Tips For Your Skin Color

What is your skin type like? Are you oily, combination skin or normal? Depending on what your skin type is and what kinds of needs you are looking for depends on the formula to look for. Usually when shopping online for foundations, you can click the description of the product and it can tell you who the foundation is best for. When you go shopping and a sales person will say something like “Who it’s for: Normal to oily skin.”  which is super helpful when seeing if a formula works for you. You can also look for shade ranges that offer added skincare benefits or mention how it is formulated to wear on the skin. When shopping for foundations look for a range that offers not only a wide color range but also undertones – like warm, neutral or cool.

An undertone and skin tone are two different things to remember when shopping for a foundation. Under the skin is your undertone, an easy way to remember. During the seasons, especially summer or winter when you may be more tan or fair, your skin tone can change. But, your undertone never does. Cool undertones contain more blue. Neutral undertones are versatile and can wear neutral, warm or cool foundations and are between yellow and blue. Warm undertones are a little more on the yellow side.

How do you know if you have cool, neutral or warm undertones? Check your veins. If you have purple or blue veins, you’re cool. Blue or green, then you’re neutral. And green or olive veins, when you have a warm undertone. Now that you’ve got your undertone figured out, lets tackle the skin tone.

Hair colors for your skin tone

Hair coloring  is one with quite long-lasting effects. Obviously, you don’t want to mess it up and regret it later. Hence, the choice of color is of utmost importance. You need to know your skin tone, in order to find out which hair color will suit you the best. There are basically six skin tones, but you don’t need to know all of them. All you need to know is, if your skin tone is warm or cool. And most of all let a professional advice you and what will complement your skin tone, eye color.

So, how do you know if your skin tone is warm or cool? There is one quick trick to find out your skin tone. Take one piece of gold jewelry and the other silver jewelry. Now, hold each one against your skin and see which of them stands out. If the gold piece stands out, then your skin tone is warm, if the silver one does, your skin tone is cool. Yet another method is to look at the color of your veins. If it’s more on a greener side you probably have warm skin tone, if it has a bluish tinge then your skin tone is cool. Once you know your skin tone, the rest is easy. The general rule of thumb while choosing best hair colors for your skin is that, warm colors complement warm skin tones, while cool shades look great on cool skin tones. However, before choosing a color you must first understand, which colors are considered warm and which are cool colors.

People with warm skin tones have lighter skin tones with pale, peach or golden undertones. Women generally have a freckled complexion. The natural hair color for this skin tone is red, reddish or golden brown, deep brown, strawberry blond or natural golden blond. Hence, if you have a warm skin tone, then the best hair colors for your skin tone, apart from your natural hair color would be shades of copper, cinnamon, ginger, russet and strawberry shades of red hair color etc. Red or copper highlights with rich base colors such as burgundy, dark golden brown, auburn or chestnut look fabulous.

People with cool skin tones may have light or dark skin with pink or no undertones. There is a tint of blue under eyes. The complexion is pale or true olive. The natural hair color for this skin tone is bluish-black, dark brown, medium ash or golden blond. Apart from these natural colors, the hair colors that look great on cool skin tone are burgundy, ruby, garnet, cherry or bordeaux. You can contrast these base colors with the highlights of wheat, honey, taupe etc. It is always better to stick to shades that are closer to your natural hair color. This way, you are unlikely to go wrong. And always us a professional. Especially when having corrective hair color services!