leihuabby asked:

Hi, I had a quick question. I always find it hard to pick out my perfect shade of foundation. Now I know I have combination skin, but I don't know how to figure out cool, neutral, or warm tones. So how exactly do you determine exactly what you are?

makeuploversunite answered:

Cool skin tones lean more pink. Usually those with fair skin have pink undertones and sunburn easily, have redness in their skin, etc. 

Warm skin tones lean more yellow. Warmer skin tones are usually more of a beige to deeper tan color. 

Neutral skin tones have no real distinct undertones, they tend to be a mixture of yellow and pink. Sometimes considered olive skin tones that leans more green like those of middle eastern, asian or hispanic decent.

Here is an example of cool vs warm foundations, the cool shade on the left is more cool/pink almost grey in comparison to the warmer, yellow shade on the right.

Other tricks to help determine your skin’s undertone are

  • Press down on your skin with slight pressure and the pressure will cause your skin to change colors for a second showing your undertone, yellow or pink.
  • Look at your veins, usually those with green veins have yellow undertones while those with blue veins have cool skin tones.
  • What jewelry do you look best in? Warmer skin tones look best in gold jewelry while cooler skin tones look best in silver.

It’s a little tricky at first but once you learn it, it’s really easy to distinguish warm from cool! :)

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