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How to tell if you're cool or warm toned?

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I was reading a magazine and it had a "how to tell if you're cool or warm tone" section. I have reddish hair and green eyes, so I always assumed I was warm toned, but based on this test, I am cool. :surprised:

I asked a beauty-know-it-all friend of mine, and she said I was cool. I've been wearing the wrong makeup my whole life! :wall:

So I have two questions. First, how do YOU tell if you're cool or warm? Second, how do I go about selecting makeup for a fair/cool skin tone?


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Hi, i hope this website helps u. It says to "look at the underside of your arm. If your veins appear bluish you are cool toned, if they appear greenish you are warm toned". It also shows colors the different tones suit...

http://www.mineral-makeup-reviews.com/Cool...-Skin-Tone.html


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Hi, i hope this website helps u. It says to "look at the underside of your arm. If your veins appear bluish you are cool toned, if they appear greenish you are warm toned". It also shows colors the different tones suit...

http://www.mineral-makeup-reviews.com/Cool...-Skin-Tone.html


My skin is clear. Antibiotics, BP, Differin, and Yaz. Now down to just Differin and Yaz. Soon going to wean off Yaz. Took over 3 months to see much improvement. Less than 6 months since I started and my skin is 100% clear now.


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I dunno, I still think I must be warm or at least neutral, with green eyes and reddish hair. Time to visit the Clinique or MAC counter for some expert advice!


My skin is clear. Antibiotics, BP, Differin, and Yaz. Now down to just Differin and Yaz. Soon going to wean off Yaz. Took over 3 months to see much improvement. Less than 6 months since I started and my skin is 100% clear now.


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surely 'warm' toned is olive skin? I would have thought you would be cool being a redhead.

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here's my take on the whole vein thing...... i'm warm, but the veins on my wrist appear blue (the deeper ones are a bit more green tinted.) the veins at my elbows though are definitely green though. hope that helps!


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here's my take on the whole vein thing...... i'm warm, but the veins on my wrist appear blue (the deeper ones are a bit more green tinted.) the veins at my elbows though are definitely green though. hope that helps!

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[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

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the vein thing is tricky, even to me and im a makeup artist..you cant really go by that

my teacher in makeup school went around the room and held up a silver piece of cloth and a gold piece of cloth near each individuals face and deciphered whether we were cool or warm, i was the only neutral person in the room and i have olive skin so go figure

easy way to tell....if you look good in silver jewlery, your cool...if you look better in gold, your warm

also experiment...wear a baby blue shadow and if you can rock it your cool

try a gold and if you can pull that off your warm

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easy way to tell....if you look good in silver jewlery, your cool...if you look better in gold, your warm

also experiment...wear a baby blue shadow and if you can rock it your cool

try a gold and if you can pull that off your warm


Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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I feel like I'm more neutral..baa...I've never really been able to figure this out. I think browns and warm colors look pretty good on me..but than again...I think cooler colors look ok too. My veins are kind of a bluish green. haha. I have dark brown hair with hazel eyes. I have both silver and gold jewelery..and people say they both look fine. When it comes to clothes..I just think bold colors look best. Red, Hot pink, Brown, Black, Bright Blue..as opposed to pastels. I'm confused.


Wash gently with Purpose Cleaner(am and pm)

Apply Hibicleans with a cotton ball, than wash off(pm)

Small amount of BP in trouble places(am and pm)

Cetaphil moisturizer(am)

Spot treating with Neutrogena Face Lotion with AHA(am and pm)

99% clear with this regimen!! Now I just have to work on my red marks and oiliness


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the vein thing is tricky, even to me and im a makeup artist..you cant really go by that

my teacher in makeup school went around the room and held up a silver piece of cloth and a gold piece of cloth near each individuals face and deciphered whether we were cool or warm, i was the only neutral person in the room and i have olive skin so go figure

easy way to tell....if you look good in silver jewlery, your cool...if you look better in gold, your warm

also experiment...wear a baby blue shadow and if you can rock it your cool

try a gold and if you can pull that off your warm


Regimen as of Spring '11

AM:

-Paula's Choice - BHA 2% gel

-Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizer w/SPF 15

PM:

-Cleanser: Olive oil to remove makeup. Purpose facial cleanser. Experimenting with Desert Essence - Thoroughly Clean Face Wash (original)

-DKR AHA

-DKR BP

Cosmetics:

-Revlon ColorStay liquid foundation

-Meow Cosmetics foundation powder


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i like the gold/silver idea too. the vein thing always threw me off. anyway, i totally agree with going by what colors look best on you. that's how i figured it out. i found that more earthy, warm tones complimented my skin tone much better than cooler ones.


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