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Complexion

Finding a hair colour that suits you, or make-up that complements your skin, can be tricky. Determine your skin tone and get it right every time. There are several ways of helping you figure out what your complexion really is.

What's Your Complexion

Our quick guide will help you determine your skin complexion:

  • Flip over your arm and look at the veins. Veins that appear greenish indicate yellow undertones which means that your skin tone is warm. Veins that appear to be more blue indicate blue undertones which means your skin tone is cool.

  • Pull your hair back into a pony tail or use a head band to keep all of the hair off of your face. Wash your face and then place a white towel around your neck and shoulders. The pure white cloth will reflect skin undertones. If your face looks yellow next to the white towel you have a warm skin tone and if it looks more blue then you have a cool skin tone.

  • Observe the effect that gold and silver jewellery have on the way your skin looks. This is a helpful way to determine your skin tone. If you look better in silver jewellery you have a cool skin tone, and if you look better in gold then you have a warm skin tone.

  • Look at the natural colour of your hair and eyes. People with cool tones usually have blue, green, or grey eyes with blonde, black, or brown hair. Those with warm skin tones often have brown, black, or hazel eyes with black, brown, blonde, red, or strawberry-blonde hair.

Skin Tone Hair Colour Matches

Warm

  • Gold

  • Honey

    Honey

  • Caramel

    Caramel

  • Copper

    Copper

  • Red

    Red

  • Mahogany

    Mahogany

  • Strawberry Blonde

    Strawberry-blonde

  • Chocolate

    Chocolate

  • Ginger

    Ginger

  • Orange Based Reds

    Orange-based reds

  • Dark Browns

    Dark browns

  • Rust

    Rust

Cool

  • Platinum

    Platinum

  • Ash Blonde

    Ash-blonde

  • Cream

    Cream

  • Sandy

    Sandy

  • Coffee

    Coffee

  • Jet Black

    Jet black

  • Fawn

    Fawn

  • Mid-Level Blondes

    Mid-level blondes

  • Flat Browns

    Flat browns

  • Wine

    Wine

  • Mahogany

    Mahogany

  • Burgandy

    Burgundy