How To Find Your Undertones

Our quiz will make it so much easier for you.

If you don’t know how to find your undertones and always end up buying beauty products and cosmetics that don’t match your skintone, then this simple quiz should help you find out where you belong.

So, let’s start by the basics by saying that a concealer should be one tone lighter than your natural skintone and foundation should match exactly your skintone. Of course you could choose a base that is 1-2 tones darker to look more tanned, but most of the times this will end looking fake, especially when your arms or legs are exposed.

How to find your undertones |
Shay Mitchell’s perfect complexion matching her tanned arms @shaymitchell

Our aim is to built a neutral canvas on the face so that we can make particular spots look more tanned. Most of the times we will achieve this with contouring and bronzers.


Think of your complexion as skin with two layers. The inner layer, is where undertones are hidden.


#1. Warm (yellow&peachy)

#2. Cool (pink)

#3. Neutral


Have you ever heard someone saying to you, that the color you wore made you look pale? Or just the opposite? This is what those mean undertones usually do. The right ones compliment you, while the wrong ones make you look subdued or bring out colors that shouldn’t be brought out.

Another thing you should always be careful of, is your hair dye. Not all brands base their products on neutral undertones. Some brands base them on Scandinavian types (fair with pink undertones) and some other on Mediterranean (olive with warm tones or sandy with neutral). Be sure to talk this through with your hairstylist before changing your hair color.

Even if you know nothing about undertones, you certainly know the importance of choosing the right cosmetics for your skintone. A peach concealer on a fair skintone, could look as weird as a purple undertoned foundation, on olive complexions.

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