Saturday, 20 February 2016

Your Skin's Undertone

Do you know you skin's undertone? Not many people do, I didn't until about a year ago. I never even thought there was such thing. But after knowing what my undertone is, it helps a lot when picking out what colours you are going to wear whether that's clothes or make up.

There are three types of skin undertones: they are cool, neutral and warm. You may now be thinking how do I know which one I am? Is it based on my skin tone? Surprisingly it is easier than you may think and you find out what your skins undertone is by using the colour of your veins. The same principle applies whether your skins tone is fair or dark. The easiest and most well known way of looking at your veins is by using your wrist as in the pictures. But without rambling too much, let's begin.


You have a cool undertone if your veins appear with a blue and/or purple colour. You may find that your skin may also appear to have either a pink, red or blue tint. It is common that silver jewellery appears to be more at home on your skin. You can also rock a blue eye shadow and rose or purple lips.


Your veins will appear more blue/green. If you look at your skin under sunlight you may find that it appears to have a green tint to it. Luckily for you both gold and silver jewellery flatters your skin tone. You can also get away with a darker or lighter look with red lip colours and burgundy blush. 


Your veins will be either green or olive colour. You may find that your skin has a  more yellow, gold or peach tint. Gold jewellery tends to flatter your skin more than silver. More earthy colour shades suit you better, maybe enhance you lips with a orange based red or brown colour.

Nikkita x

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