~ Cool or Warm Tones ? ~
October 4, 2009
Choosing foundation is hard enough. There are so many types; liquids, creams, gels, powders..and THEN determining what formulation based on if your skin is dry, oily, or some weird combination like most of us;)
Now, determining your “undertones”. I know, I know….as IF it isn’t complicated enough already…yet one more tidbit of information needed to pick the right color for your foundation.
So, here is a tip that may help you.
Take a look at your wrists. Are the veins BLUE? If so, and you have some degree of pink in your skin, you are most likely cool toned. Cool toned ladies also tend to look best in Silver Jewelry and sunburn easier than others.
If those veins are more green and you see hints of yellow in your skin, you are warm toned. Warm toned ladies tend to look better in Gold jewelry and do not sunburn easily.
If you don’t find that you can easily relate to either, you just may be a lucky “neutral” gal.
So, that is one quick and easy way to make a determination when choosing shades of foundation, color cosmetics, or clothing.
You can also visit a makeup counter and let a MUA color match you, though make sure not to buy ANYTHING until you have see it on your skin in natural light (outside).
* I personally feel for daily looks that going with your natural skin tones is a good idea for foundations, powders and blushers. If you want to create a contrast, then go with the opposite toned colors on your eyes and lips.
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