The Perfect Contour and Highlight Shades for Your Undertone

The makeup game has come a very long way. So many changes and upgrades have been made from glossy lipsticks and dewy complexions to everything matte, bold colors to natural tones, and hiding all blemishes with three layers of foundation to putting a bit of freckles across the nose area. Basically, you only needed 3 kinds of makeup before but now, you have a gazillion products to make a masterpiece.

And two steps that have been added to upgrade one’s makeup routine is contouring and highlighting; the former technique is used to create the illusion of flattering bone structure while the latter accentuates areas of the face that are naturally hit by the light. There are so many ways to properly do both but there is one basic thing that everyone needs to know first. That is knowing the correct contour and highlight shade for the skin undertone.

Curious with what your shade may be? Read on.

Determiners for Cool Undertone: 
skin has bluish or rosy tint
veins in the wrists have a blue or purple tinge
silver jewelry looks flattering on the skin
doesn’t tan easily

Contour shade should be cool or gray-toned browns so the makeup blends better with natural complexion.
Highlight shade should be light pink to brighten highpoints of the face.

Determiners for Warm Undertone:
skin has yellow or peach shade

veins in the wrists are of green or olive color
gold jewelry looks flattering on the skin
looks best in red and orange

Contour shade should be cool-toned for better sculpting, especially around the perimeter of the face.
Highlight shade should be light yellow to brighten the center of the face as well as the undereye area.

Determiners for Neutral Undertone:
veins in the wrists are looks blue-green
skin neither has bluish, rosy or golden hue
silver and gold jewelry look flattering on the skin

Contour shade could be cool-toned or gray-browns for a sun-kissed look or a subtle sculpt.
Highlight shade could be warm- or cool-toned highlighters for that bright, radiant finish.


Now, you’re all set to create that youthful, glowing look! Just don’t forget to remove all that makeup (with our Ultra Nourishing Tonic, may I add) before going to bed to avoid bacteria-causing acne to live in those pores.

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