Do you have a Cool skin tone?
If you have a blue/cool undertone to your skin then you have a COOL skin tone.
Strangely enough, a blue undertone shows as a pink toned complexion!
The undertone is the layer under your skin which influences the overall look
of your natural coloring and it always stays the same.
This is entirely different to the color of your complexion which is the color of your skin and can be Light, Medium or Dark.
Look to the image above where it shows many familiar faces all with a Cool undertone showing some pink tones to their complexion.
depth of their skin will usually influence the strength of the Cool
colors that flatter their natural coloring and those they choose to
How to tell a COOL skin tone
However light or deep your skin, you are likely to recognize several (rarely all) of these factors if your skin is COOL.
- a pink skin that flushes easily
- deeper toned skin may be sallow
- may be a gray rim around your eye
- the veins in your wrist are blue
- you enjoy wearing pinks and blues
- pure or soft white is good to wear
- you find jewel tones attractive
- yellow is unflattering to your skin
- earthy shades flatten you
- silver and pearls flatter your skin
You're instinctively drawn towards Cool colors
Nature always gets it right and, with a COOL skin tone you'll be instinctively drawn towards Cool colors.
You will probably include ivory, dusky pinks, soft blues and silver or champage accents in your home decor rather than warm golds and autumn colors.
You'll favor pinks over yellow and orange in your bouquet. Do you see how the green leave harmonize so well with the roses? They are from the same color palette.
Wearing clothes and makeup from your own color family means that you can get your 'foliage' right too.
If you have a Cool skin tone, however
light or deep your complexion, then colors with the same blue/cool undertone as your own will flatter your best.
There are 3 main color families with COOL undertones - SUMMER, COOL and WINTER. The colors are all very similar but get increasingly stronger.
As we look at the photos below, Jennifer with gentle and delicate coloring; Kate (center) with a medium contrast and Catherine (right) with much more dramatic coloring, we can see how the relevant color palettes also get stronger.
Color Analysis works when natural coloring is echoed in the colors that you wear.
A COOL skin will be flattered by the same blue/cool undertone and every shade in the color palette harmonizes.
Whether your COOL undertone is light or deep you will find colors here to complement your complexion.
Even though a Cool skin is not exclusively limited to these color
families, your blue undertone will have much in common with these palettes.
Makeup is ALL COLOR and it's like an outfit for your face.
face and hair are where everyone looks first so, if you want to look
your best, choose makeup colors that harmonize with and will flatter
your COOL complexion.
Whether your natural coloring is light and delicate or strong and deep, you'll find the tones that are right for you!
Gorgeous shades from pale and hot pinks through to raspberry, plum and damson - all cool tones.
Familiar faces with Cool coloring
Your coloring may not be exactly the same as these familiar faces. You
may have lighter or deeper hair; fair to light brown, medium to deep ash brown or a strong silver.
Your complexion will always have a touch of pink, although not always initially visible and your eyes will undoubtedly have a gray cast.
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