1. Warm or Cool?
First look at a person's skin colour in comparison to a neutral colour foundation.
(If you don't have a neutral colour, compare it to a pink colour and a olive colour foundation.)
Does it fall to a warm (olive) or cool (pink) side? Or what about in between - Neutral?
Mix your proportions using the available colours you have for the perfect % combination of cool and warm..
2. Common undertone colours
For example, East Indian/East Asian for the medium-darker skintones have a lot of golden, olive based colour in it. For the more fair skintones, it is usually pink or neutral based, and sometimes a combination of both!
Orientals usually have a olive, yellow, yellow/green undertone sometimes or a golden yellow tinge.
Mediterranean skintones sometimes have a sallow complexion that would look nice if a cool pink, tan undertone is added to their complexion
Latinas/Hispanic ethnicities often times have a beautiful gold or warm tan undertone.
African American skintones have a ruddy rustic red colour sometimes, or an orange/yellow gold glow.
For the common Fair Caucasian, has a pink undertone with a lot of blue, red, often times purple discoloration and will look best with warmer orange, warm tan colours!
This is a more generalized indication of what undertones are in different ethnicities but use your eye and intuition as it is the best indicator for you!
I hope these tips have provided you a better understanding of how to makeup different skintones!
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