As if picking makeup wasn’t complicated enough, given the choices in brands, colours and textures, there is this whole other element of cool vs. warm toned skin and colours.
A ‘warm’ undertone in your skin refers to yellow hues, and a ‘cool’ undertone in your skin indicates that you have pink base to work on. Generally, people with warm skin tones should opt for makeup with a complementary colour pallet, such as browns, greens, gold or pinks/peach. Conversely, people with a cool skin tone would really be able to pull off the blues, greys, and silvers.
Anyway, there’s nothing stopping us from breaking these “rules” as long as what you wear make you look and feel great!
When I am wearing a ‘cooler’ toned outfit (blue, plum, etc.), this is the kind of makeup I like to wear. I usually keep the foundation and concealer the same, and just change the blush, eyeliner and lips. Today, I went for the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Lavish Mauve, the Bourjois Colorband 2-in-1 eyeliner and eyeshadow in Grid Graffiti, and the Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in Shade 05 Violet Pink.
Here is what the eyeliner looks like: