Determining your skin’s undertone
WHEN it comes to selecting the most flattering make- up for yourself, one of the most important fundamentals to determine is which undertone you are – warm, cool or neutral? Wearing the right make- up hues based on your natural undertones will be most complimentary when it comes to applying make- up.
Have you ever purchased a foundation and discovered that it comes off too yellow or pink reflects on your skin’s undertone?
This also applies for certain lipstick shades, eyeshadows and blushes.
Once you can determine which undertone you fall under, your make- up selection and looks can be altered so you’re always putting your best foot forward.
So, which is which? Skin tones are often confused for undertones but they are not the same thing – an undertone is the colour that lies beneath the skin and never changes.
Somebody with a cooler undertone will show more pink, red and blue in their appearance.
If you gravitate towards wearing lighter colours then you most likely have a cool undertone.
Warmer undertones tend to suit pinks and oranges and will have more of a yellowy, gold appearance to the skin.
Colours such as orange, browns, reds, aubergine and coral look amazing on you!
Lastly, somebody with a neutral undertone will find they have a mix of the above and can wear
Ashley Wardleworth, 21, Kirwan Dress: Stockland $ 70 Shoes: Cotton On $ 30 Watch: Billabong $ 150 whichever shade in make- up they desire – lucky you! Experiment with different looks to find which suits your personal style.
Another great way to determine your undertone is to look at your veins inside your wrist – if your veins are blue, your undertones are cool. If you are seeing more green then chances are your undertones are warm. Neutral undertones will see a mix of both green and blue.
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JUST FOR HUE: Choose your make- up according to your skin’s undertone.