When choosing clothes and make-up, it is important to look at the undertone of your skin. That beautiful red lipstick can look very good on that one friend but makes your skin very gray. This may have to do with the difference in your undertones.
The undertone of your skin color falls into warm and cool. Hence the name warm and cool types, but how do you know which type you are? With a number of tips, you can find out whether you are a warm or cool type. The wrong clothing or hair color is definitely a thing of the past!
Undertone And Skin Tone
The color of your skin is different from the undertone of your skin. The undertone of your skin is the color that is below the surface of the skin. So you can have the same skin color as someone but still, have a different undertone. Your skin color can change in the summer due to the sun, but your undertone usually stays the same. There are warm and cool types with corresponding undertones.
- Cool undertone: red, pink, or blue tones under the skin
Warm undertone: yellow or gold tones under the skin
It is important to know which undertone you have so that you can adjust your make-up, clothing, and hair color accordingly. The wrong color of makeup can make your face look gray and dull. The same goes for your hair color: not every blonde shade suits your undertone.
By determining your undertone, you better know which colors make you look radiant. The best way to determine your undertone is in daylight or natural light by doing a few tests. If you’re wearing makeup, you’d rather take it off so that your undertone is more visible.
Check Your Wrists
Look at the veins under your wrists. Are they blue or green? If your veins appear bluer, you probably have cool undertones. If your veins appear green, you are a warm type. It’s not that the veins are green in warm types. The veins appear green because you see them through yellow skin. Yellow + blue is green. Do you have blue-green veins? Then you are a neutral type.
Gold Or Silver?
Think about whether you look better with gold or silver jewelry. Women with cool undertones look better in silver jewelry and women with warm undertones in gold jewelry. It is often difficult to determine whether gold or silver jewelry looks better on you because people often prefer gold or silver. Test out which looks better by holding a silver or gold piece of jewelry near your neck.
Do You Burn Quickly?
Does your skin turn golden brown or do you burn quickly in the sun? If your skin turns golden brown quickly and you don’t burn easily, you fall into the hot category.
Cool types usually burn quickly in the sun. Pale-skinned ladies will simply burn, while medium-skinned ladies will burn and then tan. Yet both skin tones have a cold undertone.
The White Matter Test
Grab a white scarf or shirt, or if you don’t have that at home, a white A4 sheet. Hold this near your neck and look at your skin. If your skin has a golden or green glow, you are a warm type. If your skin has more of a pink or blue glow, you are a cool type.
Also, see which white tones look better on you. Does crack white look good on you? Then you are a cool type. If cream white looks good on you, you’re a warm type. You can try the same with dark colors like black and brown. Black looks better on cool types and brown on warm types. This a handy tip to remember when buying clothes.
Find Out Which Colors Look Good On You
Certain colors just make you look better. If colors with a yellow base like orange, brown and warm red suit you well, you are probably a warm type. If colors with a blue base such as blue, green, pink, and blue red suit you, you are probably a cool type. You can of course also use these colors in your clothing and make-up.
Compare Yourself To A Famous Person
Look at the looks of famous stars and find similarities with yourself. For example, Scarlett Johannson, Kim Kardashian, and Kelly Rowland have cool undertones. Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Richie, and Cameron Diaz have warm undertones. If you know which celeb looks like you, you can immediately see which colors look good on you and which don’t. In addition, you can get a lot of tips by looking at the stars with the same undertones
Your Natural Eye Hair And Skin Color
Your natural eye, hair, and skin color can also tell you what type you are. People with black, brown, or blond hair with blue, green, or gray eyes have cool undertones. People with black, golden brown, auburn, golden blond, or strawberry blond hair with dark brown, brown, or hazel eyes have a warm undertone. Based on these three elements, you can also determine which hair color suits you if you want to dye your hair.