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What makeup colors should I wear if my skin is neutral toned?

YOU’RE WARM IF…
Your hair color
: Ranges from dark brown to dark blonde hair.
Your skin tone: Has a greenish or a yellowish (golden) undertone. Olive complexions also fall in the warm category.
Your go-to colors in the warm color family: Oranges, reds, golden yellow, amber, honey gold.
Your go-to colors in the cool color family: Warmer greens and blues, like olive, deeper turquoise, green moss, fern, pesto, red-purples (think: magenta and orchid shades).
Your neutrals: Taupe, hot chocolate, creamy whites, winter wheat, latte.
Colors that are tough for you: Icy shades, jeweled tones (amethyst, sapphire, ruby).

YOU’RE COOL IF…

Your hair color: It can range from very dark (blue black or very dark brown) to light blonde.
Your skin tone: Has a bluish undertone. It can also range from very fair to very dark.
Your go-to colors in the cool color family: Bright blue, royal blue, sapphire, emerald, amethyst, deep purples, lavender, lilac snow.
Your go-to colors in the warm color family: Shocking pick (versus hot pink, which is warm), cerise, ruby, bright rose.
Your neutrals: Gray, navy, pristine white.
Colors that are tough for you: Oranges and yellows.

YOU’RE NEUTRAL IF…

Your hair color: Is a combination of colors—blonde with ashy streaks or brown with warmer tones.
Your eye color: Is hazel (most neutrals have hazel eyes, because it changes depending on what color they wear).
Your skin tone: Hard to determine—you can’t tell if you’re warm or cool.
Your go-to colors: Neutral colors that fall in the middle of the color spectrum. Look for light peach, dusty pinks, soft rose, peony pink (blush-toned pinks look best for neutrals), placid blue, jade green, cameo green.
Colors that are tough for you: Anything too bright or vibrant that can overwhelm, reds and yellows (if you do a yellow, try a soft version, like cornsilk or buff).
Your neutrals: Taupes, grays, off-whites (like vanilla).

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