How to Determine Your Skin Tone and Undertone - Fashion Worldwide

Even if you like the design, you are not a fan of the color. Yes. It’s a common situation while shopping. You should know that everyone has some colors that suit their skin tone and undertone. They are meant to highlight your eyes, your figure and hide the imperfections.

The reason for that is simple: these colors lean perfectly to your figure without even knowing it, while others simply don’t match your style. So, when you go shopping, even if you see the rainbow on the shelves, you should focus on what’s suitable for you.

The tone of your skin represents the color at the surface. The undertone is the color underneath, the fade color of your skin. You can observe them when you experience certain emotions, or when you look in the mirror in the perfect light. These may be cold or warm as you may find out below:

  • COLD undertones: pink, red, blue. 
  • WARM undertones: yellow, orange.

The skin tone may change in time if you expose yourself in the sun, for example. The undertone remain for life. There are multiple methods to figure out what is the undertone of your skin, but their efficiency is different from one person to the other. Here they are!

#1. The Blood Vessel Test

Look at your blood vessels from your wrist! Are they blue or  green? If they are blue, your undertone is cold, if they are green your undertone would be warm.

#2. Gold vs. Silver Jewelry

Are you fond of golden or silver jewelry? It’s not about what you like the most, we are talking about what suits you the best, those who make you look younger, fresh, with that certain glow. In general, those with cold undertones would choose silver or platinum, while golden accessorries fancy more the warm undertones.

#3. The Neutral Shades

Look in your closet for just a sec! For sure you have neutral colored shirts, like beige, white, ivoire! Which one suits you the most? Again, it’s not about what do you like more regarding the design or the actual cut! Look into the mirror and make an honest comparison: do you like yourself while wearing white, beige or any other neutral color?! Which one? White is for the cold undertones while ivoire, creme, beige, light brown are for warm undertones.

#4. The Eyes & The Hair

The natural color of your eyes and your hair are the best indicator! In general, people with cold undertones have blue or green eyes and blonde, dark brown hair. t sau negru cu reflexii albastre, violet, argintii sau cenusii. Persoanele care au subtonuri calde au ochi caprui si parul blond inchis, roscat, saten sau negru cu reflexii aurii, roscate, portocalii sau galbene.

#5. The Bronze

What’s the reaction of your skin while exposing it to the sun? It tends to get a golden bronze or it gets red all of the sudden? If your skin gets tanned immediately, the undertone of your skin is warm, otherwise it’s a cold one.

#6. Identifying The Right Colors For  You

IF THE UNDERTONE OF YOUR SKIN IS COLD, THE BEST COLORS FOR YOU ARE:

  • GREEN (dark green, rough green, pastel, intense green)
  • BLUE (turquoise, pastel, ink, violet blue)
  • MAUVE (lila, indigo, lavender)
  • PINK (powdered pink)
  • RED (burgundy)

IF THE UNDERTONE OF YOUR SKIN IS WARM, THE BEST COLORS FOR YOU ARE:

  • ORANGE (pale, intense orange, peach)
  • BROWN (beige, caramel, brick, brown, chocolate)
  • YELLOW (pastel, intense yellow, mustard, green yellow)
  • CREAM COLORED (coffee with milk, cappuccino)
  • RED (red corai)

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