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Saturday, October 4, 2014 WHAT'S YOUR UNDERTONE?

 Chances are you’ve heard of skin undertones in the past, but may not fully understand what they are. Skin undertones are based upon the undertone hue of your skin. Your skin’s surface tone is the color that you can see on the surface of your skin, often described as light, medium, tan, deep, and so on. You can have the same skin color as someone, but a different undertone.
Ever found it strange that one foundation shade looks perfect on you, yet another that appears to be the same shade doesn’t work quite as well? The first one is probably matched perfectly to your skin undertone, while the other shade might have the wrong undertone, Using foundations with the wrong undertones could leave your face looking dull, muddy or ashy. Figuring out your undertone and that can help you choose the makeup that will look the best on you.

We Have 3 kinds of Undertones;

1. Cool Under tones:

2. Warm Undertones:

3. Neutral Undertones:

How to Know your Undertone:

1. The Wrist Test: Using natural lighting, push your sleeves up right now and look at the veins on the inside of your wrist.  Are they blue or green? If you notice a blue tint, you likely have cool undertones. If the veins look greenish, you’re warm. However, if you notice both blue and green undertones, you’re probably Neutral

2. The Good Old Jewelry Test: Do you look better in silver or gold jewelry? Which makes you more radiant, glowing, and awake.? Women with cool undertones look better in silver , and warm-toned women look better in gold.

3. The Neutral Test: What neutral shades flatter you best. Does your skin, eyes, and face look better in bright white and black hues, or ivory, off-whites, and brown/tan shades? The former means you’re probably cool-toned, and the latter, warm. People with neutral skin undertones can often get away with wearing any colors, there are still a few colors that look best on a neutral. For makeup shades of blush or lipstick, think about using toasted pink, rose or pomegranate colors and for the eyes look into grays or browns. When it comes to hair color, neutrals have it made! You can get away with any shade of blonde, brown or red, easily.

4. Eye and Hair Color: Your natural eye and hair colors can help figure out your coloring. Customarily, cool people have eyes that are blue, gray, or green and have blond, brown, or black hair with blue, silver, violet and ash undertones. Conversely, warm-toned women usually have brown, amber, or hazel eyes with strawberry blond, red, brown, or black hair. Their hair tends to have gold, red, orange, or yellow undertones.

5. The Sun’s Effects: When you’re out in the sun, does your skin turn a golden-brown, or does it burn and turn pink first? If you fit into the former category, you’re warm-toned, while cool tones tend to burn (fair-skinned cool girls will simply burn, while medium-skinned cool-toned girls will burn then tan.)

Little Tip:
People with Cool Skin Undertone Tips look best in colors like fuchsia, pink, violet, blue, turquoise and bright white. 

People with Warm Skin Undertone Tips can help work with their undertones by wearing colors like yellow, red, ivory, green or orange. 

People with neutral skin undertones can often get away with wearing any color, there are still a few colors that look best on a neutral.