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UNDERTONES EXPLAINED (FINALLY!)

We've all heard the term before. We've pretended to nod and understand, and then go on to search 'What is an undertone' on the internet. Well here's a little guide on how to finally discover the shade that lies underneath the surface of your skin. Your undertone is not your complexion but is like a background for it. Once you understand whether you're 'yellow', 'pink' or 'green-gray' you can determine whether your undertone is warm, cold or neutral.

Why is it important to know your own undertone?

When choosing foundation, your goal is finding a product that best suits your skin without altering its color perception. For example, once you know that your undertone is warm, you can avoid having a pale-greyish complexion by using products with a slightly yellow hue.

How to find out yours? Here are 3 small tests!

 1 Analyze the color of the veins of your wrists: if they look mostly green, your undertone is neutral to warm, if you think they are mostly blue, the undertone is between neutral and cold.

2 Take the jewelry test. What kind of metal suits you best: gold, silver or pink? If yellow gold looks better on you, your undertone is neutral or warm, if you look better in silver, your undertone is cold or neutral, and if pink gold is your match your undertone is warm.

3 Color Test:  To take this test, prepare two pieces of fabric, one light blue and one orange. Bring them close to your face. If you feel that the blue makes you look more radiant, your undertone is cold. On the other hand, if you feel the second, orange fabric makes you look better, you have a warm undertone.
 

So, what undertone do you have?

 

WARM BEIGE
Your ideal products have a hint of yellow 

 

NEUTRAL
Your ideal products have a slightly rosy or yellow hue

 

WARM PINK
Your ideal products have a slightly rosy or yellow hue

 

COOL PINK
Your ideal products a have hint of pink

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