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The Difference Between Your Skin Tone and Your Undertone

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Have you ever shopped for a new foundation only to try it at home and realize it's not at all right for your skin tone? Yea, me too. It's very easy to do this when you don't fully understand the difference between your skin tone and your undertone. It may be simple to identify your skin tone, however your undertone is something completely different, yet extremely important to consider when deciding on makeup to use.

Skin tones range from very deep to very fair in color, but undertone refers to the shade that is within that color. While your skin tone may change throughout the year due to different seasons and sun exposure, your undertone will never change. Undertones will always be either warm, cool or neutral no matter the season.

The ability to identify your undertone will help you choose makeup that will even out your skin tone and balance any areas that may be uneven. For most people, this can be redness that you wish to minimize/cancel out with makeup for a more flawless complexion. This can often be done with the appropriate foundation and concealers for your skin tone and your undertone.

There are 3 possible types of undertones in our skin, including: warm, cool and neutral. Golden, yellow or peachy undertones are considered to be warm undertones, while cool undertones are considered to be pink, red or blueish. Your undertone is considered to be neutral if you are a mix of warm and cool.

Go ahead and take a good look at your face/skin after your skincare routine tomorrow morning and see if you can tell which undertone your skin has. My skin leans more in the neutral undertone zone. If you're still unsure, don't fret! In my next post, I'm going to teach you how to figure out what your skin undertone is, so be sure to check back next week!

Were you familiar with undertones before reading this post?

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