Hair Colour for your Skin Tone: IS YOURS WARM OR COOL? print

Hair Colour for your Skin Tone: IS YOURS WARM OR COOL?

Dig up one of your old baby photos. Doesn’t that hair colour look amazing on you? It may not be apparent at first glance, but your natural hair colour and skin colour are actually the same tone. By design, warm skin tones look best in warm colours while cool tones look best in cool colours. Mother Nature really knows her stuff! The goal is to pick a shade that best accentuates your natural features. Plus, knowing your skin tone helps you find your perfect makeup palette and outfit colours. So are you a warm or cool? Here’s how to find out…

Stand near a window

Using a mirror, look at the area directly beneath your eyes. Does the skin look purple-y, blue (cool tone) or more yellowish, green (warm tone)?

Do a blush test

Dust pink blush onto one cheek and peach blush on the other cheek. Apply it heavier than you typically would (don’t worry, you won’t be walking around in public like this!). Stand near a window and look into a mirror. Does the pink blush pick up pink tones in your skin? You’re most likely a cool. If the peach blush picks up golden tones in the skin, you’re a warm. Now look to see which blush looks better on you. Which one blends perfectly with your skin? Cool tones look best in pink, while warm tones will prefer the peach.

Check out your skin

Does it burn easily? If it does, that’s a pretty good indication that you’re a cool tone. Warm tones tend to tan easily leaving the skin a brownish hue (P.S. Even if you think you “tan easily” wear SPF daily).

Grab a white sheet

And drape it over your shoulders (no, it’s not Halloween!). You’ll want to see how your skin pops against the stark white fabric. If the sheet brings out blue-ish, pink tones in your skin, then you’re most likely a cool. Warm tones will see a yellow-ish, orange tint to skin.

Flip your wrist

What colour are your veins? Blue veins indicate a cool undertone, while green veins indicate a warm undertone. See both? You’re most likely a neutral.