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If you’re someone with cool-undertone skin, you’ve probably noticed hues of pinks and blues in your skin tone. There are plenty of ways to discover what your undertone is, including taking this quiz. However, if you’re in a pinch, a good way to know whether you have a cool undertone is to see if your veins appear more blue than green and if silver jewelry complements your skin better than gold.
You might have noticed that jewel tones and cool colors like blues, purples, and greens look so flattering on you. When it comes to finding makeup that complements your undertone, you can rock some pretty cool shades, like a bold bluish red or a bright and flirty fuchsia. Get creative with iridescent, duo-chrome shades and play around with silver graphic liner. Unlike those with warm undertones, your ideal foundation shade probably has subtle pink, blue, or red tones. Your eyes will pop with jet-black eyeliners and mascaras. Similarly to those with neutral undertones, champagne shades, silver tones, and rosy-pink highlights suit your complexion. Go for bronzers and contour products that are more neutral rather than warm.
On the hunt for makeup that complement your cool skin tone? We found lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, complexion products, and more that will be your new essentials. Shop our top picks ahead.
— Additional reporting by Emily Orofino