A woman is applying color theory makeup to her cheek with a blush brush
Our Complete Guide To The Color Theory Makeup Trend
Learn The Basics
It can be difficult to match your makeup to what you see in an online tutorial. However, you can do so without purchasing new products by using color theory.
Undertone Categories
Your undertones are the shades that sit underneath your skin tone and fall into one of three categories: cool, warm, or neutral.
Identifying Undertones
To identify your undertones, look at the veins in your wrist. Blue or purple veins mean cool, green or olive means warm, and both blue and green mean neutral.
Use The Color Wheel
When you’re shade matching, you need to know which colors are cool or warm; when color correcting, you need to know complementary colors.
Start With Concealer
A color correcting concealer neutralizes skin insecurities, like dark circles or acne, by offsetting the color you wish to cover with its complementary color.