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Are You Warm or Cool??

Friday, March 27, 2009

Am I a warm or cool? This seems to be one of the biggest questions in cosmetics. Understanding which tone you are will help identify which makeup colors are best for you.   Here is a simple breakdown.   If you are a Cool also known as a Summer or Winter: Your eyes are typically blue or grey. Hair color is typically blonde, brown or black. Skin has definite blue and pinkish undertones. You look great in “jewel tones” like blues, greens , pinks and purples. Your foundation is most likely a pink base.
If you are a Warm also known as an Autumn or Spring:
Your eyes are typically brown, green or hazel. Hair color is typically brown, black, red, auburn, blonde or strawberry blonde. Skin has yellow/orange or olive undertones. You look great in “earth tones” like yellows, oranges, browns, yellowish greens and orange based reds. Your foundation is yellow based.

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erick1sj wrote:
1) 3/27/2009 9:23:27 AM
This is really helpful. Is it possible to be both warm and cool? Thank you!
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lynnette h wrote:
2) 3/27/2009 9:32:51 AM
ok, so where do i fit in? brown eyes, brown hair, and i look great in most colors (just not kelley green!)....i seem to remember a trick where you took a piece of paper and held on the backside of your wrist to see what color your skin cast off. i think pinks meant warm tone, blues were cool, but dont quote me!
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Tiffani wrote:
3) 3/27/2009 9:37:38 AM
Wow thanks soo much for telling us that, I have always wanted to know what colors go best for my skin tone and eye color and undertones. Now I can shop E.L.F. for those specific colors thanks soo much!!!
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Nikki's Word wrote:
4) 3/27/2009 9:43:43 AM
Thanks I never knew what others were talking about, this help me pick my colors simply. Warm (bty).
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T.T. wrote:
5) 3/27/2009 10:18:39 AM
i am a cool summer with brown eyes and blonde hair
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Emily Fine wrote:
6) 3/27/2009 11:01:48 AM
Although I'm cool, with blue undertones, I find that wearing many types of greens make me appear quite sickly! In general, jewel tones work, but not greens necessarily, due to the yellow in them and the overall colour changing relative to my face. Despite that, I sometimes like a warmer pink eyeshadow because the pink balances out the yellow enough. I use the ELF mineral eyeshadow in Sweet a lot because it slightly warms up my face and doesn't make me look jaundiced.
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cypressma wrote:
7) 3/27/2009 11:54:00 AM
OMG! Thank you so much! Now I know that I'm warm. I mostly wear anything that I think I look good in. lol I always loved all the earth tones and more natural looks anyhow. But this is just a confirmation for me. Thanx!
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LindaBeauty wrote:
8) 3/27/2009 12:54:48 PM
I am warm. Thanks for the info, didnt know all of it.
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roxieebd1195 wrote:
9) 3/27/2009 12:58:16 PM
Hey thanks for the good an inexpensive makeup
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Amanda_J_04 wrote:
10) 3/27/2009 1:06:18 PM
I'm definetly a warm, unfortunately I was hoping to be a cool lol, I guess I need to get rid of all those brightly colored clothes...
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Cadence wrote:
11) 3/27/2009 1:10:56 PM
Thanks! I finally know what I am now! This should make life much easier!
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kuri0104 wrote:
12) 3/27/2009 1:15:21 PM
I am a black haired, brown eyed girl. I really like the bright colors, but they don't look as good as browns, yellowish greens etc against my skin. Good to know that I am a warm! Thanks>>>
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fanny wrote:
13) 3/27/2009 1:23:02 PM
Thanks! I'll try out more of the warmer colors.
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sprklgrl93 wrote:
14) 3/27/2009 1:28:37 PM
im definately a warm and for some reason this makes it very difficult for me to find the right color foundation =(
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lovemakeup wrote:
15) 3/27/2009 1:48:33 PM
I am definitely a warm.I would look good in earth tones. Thanks for the advice!
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ChristinaW wrote:
16) 3/27/2009 2:05:51 PM
All this time I thought I was a winter, but low and behold I'm a spring! Now I can choose the colors that are right for me!
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winampman wrote:
17) 3/27/2009 2:20:26 PM
Will definitely forward this blog to friends.
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gregh wrote:
18) 3/27/2009 2:22:47 PM
This will help me buy the right colors for my girlfriend's b-day next month! Thanks!
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krissyo wrote:
19) 3/27/2009 2:28:00 PM
I've always been confused as to the warm and cool color question and now I know that I am a Warm color person.
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SparklingStarr wrote:
20) 3/27/2009 2:33:57 PM
Ohmigosh that is sooo funny. I would have turned around and said I am so sorry I meant Tommy Hilfiger. You were just so excited and the wrong name flew out of your mouth. LOL So funny. Amber!~
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mrslycus wrote:
21) 3/27/2009 2:35:35 PM
I'm definitely a warm. I love earthy tones like in the lower left palette of the warm colors.
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coco33 wrote:
22) 3/27/2009 2:38:36 PM
I have brown hair and brown eyes, so I guess I would be a warm. But I hate wearing yellow and green. I wish I could defect and join the cool team. (lol)
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missmegan wrote:
23) 3/27/2009 2:40:56 PM
im autumn/spring..i love the shades!!
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makeupbyjay wrote:
24) 3/27/2009 2:50:22 PM
great colors. something to compliment you year round.
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shimmers wrote:
25) 3/27/2009 2:57:59 PM
This post was very helpful, I have always been told i am a "warm" but did not know what it really meant and what colors went well with my skin. Thanks!
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Cynthesizr wrote:
26) 3/27/2009 3:07:02 PM
I didn't learn about my color palette until I was in collage and let me tell you it makes such a difference! Now, whenever I go shopping for makeup or clothes I always keep in mind the colors that look best with my features and skin tone. This is one of the best information pieces a girl can have about herself.
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beccasnail wrote:
27) 3/27/2009 3:14:19 PM
I am definitely a warm, but I still like to wear the jewel tone colors.
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sassymama wrote:
28) 3/27/2009 3:19:31 PM
I never know what I am either! According to this blog I am cool, but I have been told numerous times that peaches look good on me. I don't think so though. I am blonde with blue eyes and I really think pinks are more my color....Peeches seem to make me look sickly! Thanks for the interesting blogs...keep them coming!
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Canadian Makeup geek wrote:
29) 3/27/2009 3:20:34 PM
Im a total cool!! I have blonde hair greenish eyes and fair skin. I love purples on me they are GORGEOUS :)
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pohto9 wrote:
30) 3/27/2009 3:23:48 PM
This is a wonderful post. I am 27, the mother of four boys, and am just now starting to care about makeup and the way I look. It turns out that according to the information in this post I have been purchasing almost all of the wrong colors for my skin tone. Thanks to you I will now know exactly which colors should work best for me. Although I admit that making the switch to more lively colors is going to be a big change for me.
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roxstar wrote:
31) 3/27/2009 3:30:14 PM
I fit with everything under the cool catagory, except for I have brown eyes. Should I switch?
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lovemybabysquid wrote:
32) 3/27/2009 3:41:04 PM
Thank you so much for the help!
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mrbartthebear wrote:
33) 3/27/2009 3:44:37 PM
When I was younger ANYONE used any and every least it seemed like it.
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arnbird wrote:
34) 3/27/2009 3:50:00 PM
I can't imagine wearing such bright colors.
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lisa18 wrote:
35) 4/14/2009 1:13:22 AM
I'm warm. Golds, bronzes, and dark green really compliment my hazel eyes and golden bronze complexion. I'm not to crazy about bright colors anyhow.
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yloshaw wrote:
36) 4/14/2009 9:01:36 PM
i am still confused, i have brown hair, brown eyes light to medium skintone with pinkish undertones, i look jaundiced in green. i find that i have a hard time finding foundation for my skin tone as fair is too light and medium has yellow base. i need help
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3mommy wrote:
37) 4/19/2009 11:57:22 PM
Iam for sure cool, and look the best in jewel tones, no mater how much I like yellow or red, it just does not fly that good on me.Thanx
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Sara B. wrote:
38) 3/27/2009 3:52:59 PM
Thanks. I most of the time stick to the same colors for make up. Like browns, blacks, greys, and some light reddish browns. But I'm a jeans type of girl... so most tops are a bold color, but I stay far away from greens since my skin tone cannot really pull it off, being brown eyed and dark brown hair type of girl. :) I guess I'll have to try out some of these other colors you pointed out.
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Mishia M. wrote:
39) 3/27/2009 3:53:05 PM
I think that I'm cool. I love purples and teals, and pinks!
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jennp wrote:
40) 3/27/2009 3:53:58 PM
thanks for the help ! i think im a mix in-between both though, that is possible right?
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elkcam wrote:
41) 3/27/2009 4:22:35 PM
I am a warm. However I have found that with a little experimental time, I can usually mix any combination and come up with something that looks great! If I don't like what I have come up with I will keep playing until I like it.
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shortandsweet wrote:
42) 3/27/2009 4:27:48 PM
I am both because of my complexion, hair color, eye color, and skin color. I am a lucky girl.
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Jodi W. wrote:
43) 3/27/2009 4:28:53 PM
Is it possible to be part cool and warm?
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Lesliepen wrote:
44) 3/27/2009 4:32:54 PM
Thanks for this info, I always new I looked better in the "warm" tones but never really broke it down like this, also you know what is funny, I am warm "also know as an Autumn or Spring" my middle name is Autumn,lol.
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45) 3/27/2009 4:39:06 PM
I fall into the "cool" catagory. But to tell you the truth i find it hard to stick within the suggested colors for my catagory! Lol. I love all the colors. But I have to admit the colors in my catagory do look better on me than the colors that arn't in it.
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Erin from LI wrote:
46) 3/27/2009 4:40:22 PM
Turns out I Am both a warm and a cool. My eyes are crystal blue most of the time bit sometimes a hazel grey. My hair is medium brown in color and my skin has pinkish and some olive undertones. Jeez, no wonder I get confused when picking out makeup!! At least the chart and info above has helped me figure this system out a bit better. Thanks. :)
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47) 3/27/2009 4:50:17 PM
I am a "warm" kinda of girl when it comes to colors for makeup. Lol. Even though I can't use it much my favorite color is yellow! I'm not young enough to be sporting yellow eyeshadow!
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Roo wrote:
48) 3/27/2009 4:53:30 PM
I had my 'colors down' a few years ago and was told I am an Autumn, thanks for showing what colors go best for each!
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Lanny wrote:
49) 3/27/2009 4:58:12 PM
Hey, a concept I actually know about! I've known that I'm a warm, but this provides a bit more information, so thanks for that, Achelle!
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TheJuggler wrote:
50) 3/27/2009 5:00:54 PM
I'm a warm, but I love wearing jewel tones much more than "autumn" colors.
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Kittyhill wrote:
51) 3/27/2009 5:36:20 PM
I am warm but I like the color in the cool chart better, what should I do???
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burgundy wrote:
52) 3/27/2009 5:42:35 PM
According to this, I am a Warm, but I love using blue eye makeup! This can't be! :(
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janice851 wrote:
53) 3/27/2009 5:42:48 PM
Thanks for the info! Looks like I'm a warm :)
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TeeAre wrote:
54) 3/27/2009 5:51:08 PM
Ooh! I'm a warm. Interestingly enough, I get told red is my color often. Sure enough it's in the warm section!
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bonjourbea wrote:
55) 3/27/2009 5:51:48 PM
I am a warm or autumn. My hair is brown and my eyes are dark brown. I do look really nice in earth tones, like a nice sage green. Cool colors just look goofy or clowinish on me.
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fashionsavvy wrote:
56) 3/27/2009 5:52:26 PM
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bittersweetkiss wrote:
57) 3/27/2009 5:52:35 PM
i'm definitely a warm...i luv this i need to stock up my summer clothes with tons of orange and yellow...and green :) thanks michelle
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fashionsavvy wrote:
58) 3/27/2009 5:55:26 PM
coolio!!!! Im def a warm
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MJO wrote:
59) 3/27/2009 5:57:59 PM
I am still very confused if I am warm or cool. I have blondish hair and blue/grey eyes. Look great in Lime green and blues.... ??
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PDYerf wrote:
60) 3/27/2009 6:00:03 PM
I think that I'm a warm. It's hard to tell sometimes, though, so I really appreciate this guide. My pale skin makes it hard to always know whether I have pink undertones or yellow undertones, or maybe I'm just bad at looking :) Thank you for this guide!
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Quiara wrote:
61) 3/27/2009 6:00:11 PM
I love ELF. <3
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HG200 wrote:
62) 3/27/2009 6:30:36 PM
thanks for the tips they are always helpful!
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PDG Showgirl wrote:
63) 3/27/2009 6:39:44 PM
I love wearing makeup and looking beautiful at 72. When we have our spring shows my green eyes are made brillant with purple shadow; I have a makeup artist who does wonders. I love a lot of the cool colors also - lavender, purple, burgandy, etc. Love your website and all the wonderful makeups, offers and excellent prices.
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Lipglosslover wrote:
64) 3/27/2009 6:58:53 PM
I can be both Warm and Cool. I have dark brown hair and brown eyes. My skin is a milky, peach colour but I can looking stunning in turquoise, brilliant in orange, ravishing in red and pretty in pink. I get alot of compliments when I wear orange, green, red, black, turquoise, pink, pretty much all the colours of the rainbow.
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Kristizzle wrote:
65) 3/27/2009 7:06:21 PM
I never knew what I was before but I always loved browns on me. But now I know I'm a warm so I get to stick with what Ive been getting. This chart was really helpful. Thanks!
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ladyballa23 wrote:
66) 3/27/2009 7:27:57 PM
This is pretty cool. I'm a Warm. It will help me pick out the colors for my summer wardrobe! =)
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lovely tina wrote:
67) 3/27/2009 7:49:09 PM
I think so i m very warm.......
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Amanda87 wrote:
68) 3/27/2009 7:51:02 PM
I can't wait to try your product! I have found lots of cool items, and tips so far! Thanks again!
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fuujin515 wrote:
69) 3/27/2009 7:58:09 PM
This is really interesting! Now I have an idea what color looks good on me! Thanks a lot!
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Miji wrote:
70) 3/27/2009 8:04:18 PM
I am definitely a warm and love dark red lip glosses! I'd also recommend wearing red and black.
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JayInYoFace wrote:
71) 3/27/2009 8:05:34 PM
wow, thanks for the info. i think, im a cool skin tone.
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mandyjonas wrote:
72) 3/27/2009 8:15:39 PM
cool! i am a warm
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pinkstilettos wrote:
73) 3/27/2009 8:16:25 PM
Oh, this is such a big help. Thank you!
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darkhairedgirl wrote:
74) 3/27/2009 8:33:07 PM
I am always confused by this... I have yellow toned skin but look better in cool colors... maybe I am just weird.:)
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sweetvoyce94 wrote:
75) 3/27/2009 8:50:49 PM
wow thanks for the tips!
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Case1130 wrote:
76) 3/27/2009 8:59:18 PM
I've just recently discovered my makeup "season"...what a money saver! :)
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missannie wrote:
77) 3/27/2009 9:05:59 PM
I feel I am warm because I wear neutral colors. I never knew the difference between the warm or cool until now. I just always wore the natural tones. Thanks Elf!
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Lsaku001 wrote:
78) 3/27/2009 8:02:08 PM
I am for sure a warm tone person. I am Asian so I have very dark hair and eyes along with yellow undertones in my skin. I do find that more neutral earth tones do fit my skin better than the bright cool toned shades. I find it a little hard to find foundation sometimes being that a lot of them aren't yellow based so when they go on they look a little too white or chalky for my yellow skin. I have found lighter mineral powder foundation is easier to match since it delivers a more sheer finish. Although, I have heard somewhere and it was probably wrong advice that blue/purple shades can bring out brown eyes.
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courtneybrooke wrote:
79) 3/27/2009 9:09:00 PM
before e.l.f i could never find the perfect colour of foundation it would always be to pink or to yellow
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DC wrote:
80) 3/27/2009 9:15:32 PM
I'm definitely a warm & I really like brown eyeshadow!!
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dianaa wrote:
81) 3/27/2009 9:37:23 PM
this is so cool! i think i'm autumn/spring :)
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makeupcrazy wrote:
82) 3/27/2009 9:45:27 PM
Wow great article it really helps me
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lizada wrote:
83) 3/27/2009 10:31:52 PM
yup i think im more of a cooler color!!! i lov the way that i can use all those purtty colors!!!!
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Nancy a wrote:
84) 3/27/2009 10:46:57 PM
Thanks so much, I am asian with brown eyes and black/brown wonder i think i look sick when i wear bright colors like those in the cool collection. My makeup is mostly earth tones but are there any tricks for me to be able to use colors in the cool collection without looking pale and sick?
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Tmansfield wrote:
85) 3/27/2009 10:57:34 PM
I wonder if there is any way for a "cool" to work with yellow- it looks horrible on my face, but it's my favorite color! I'm a VERY pale "cool" and the lighter pinks make me look super washed out...
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lola2468 wrote:
86) 3/27/2009 11:52:57 PM
Ahh!! Thanks a million. Ever since I watched this one movie where they were talking about warm or cool colors, I've been wondering what I might be. Now I know for sure that I am warm! Thanks. xD
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estherkim wrote:
87) 3/28/2009 12:08:40 AM
I think I'm an autumn/spring. I really do love the "cool" colors but they just don't seem to work with me/my skin
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katie89 wrote:
88) 3/28/2009 12:11:04 AM
this is interesting because i would wear more cool type colors but should really be wearing warm ones. Thanks
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teasecake wrote:
89) 3/28/2009 12:14:50 AM
i never knew if i was warm or cool...i think im warm
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kbuzz wrote:
90) 3/28/2009 12:43:01 AM
I am certain I am a "warm" tone. I have hazel eyes...dark blonde...yellowish tones to my skin. I do find that I look best in browns..greens..and even some oranges. I like my makeup to be subtle...but with the attention to my eyes. I like to wear soft taupe browns and accent with shades of greens and even mauves. I like a youthful foundation but a well defined eye and a neutral lip.
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simplyserendipity wrote:
91) 3/28/2009 1:15:45 AM
This is great, especially for beginners. I find it easier to find flattering colors on me, I now know NOT to buy any yellows or yellow based color makeup. =)
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brandeezy wrote:
92) 3/28/2009 1:36:18 AM
i'm definitely a warm. just looking at the colors, i liked them more. then i read the description.
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sassykt wrote:
93) 3/28/2009 3:36:07 AM
i just discovered this website. this will be where i buy my cosmetics from now on. can't believe the savings. look forward to placing my first order.
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JLCG wrote:
94) 3/28/2009 3:54:09 AM
Very useful color chart, thank you! This is very accurate (I'm a "warm" person) and this chart is very helpful in determining makeup colors. Thanks!
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chauder wrote:
95) 3/28/2009 4:06:48 AM
Thanks! This is really helpful. It would be cool if you could have some actual photos of models that represent these tones and the makeup that's most suited for them.
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Chocolime wrote:
96) 3/28/2009 4:09:05 AM
Thanks! those are great tips!
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allysonlee wrote:
97) 3/28/2009 4:16:37 AM
wow awesome!!! i'm gonna print this page!
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pixiecheeks wrote:
98) 3/28/2009 5:27:21 AM
So helpful!! I will rely consider tryi g this when buying makeup .) thAnks!!!
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msbunnilee wrote:
99) 3/28/2009 6:20:26 AM
Wow, that really helped ME out. Thanks for clearing that up!
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Beachbnny wrote:
100) 3/28/2009 7:51:59 AM
I have always had a hard time picking out my base color. It's tough to figure out if I'm cool or warm. This color palette is super helpful :)
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MariMari wrote:
101) 3/28/2009 8:27:38 AM
Thanks for posting this! I always have such a hard time figuring this out. I'm very fair and things usually look orangey on me.
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LivinGlamorously wrote:
102) 3/28/2009 3:58:52 PM
i'm def warm. thanks for the tips!
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deb284 wrote:
103) 3/28/2009 4:40:57 PM
Is it possible to be both warm & cool? There are colors in both palates that work for me.
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kclark071888 wrote:
104) 3/28/2009 6:22:13 PM
I have green eyes, blonde hair and my skin has a reddish undertone. Am I a warm or a cool? Thanks, I love E.L.F.!!
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Kimeh wrote:
105) 3/28/2009 9:33:26 PM
I'm pretty sure I'm 'warm', which is good because I like those colors better. =D
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$@r@ wrote:
106) 3/28/2009 10:42:40 PM
im 13 and i just wanted to say that this chart telling me what i am, cool or warm, really helped.i am young and never knew any of that information. now i know and that will probably help me to pick out the right makeup! thank you, $@r@
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Rosemay wrote:
107) 3/29/2009 1:23:52 AM
I'm a typical Cool. My favorite colors for makeup are purple and blue. From this piece of information, I'm right to choose these colors. It's good to know and I'm happy to find out that I have found the perfect color tones for myself.
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elfy78 wrote:
108) 3/29/2009 1:46:54 AM
i m warm like my heart:-) n luv the earhty shades
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dearprishy wrote:
109) 3/29/2009 3:14:09 AM
I'm a warm! I like some of the cool colors though. :(
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110) 3/29/2009 1:47:50 PM
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Kjones1221 wrote:
111) 3/29/2009 6:34:23 PM
This is always intersting to me. According to this description I'm a warm tone, but I generally look terrible in many of the colors (yellows, oranges, and browns) that are on the chart and look great in most of the cool colors (purples, bright greens, and blues).
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SamPip410 wrote:
112) 3/29/2009 8:40:06 PM
I am Cool! Blonde hair, blue eyes, and I love blues, pinks, and purples on my eyes! This definitely made it more clear of what I need to shop for when searching for what is right for me! Thanks!
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jennax0x wrote:
113) 3/29/2009 10:46:02 PM
i now learned that i'm warm! this helped a lottt, thank you so much!
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adri twins wrote:
114) 3/30/2009 8:35:39 AM
i like this alot this wonderful to get the best color
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jammies wrote:
115) 3/30/2009 9:25:41 AM
I am def a warm, I have brown hair and brown eyes. I am grasteful cause I like the warm colors better.
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Smartpiper wrote:
116) 3/30/2009 12:20:32 PM
Thanks so much for finally explaining to me what my "color" is. I have heard so much about it, but have never really understood what it meant or what color I am. Now I know. Thanks!!
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Princess Violinist wrote:
117) 4/13/2009 8:38:01 PM
crap i'm both blue eyes brown hair cool skin with an orangish undertone warm.
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brown_cresha wrote:
118) 4/13/2009 10:40:05 PM
I am warm. My hair is brown, my eyes are brown,and i have a olive skin tone. I typically go for the earth tones-like browns,oranges,and reds because it compliments my skin tone perfectly.
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Mitcher wrote:
119) 3/30/2009 3:04:49 PM
I am a warm color person, and also a person of color (smile). I know this before I saw your color chart. I want to say how happy I am with all the products I have ordered. I was sent your website about 6 - 8 weeks ago, and took a chance and placed an order for 14 items. Sure enough when my products arrived I was extremely pleased and actually tickled pink. I just love the cream eyeshadows and look forward to applying them each morning. I have order again so I can have a backup for the colors I use most. I have passed along the website to family and friends and told them to expect to be happy upon the arrival of the products. Thanks for the newsletter. Signed Mitcher in St. Louis
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AllieLovesElf wrote:
120) 3/30/2009 3:28:35 PM
Thank you so much for this chart! I could never decide what was better for my blue eyes, nude colors, or kind of corresponding blue or green! This will definitely be a huge help for my next party or event!(:
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yellowtulips wrote:
121) 3/30/2009 3:32:35 PM
Loooooooooooove this!
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sweetj11 wrote:
122) 3/30/2009 3:45:41 PM
I remember seeing this a long time ago. So "Thank-you" for the refresher. It's no wonder why some colors look so good against you skin.. and other just doesn't do anything for you. Now that the warmer weather is come. I know which colors wll compliment me. And which ones may not. I love E.L.F. Thanks for going the extra mile in keeping us looking beautiful !!
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princesskarkar123 wrote:
123) 3/30/2009 8:04:48 PM
Wow...I have always wondered what 'season' I am. Now I know! Thanks for the tips.
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Amelia <3 wrote:
124) 3/30/2009 8:53:14 PM
Haha; I'm definitely warm colors. Although I like the look of cooler colors better. =/
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Jennifer hong<3 wrote:
125) 3/31/2009 8:52:37 AM
my eyes are brown >.<
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cas124 wrote:
126) 3/31/2009 2:03:22 PM
I have always had difficulty deciding whether I was "warm" or "cool", and thought since I was blonde w/blue eyes, I was a "warm". Maybe it is time to try the "cool" as I do tend to choose those colors. Thanks so much.
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newmommee47 wrote:
127) 3/31/2009 3:43:35 PM
I totally agree that I'm a "cool" girl! I do not like purples tho.
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shanaram wrote:
128) 3/31/2009 11:23:44 PM
Wonderful! I've been not choosing my concealer right. No wonder it looks weird. Thanks for the tip ;)
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MsSarahNoel wrote:
129) 4/2/2009 2:53:15 AM
I found this to be really interesting. I found out that I'm a "cool." Although, I don't think I look good in green. Blues and purples are my favorite.
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IsilwenTinuviel wrote:
130) 4/2/2009 5:45:27 PM
hmmm... I'm still not sure if I'm a cool or a warm. But I've always been drawn towards jewel tones. I have green eyes and my natural hair color is dark brown. I have pale skin but I'm not sure what my undertones are. I've heard that if your veins are blue then you are a cool and if they're green then you're a warm. But my veins on my hands and wrists seem to change colors all the time so that doesn't really help me. Is it possible to be both warm and cool? Am I a neutral? I do find that most foundations are too pink for me though. Oh well, the quest continues...
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kk123 wrote:
131) 4/2/2009 9:22:18 PM
that's so helpful!!! I am warm and those colors definetly look best on me :) now i have so many options. thanks!!!
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StacyM wrote:
132) 4/3/2009 10:11:29 AM
I am warm to a "T", hazel eyes, brown hair, olive undertones so much that I need a tan to look any thing other than olive haha. Would my skin look sickly if I went platinum blonde instead of my normal dark brown? (i have short, short hair)
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cool breeze wrote:
133) 4/3/2009 10:48:07 AM
The posting got it wrong. I'm a winter - my skin is warm (yellow base) and I therefore look best in white, black and cool (blue tone) colors. If I wear yellow or orange, for example, it makes me look even more yellow. But a cool color balances out the warm skin tone. The test is to place a very warm (yellow) or very cool (white) color under your chin. You'll see the difference immediately, and the wrong color will glow on your chin.
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Rini wrote:
134) 4/3/2009 11:42:42 AM
Well here's a question... I've got red hair and green eyes, but have enough ruddiness in my cheeks that most foundations look far too yellow on me, while the rest of my skin is very pale and many foundations just have too much color regardless of tone. Any thought on what tone I am, or do I get to pick and choose? :D
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GinaBina wrote:
135) 4/3/2009 11:51:46 AM
This post is very helpful. I've owned cool vs. warm color swatches for awhile, and it seems the trend is more muted vs. vivid colors. Take red for instance, red is considered a warm color, but adding a tiny amount of blue to it will make it "cooler" so you cool people can wear it well. Same for warms, but adding a small amount of yellow to the red makes it a reddish-orange to make the red "warmer". And don't forget us neutrals who can generally wear both sides give or take a few colors; and to think, "am I a muted or a vivid color wearer".
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PamK wrote:
136) 4/3/2009 12:30:36 PM
Years ago I worked for Avon and we would drape people with fabric and do the whole nine yards to figure out if they were "cool" or "warm". I always considered myself a warm, but during a conference they decided I was a cool! Now I'm thinking I'm a warm again by my hair (brown) and eyes (green). I just know that I look better in richer colors as opposed to light pastels or white . . . unless I have a tan. I'd love to have my colors professionally done!
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Soon to be his Wife wrote:
137) 4/3/2009 1:06:23 PM
I am both warm and cool. I have blue eyes and pink undertones in my skin but I have auburn hair. I look good in just about all colors. I can pull off the cool colors very well but I also look good in yellows and oranges. I can't wear bright reds because it washes me out, but other than that I can wear just about whatever I want.
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irishgalnyc wrote:
138) 4/3/2009 2:25:49 PM
This is good to keep in mind. But i am confused since I have red hair, but blue eyes and what I thought were blue undertones. Now I am second guessing.
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Dottie wrote:
139) 4/3/2009 5:23:07 PM
it is possible to be both warm and cool, it is called being "on the cusp" I stick to more neutral colors myself and play up with my favorite colors, like Corals and violets and golden greens...
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lalaland888 wrote:
140) 4/4/2009 12:04:54 PM
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harmeetxoxo wrote:
141) 4/4/2009 5:02:22 PM
im deffinitley a warm!
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frenchykatz wrote:
142) 4/4/2009 6:59:22 PM
I was draped at a store once and told I was a winter. I look best in black and jewel tones and washed out in pastels. I've got green eyes and ash blonde hair and I think I look ok in autum colors.
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puzzled wrote:
143) 4/9/2009 12:09:22 PM
oh i guess i'm warm then. is it necessary to follow your colors though? is that why some ppl look better in pink that bronze?
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linlenetta wrote:
144) 4/9/2009 11:29:34 PM
I am definately a warm person. This is very helpful because I am always wondering what eye shadow colors would look best on me! THANKS!!!!!!!!
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145) 4/11/2009 11:47:51 PM
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Jacqueee wrote:
146) 4/13/2009 2:36:22 PM
Ooooh! This is so helpful! Apparently, I'm warm colored! I've been trying to find this out since forever! Thanks again ELF!
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Makeup Challenged wrote:
147) 5/4/2009 7:26:52 PM
Thanks for the breakdown. I always tell my friends that I don't wear reds and blues very well and that my undertones were green and yellow. I wear a lot of brown and green. This is very helpful.
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aphrodite021 wrote:
148) 5/27/2009 9:33:13 PM
hmm, I guess I've always been not the norm. I'm a cool tone, with brown eyes and dark brown hair. Every time I wear any jewel tone colors, especially teal or pinks, I get tons of compliments. According to all these charts, I should be a warm tone (I've been professionally matched). So, I guess there's always exceptions.
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Catherinee wrote:
149) 1/30/2010 11:49:04 PM
Lol.. I'm never good with this because I never fit in the categories just right.. I mean.. You tell me. Where do I fit? Red hair, pale blue/green eyes, pale skin with pink undertones. That's both categories :|
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Jenna12 wrote:
150) 11/2/2010 9:37:51 AM
I am warm toned!!
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151) 2/4/2014 11:04:00 PM
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dana2 wrote:
152) 9/11/2014 7:46:29 PM
I am a cool and warm. I can wear medium blues, aqua & olive green. I can wear black, Orange reds, browns and light pink. I have red brown hair with fake blind hi-lites. I am pale in the winter and tan in the summer. So, am I yellow or pink based. CANNOT WEAR ANY YELLOW.
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FancyWoman wrote:
153) 10/9/2014 4:07:29 AM
I've been involved in Makeup Artistry and the Fashion Industry for 25 years and there is a very simple, fast technique to determine if you are cool or warm. Look at the underside of your wrist. If your veins look blue you are definitely a COOL, If your veins look green you are definitely a WARM. Simple as that. Another technique is using a RED lipstick. Apply the lipstick as you normally would but skip the lip liner, it's not necessary. If the red lipstick has even the slightest orange tone on your lips and makes your teeth look dull, you are a COOL...get rid of that lipstick. If the red lipstick has a rich blue/red tone and makes your teeth look whiter than usual you are definitely a COOL and that's the lipstick to keep. The lipstick technique in reverse will determine that you are a WARM. Red lipstick with an orange tone will make your teeth brighter and complexion fresh. A rich red lipstick with a blue/red tone will not only make your teeth look dull but you'll immediately think it looks clownish. Red lipsticks are difficult to select. Some look red in the tube but fuchsia on your lips. If you are interested in learning more about how to select the correct beautiful red e.l.f. lipstick for your skin tone, send me a reply. ALL of my red lipsticks that look spectacular have been purchased right here on this website and look as good or better than many high end brands.
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