Cassie has put together a brilliant info graphic to help you find out what your skin tone is and help you make a proper decision when choosing the makeup that suits you!
- Sun Test
Look at what happens to your skin when exposed to the sun. Do you tan easily? If so, you have a slightly yellow undertone to your skin and are warm-toned. If you burn easily, then you have lower melanin in your skin and your skin tone will probably be pink-red or blue.
- White Paper Test
- Jewellery Test
- Vein Test
If silver and gold look good on you, and you have green as well as blue veins, then your skin tone is neutral. This is great because you can wear both metals and colors from both groups!
- Warm colors are those that remind us of the sun and heat, such as yellow, orange, red, as well as combinations of these. Darker colors can also be warm if they contain these warm shades. For instance, green with a yellow hue to it will warm it up.
- Cool colors are linked to sea and sky: they include greens, blues, and purple shades. Earthy colors can be cool provided they have a cool hue to them. For instance, a red lipstick can match a cool skin tone if it contains a bit of blue.
- A high contrast means that there is a big difference between your hair color, eye color, and skin tone. So, you might have really dark hair and eyes with pale skin.
- Muted contrast means that you have less of a gap between the saturation of your skin compared to that of your hair and eyes. For instance, you might have ash blonde hair with blue eyes and pale skin.
If you’re spring, this means you have a warm skin tone and high contrast between your hair and eyes, and skin. An example is dark hair and pale skin that has a yellowish undertone to it. Great color choices for you include light and soft colors, such as rose pink or egg yolk yellow.
You have a warm skin tone with a muted contrast. So, you might have light hair and pale eyes with a yellowish-toned skin. Rich earthy tones, such as forest green and spicy browns make you look radiant.
You have a cool skin tone with a high contrast. An example is if you have a pink or blue tinge to your skin and it is much lighter than your hair color. Go for jewel tones, such as purple and aquamarine.
You have a cool skin tone with a low contrast. For instance, olive skin (with a pink/blue hue) and features that aren’t much darker than your skin color, such as brown hair and hazel eyes. Neutral colors and pastels work well with your skin, so choose sky blue, emerald, and peach for example.