Which type are you?
Beauty & Grooming
Identify and complement your skin undertone – beautifully!
Ever tried on a blouse or tested a lipstick and instantly exclaimed either “wow!” or “eek!”? Some shades can look stunning on us, whereas others … not so much. These effects can sometimes come as a surprise, especially if we think a certain item will look great with our hair colour, for instance. The reason, though, is our skin undertone.
There are many videos and apps online for download, which give further tips on how to find out and complement both your skin tone and undertone. Examples are those by vlogger Justine Leconte or Color Analysis Professional Carol Brailey. Learn how to apply your ARTISTRY concealer most effectively as part of your makeup routine, too!
If you want to know if you have a warm, cool or neutral skin undertone, take a look at your wrist veins. If they are clearly green, or yellow-green, your undertone is warm. If they are blue, or purplish-blue, you have a cool undertone. If your veins seem to be a mix of both, then you’re one of the lucky ones – you have a neutral undertone, which means every shade of makeup and clothing will look good on you. The website Stylecaster, describes it another way. See which hues you have beneath the surface of your skin – this is a great indicator for which shades of makeup or clothing will suit your type, too.
Scroll through the slideshow above to see the products we recommend for each undertone type.
All ARTISTRY foundations are helpfully labelled with both the tone and undertone of skin for which each shade is intended. The “L” stands for “Level”, with L1 being the fairest and L6 the most intense or dark. This is then followed by a W, C or N to indicate the warm, cool or neutral undertone.
Fast fact: Fairer-skinned people (often described as ivory or ochre) can have a warm or neutral undertone just as easily as those with darker skin tones (often described as caramel or walnut) can be cool or neutral. So, don’t confuse your skin undertone with your skin (over)tone. It’s the undertone that determines what suits you best!
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