How to Tell if You Have a Warm, Cool or Neutral Skin Tone

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Hi! Tabitha DeWitte here with Today I’m going to talk to you about how to decide whether or not your skin tone is warm is warm or cool.

You might be wondering why it’s important to know this, but deciding whether your skin is warm or cool can help you in a wide variety of ways. For one thing, it helps you decide which colors look best on you – So when you’re shopping for clothes or jewelry, virtually anything, even makeup. It will help you to whittle out the colors that won’t look good on you, and to focus on the colors that will look good on you.

This saves you tons of time and energy. You know, sifting through and trying on all sorts of different colors and deciding, “Wow! This looks terrible on me.” Or your face lights up and you look beautiful.

There are a couple of ways to do this. One of the most popular ways, and my personal favorite, is to look at the veins on your arms. You are going to want to look at the veins on your wrists so like right here, hopefully you will be able to see the veins. Sometimes a little difficult, but most people can.

Whether or not you have blue or green veins will help you decide if your skin tone is warm or cool.

If you have blue veins, it generally means that your skin tone is cooler

If you have green, that means your skin tone is warm. However, sometimes people don’t have veins that are blue or green, or it’s difficult to discern the difference between them.

If you have ones that are kind of in the middle, or maybe veins that are purplish in color, that could mean that you have a neutral skin tone. Which means that you’re not really cool, but you’re not really warm and you’re kind of in the middle so both colors can look great on you and work for you.

Another way to do this is to stand in natural lighting, with your face freshly washed. Not right after though, when your skin is all red. Let it calm after the wash, with no makeup on. I’m wearing makeup today because I’m on video and I didn’t want to wear no makeup for the whole thing.

What you need to do is get a white piece of paper or fabric (It has to be pure white) and you hold it up to your face like this. And look in a mirror in natural lighting, as I said before.

If your skin tone looks a little bluish, that means you’re cool.

If it looks yellowy or peachy in tone, that means you’re warm.

If you can’t really decide between the two again, you’re probably neutral.

Also something that I failed to mention that cool skin tones tend to be a little rosy; so if you hold the paper up and your skin looks a little pinkish, that still means that you are cool.

Another really great way is to use silver and gold to decide. You can hold a piece of gold fabric, or gold jewelry to your clean, no makeup face. Also some silver jewelry.

Gold usually works best on warm skin tones, silver usually works best on cool skin tones. If both look good, you are probably a neutral.

Me, I’m more of a neutral which means that I can wear colors from both sides of the spectrum, some colors look good on me from warm skin tones and some look good from cool skin tones. But also, sometimes neither of them look good on me. For instance, yellow usually looks really, really good on people with warm skin tones, but it looks awful on me. I look really sick when I wear it.

Cool skin tones usually look good with blues and greens, some purples, jewel tones and deeper, richer colors. Super bright colors look good on cool skin tones too. Like bright pink and bright purple and bright green! Those are the people who can wear neon’s and look really good in them.

Warm skin tones look really good in oranges, deeper pinks and reds and earthy colors, it helps bring out that natural glow.

As you can see, deciphering whether or not you are a warm or cool skin tone can help you decide which colors look great on you, or not so great on you. Concepts: This video tutorial gives direction for finding out if you have a cool, warm or neutral skin tone to help you decide what to purchase and wear in clothing, accessories and cosmetics/makeup.

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