You must have heard about the word before, but the question is how much do you really know about the term ‘undertone’? Every makeup artist, influencer, and blogger is using the word “undertone” nowadays but have they really told you about it in depth and detail? And are you one of those women who have a hard time finding the right foundation shade that doesn’t make them look grey and ashy?
Beauty Hooked is here to give you an inside scoop about undertones and solve all your foundation woes.
What Are Undertones?
The color from underneath the surface of your skin is what undertone is. The undertone affects your overall hue. Have you ever noticed a certain lip shade looking bomb on your friend with more or less the same complexion but doesn’t look that good on you. That’s prolly because of the difference between your undertones.
How Do I Know My Undertone?
Undertones are classified in 3 categories: Cool, warm, and neutral. Guess what? You’ll be knowing your undertone in the next 5 seconds! You just gotta check the color of the veins inside your wrist and baaaam! You know what your undertone is!
If the veins on the inside of your wrist look blue, you have a cool undertone. Which is why the base tone of your skin has to be blue, red, or pink.
Warm Undertone: If the veins on the inside of your wrist look green, you have a warm undertone. Which is why the base tone of your skin has to be gold or yellow.
Neutral Undertone: If it’s hard to tell whether the veins on the inside of your wrist look blue or green, you have a neutral undertone.
How Do I Choose the Right Foundation?
You cannot just go by the label on your foundation. Even if it says cool-toned, it might end up making your skin look too pink or if it says warm-toned, it might end up making your skin look too yellow. The target is to get a foundation that just has a hint of your undertone and is neutral on your skin.
The best way to get a foundation for cool undertones is to check if the foundation color is slightly pinkish in the bottle. Similarly if the foundation color is slightly yellowish in the bottle then that’s the color for you if you have warm undertones. The foundation has to look balanced or very subtly leaned towards golden. However stayyyy away from bright yellow, golden, and cool pinks and reds.
Here are some of the foundations, that have wide variety of shades, choose your shade according to the guide given up
MAYBELLINE FIT ME LIQUID FOUNDATION MATTE & PORELESS TUBE 18ML, Rs.799/-
LOREAL INFALLIBLE 24H LIQUID FOUNDATION, Rs.3,699/-
Have you found out your undertone with the exercise mentioned above? Let us know what it is in the comments below.
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