You’ve got warm skin tones (lucky girl) but you aren’t sure what makeup to wear. Just to be clear, warm tones look great with gold jewelry rather than silver and most of the time, this skin type tans rather than burns when you spend time in the sun. As a professional makeup artist, determining skin tone is the first thing I do before the first swipe of makeup goes on my client’s face. If you have warm skin tones, I have tips on what shades of makeup you should be wearing.
I should make it clear here, your skin color can range from light, medium, to dark depending on your family genes, how much sun you receive, and the time of year. However, these factors will not change the undertones, the warmth or coolness.
What foundation makeup should I wear?
Okay, you have warm skin tones. To avoid looking washed out or tired-looking, you need a foundation that has a yellow base, not a pink or red base. Look for shade names like honey, cream or creamy, tan, wheat or beige. For the perfect match, rub the product on the inside of your wrist. If the makeup blends seamlessly, you found the right one.
What about eye makeup for warm skin tones?
Some of your choices will depend on your eye color. Women with beautiful, dark brown eyes can easily pull of bluish-green shades. Light brown eyes look best with rich purples like lavenders or plums. For hazel eyes, brush on forest green or metallics like copper or gold. Black eyeliner is fine, but it can be harsh. Wear dark brown, green, navy blue or purple eyeliner. Got blue or green eyes, you should wear russet browns. (Of course, always wear what makes you feel pretty!)
What are some good lipsticks for warmer tones?
First, what you shouldn’t wear is pink blush. In most cases, warm tones need red-based blushers like peach, apricot or coral. If you have olive or brown skin, try a bolder blusher. In all cases, I suggest women with warm skin tones wear their lipstick a little darker than their cheek color. What about red lipstick? Can you wear it? Sure! Just pick a red with a brown undertone. Neutral shades like blush, sheer and peach work perfect.
Play up those warm skin tones with a light touch of bronzer across your forehead and cheeks. You’ve got such great undertones–you can pull it off!