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Makeup Shade Selection?

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Category: Beauty Talk
Forum Name: Cosmetics
Forum Description: Tips & Techniques to look your best
Printed Date: September 27 2022 at 5:20am

Topic: Makeup Shade Selection?
Posted By: Unregistered Guest
Subject: Makeup Shade Selection?
Date Posted: February 01 2003 at 7:20pm
I have heard match your makeup shades to your clothing, your skintone, etc. What is the best rule on this, and how do you know what you are in terms of cool or warm or is it hot and cold? I have blonde hair and blue eyes and look good in deep purple. Someone told me I am a cool? Does that make sense?

Posted By: Lyris
Date Posted: February 03 2003 at 7:34am
Hi Kara,

While many blond/blue people are cool, it's hard to tell without seeing your skin tone which category you fall into. Does your skin have rosy, yellow, olive or blue undertones? You've probably heard of the "season" color analysis system, which tells you if you're a spring, summer, autumn or winter. It's certainly not an exact science, but here are a couple links that might help you decide for yourself - -

Good luck Kara!

Look for beauty, and you will find no intelligence. Look for intelligence and you will find both.Proud member of the Cult of All Soft

Posted By: Deutschgal
Date Posted: May 30 2003 at 2:07pm
Hi Kara,

The best way I found out if I was warm or cool was to use a hairdresser's cape specially made for women trying to find out if they were warm or cool. The cape is gold (warm) on one side and silver (cool) on the other. Flip each side to see which looks better on you. But be careful, some people are a fine line between the two. Like myself, I can wear both combinations.

Posted By: Unregistered Guest
Date Posted: May 30 2003 at 9:30pm
I read somewhere that you can tell if you're warm or cool by the colour of your veins. If they are more green tones then you are warm, but if they are more blue toned, then you are cool. Ive had kinda mixed resultd with this one though, but u could giive it a try.

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