The Importance Of Undertone
If you have visited one of our Colour Me Beautiful stylists for a colour consultation, then you will have been told as part of your analysis, whether you have a Warm or a Cool undertone.
What are undertones?
Your undertone is the colour just below the surface of your skin and even if you have a tan, it doesn't change. Ensuring the colours you wear in both your clothes and make-up complement your undertone is essential as if you get it wrong it could cause your skin to look lacklustre, sallow or grey.
Determining your skin tone
A quick way to determine whether you have a Warm or Cool undertone is to look at the inside of your wrist. If your veins are blue/purple in natural light, you have a Cool undertone whilst those with a Warm undertone will have green/olive veins in natural light.
You could also compare the overall colour of the inside of your forearm with that of friends - as long as you don't all have the same colouring, you will notice some striking differences. This test is not an exact science though so its best to see an expert.
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Once you know your undertone you can use the guidelines in our newsletter here to help you select the best make-ups shades for your undertone....
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