While a lot of us are crazy about makeup and love to hoard on makeup, no matter how much of it we already own, we just can’t get enough of it, can we?! And many a times we also regret having picked a product or two as we realize it doesn’t suit us when applied. There are also times when we repeat the mistake not realizing the underlying reason of why a particular colour or product did not suit us.
So, here comes the theory of choosing or picking makeup, starting right from the lips to eyes and face products. Choosing makeup based on one’s skin tone has been the underlying science to pick the right products, that compliment and flatter your face.
I’m going to break it down for you on how you can use this theory right. First things first, let’s find out what skin tone you have got. For this you need some simple things.
1. A white shirt and a beige coloured shirt.
2. Silver Coloured and Gold Coloured jewellery.
Now, let’s begin.
1.Find Your Skin Tone:
Step 1: Check if your skin tone is cool or warm. Put on a white-coloured shirt/blouse and then a beige-coloured shirt/blouse. If you look better in the white, you’re likely cool-skinned and if the beige one is more flattering on you, you have a warm skin tone.
Step 2: You can additionally try reassuring yourself with this tip, check which jewellery tone is most complimenting on you. Silver jewellery will look best against cool-toned skin, while gold jewellery will make warm tones glow.
These two tips shall help you decide, whether you have a cool or warm skin tone. Once that has been figured out, now let’s talk about what makeup suits the two skin tones.
2. Choose a Foundation and Powder:
If you have a cool skin tone, you should pick a foundation and face powder with blue or pink undertones. If you have a warm skin tone, you should wear a yellow-based foundation and powder.
3. Choose a Blush:
If you have a cool skin tone, you should go for pink or beige blushes and in case you have a warm skin tone, copper, bronze and plum shades would look great on your skin. Earthy shades always work best on warm skin tones compared to cool ones.
4. Choose a Lipstick:
Choose a lipstick or lip liner based on their dominant colour, which means if the lipstick colour is primarily warm red, brown, magenta, or purple, it shall look great against a warm skin. On the other hand, cool skin will come to life with a light pink, orangey red or a light purple.
5. Choose Eye Makeup:
You need to pick dark green, pale blue, white, silver, grey or purple eye shadow if you have cool skin and warm skin will look great in bronze, light brown, red, coral, cream, pink and soft green shades.
And this was as easy as it could get to determining your skin tone and choosing makeup based on that. Hope you girls find these tips helpful and never make a mistake again in picking the right colour for yourself.