow tone in your skin making your blue veins look green, so you have a warm undertone. If you have blue veins then you a pink undertone in your skin, meaning you have a cool undertone.
3.) What jewelry do you feel looks best on your skin? Gold or silver? If silver looks best with your skin then you have a cool undertone. If gold looks best then you have a warm undertone.
4.) Do you burn easily in the sun? If so you may have a cool undertone. Do you tan easily in the sun? If so then you may have a warm undertone.
However if you feel that everything looks great with your skin and feel you could go either way (cool or warm) then you may be lucky and have a Neutral undertone. Which isn’t as likely as having a cool or warm undertone but it can happen. You can be right in the middle.
Now which foundation should I buy?
If you’ve figured out you have a warm undertone then find a foundation that has a yellow base.
If you’ve figured out you have a cool undertone then find a foundation that has a pinker base but try not to get a foundation that has an extreme pink base because that never looks good on anyone.
Example of the same shades of foundation but in a different undertone.
-See how each foundations on the top row are the same shade of color as the bottom row however the top row has a yellow undertone and the bottom has a pink undertone.
Warm 4/Cool 4, Warm 6/Cool 6, Warm 8/Cool 8
Example of Celebrities With a Cool Undertone
Examples of Celebrities With a Warm Undertone
Now you know you skin undertone!! Stay tuned for the Final Part of “How to find the right foundation?”
Have a Blessed Day!