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What is the meaning of skin undertone color?
Skin Tone Test. The skin's undertone is the warm, cool, or neutral hue that shows through the surface color of skin. Although the surface color of skin changes depending on sun exposure and other skin conditions like rosacea and acne, the skin’s undertone remains consistent.
Test 1: Ask yourself if you look better in gold or silver jewelry. The best precious metal for you is the one that makes your skin look freshest. If the answer is gold, you most likely have yellow or warm undertones. If it is silver, your skin is inclined to have pink or cool undertones.
Test 2: Turn over your forearm and look at your veins. If they have a green tinge to them, they likely run warm. If they have a bluish tinge to them, your tones probably run cool.
Test 3: Put a white cloth next to your bare face and observe what cast your skin takes on. Skin with warm undertones will appear yellowish, while skin with cool undertones will seem blueish or pinkish. If your test results are coming out mixed, you may in fact have neutral undertones.
- There are three categories that undertones are classified under: cool, warm and neutral.
- Cool: Base tone of your skin is pink, red or blue. The veins on the inside of your wrist look blue
- Warm: Base tone of your skin is yellow or gold. The veins on the inside of your wrist look green.
- Neutral: Mix of cool and warm undertones. It's difficult to tell whether the veins on your inner wrist are blue or green. Makeup is typically true to tone on your complexion.
- Undertones don't change.