Makeup 101: How to Pick the Right Colours for Your Skin Tone

Have you noticed that a certain shade of orange lipstick makes you look like a total diva, while another makes you look overdressed and strange! Well, that is because of your skin undertone.

makeup for your skin tone

Now, we’ve already told you how to shop for your wardrobe according to warm and cool skin tones. However, in this edition we tell you how to pick makeup that suits your skin the best.

If you don’t know what your skin undertone is, here is a quick refresher: Ladies, roll up your sleeve and look at your veins. If they look bluish, you’re blessed with a cool tone and if your veins appear to be green, you enjoy a warm skin tone.

Warm Skin

If you are warm skinned then you would look great in reds, oranges and yellows. However, if you want to experiment with a wider range of colours, then try the shades below.

makeup for your skin tone

While you may not want to revamp your entire makeup kit, try adding a dash of these shades to your face to see a magical difference. Here are three products we love for warm skin tones.

makeup for your skin tone

Revlon 16 Hour Eye Shadow Brazen: Rs. 730, Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Coral Blush Duo: Rs. 750, Maybelline Color Sensational Pinkalert Lipstick: Rs. 375

Cool Skin

Have a cool skin tone? Shades of blue, green, purple and pink would enhance your looks in the best possible way.

makeup for your skin tone

A touch of fuchsia lipstick or purple eye shadow may gave a mini makeover to your face. We’ve picked some products for you to try.

 makeup for your skin toneMaybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow: Rs.450, Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Pink Blush Duos: Rs. 750, Maybelline Color Sensational Pinkalert Lipstick: Rs. 375

We’re sure you’ll notice a difference in your look with these tips. Do write in, experiment away and tell us about the results. Also, this is by no means a guide to the only colours you should wear. It’s all about breaking the rules anyway, right?

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