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Today we will talk about the common problem of makeup, which is finding the right foundation for your skin tone according to undertones. Therefore, to sort this problem we need to understand the concept of undertones.
Undertones are the underlying shades of the skin. The type of undertone doesn’t depend on how light or deeper skin shade you have. Even if you are medium to dark skin toned person, you may have a cool undertone.
So basically, the undertones do not depend on how your skin looks. There are four types of undertones- Cool, Warm, Olive & Neutral. If you choose foundation according to your undertone then your base make up usually looks flawless.
Choosing foundation according to your undertone makes difference, for an example- if an individual’s face looks slightly yellow after foundation application, that means the foundation has a warm undertone and that individual has a different undertone.
When we select foundation as per our undertone and skin shade, the foundation looks like second skin and ideal match.
Now the question arises that how can we determine our undertone?
Well, determining undertone could be a task, but here I am sharing some of the best ways to know about your undertone.
First of all, we need to understand the different types of undertones. Usually, people who have pink or red light and medium skin tones, are from cool undertone category. Yellow or golden light and medium skin tone individuals come in warm undertone category.
Furthermore, if you have medium and medium-deep skin tones then you fall under olive undertone category, whereas if you are balanced light and medium skin tone person then you belong to neutral undertone category.
Ways of determining undertones:
The jewelry hack- Gold or silver, which metal flatters you the most? If you look more beautiful in silver then you have a cool undertone and if you look prettier in gold then you have a warm undertone. But what if you are looking stunning in both? you belong to olive or neutral undertone.
Unable to figure out whether you have neutral or olive undertone? Let’s get in another way.
Veins way- Check your wrist! If your veins look blue then you have a cool undertone, if the veins look green then you have a warm undertone, if your veins appear blue-green then you have neutral undertone but if your veins are slight blue and more green then you have the olive undertone.
Sun test- Another way to determine your undertone is how your skin reacts to sun exposure. Generally, people with cool undertones are more likely to burn first and then tan. Warm undertone individuals get tan easily and rarely gets burned. Olive undertone people also get tan easily. Neutral undertone people can burn first then get tan but it is not necessary that they will burn first.
Usual skin tone review- Cool tone individuals usually have light skin tone with pink hues and if you have deeper skin tone then you do not have a golden glow on your skin.
Whereas if you have a warm undertone and you have fair skin tone then your skin might have light hues of beige or peach color, and if your skin shade is on deeper end then your skin might have the golden or honey glow. Warm undertone people never have a pink glow on their face.
Olive undertone individuals usually have light to medium tan bronze skin shade. Olive undertone includes two undertones- yellow and green. Olive undertone people tend to have muted golden hue in the skin and more greener veins on the wrist than blue.
And when we talk about neutral undertones, they are the luckiest people as they can wear almost any foundation because of perfectly neutral undertones. Skin shade can be lighter to deeper. Also, it is tough to distinguish between pink, golden or peachy glow in skin tone due to neutral undertones.
So, neutral undertones usually the best ones as they have number of options in makeup. Foundations do compliment our skin if we pay attention to undertones and right shade.
A quick tip for foundation buy is- first of all, take a patch test on the lower side of the cheeks & pay attention to the undertone of the foundation. Meanwhile, if you go through skin tone variations quite often (according to the weather) then choose two foundations of the same undertone in two shades- one lighter and one deeper.
From this method, you can make perfect foundation shade for your face whenever you want.
If you guys have any queries regarding the topic you can ask me, I would love to answer that.