What Are Skin Undertones and Why You Should Know Yours

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It’s important to know your skin undertones for beauty reasons. When you go clothes shopping, it can be really hard to find clothing that complements your skin tone. Knowing the colors that work well with your undertones will help you buy clothes that look better on you and are easier to match with other pieces in your wardrobe.

What is an undertone, and why is it important to know yours

An undertone is a hue that a person’s skin emits. Knowing your undertone can help you discover which shades of color look best on you and make you feel most confident.

How to determine your skin’s undertone

Undertones are the colors that show through your skin, even when your skin is pale. There are three different types of undertones: cool, warm, and neutral. Cool undertones are blue-based, warm undertones are yellow-based, and neutral undertones can go either way.

It’s important to know your skin’s undertone because it can affect the colors you wear. For example, if you have a cool undertone and you wear a warm color, it will clash and look bad. However, if you wear colors that match your undertone, you’ll look great!

To determine your skin’s undertone, hold up a piece of gold jewelry to your skin and see if it makes it look green or pink. If the gold looks green, you have a warm undertone. If it looks pink, you have a cool undertone.

You can also stand in front of a mirror in natural light and look at the veins on your wrist. You have a cool undertone if they look blue, green, or purple. You have a warm undertone if they look gold, silver, pink, peach, or yellowish-green.

What colors will flatter your skin’s undertone

If you have a cool skin tone and blue-based undertones, choose warm reds, oranges, pinks and deep purples, and bright navy and emerald green. If you have a warm skin tone with yellow-based undertones, choose cool reds, greens, blues, and deep purples, as well as bright turquoise and teal blue.

It can sound confusing at first, but with a bit of practice, you’ll figure out your undertone in no time! The trick is to memorize the colors that flatter you best.

What colors will make you look sick

If you want to avoid looking sick, it’s best to stay away from colors that clash with your undertone. Avoid warm colors like reds, oranges, and yellows if you have a cool undertone. Avoid cool colors like blues, greens, and purples if you have a warm undertone.

How your makeup affects your overall look

When you’re choosing your makeup at a beauty supply store, it’s important to consider your skin tone. If you have a cool skin tone, for example, you’ll want to choose shades that are based on cool colors like blues and purples. On the other hand, if you have a warm skin tone, you’ll want to choose shades based on warm colors like oranges and yellows.

This can be one reason why sometimes you feel like your makeup does not suit you as well as it suits someone else. If you only copy makeup tutorials to the tee without considering yours and the video model’s skin tone (and undertone!), you could end up not liking the final result. Check if the model you’re following has a similar skin tone and undertone as yours first before following their makeup tutorial. If you have different skin colors or undertones, don’t hesitate to tweak your color choices!

Remember, there’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to beauty. So don’t be afraid to try out different colors. You might be surprised to find that you look great in colors or shades you never thought would flatter you!

How to wear the color wheel using undertones

The beauty of this is that there are no rules when it comes to the color wheel -only guidelines according to your skin tone, hair color, and eye color. Obviously, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and there are no right or wrong answers when it comes to beauty -only what you think looks best on you. So get out your colored pencils and have fun experimenting with different colors!

Final thoughts

In conclusion, it is important to know your undertones to choose the best color of clothes that would work for you and the beauty tricks that would go along with it. This will allow you to look fabulous in every aspect.

Just knowing if you have a warm or cool undertone can make a world of difference when choosing which colors of clothes to wear. You can use this method of finding out your undertone to make sure you are wearing the best clothes for your skin tone and what colors will look best on you.

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