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, if you don’t have a Warm or Cool dominant colouring type.

What are undertones?

It’s 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 your clothes and make-up should ideally compliment your undertone, otherwise it could cause your skin to look lacklustre, sallow or 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. It’s not the most accurate, but if the veins appear blue or purple in natural light, it may indicate you have a cool undertone. A green or olive veins in natural light would be warm. 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. This isn’t an exact science! An accurate and definitive result can be obtained when you book your own colour analysis.

If you know what your undertone is, you can use the guidelines below to help you select the best make-up shades. These are supplied by Colour me Beautiful from the online shop, or arrange to call in to the studio to try before you buy.

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. A slick of Navy mascara for those with blue eyes will make 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. 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 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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]