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To figure out your best colors, you first need to identify whether you have warm or cool undertones. What is your skin’s surface tone? It's not as simple as skin color. Two people can have the same skin color but the undertone might be very different. However, everybody falls into one of three categories.
1. Neutral – A mixture of cool and warm undertones
2. Cool – red, pink or bluish undertones
3. Warm – peachy, golden, or yellow undertone
So, how do you figure out which category describes you best?
Look At Your Veins
Simply look at the color of your veins on the inner side of your wrist. Are they blue or green? If they appear blue, then you have cool undertones. If your veins are more greenish in color, you have warm undertones. (Of course your veins aren't actually green, they only appear that way due to the yellow or golden tints in your skin.)
The Jewelry Trick
While you may look stunning in both gold and silver jewelry, which one really makes you shine? This has nothing to do with your personal preference or which color is trendier at the moment. It’s all about the radiant and glowing effect that either gold or silver has against your complexion. People with cool undertones look great in silver jewelry while warm-toned people look fantastic in gold.
Take the Neutral Test
What neutral shades flatter you the most? Do your face, eyes and skin look better in brights and black hues or off-whites, ivories and brown shades? The former suggests you have cool undertones, while the latter signifies warm tones.