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Finding your Undertones

Now that you've identified your skin tone based on depth, it's important to identify your undertone to find your perfect match. We know that this can be a daunting task, but we're here to help! Remember not to factor in superficial colors on top of the skin such as red patches due to dryness or rosacea.

First remove all color surrounding you. Wear white, wrap your hair up in a white towel and remove all jewelry. Put yourself in natural light, and place a white sheet of paper next to your cheek. What do you see? If you see more blue and pink you are a (R)osy undertone. If you see more yellow and green you are a (G)olden undertone. Hard to tell? Don't stress, you are probably (N)eutral.

If you need more help determining your color, try ordering our 7 piece sample kit!

 

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20 thoughts on “Finding your Undertones”

  • wafa

    i am accustomed to buying winged butter shade.... Which is it now??

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    • em

      Hello Wafa,

      The 3W Golden Beige is quite similar to the Winged Butter. They are both for light to medium skin with yellow undertones. We also offer the 7 Piece Sample Kit so that you can try out a variety of base shades as well. Thank You!

      Reply
  • Ashley

    I previously used Light matte; which is it now?

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    • em

      Hello Ashley,

      Not all shades in the old formula are available in the new formula. But you may want to try shades like 0W, 1W, 2W, 3W and 4W to see if any of these shades is your perfect match. You can try the shades through our 7 Piece Sample Kit. Thank You!

      Reply
  • Nicole

    If I have rosy undertones, should I buy a base with warm undertones to balance out the pink?

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    • em

      Hello Nicole,

      No, you would have to use a base with rosy undertones to complement your skin tone. You can email us at thanks@everydayminerals.com so that we could assist you further in your base shade selection. Thank You!

      Reply
  • Marisol

    I previously used semi matte base olive medium, which is it now?

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    • em

      Hello Marisol,

      The 5W Golden Tan is the closest match in comparison to the Olive Medium. We also offer the 7 Piece Sample Kit so that you can try out a variety of base shades as well. Thank You!

      Reply
  • Andrell Nottage

    When are you coming out with the 7C and 7W shades! I am really interested in having my mom try this out but the 7N looks too light for her.

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  • bebe

    I previously used semi matte base light natural , which jojoba base match for me?

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    • em

      Hi Bebe,

      The Sand Jojoba is the closest match in comparison to the Light Neutral Semi Matte base. Sand is a bit darker and more yellow. Thank You!

      Reply
  • ruen

    i'm so confuse with the shade that perfect to me, i have asian skin and my skin are very fair. kind of light yellow skintone.
    i thought before to renewal, the linen or fariy light neutral will fit me. but i'm still not sure. what is difference with them and how it changed?

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    • em

      Hi Ruen,

      We have a completely new Matte and Semi-Matte line with a unique and easy name system. You can learn more about it on our Blog. Here's the link to it: http://www.everydayminerals.com/store/stories/new-matte-and-semi-matte-base-names/ You can email us at thanks@everydayminerals.com so that we can assist you better in your base shade selection. Thank You!

      Reply
  • Casey

    I'm light to fair skin with a slight tinge of olive color, but my cheeks are very red as with tip of nose. I tan good in moderate amounts of sun. I'm Thinking I'm a nertural but maybe wrong. I was gonna try 1 and 2 n and bare in jojoba. Also 2 c as well as 1 and 2. Am I going in wright or wrong direction. Was gonna get either color corrector green concealer or multi task concealer for dark circles as well as redness on cheeks.

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    • em

      Hi Casey,

      Yes, those shades are good choices :) The Mint Color Corrector helps neutralize redness on skin and the Multitasking concealer is indeed for fair to light complexions. Thank You!

      Reply
  • Sarah

    I tried 5 samples and I think beige 3N semi-matte base is the best tone for me, BUT I do like the texture of jojoba, which jojoba base match for me?

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    • em

      Hi Sarah,

      You can try the Cream and Shell Blanc through our 7 Piece Sample Kit to see if any of these shades is your perfect match. Thank You!

      Reply
  • Janet Sanchez

    I am accustomed to buying Golden medium can you please tell me which is it now?

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    • em

      Hi Janet,

      The 3W Golden Beige is the closest shade in comparison to the Golden Medium.

      Olive shades need green added, so we would recommend that you add the Mint Color Corrector to your base shade that matches closest to your complexion. Thank You!

      Reply
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