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Cool, neutral, warm. Unless you're a makeup artist—or possess a crystal ball—these three words might not mean anything to you, but they're actually quite crucial to consider when picking a foundation shade. But, first thing's first...
Your skin's undertone is the tone beneath the surface of your skin that harmonizes with whatever makeup you apply over it. Get it right, and your foundation, concealer and powder sync up like magic, and look just like skin. Getting it right is the secret to being “naturally” flawless-looking. But—get it wrong, and you’re a walking “What NOT to do”.
Pro Tip: Break away from preconceived “skin tone” notions. A warm, cool or neutral undertone in no way implies an ethnicity or race. You can find examples of each undertone in every skin tone family - deep, medium and light.
We culled the best advice from our makeup experts to help you figure out your complexion once and for all.