Beauty Hacks From The VIC Team

How to Determine Your Undertone

Do you struggle with matching your foundation, lipstick shade, or even finding a hair color that goes perfectly with your skin? It is important to know your skin undertone. There are three major categories for undertones: warm, cool, or neutral. Those with warm undertones tend to have yellow, gold, or peach undertones. Neutral undertones have a mixture of both colors. Those with cool undertones have pink, red, or blue undertones. It is important to note that your undertone is not the same thing as your natural skin tone.  Below are a few tips to help you determine your undertone. 

  • One trick to determine your undertone is by looking at your veins. Blood is always red, but veins appear differently based on skin tone because light has to penetrate skin to illuminate the veins. When you look at the veins on the inside of your wrist do they look blue? If so, you are more likely to have cool undertones. Do your veins look green? If they’re green it is because you have a warm undertone. Veins will appear green in warmer skin tones because they are being seen through a yellow skin tone (blue and yellow make green.) 
  •  Think about the jewelry you wear. What color jewelry makes your skin appear more radiant, glowing, and lit from within? Those with cool undertones tend to look better in silver and platinum metals. Those with warm undertones look beautiful in yellow gold, copper, brass, and rose gold. 
  • The way the sun affects your skin is an indicator of whether your undertone is warm or cool. Does your skin burn and turn pink? If so you are cool toned. Does your skin turn a golden brown? If your skin turns a golden brown then you’re warm toned.  
  • If you’re still not sure then determine which color clothes look best on you. If you have a warm tone then you should lean toward yellows, oranges, browns, and warm reds. Those with cool undertones generally look good in blues, greens, pinks, and purples.

Check out the chart below to see which liquid lipstick(s) from VIC Cosmetics go with your skin tone.

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