What is my skin tone?
You could take quiz after quiz, and still be confused about your skin tone. Are you a summer or winter? Do you have green veins or blue? Do you look better in peach or pink? Why should I care? Help!
If you've ever pondered these beauty questions – and been left baffled – we'll clue you in. Once you know your skin tone, whether you are warm or cool, it's a cinch to look effortlessly chic, from covering gray hair to determining your most flattering shade of hair color. Your face will lift and look more rested. Consider your eye trained.
Warm Skin Tone or Cool Skin Tone? 3 Easy (and Definitive) Ways to Figure It Out
The surprising good news: You already intuitively know whether you're warm or cool, says Madison Reed's color expert, Susan Roberts-Cooper.
The answer lies in your wardrobe. “What you reach for on a bad day is what your skin tone finds most flattering.”
1. What color of clothing do you usually wear?
If your go-to color when you're feeling blah is navy, black, white or gray, you're cool. If it's cream, beige or dark brown, chances are you're warm.
Another reliable indicator is jewelry.
2. Do you wear silver or gold jewelry?
If you wear silver jewlery, you're probably a cool tone. If it's gold, you're warm. If you can wear silver or gold jewelry, you're in the middle – or a lucky lady who can pull off any color.
3. Is there a strong contrast between your skin tone and hair?
Cool skin tone individuals also have a stronger contrast between skin tone and hair. If you have dark browns and fair skin, we bet you're cool.
If you're still confused about your skin tone, that's ok. Watch this very helpful video.
Now You Know Your Skin Tone – What Now?
You can pick that perfect red lipstick. If you have a warm skin tone, it would be a tomato, orange or coral. If you have a cool skin tone, scarlet or wine red lipstick is perfect for you. You'll also know what shade of white makes you look glow-y and healthy as opposed to washed out. Cool skin tones love bright white; warm skin tone gals look radiant in cream or ivory. And that's just the tip of the beauty iceberg.