Matching undertones, textures and complexions ought to be one of the most important things you need to know. If you want to match your skintone successfully or get the right shade of lipstick, you’ll have to be able to match your undertone, to avoid looking like a cakey mess, you’ll have to match textures and to keep yourself from piling up the make-up, you’ll have to match complexions. But if all this sounds pretty foreign to you, then fear not, this will sure to have you looking flawless and gorgeous in no time.
If you’ve just started make-up, you’re probably wondering what an undertone is. It’s the base color that not only your skin has, but also every make-up product that has color, that’s right. You are either a “warm” undertone with a neutral or yellow base or a “cool” undertone with a pink or blue base. Similarly, make-up products have warm and cool tones. The objective is to match your skin undertone with the undertone of the make-up product. How do you know what undertone you are? Simply flip your arm over and observe your veins. Are they blue or green? If they are blue, you are a cool undertone. If they are green, you are a warm undertone. How do you know what undertone a make-up product is? If you do not match undertones for example you wear a cool based bb cream when you are a warm undertone, you will end up looking white and ashy. Also just forget those bubblegum pink lips. Not a good look. So to get a good look girl, you gotta match your undertones.