November 11th, 2014

Angela Hix

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How to Determine Your Undertone

Hello lovelies!

Got a quick yet important post for you today!

Ever try to pick out a foundation only to get confused with what your undertone was? Warm? Cool? Neutral? Can’t figure it out on your own? Here’s some tips and easy ways to figure it out.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me either via email, through the website or on my very active Facebook page. I’m also on Instagram and Twitter (@angelahixmua).

Determining your undertone is very VERY important when it comes to makeup selection.
This will help you find the proper foundation and choose complimentary colours when it comes to lipsticks, eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers and you name it. Don’t go blindly to the makeup counter without determining your undertone.

Don’t get discouraged. You might not be able to find your undertone on the first try. Sometimes it’s not as obvious as you might think, do you have more pigmentation in your skin? Can’t see your veins because of it? Don’t fret! Here are some easy tips in determining your undertone:


One way to determine your undertone is to think about which colours look best on you. Do you favour blues and whites because you look awesome in them? Then you’ve likely got a cool undertone. Are oranges and pinks more your style? Chances are you’re a warm undertone.


Take a look at your veins. If they appear blue under night your skin, your undertones are cool. If your veins lean more towards a greener tint, you’ve got a warm undertone. Can you see both quite easily? You likely have a neutral undertone.


Do you look better in gold or silver? Trying on these two different tones of jewellery can help you see your undertone. If you reach for silver more often and rarely gold, you likely have a cool undertone. If you gravitate to gold and rock this metal and stray from silvers, you’ve got a warm undertone.


Can you wear blue and oranges? Pink and White? Can you rock both silver and gold? Can you see blue and green veins? Chances are your undertone is neutral. Most people with olive skin tones have a neutral undertone and can do both warm and cool tones. Most people tend to be warm or cool so don’t just look quickly in the mirror or at your wrists with a glance, do some hard mirror starting. Wear black and then white and continue to hold various shades next to your skin, blue, orange, red, yellow, purple, green, all of it. Try and disregard your preferences and look for your true undertone.

Here’s a great image from the Beauty Department on Warm and Cool tones.


That’s the quick and easy lovelies!
Hope you enjoyed this post.

Have questions? Contact me! I’d love to hear from you.

xxoo, Angela