Lilikoi Looks Beauty Blog

Color Theory 101

Posted on: January 29, 2011

Love the look of red lips, but afraid it won’t work for you? You really can look great in a classic Chanel red lipstick .   It all depends on the undertone.  Here is a quick lesson in color theory to help you choose colors that best compliment your complexion.

It is important to take the undertone of your complexion into consideration. The universal categorization of undertones is as follows:

Pink undertones: cool complexion
Yellow undertones: warm complexion

There is no real method to determining your undertone. However, if your veins appear more blue, you more than likely have pink undertones. If your veins appear more green, you more than likely have yellow undertones. Seek the professional assessment of a makeup artist if you are still unsure.

Cool complexion: complimented by blue based colors
Warm complexion: complimented by yellow, orange based colors

This is a very general explanation of color theory just to give an idea of how to choose colors that will compliment you. Click here to learn more about color theory.
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