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The Best Makeup for Cool Undertones
Dana Manuel
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Tailoring your makeup to your skin’s undertone is the simplest way to transform your look from pretty to pretty amazing. While you can wear any makeup trend and shade that you want, there are particular shades that will flatter you more than others. The key to knowing your ideal shade is knowing your undertone. This information will be very useful when you scour the makeup counters for the perfect red lipstick. It will also save you from buying colors that will wash you out or make you look sallow.

Here are a two questions to consider before looking for your shade:

How do I know if I have a cool undertone?

Does your skin have a pink, blue, or red tinge? Check your wrists for the color of your veins. Cool-toned girls typically have blue and purple veins and their skin easily burns when exposed to the sun. 

What are the most flattering shades for my cool complexion?

Cool undertones look best in cool shades such as bright pink, taupe, blue, gray, and purple. For an ultra flattering look, try going for a rosy pink blush that mimics your skin's natural flush. For the eyes, jewel-toned eyeshadows such as green, blue, and cool browns will work best. For the lips, mauves, light pinks, and berries will suit your pinkish skin best.

iamClaire. recommends these products for rosy or cool undertones:


Do you have a cool undertone? Leave us a comment to let us know what your go-to shades are!