Knowing your undertone can help you choose the perfect colors to bring out your natural cowgirl beauty. The undertone is the color that lies just beneath your skin. It is often confused with the term skin tone which is the outermost layer of skin.
Choosing the right colors can be easy if you know whether your undertone is warm, cool, or neutral. Knowing this will help to choose the right foundation, concealer, and powder as well as lip, cheek and eye color.
The surface color of your skin may change with age, the amount of sun you are exposed to, or other environmental factors, but the undertone always stays the same. While your skin tone can be ivory, golden or mocha, your undertone can only either be cool, warm, or neutral.
To get the most natural look, you want to choose foundation, concealer, and powder with your same undertone. Your neck receives less sun, so testing colors just under your jawline will help you find the best shade. Remember, you can always order samples to find the perfect color before buying a full bottle.
Warm undertones usually bring a golden, yellow, peachy or bronze cast to the skin. If your undertone is warm, a golden or yellow tinted foundation will blend beautifully into your skin. Look out for shades of golden beige, tan, caramel and golden brown.
For lips go for pinks, nude, mauve, rose, or plum.
For blush lean towards rose, peach, or mauve.
If you have a warm undertone your veins look more greenish, and colors like creams, browns, hunter green, and warm red fit perfectly.
Cowgirl Tip: Gold jewelry looks best on those with warm undertones.
Those with cool undertones usually have a pink, rose or beige cast to their skin rather than golden, and these shades can be harder to find. If you have a cool undertone, look for makeup with shades like porcelain, sable, or cocoa.
For lips, go for honey beige, berry, mauve, rose, or burgundy.
For blush go for baby pink, mauve or raisin.
Cool undertones are bluer and seen in choices such as pink and plum. If you have cool undertone the blood in your veins looks blueish.
Cowgirl Tip: Those with cool undertones look better wearing whites, blues, and grays. Silver jewelry looks best on you.
Neutral undertones lack a golden or pink tone. Neutral undertones are a blend of yellow and blue and the most versatile. Those with neutral undertones often look best going with natural colors.
Look out for ivory, buff, nude, or beige shades if you have a neutral undertone.
For lips, go for peachy pink, cinnamon, nude, or sheer plum.
For blush, go for bronze, soft berry, or pink.
Cowgirl Tip: For neutral undertones, your veins are a mix of green and blue. You also get the best of both worlds; you look fantastic in both silver and gold jewelry.