When it comes to makeup, choosing the right shade and product is crucial to achieving a flawless look. One important factor to consider is your skin's undertones, which can affect how colours appear on your skin. But what exactly are undertones and how do you determine yours?
Undertones are the underlying hue of your skin that can affect how colours appear on your complexion. There are three main types of undertones: warm, cool, and neutral.
Warm undertones tend to have a yellow, golden, or peachy hue. If your skin appears yellow in natural light, you probably have warm undertones.
Cool undertones, on the other hand, have a pink, red, or bluish hue. If your skin appears pink in natural light, you probably have cool undertones.
Neutral undertones are a balance between warm and cool and don't lean towards either end of the spectrum. If you find that some colours look good on you but others don't, you probably have neutral undertones.
There are three ways that you can do to determine your undertone
To determine your skin's undertones, you can look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. If your veins appear green, you have warm undertones. If they appear blue, you have cool undertones. If you can't tell, you have neutral undertones.
The jewellery test. Traditionally, the colour of the metal is determined by your skin tone. Silver is better suitable for cooler skin tones, whereas gold is better suited for complexion colours that are warmer. You can determine whether you have a warm or cool skin tone in a few different ways. On the inside of your wrist, look at the veins. Blue veins denote a cold skin tone, while green veins signify a warm skin tone. So gold jewellery is appropriate for you if your veins are green. Silver jewellery looks good on blue veins.
To put it simply, you can observe the jewellery that looks best on you. If silver jewellery complements your skin, you have a cool undertone. If gold jewellery complements your skin, you have a warm undertone. If both silver and gold jewellery look good on you, you have a neutral undertone.
Ladyy Claire Makeup hosts Personal Makeup Grouped Classes periodically! In the class, Ladyy Claire will conduct a personalised undertone test for everyone on the spot before starting on the class.
An undertone test is a simple and effective way to determine your skin's undertone, which is the underlying hue that influences the overall tone of your skin. Understanding your skin's undertone is important when selecting makeup products as it helps you choose shades that will complement your skin rather than clash with it.
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Now that you know your undertones, it's time to find makeup products that will enhance your natural skin tone. When shopping for foundation, look for products that match your undertones. If you have warm undertones, look for a foundation with a yellow or peach base. If you have cool undertones, look for a foundation with a pink or red base. If you have neutral undertones, look for foundation with a neutral base.
In addition to foundation, it's important to consider your undertones when choosing other makeup products such as concealer, blush, and lip colour. Choosing the right shade of these products will ensure that your makeup complements your skin and gives you a cohesive, natural look.
In conclusion, understanding your skin's undertones is a key factor in choosing the right makeup products. With this knowledge, you'll be able to find products that will enhance your natural skin tone and help you achieve a flawless look.
At Ladyy Claire Makeup, all of our artists make sure that your makeup compliments your skin tone and undertones so you look absolutely stunning on your special day!