When buying a foundation, the first thing to do is to figure out whether your skin tone is on the warm or cool side. Why? Because if you have warm undertones, a foundation with cool undertones will look pasty and sickly on you and if you are on the cool side, a warm foundation can make you look sallow. So how can you tell if you are warm or cool? Check out the following guidelines – it is a lot easier than you think!
You are Warm if:
* You look better in gold jewelry
* You have yellow undertones
* Your veins have a greenish tint
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You are Cool if:
* You look better in silver jewelry
* You have pink undertones
* Your veins have a bluish tint
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If you do not fall into either category, you can be neutral, which is a combination of both. Some people can also be a cool and a warm during different times of the year. The color of our skin can change according to the seasons, lighting and even your own physical well-being which is why it is always a good thing to have foundations of different shades handy.