Cool, warm, or neutral? Why is it important to know your skin tone?
- You learn what colours look best on you and what shades of makeup you should be wearing to enhance your colouring!
- Wearing colours of clothing and shades of makeup that are wrong for skin can make you look sick.
- You can find what your best hair colour choices are!
How do you find out what skin tone you have? There are several tests. These should be done in natural light.
If the veins in your arm appear blue you are cool toned and if they are greenish you are warm toned.
-White or off-white? Black or brown?
Take a piece of fabric. If you look better in white and black, you are cool-toned. If you look better in brown and off-white, you are warm-toned.
-Gold or silver? Orange or blue?
Again, take fabric. If you look better in silver and blue, you are cool-toned. If you look better in gold and orange, you are warm -toned.
You can usually figure out whether you are warm or cool depending on your natural hair, eye colour, and the undertones in your skin.
If your skin tone is…
Very dark brown with reddish or blue undertones
Brown with pink undertone
True olive (most Asians and Latinos)
Medium with no color in cheeks
Medium with faint pink cheeks
Pale with no color in cheeks
Pale with pink undertones
Brown or bronze when I tan
Hair is ash blonde, dark brown, or black. (With blue or silver tones)
Eye color is light blue, grey, dark brown, or black
You probably have a cool skin tone.
What does this mean?
Your foundation should be pink based and jewel tones like blues, violets, and emerald green probably look amazing on you. Blushes should be rosy and makeup, like your skin should have blue and rosy undertones.
Famous people with this kind of complexion are Megan Fox, Anne Hathaway, Kim Kardashian, Kiera Knightly, and Reese Witherspoon.
If your skin is…
Very dark brown with golden undertones
Brown with golden undertone
Medium with golden undertones
Pale with peach or gold undertones
Golden brown, when tan
Your hair colour is golden or reddish brown (think chestnut), golden blonde, red, strawberry blonde, black. (Yellow, orange, golden, red undertones)
Your eye colour is amber, golden brown, hazel, or green
You are probably a warm skin tone.
What does this mean?
Your foundation should be yellow based and earth tones like olives, brown, and rusts probably look amazing on you. Blushes should be peachy and makeup, like your skin should have gold and yellow undertones.
Famous people with this kind of complexion are Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Ellen Degeneres, Cameron Diaz, and Renee Zellweger.
THERE ARE ALWAYS EXCEPTIONS!
There are warm tones with blue eyes, cool tones with red hair, ect. Blah. It’s not exact!
I feel that the colors of yellow and orange for my skin clash with my red hair. So even though my skin is peachy warm, I feel I look better in jewel tones.
If you find you have a mix match of result and can’t figure out your skin tone you may have a neutral skin tone. A makeup consultant can usually determine these things for you.
Neutral skin tones can pretty much pull off any colour but DO tend to sway favorably one way.
The thing is, no matter your skin tone, if you feel a color makes you feel amazing…wear it!
What is your skin tone? Did you know about this before, or is it new? What colors work best for you?