As you all know, earlier this week, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet and chat it up with the DC area’s Top Female Bloggers on SUPERGORGE Radio. Check out the pics and stream During a break, I had discussed foundation and undertones with some of the ladies. I thought this would be a great topic to discuss on here, because just like so many other woman, before I did my research, I couldn’t even tell you my own undertones. By knowing the undertones of your skin, you’re able to correctly pick makeup.
A while back I remember looking at a L’Oreal display for its True Match Foundation. The display had the foundations divided into three categories, cool, warm and neutral. I keep thinking “how am I suppose to know, which category I fall under”. I was so confused. If you’re currently in the same boat, here’s what you need to know about undertones, to help you pick the right colors and look fabulous!
There are three distinct categories for undertones: cool, warm and neutral.
Cool undertones are a combination of reds and blues – A pale, rosy-pink, rosy-beige, dark olive, dark brown or ebony cast to skin generally indicates cool tones. Ladies with cool tones usually have blue, green, gray, or black-brown eyes.
If you have cool undertones, colors like pinks, roses, fuchsias, grapes and cherries compliment you well.
Warm undertones are a combination of yellow and reds – A peach, ivory, golden brown, beige, coppery, or deep golden brown cast to skin generally indicates warm tones. Glam girls with warm tones usually have hazel, brown or amber colored eyes.
Beiges, browns, bronzes, golds, mochas, taupes and spices are perfect with warm tones.
Neutral undertones is a blend of both cool and warm – Most women fall under this category
Mauves, berries, plums, corals, reds, brownish reds, and tawnies are great shades for neutral tones.
If you’re still unsure about your undertone, here are several ways you can find out:
- If you tan easily, chances are you have a warm tone. If you’re unable to tan,
- Hold a piece of white paper under your hand. Look carefully at your skin. If you see a yellowish cast, you have warm undertones, and if you see a bluish cast, you have cool tones.