Have you ever wondered what the rules of makeup are when it comes to what colors to wear? Many of us tend to have a few favorite colors that look best and that complement our overall skin tone. But how do you figure out what colors look best?
Well, we have come up with an easy way to figure out what colors look best on you in regards to your skin undertones.
An easy trick to figure out your undertones are to look at your forearm and notice the color of the veins under your skin. If your veins look bluer in color, chances are you have cool undertones. To back up this assumption, you may be able to tell just by looking at yourself. If you think you have cool undertones, you probably have a pinkish tint underneath your skin.
But if your veins look more greenish, then chances are you have warm undertones. Again, this can be tested by looking at yourself. Warm undertones are usually accompanied by yellowish or olive-tinted skin.
If you look neither blue nor green, but somewhere in between, you are neutral.
People with cool undertones look best when wearing purples, grey and blue shades, while people with warm undertones look better in neutral colors such as browns and golds.
Neutrals have been huge in the past, but cool colors have started to show up everywhere lately. Some great makeup sets that feature the best cool colors are Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Matte palette or Stila’s Eyes Are the Window Body Eyeshadow palette.
Because of this new outburst in cool toned makeup, I have decided to show you a fun and easy cool eye makeup look.
To begin, I prime eyes with Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion so that the eyeshadows show up more pigmented and stay on all day. I then apply Maybelline’s Color Tattoo in Too Cool as a base. This color is a nice metallic, pigmented white shade.
Then apply a cool purple/grey shade on the outer half of the eyelid. The purple grey shade that I used was from Lorac’s Stay Cool Palette. Then add a small amount of deep shimmery purple into the crease to add some definition. I use Deep Purple from the first Lorac Pro Palette.
Then add a small winged liner and apply mascara to complete the look. This look is great because the model I use has cool undertones. But, this eyeshadow look would also look great on people with neutral or warm undertones because the colors are a dark enough hue.
This eye look is simple yet still looks done up and sultry. Using cooler shades is the perfect chance to steer away from the neutral shades we have all gotten used too. So whether you have cool, neutral or warm undertones, why not give this look a try and let us know what you think!