Cover FX Accessibilty Statment Skip to content


Your bag is empty

Article: Finding Your Undertone

Finding Your Undertone

Finding Your Undertone

What is an undertone?


In makeup, an undertone is the subtle color shade underneath the surface of your skin. The undertone is what separates similar skin tones—and makes some products look slightly off, or absolutely perfect. Knowing your undertone is the key to stellar, seamless foundation.


Your skin’s undertones can be cool, warm, or neutral. “How do I find my skin’s undertone?” you might ask.


Here are a few tricks:



Look at your wrist. Are the veins purple, blue, or green? If they’re purple, you’re a pink, cool tone. If they’re blue, you’re a neutral tone. If they’re green, you’re a warm undertone.



If gold looks better on you, you’re a warm tone. If silver looks better, you’re a cool, pink tone. If both look good, you’re a neutraltone.



Think about your skin when you're wearing a white T-shirt. If it looks brighter, you’re a cool undertone. If it looks more yellow, you’re a warm undertone. If you look exactly the same, you’re a neutral tone.

Read more

Perfect Setting powder on peach-colored background
Makeup Tutorials

Baking 101 with Perfect Setting Powder

Baking makeup refers to a makeup technique that’s all about creating a flawless-looking complexion. Watch to see how it’s done.

Read more
Photo of woman using the stippling method to apply foundation
Makeup Tutorials

Makeup Breakdown: Stippling

In makeup, “stippling” is a technique that covers imperfections in skin texture or skin tone. It works by applying liquid foundation on your face in tiny dots, then blending them together for a sup...

Read more