How To Determine Your Skin Tone

How to Determine Skin Tone

How to Determine Skin Tone
 

There are two skin tones, warm and cool and it’s determined by the quantity and type of melanin in your skin as well as the amount and size of blood vessels closest to the skin’s surface. Once you identify what tone you are, you will be able to best enhance your skin when choosing your cosmetics, hair color and even clothing.
 
 
 

The Wrist Test

  • Making a fist, hold your wrists facing up under direct sunlight.
  • If the veins have a greenish hue, then you are a warm tone.
  • If the veins have a blueish hue, then you are a warm tone.

 

 

Gold & Silver Test

  • Get a piece of gold and silver fabric.
  • Stand in from of a mirror in natural light.
  • Hold the pieces of fabric on either side of your face.
  • If the silver makes your face light up, you are most likely cool toned.
  • If the gold makes your face light up, you are probably warm toned.
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    The Chart Test

    Mostly No = Warm Mostly Yes = Cool
    Silver Jewelry Suits You No Yes
    Pink/Blue Based Lipstick Suits You No Yes
    Eyes Blue/Aqua/Grey/Deep Brown No Yes
    Wrist Veins Have a Bluish Tint No Yes
    Natural Blush to Cheeks is Reddish/Pink No Yes

     

    Mostly Yes = Warm Mostly No = Cool
    Gold Jewelry Suits You Yes No
    Coral/Brown Based Lipstick Suits You Yes No
    Eyes Hazel/Clear Blue/Brown Yes No
    Wrist Veins Have a Greenish Tint Yes No
    Natural Blush to Cheeks is Orange/Peach Yes No

     

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