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How Can I Determine My Skins Undertone?

By Kavuli Nyali - Thursday, August 02, 2018

How Can I Determine My Skins Undertone?

You can watch 1500 makeup tutorials on YouTube and still not understand the basics of makeup. Everyone is always talking about undertones, but what does it really mean and how do we determine it? I'm going to give you the most uncomplicated way of navigating this space. You ready? Let's go! 

Here’s what you need to know…

  • Skin tones are often confused for undertones, but they are not the same thing 
  • An undertone is a colour that lies beneath the skin. It is almost like a shadow below your skin color. While your skin tone can change, the undertone never does. 
  • You can have a cool, warm, or neutral undertone. 

Here’s how to find your undertone…

  • One way to find your undertone is to think about which colours look best on you – if you tend to look better in cool colours, like blue and white, it’s probably because of your cool undertone. If you gravitate toward oranges or pinks, chances are you have a warm undertone. 
  • Study your veins: If they are blue, your undertones are cool. If your veins have a greener tint, it is because your warm undertone makes the color look warmer. Do you have both colors, or veins that appear in between? You may have a neutral undertone. 
  • There are other ways of finding your undertone, like trying on jewelry to see what really makes your skin glow – if silver is your go-to, you likely have a cool undertone, and if gold looks best, it could be a result of having a warm undertone 

Now that you know how to determine your skin's undertone, you are better equipped to find a foundation that matches your skin colour and your undertones for a flawless look. Go out there and be great!

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