Knowing your Skin tone is so important when you decide your make up! Once you know the tone it is easier to choose shades or palettes that suit that tone best.
And it is not always easy to know it, so here are some tips to find your tone.
The skin tone is either – warm tone, cool tone or neutral tone. Here are three (3) ways to determine skin tones:
1. Gently clean the face with a Cleanser.Do not moisturize or use toner at this time.
Wait for some time and then look into a mirror, preferably a large one, where there is direct lighting (not florescent lighting). Hold a piece of silver foil or and a piece of gold foil. The right color metal (foil) will bring a healthy glow to your skin. Or you can just wear gold and silver jewelry alternatively and observe which makes your face glow !
2. Hold a piece of white paper to your face, looking into the mirror. Your face must be clean and free of all foundation. Follow the above cleansing procedure. Does white clothes look better on you than off white ? Then you have a cool tone ! If you rock off whites then you have a warm tone.
3. Another great way is to turn your arm over and look at the veins on your forearm and wrist. If the veins appear more green than you have yellow undertones. This means your skin tone is warm. If the veins appear more blue then you have blue undertones. This means your skin tone is cool.
You have neutral tone if you feel both gold and silver suit you well ! Both white and off white suit you well! or you dont really see the color of the veins threw your hands.
If you have a neutral tone, then check the skin tone behind your ears (without any self tanning), match your foundation to that tone and you are ready to go !