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Warm or Cool - Skin and Hair

If you don't know your color direction, just identify whether you have a Warm or Cool skin tone. It's the most important factor in helping you to choose the best makeup colors, hair shades and even the clothes that you wear. 

You wear makeup to look your best and obviously if you wear the colors to complement your natural coloring, you will look your best! Everyone looks at your face first so choosing the right makeup colors is even more important than choosing clothes in the best colors!  

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Even after Color Analysis...

Although you should know your skin tone after Color Analysis, every color consultant does not make it clear. This is important to you, if you're not told, make sure you ASK!

Complementing your undertone is the major factor in being able to look healthier and more attractive.

The pictures (above and below) show Amy Adams with an obviously golden Warm skin and the equally lovely Michelle Pfeiffer with an obviously pink toned Cool complexion.

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So what's your skin tone Warm or Cool?

We're talking about the undertone of your skin not the color of your complexion. So although it's usually easy it may not be quite so easy for every ethnicity. 

It's easy to see the difference between the two beautiful faces above and below because one is obviously golden and the other obviously pink but it's not always that easy.   

You can't always tell from which skin takes a tan! There are fair skinned Warms and fair skinned Cools and both will be equally sensitive and burn in the sun. There are also darker skinned Warms and Cools who take a tan.

Check out my Fast Track to Color which will help you to decide whether you're War or Cool! 

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Warm or Cool skin C flowers

If you have a WARM undertone, your skin will lean towards peach, yellow or golden tones and be complemented by Warm colors. Your natural instinct and taste will more than likely follow your skin tone. You will probably prefer tones of peach and apricot like the flowers above. 

If you have a COOL undertone, your skin will lean towards pink, red or blue tones and be complemented by Cool colors. In the same way, your natural cinstinct and taste will more than likely follow your skin tone. If you're choosing flowers they are likely to be pinks and lilacs. 

Can you identify yourself WARM or COOL?

You won't qualify on every point I list below, but there's likely to be a definite lean towards one or the other.  

 Warm skin

  • ivory, golden, beige or olive
  • freckles now or in the past
  • golden or red tones in your hair
  • have green veins
  • look good in rich creams/golds
  • enjoy wearing earthy shades
  • find bright cool pinks harsh
  • you favor earthy tones
  • gold jewelry flatters your skin

Cool skin

  • pink toned skin that flushes 
  • deeper toned skin may be sallow
  • a grey rim around the eye iris
  • the veins in your wrist are blue
  • pure or soft white looks good
  • favor pinks, blues, jewel tones
  • yellow is bad against your skin

  • you find muddy shades dull
  • silver and pearls flatter your skin

These colors will suit you best...

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COOL? - stick to Cool hair tones...

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COOL HAIR always has an ash tone - fair to light brown as a child, perhaps even white blonde, deepening to mid ash brown through to deep brunette. There may occasionally be a slight red tone (few people are 100% cool) but with a Cool skin tone it doesn't particularly suit you.

So steer away from golden and yellow tones, you will look far more attractive with ash browns and ash toned highlights.  

WARM? Enjoy those golden hair tones...

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WARM HAIR will always have a red influence - golden blonde, light titian red, auburn or even red toned chestnut. It could even be dark but with is a slight red undertone.

Want to add more red tones then enjoy! 

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The golden chrysanthemums and the leaves are Warm colors.  If you chose these flowers then you probably have Warm coloring because instinct and choice usually follows your color family.

The pink roses and the deep green leaves are Cool colors.  If you chose these flowers then you probably have Cool coloring because instinct and choice usually follows your color family. 

Nature always gets it right. The leaves and flower of every plant belong to the same color family so that they are complementary.

Lights and Deeps

For lighter skin you might choose the lighter shades, for deeper toned skin you may choose the darkest shades. But as long as you follow the color palette and the complementary undertone you really can't go far wrong!

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