A lot of picking the right make up has to do with your skin tone. Deciding your skin's tone and skin undertones will help you select the best foundation. The right foundation will help your skin appear flawless. Most of our skin has pink or yellow undertones. Once you have figured out what your skin's undertones are you can select the best makeup to complement your features. Powder, blush, foundation… all rely on your skin's undertones.
One aspect of skintones that gets consistently overlooked is the importance of your skintone to your jewelry and your clothing.
Cool Undertones Vs. Warm Undertones
How do you know what undertones you have? Consider how your skin looks while you are in the sunlight. Do you appear golden or yellowish? Perhaps you notice green or bronze undertones (olive skin). You have warm undertones in your skin if you fall into these categories.
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If however, your skin appears pink or rosy, red or has beige or brown undertones, your skin is cool.
If you are still not sure, you can stand in natural light and hold something with liver or gray undertones in your hand. Check to see whether that color adds or detracts to your skin. Then do the same with a gold colored object. If your skin looks more vibrant next to a gold colored object, you have warm undertones. If it looks best with silver or gray, you are a cool person. Most people are warm toned, not cool toned. If you are still not certain stop buy your local cosmetic counter and have a sale representative help you decide.