How to Find Your Skin’s Undertone

Hi friends! I have some beauty posts coming your way, but before these go up, I want to take some time to discuss one of the foundations for understanding your skin – your skin’s undertone!

There are three undertones: cool, neutral, and warm. Most makeup products’ shades are created with different undertones, and shade matching can be far easier once you understand which works best with your skin.

I hope these at-home tricks for finding your skin’s undertone are helpful. My sister, Melissa, helped me out with this, and she clearly has a warm undertone. I have a neutral undertone!

Knowing your undertone is very important for purchasing the right shades of makeup!
There are three undertones that beauty products use to help you pick shades that best match your skin: cool, warm, and neutral.
Here are some easy at-home tricks to determine your skin’s undertone, demonstrated by me (neutral) and my sister (warm).
1
Gold v. Silver Jewelry
Silver jewelry tends to look better on those with cool or neutral undertones
Gold jewelry tends to look better on those with warm or neutral undertones
2
Piece of White Paper
You can more easily see the undertone of your skin when comparing it to a stark white piece of paper!
3
Color of Veins
Those with veins that appear olive green have warm undertones, and those with veins that appear more blue have cool or neutral undertones
4
Tan v. Burn
If you tan easily, you have a warm undertone. If you burn easily, you may have a cool undertone. If you burn then tan, you have a neutral undertone
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