If you’ve had a Colour me Beautiful colour analysis consultation previously, you’ll have been told as part of your analysis whether you have a Warm or a Cool undertone as your second characteristic. You could also be Warm or Cool as your main dominant colour category.

What are undertones?

Your undertone is the colour just below the surface of your skin. Regardless of whether you have a tan or not, it doesn’t change. The colours you wear in both your clothes and make-up should compliment your undertone as if you get it wrong, it could cause your skin to look lacklustre, sallow or even grey.

Determining your skin tone

A quick way to determine if you have a Warm or Cool undertone is to look at the inside of your forearm. For those with a Cool undertone; the veins will appear blue/purple in natural light. Those with a Warm undertone will have green/olive veins in natural light. If you compare the colour of the inside of your forearm with friends then as long as you don’t all have the same colouring, you’ll notice some differences. As this isn’t an exact science, if you’d like a definitive answer then please get in touch and book a colour analysis.

Once you have determined what your undertone is, you can use the guidelines set out below to help you select the best make-up shades and either order them straight to your door from my online shop (link also in menu) or arrange to call in to the studio to try any out.

Make Up!

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If you have a Warm undertone, try drawing attention to your eyes with our gorgeous eyeshadows in gold whisper or olive. Wear with a moss eye pencil.

Cool undertones can play around with eyeshadows in pinks, purples and blues. Plus, we love a slick of Navy mascara and those with blue eyes will see it makes them really stand out!


If you’re warm opt for peach or coral shades. A sweep of our Muscat or Salmon blusher will give you a subtle of hint of colour on the cheeks.

Those with a Cool undertone should go for something a little pinker. Our Marsala or candy blusher is perfect to pop into your magnetic colour box.


Finish your look with a little lippy! Feeling bright and bold? Go for our fresh and fun Coral lipstick if you have a Warm undertone or our old favourite; Sheer rum.

The Cool customers could opt for our Pink Shell lip gloss; the perfect finishing touch to your make-up look or try Soft mauve lipstick.

Want to try out some new make up shades? Get in touch to book your makeup appointment.