Are you Cool like me ? Why undertone is sooo important.
If you have visited me you will have been told as part of the consultation whether you have a Warm or Cool undertone to your skin. Me, I'm Cool, a typical French colouring is likely to be Warm however. The undertone distinction is super important but, if you are confused, it's the easiest to correct. What are undertones? Your undertone is the colour just below the surface of your skin and regardless of whether you have a tan or not, it doesn't change. Ensuring the colours you wear in both your clothes and make-up complement your undertone is essential because if you get it wrong it could cause your skin to look lacklustre, sallow or grey.
Determining your skin tone A quick way to determine whether you have a Warm or Cool undertone is to look at the inside of your forearm. On those with a Cool undertone your veins will appear blue / purple in natural light, whilst those with a Warm undertone will have green / olive veins.
You could also compare the overall colour of the inside of your forearm with that of friends - as long as you don't all have the same colouring you will notice some striking differences. This test is not an exact science though so get in touch if you'd like a definitive answer!
Once you have determined your undertone you can use this information to help you select outfits in colours with either a yellow based undertone or a blue based one which matters A LOT if you want to look healthy or fresh-looking OR you can use the guidelines below to help you select the best make-up shades.
If you have a Warm undertone draw attention to your eyes with a gorgeous Olive eyeshadow and Sage eye pencil. Cool undertones can play around with pinks, purples and pewters; I love a slick of Navy mascara, particularly as I have blue eyes (it makes them really pop!).
FACE If you're warm opt for peach or coral shades. A smudge of our Melba cream blush will give you a subtle of hint of colour.
Those with a Cool undertone should go for something a little pinker. Our Appleberry blush compact (photo) is perfect to pop into your bag for touch-ups on the go.
LIPS Finish your look with a little lip! Feeling bright and bold? Go for our fresh and fun Mango Punch cream lipstick if you have a Warm undertone.
Cool customers could opt for our Pink Shell lip gloss (I never leave home without it) ; the perfect finishing touch to your make-up look.
I stock a large range of Colour Me Beautiful products and would be delighted to show you your perfect choices.
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