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What Make-up Shades Are Right For You

Monday, April 12th 2010. | Health

Do you know what makeup shades look best on you?  Do you know what undertones you have?  Are you a warm, cool or neutral? Once you find out the correct undertone in your skin, buying your next foundation or powder will become alot easier.

Here’s How You Can Tell
You have cool undertones if:
Your skin is: pink, rosy, beige, or brown.
Your hair is: a soft shade of brown or blonde, or dark brown or black.
And your eyes are: blue, gray, or black-brown.

You have warm undertones if:
Your skin is: golden or olive.
Your hair is: golden or red.
And your eyes are: green or brown.

You have neutral undertones if you have a balance between warm and cool undertones. Most women have neutral undertones.

Cool
If you have cool undertones, then you should choose your eye shadow, blush, and lip colors from the cool color family. The cool color family is your pinks and roses and also includes fuchsias, violets, lavenders, grapes, cherries and wines. Pinks and roses are good for cool to neutral skin tones.

Neutral
If you have neutral undertones, then you should choose your eye shadow, blush, and lip colors from one of the neutral color families. Mauves and berries are considered neutral. Mauves and berries also include: mauves, berries, plums, burgundies, lilacs, and cranberries. Mauves and berries are good for cool to neutral skin tones but leans more toward neutral.  Corals and reds are also considered neutral. Corals and reds include: peaches, corals, oranges, brownish reds, tawnies, apricots, and all shades of red except for the bluish reds, which are considered cool. Corals and reds are good for neutral to warm skin tones but leans more toward the neutral.

Warm
If you have warm undertones, then you should choose your colors from the warm family. The beiges and browns are considered warm colors and include: browns, bronzes, golds, mochas, taupes and spices. Beiges and browns are good for warm to neutral skin tones.

Now that you know more about skin undertones, it should be easier to pick the perfect makeup shades that work best for you. Just because you have cool undertones, doesn’t mean you can’t try warmer colors or nuetrals.  Just remember to have fun and try to experiment with new colors. Choose lighter or darker shades in your undertone family (cool, warm or neutral) and spice things up every once in a while.

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