Not everyone knows but getting to really knowing your skin tone is very important. It will not just help you look good but it also helps you want skin care and makeup to use as well. I believe that not being able to know your own skin undertone is one of the setbacks of makeup failure.
Now, what do I mean by makeup failure?
Well, to be frank with everyone. I consider a makeup failure when…
– a woman’s face skin tone and color differs from her neck.
– when she puts a concealer on and it doesn’t seem as if she concealed anything at all. She just made it obvious that she applied one – or better yet, it’s too obvious because her under eye area starts to get cakey and the skin on the eye surface starts to be uneven to the rest of her skin tone and color.
– when she fails to enhance her facial feature – and tends to make her makeup look dull instead of making herself stand out and letting everyone see her enhanced facial features (in which I believe is the sole reason of putting makeup on)
Knowing your skin undertone will also help you in more ways than just makeup alone. You would know what colors compliments you and what would not. Personally, I find it hard myself to know my own skin tone, too.
Whenever I go for a makeup hunt – there are always two colors to choose in terms of BB Creams, Foundation, Powder and Concealer – a dark one and a lighter one all for the sake of our skin tone.
Now, the bigger question is.. how am I certain that the lighter one is for me? How would I be certain if the dark one is really not for me. I have that tendency to take hours and hours just to choose one product and most of the time – I still end up in failure in choosing the wrong products to buy.
You know why?
Because I never knew what my skin undertone really is – thus, it leaded me to always have a hard time buying products, wasting money all at the same time and at the end of the day – NOT USING THE PRODUCT I JUST BOUGHT MYSELF!
Thankfully, I already know what my skin tone really is and I would love to share it with everyone else, too! To tell you the truth it would be tad complicated as my facial skin color differs from my neck and chest area (which makes me a neutral tone but mostly have warm tone in it). It’s not that obvious – but you do need to observe carefully!
So take a quick moment to look into the mirror now, hopefully see yourself in white wall background!
Do you really have the same skin color with your face? No matter how you may say your facial skin undertone and body are the same – if you would observe, your facial skin tone will always be a slighter different.
STEP 1. Do a wrist check! This is mostly the basic and famous way to check what skin undertone you really have. See what colors you would mostly see in your veins there (remember to check both sides of your wrist!)
STEP 2. Make sure to see what colors are prominent in your veins.
If you are mostly BLUE VEIN COLORS – COOL SKIN TONE
If you are mostly GREEN or OLIVE VEIN COLORS – WARM SKIN TONE
If you can’t tell – a bit of both, in one way or another, you’re probably a NEUTRAL or MIXED like me.
Another thing you might want to try is to put a gold and silver necklace on your face. Make sure that you do this without any earrings on, okay?
If you tried the gold necklace – and it ends up, looking too harsh on your skin and not being able to bring out that natural beauty in you – it looks dull and grey – then you are probably more of a COOL SKIN TONE. If you tried it on and it looks healthy – it glows and doesn’t change your skin that much, in fact it enhances it – making you more beautiful, then you are most likely a WARM SKIN TONE.
If you tried on a silver necklace – It should look shiny and shimmery. If it ends up nothing – looking normal, nothing changes or anything. Then, you are a WARM SKIN TONE.
Also, don’t forget that you can also check out your undertone by having a BURN TEST.
– If you are out on the sun and you tend to look reddish, then you are a COOL SKIN TONE person.
– If you are out on the sun and you tend to look darker, then you are a WARM SKIN TONE person.
By knowing your skin undertone, you would be able to know what powder, foundation, concealer would be perfect for your skin! Now, do remember that your surface skin tone is far different from our skin undertone. Some products may look good with our surface skin tone and differs from our undertone – so knowing your skin undertone really helps a lot – if you’d really want that good makeup without makeup, ofcourse!