Skin tone, is the surface skin color, whereas skin undertone is the subtle hue from underneath the surface of the skin, that affects your overall color.

The 4 Main Types Of Skin Tones Are:

  • Light
  • Fair
  • Medium
  • Deep (Dark)

The 3 Main Types Of Skin Undertones Are:

  • Warm
  • Cool
  • Neutral

To determine your undertone, take a look at your veins.

If they are blue or purple – your undertone is cool.

If they are green or yellow – your undertone is warm.

If they’re a mixture of the two or you can’t really tell – you probably have a neutral skin tone.

Another way to determine your undertone is through the use of your jewelry.

Does silver harmonize best with your skin? Does gold? Or both?

If it’s silver/white gold or platinum – you are cool.

Yellow gold – you’re warm.

If both look amazing on you – you are likely neutral.

Last way to test this, is to pull your hair back and place a white cloth, like a shirt or towel around your neck and shoulders. The white fabric will bring out a subtle cast of color in your face.

Blue or pink – indicate cool undertone.

Yellow or peach – warm undertone.

Greenish look – neutral undertone. 

If you’re either cool or warm, and we don’t currently have an undertone specific to you (YEY), NEUTRAL will work absolutely fabulous as well.

It’s also important to know that it is not accurate to assume skin undertones are based on race. Likewise, a person with rosacea will not necessarily have a cool undertone because of the “pink” present on the face. The 3 steps above (either of them) will be far more accurate.


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