Understanding Skin Undertone|Women Of Color

Understanding your skin’s undertone is an important beauty concept and it can be very helpful because an unflattering hue can drown you out in the worst way. This knowledge is essential in choosing the right shade of makeup, hair dye, outfits, jewelry, etc.

Your skin undertone does not refer to the shade of your skin ( whether light, medium or dark). That is your complexion, or the surface color of your skin. Rather, it is determined by the amount of melanin or pigment in your skin and this does not change from sun exposure or skin conditions (like rosacea or acne). So while a person’s skin may become pale in the winter and a rich brown in the summer, their skin undertone will remain the same. Also, you can have the same skin color as someone, but a different undertone.

The 3 main undertones are; Cool (Hints of bluish, pink, or a ruddy complexion), Warm (Skin skews yellow, sallow, peachy or golden) and Neutral (Has no obvious overtones of pink or sallow skin, but rather the skin’s natural color is more evident). Determining your skin undertone can be a little tricky. Mind you this process must be done with natural light, no makeup on, with your natural hair color… hold on I’m not done. You’d also need to answer questions like;
1. Does your skin tan easily or are you more prone to sunburns?
2.Do your veins appear bluish or a deep purple? Or they appear greenish?
3.Do you look better in silver or gold jewelry?

Not to worry, that’s the purpose of today’s post. I found a pretty cool and simple step by step quiz that would help easily determine your undertone and discover other amazing hacks to naturally enhance your beauty.

Click here to find out more. And do let me know how it goes in the comment section, I’d love to hear from you. 

xo, The Lady.


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