Thursday, 11 July 2013

Am I Pink or Yellow?

Choosing a foundation is hard enough when trying to find one suitable for you skin type but do you consider if a foundation is suitable for your skin tone?

People are either Pinks or Yellows but it’s tricky to know which you are. Here are some tips to help you through the minefield.

  • Have a look at the veins in your wrists. If you have blue veins you have a pink skin tone and should opt with a foundation with pink tones, however if the veins are more of a green colour, you have a yellow skintone and need to choose a foundation with yellow tones.
  • Hold something orange up to your face. Does it look good? If it does chances are you have a yellow skintone, if doesn’t look quite right, chances are you have a pink skin tone.
  • How does your skin react to the sun? If you’re prone to sunburn, you have a pink skintone whereas if you turn into a tanned goddess you have a yellow skintone
  • Pull your hair back into a pony tail or use a head band to keep all of the hair off of your face. Wash your face and then place a white towel around your neck and shoulders. The pure white cloth will reflect skin undertones. If your face looks yellow next to the white towel you have a warm skin tone and if it looks more blue then you have a cool skin tone.
  • When you’re standing in front of a makeup stand or counter, choose three or four foundations you feel are closest to your skin tone and test them along your jawline. The one that blends naturally into your jaw line is the one for you.
  • Always, go outside into the natural light to see whether the foundation you have decided on really matches. The lights in department stores can be very misleading. 

I am a Pink, what are you?


  1. Yup, think I’m pink too based on this!!

  2. Yup, I think I’m pink too!

  3. Going by the Sunburn tip, im definitely a pink!


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