When you know whether the undertone of your skin color is warm or cool, you also know which colors best suit your skin type. And you can choose a color that makes you look your best!
First you have to understand what an undertone is.
The undertone of your skin does not refer to your skin color, but your undertone is determined by the amount of pigment in your skin and shines through your skin.
The undertone does not change with exposure to the sun. So if you are very pale in winter and deep brown in summer, your undertone will always remain the same.
Your undertone doesn't have to match what you see on the surface. You may have pink or reddish skin, but your undertone may actually be yellow.
There are three undertones (which apply to all nationalities), namely:
- A cool undertone
- A neutral undertone
- A warm undertone
When you know whether the undertone of your skin color is warm or cool, you also know which colors best suit your skin type. And you can choose a competition bronzer color that makes you look your best!
This also applies to (posing) clothing. Everyone has a piece of clothing in the closet that you know that the color looks very good on you, or not. This has everything to do with the undertone of your skin.
The same goes for bronzers. If you use a bronzer that doesn't match your skin tone, you can look gray or orange.
A bronzer with a lot of yellow pigment will look very yellow or orange on a cool skin tone.
A bronzer with a lot of pink pigment will look gray on a warm skin tone.
So: If you have a cool undertone, your skin undertone is bluish, choose a color with a blue undertone, avoid colors such as orange and yellow.
If you have a warm undertone, your skin undertone is yellowish. Then choose colors with a yellow undertone.
If you have a neutral undertone, you're in luck and most colors look great on you.
On the color charts below you can see which colors suit a cool undertone and warm undertone. People with a neutral undertone can choose from both cards.
This information is of course only valid as an aid because there are of course always exceptions.