Why is it important to know your skin tone?

  • You learn what colors look best on you and what shades of makeup you should be wearing to enhance your coloring!
  • Wearing colors of clothing and shades of makeup that are wrong for skin can make you look sick.
  • You can find what your best hair color choices are!

How do you find out what skin tone you have? There are several tests. These should be done in natural light.

Vein test.

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.

Genetics

You can usually figure out whether you are warm or cool depending on your natural hair, eye color and the undertones in your skin.

You probably have a cool skin tone if… 

You are:

Very dark brown with reddish or blue undertones
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
Ruddy-pinkish red
Brown or bronze when tan

You have:

Light blue, grey, dark brown or black eyes
Ash blonde, dark brown or black hair (with blue or silver tones)

What does this mean?

Your foundation should be pink-based. 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.

You probably have a warm skin tone if… 

You have:
V
ery dark brown hair with golden undertones
Brown hair with golden undertone
Medium hair with golden undertones
Pale with peach or gold undertones
Amber, golden brown, hazel, or green eyes

You are:
Freckled
Golden brown, when tan

Your hair color is golden or reddish brown (think chestnut), golden blonde, red, strawberry blonde and black. (Yellow, orange, golden, red undertones)

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!

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 color but DO tend to sway favorably one way.

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?

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