olive skin tone makeup

Decide skin tones & skin undertones for makeup

skin tone for makeup

Your skin tones white, orange or red. This doesn’t matter, but the matter is three subjects. Which makeup should I use for my skin color? Why my skin is black or white? How to know my skin tone & skin undertones? Most of the people find this three answer.

Who read this article? Maybe you are also searching these three answers. That’s why you read my article. So keep reading to know the answer.

But I want to start a discussion about why our skin shade is different. Maybe this answer helps you to relax. That’s why I want to start with them. So start reading this article for relaxing & coolness.

Reason for different skin colors

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different skin colors

Lots of people believe it is defended on a person’s parents, family, geographic area etc. It’s generally mean is if your parents are black. You will be black. If your father is black and mother is white. You will be black or white in any colour.

Sometimes they believe is true. But it is not strong evidence. Because lots of people brown on the 100% white family. But she is black. How it is possible if people are true.

But the truth is it’s defending on lots of subjects. Genetic, sunlight, melanin, etc. There is the most valuable subject is melanin. Because melanin produces new skin cells. However, it does not only ensure skin colour. It also ensures your hair & eye color.

Melanin surrounds by six genes. When melanin come into the sunlight. They produce skin cells. And most of the time melanin depend on the genetic and some other subjects. That’s why your family any person was black. Your skin can be black. If your parents is white.

Sometimes it’s defending on presented of melanin distribution. It also depends on the types of melanin & amount. There I am not interested in to discuss everything about melanin. Because not possible to discuss in one article.

What is my skin tone?

list of all skin colors

It is a common question. That’s want to know every person in the world. But it identifies very easy. You can conform to the skin surface color various ways. There I show you some easiest way of helping you.

But before starting need to know the difference between skin tone & skin undertone. Because that’s had lots of differences between them.

When any woman finds the best makeup by her skin tone based. Personally, I believe this is her wrong aide. She needs to find skin undertone base makeup products.  So undertone is very important for a makeup lover.

What is skin tone?

skin tones names

Sometimes I love to say. This is the human body color. You can also call the surface color of the skin. So easy to identify and no need to worry. That divided into three different categories.  The three are-

  • Light
  • Medium
  • Dark

What is skin undertones?

What is skin undertones

Come to the main point. That is an undertone of the skin. Personally, I love to say this is a layer of skin colours.  That can be divided into four steps. All types very well known & you already know. But you don’t know this is skin undertone.

  • Cool
  • Warm
  • Natural and
  • Olive

Now need to know how to identify. There I show you two easiest way to conform. But lots of technique is available. I hope this two is very easy. That’s why I explain

Fast method

how to determine skin undertone

Any person can conform by her vein color. But before starting the skin tone test. Need to remove makeup & gently clean face. That helps to get the natural tone. Also, you have to find natural daylight.

Now, look of your veins. Find the color of the veins. If your veins are green & blue. You are a natural skin tones person. Only green veins indicate a warm tone. Cool tone person conforms by her blue or purple veins.

I think this is the easiest method in the world. Now I discuss second ways to conform. This is also easy.

Second technique

different skin undertones

This is easy way only for women. Because it is silver & a gold jewelry test.  Silver jewelry looks good with a cool tone. Gold wall bland with warm undertones.

There I am not interested to stop color testing. I want to explain one more way from my own experience. You can also understand by the arms, inner part.

Because this is one of the best parts of the body. That’s always safe from the sun. Now look your arms inside & determine color.

Makeup for fair & light tone

fair skin makeup tips

Fair & light skin almost smaller. Fair just stabilized by less yellow undertone.  On the other hand, light tone is more yellow than fair. Another easy way you can confirm. That is fair skin is a very light, more than light skin.

I researched between them. That’s why this is my own experience & own theory. Also, I include fair and light skin in a category.

Generally, I also love to say it is white skin. That is a common color of north Asia & Europe people. Also, this skin easily burns in the sun.


If you are fair skin women. Just try light pink, mauve, natural coral & light nude lipstick. Also pink nude, pink coral & light orange-reds best for you. There I show my favorite four collections.

Sunset metallic

A liquid creation & pigment is dusty mauve. That’s why it is a long-lasting lipstick for us. Also, it’s matte formulation comfortable to wear.

Covergirl decadent peach

A bright pink color creation with a smooth and soft feel. Really, it is smooth. Because of moisturizing & shea butter formulation. That stays enough time.

Colorbar obsessed orange

Matte finishes, but shiny orange look. Because of two in one formulation. Stay up to 4 and 5 hours with soft & smooth feel.

Hooked on Pink

A pink color based lipstick. That stays for two to four hours. After wearing, you gain a smooth & creamy feel. Just try this for a bold look.


foundation for fair skin tone

When come to take foundation. You can choice slit pink and yellow-based products. Just try to avoid dark color. Best way to stay with a natural look. I think you can understand. I recommend this two

Revlon nearly naked

This lightweight and oil-free formulations easily blend with skin. Without any white issue. Also save the skin from sunburn. Because it is formulated with spa 20. So summer is not a problem for us.

Trublend m2 liquid foundation

Lots of color is available. But I chose M2 for light & fair skin surface. But sweet for all types of skin tone. This is another oil-free and liquid foundation collection. I use with my oily skin.

Eye shadow

Pink & gray-brown is my desired color. But you can also try copper, bronze etc. Here are two of my choices. I think you love my choice. That’s come with a different colour in a box. Just collect and enjoy with them.

Naked2 palette

best eyeshadow palette

It’s packed with twelve different beautiful shades. Included sparkle for the shiny eye. Each palette design with mirror, blending brush, & double-ended shadow. Her color range able to create a smooth, modern and cool look.

Twelve color list
  • Verve – oyster glitter
  • Foxy – cream bisque
  • Suspect – pale golden beige shimmer
  • Half Baked – golden-bronze looks sparkle
  • Booty call – cork glitter
  • Pistol – light greyish brown & sparkle
  • Tease – creamy pale brown matte
  • Chopper – copper shimmer & silver micro-glitter
  • Snakebite – dark bronze by twinkle
  • Ydk – cool bronze twinkle
  • Busted – deep brown with shimmer
  • Blackout – blackest black by matte
Maybelline Quad in sapphire

eyeshadow for fair skin tone

Its texture is soft. That’s why you can gain a smooth finishing with this platter. Available four shades in a box.  Most of the color is light. But only one is matte black. Also, every shade mix by glitter. Four shade is-

  • Icy silver with a bright silver twinkle
  • Muted teal-blue with silver shimmer
  • Dark navy blue by the soft sheen
  • Matte black with silver sparkle

Makeup for medium skin

medium skin tone makeup tips

Generally, this is a North America and Middle Eastern people skin shade. Without these two areas medium skin surface also available on the Indian & Latinos people.

Another good way you can identify.  When you are a medal skin color person. That means your skin is not too light and not dark. Just you stay in medal place. I think you already understand. How to determine.

Sometimes this type of tone represents olive undertone. But cool & warm undertone also available in this type. Its nature is sun easily tan. Now discuss the best makeup for this skin.


lipstick color for medium skin tone

Medium skin surface, but a cool looking person can find dusty roses, bright pink, coffee brown etc. But if your undertone is warm nature. Just take deep rich nudes, copper etc. Also cherry red, berry and rose lipstick good for you.

Magnolia silk lipstick

It’s a beautiful creation of youthful color. Same time’s moisture & hydrating lip. Stay 4 to 5 hours.

Mode cherry red

Cherry red color lipstick with long-lasting formulations. Comfortable to wear, for a creamy texture.

Mode Lustre coffee brown

Smooth & creamy texture. That’s why comfort to wear this coffee brown shade.

Lakme satins

Average staying ability, but the color is beautiful. Also soft and smooth.  Best choices for Normal to dry skin people.


foundation for medium skin

Always I suggest makeup addicted person. Please, when choosing a foundation. Need to consider your face and neck color. Try to collect a color that well blends with your face & neck.

However yellow undertone and gold glow color foundation best for you. I think this two-colour is best. But women can also try honey color.

Unboxed medium honey

Beautiful oil-free makeup. That protects you from sunburn. Because of the package with SPA 15. Actually, it is a liquid matte foundation for instant full coverage with a comfortable feel.

Estee stay in place

Lightweight face makeup. Color is a beautiful desert beige. Longtime wearable stays at least 8 to 10 hours.  Beautiful creation with oil and fragrance.


Natural shadow platter looks awesome with any skin. So try to stay with a natural platter for tension free life. But gold and honey color good for you. Sometimes you can also try pink & red. I just fun you should avoid pink and red. Whatever now I just two platters from my choice.

Amber time nine

eyeshadows for medium skin tone

None shade available in a platter. Below I discuss a particular color. But now I discuss some good side. Nine color release with 5 types of texture. Velvet, matte, satin, lustre, frost texture.

Just create a variety of looks with this natural shadow platter. That each to bland and long-lasting with smooth finishing.

  • Matte – Cozy Grey
  • Frost – Kitties
  • Matte – Golden peach
  • Frost – Ricepaper
  • Lustre – Copper
  • Satin – Cork
  • Lustre – Don’t tell
  • Matte – Aromatic
  • Velvet – Pepper please
Smashbox eyes palette

best eyeshadow palette for medium skin

Eight mind-blowing colors in one place. But all are matte finishing. It is another natural platter for you. Create with oil, sodium lauryl soulful, fragrance, parabens etc. You can use as a brow powder, liner & shadow.

  • Haze – light gray
  • Rosehip – muted pink
  • Grounded – medium cool brown
  • Wheat – soft but warm brown
  • Vanilla – soft light beige
  • Desert – medium/neutral brown
  • Earthy – warm brown
  • Canyon – dark brown

Makeup for dark skin

 dark skin tone

When you are not a fair or medium skin person. That’s time have to understand. You are a dark skin person. I think no need to say more about these skin types.

When any skin is a very dark nature. Generally, people call, this is a black person. Also, it has a different shade. I find out It has five shades. That is brown coffee, royal brown, dark gold, bole, and coconut.

Most of the African person’s skin is black. But some Asia, Europe and America people also black. Now time to find out best makeup for dark skin.


which colour lipstick suits dark skin

You don’t have to be worried about finding the perfect lipstick. Lots of shade is sweet with this skin. But my choice copper brown, red, rose pink, magenta, chocolate brown, peace, bronze etc. Now four from my collection

Untainted spice

Medium-dark brown color looks awesome with a darker lip. That’s why I chose it. Creamy consistency gives you a smooth feel. Also, its pigment is very nice.

L’Oreal saucy mauve

Color rich lipstick from Loreal. After applying to make your lip hydrated, soft and smooth. Its color is really beautiful that look awesome with dark skin.

Maybelline un-nude

Now liquid lipstick collection for your skin. Basically, it is making for a long time wear and finishing is matte. Pigment is beautiful.

Covergirl tawny port

A beautiful collection for black people. Stay enough time. You can get a smooth feel with her moisture power.


best foundation for dark skin

Gold color foundation. Yes, the gold shade looks good with the dark skin surface. Also, you should avoid pink. When collecting foundation tries to test by little amount applying on the face. Mostly I love these two for dark people.

Born this way

It comes with lots of shade. But I chose butter pecan for you. Best for natural look & medium to full coverage. At the same time hydrating the skin. That comes with long-term staying power. Almost 8 to 10 hours stay without a problem.

Mac fix fluid

Lots of color available. Eight to ten, shade well blended with black skin. Now only discuss NW48. It’s a color slightly red undertone. Also, this product helps you to save from UVA & UVB sun harmful ray. But it’s finishing is matte.


Dark brown skin is good for any shadow platter. Generally, the black woman looks good with bright & metallic color. Here I monsoon some color. Bright indigo blue, vibrant purple, warm metallic gold, midnight blue, etc. Try to avoid pink and green.

Magnifeye’s eye palette

Twelve color combination platter. Almost every shade looks awesome with the black woman. At the same time eye shadow, liner and highlighter in one place. Release with three types of different texture.

That’s why you can fun with the eye & face makeup. Just make various eye looks with lots of brow shape. But before start fun just read what is eyebrow threading ultimate guide?

Her 3 shades are a matte finish. Rest of the color glitter & stains. It’s very easily blended for a smooth feel. The staying power is awesome. It stays enough time.

Festival by Juvia’s

Nine beautiful and mind-blowing colors. I think awesome light creations for our black eye. All colors are high pigment and easily bendable. Best to create a bold look. Most of the color is light. Finally, average staying power & smooth feel.

Makeup for cool undertone

 makeup for cool undertone

I already discussed how to determine skin undertone. Here I again explain only for cool undertone. Light blue skin and grey or green eye color is a big indicator for cool. Some more matter also includes.

Beautiful blue skin similarly represents coolness. Sometimes hair color represents undertone. Dark brown & black hair a great indicate of cool.

Now I explain the best cosmetic for you. Because I think already know you are a cool person. But I want to start with lipstick. Complete with foundation and eye shadow.


lipstick color for cool undertones

Blue & purple color lipstick looks good with this skin. But makeup artists suggest blue-based red color. But I think you can try lots of color plum, crimson, cherry, mauve, etc. Basically, any cool color best for you. On the other hand, have to avoid any orange shade.

Julep lip mousse

Long-wear stays at least 8 to 10 hours without a problem. It’s a liquid lipstick with super pigment and everyday wearable.

Crush by Milani

This is another liquid collection. As well as stay enough time. Because of most of the liquid creation is better for long time wear. Also weightless color comfortable to wear.

Marc J Adore

Various colors are available. But 230 best for you. Because finishing is creamy, average staying power & color is beautiful for your skin.

Voyager by Maybelline

The finishing of the product is matte. That’s why slightly dry feel. Stay long time and pigment is awesome. At least 10 to 12 hours stay.


cool undertone foundation

When come to take foundation. You have to complete two jobs. Try to the choice of the liquid formulation. Test the color for an equal mix with skin. This is best for you.

On the other side, a few colors should avoid. You have to stay away from any golden and bright orange color. Best way to take any cool shade. This two good for you.

Cover girl natural beige

This is a liquid formulation. That hydration, skin for comfortable wear. Long-time wearable and best for a natural look. I choice natural beige 240 from a lot of shade. Because it’s color best for cool undertone.  So create a great makeup look with them.

Maybelline fit me

You can describe as a liquid foundation for medium coverage. That good pick for oily to normal skin and longtime wear. Also finishing is matte. It comes with almost any skin color & undertone. But natural ivory good for us.


When coming into allure eye. Need to know which color is best. So carefully choice shadow. Generally, you look good with any blue-based colors. But grey, metallic, and taupe shadow good work with you.

Just avoid any yellow-based color. That makes your eye, horrible. Try my showing two platters. Maybe this two good for you.

Revlon passionate

A cool platter with four different rich and velvety colors. That’s the reason you can create various eye looks for a long time. Because of its staying power very high. I have 10 hours wearing experience with a soft feel.

Maybelline mocha motion

I love its extraordinary blending power and long staying ability. Seven or eight hours stay without question. It has four different shades with silky finishing. I think all shade good blend with our cool nature skin.

Makeup for warm undertone

 warm skin undertone makeup

Sunburn ability another great way to determine. When your skin easily tans into the sun. That’s mean warm nature skin. Yes, warm skin quickly ten in the sunlight. I think this is another easy method.

Now come to the eye and hair color. Warm always represent amber, hazel & brown eye. On the other hand strawberry, red and black hair only for warm.

Cosmetic choose very easy for warm. Just need to understand what color looks good with them. However, I try to help you to choose the best. Just keep reading.


warm skin tone lipstick

Wide range of color waiting for you. So no need to hard work finding the best color. Red, orange, peach, coral, gold, copper, rosy pink, orangey-red etc. This all shade sweet with you. Actually, you can choose any warm color for the lip.

L’Oréal as a rose

Create with vitamin E & Argan oil for softening and hydration lip. Comfortable to wear up to 4 & 5 hours with a smooth feel.

Revlon unending red

Creamy & comfortable formulation for long wear. 8 to 10 hours stay without a problem. Also, its worm peachy shade good for your skin.

Made for All

The pink shade is a wonderful choice for this skin. That’s the reason I pick this lipstick. But long-time wearable with a smooth and comfortable feel.

Maybelline orange shot

Super hot creamy and soft liquid lipstick. That allure your lip for a long time. Her finishing is matte but smooth & creamy.


how to match foundation to your skin tone

Really golden & yellow-based any color good for you. Women can also try any worm shade. But before choosing any color. Be careful to look good & related to your skin color. Also red and pink harmful for you.

Bare Minerals golden ivory

You have good news. That is this product good for any skin types. Without this good side, this is also better for long time wear. Generally a full coverage liquid foundation with matte finishing.

Fit Me dewy by Maybelline

Best for normal to dry skin. But 220 natural beige color best for warm skin. Sun protection is a great side of the product. That made with SPF 18. Fragrance-free, smooth texture, hydrated, and full coverage another good side of the foundation.


eyeshadow palette for warm skin tones

Any warm color can be the right choice for you. Like – gold, yellow, brown, bronze, and copper. Really, you can choose any warm family color. But be sure to look good with the shade. Because sometimes perfect eyeshadow color depends on eye color.

21 Nudes palette

This platter design with warm, cool, matte & shimmer both types of shade. 21 different high pigment color make easy your eye makeup. Which stay enough time after applying. That bland, very smoothly and softly.

35 bright color palette

A huge range of warm shade platter. Almost 35 beautiful and mind-blowing colors. Really wide range to create lots of eye look with her shimmer, matte & glitter combination. Also long-lasting & waterproof.

Makeup for natural undertone

neutral skin tone makeup

Natural means you are not warm or cool. But you are mixing both of them. That’s why these types of skin natural. So natural is happy skin. Because this skin living with warm & cool combination.

General Light pink, yellow and fair skin represents natural. This is another way can be confirmed. But hair and eye color can be anything for natural. So when you are included in this category. Your skin, eye and hair character can be smeller with them.

Now time to finding makeup. As well as the fast need to know which color is best? Like the previous way of finding cosmetic. So start finding.


neutral skin tone lipstick

Lots of color open for you. Because your complexion is both warm & cool. Really a huge field to choosing a color. There I mansion some of the shade. Just apply natural, rose, peach or any fruity and floral color. Or women can try to mac retro matte lipstick. Their lots of beautiful shade is available.

The Balm Hughes

I love its vanilla smell & long-lasting power. This liquid lipstick softly blends, but finishing matte. You can try lots of color, but committed best for national skin.

Frevlon kissable pink

This has lots of finishing & color. Her four types of finishing is matte, pearl, crème, and sheer. All finishing super stay with moisture.

Clinique black honey

Wonderful creation with lipstick & lip gloss feel in a place. Color is like black honey with a satin finish.

kailijumei jelly lipstick

I think you love this design sense. Wonderful design with inside a floor and gold flakes. Stay enough with moisture.


Fast need to know which color bed for this skin. Bright gold, bright yellow, pink, ashy & red color look ugly with this undertone. You have to choose a natural-looking color. That makes you look natural, not too warm or not too cool. Just try my recommended two.

L’Oreal natural beige

Medium coverage and lightweight foundation. Finishing is super natural looking. The good news is formulated with SPF. So you are safe from sunray. Huge number of shades available.  I pick C3 creamy natural shade for Natural skin.

Bare Minerals Natural 07

You can collect three or four shades from this collection.  Because huge color is available. But I choose bare natural. It’s gorgeous for your skin. It’s safe you from sunray with her SFC protection. Also, after dry, you feel smooth with them.


neutral eyeshadow palette

Bright pink, black, bright yellow, light purple, light green and red color harmful for you. Try to avoid this color. As far as my experience eye looks also harmful with my showing color. Best way to create a natural sensation with my recommended platter.

stila window shadow

Twelve different luxurious color collection in a platter. Almost all shades are beautiful. Actually, it’s color mix with bright and natural shade. Her two types of color combination help to create lots of eye look.

Huda nude palette

A beautiful nude platter with 18 mind-blowing shades. I think a huge collection of glitter, brown, rose gold, yellow and more beautiful color. Application very easy & smooth feel. That has super blend power.

Makeup for olive undertone

olive skin tone makeup

Olive is a beautiful undertone. Because easy to finding makeup for this tone. Whatever fast need to sure your skin is olive or not. So forget to find makeup. Fast need to know how to determine. So start –

Skin color is a big way to know. When the skin shade is light brown or brownish. That’s means olive skin. But it’s divided into two types. Light & dark. Dark has always represented moderate brown. On the other hand light olive present cream to beige tone.

But the interesting thing is some more skin color also available for olive tone. That is yellowish, golden and green. It’s really interesting, isn’t it? I think you already conform you are olive skin or not.


olive skin tone lip color

Are you ready to jump with purples, orange, nudes or pink lips?  I think you should ready. Because of this, four color, perfect for your skin. Not only these four. Women can also try her fibrates color. I think you look good with this lipstick shade that’s why I suggest.

Maybelline stormy sahara

Beautiful nude lipstick for us. Stay at list 4 and 5 hours without question. That smoothly glides on the lip for a comfortable feel.

Nars Belle de jour

A creamy formulation lipstick with vitamin E. That hydrate & protects lips with her non-drying ability. Stay almost 3 to 4 hours.

Kevyn uninterrupted

This is another great one for you. Because it’s looking awesome with olive skin. Stay a long time, at list 5 to 6 hours.

Rimmel by kate nude

The long-lasting formula is the main benefits of the lipstick. Stay 7 to 8 hours. Also best color for your skin. Beautiful pigment and feel smooth.


best foundation for olive skin tones

It’s always hard to find the best foundation color for face & neck. So the test is the best policy. Try to test before buy for conforming exit shade. That well blend with skin color.  But some color really harmful. You have to avoid ash, pink, bright yellow and too white. Now best two from me.

Bobbi Brown foundation

A product for smooth finishing. Create without oil. Lots of color available. But 5.5, 5.75, 5.25, 4.25, and 4.5 best for this skin. The texture is lightweight & gel-based formula. That stays long time and product skin from sunburn.

Fenty Beauty foundation

Long-wear, oil-free and comfortable product. But soft & matte formulation. Sweet able for medium to full coverage. As well as lots of color available. Five and six shades best for you. You can try 310, 340, 380 etc.


eyeshadow for olive skin tone

Just carefully choice color. Because the wrong color can make your eye look horrible. That’s the reason try to allure the eye with warm brown, mustard, purple, gold and olive green color. There I discuss nice two platters. That helps to achieve a beautiful eye.

Maybelline nude’s palette

An outstanding platter including 12 different soft & creamy shade. It is best for who love to create a versatile eye look. Last week I created a beautiful smoky eye look with them. It’s bendability really good.

Different finishing is available. I love her shimmery & matte finishing. That stays almost 4 to 5 hours. I think it’s not good staying power. Also 1 or 2 shade not beautiful.

Beverly hills by Anastasia

Eyeshadow platter always comes with lots of shade. That’s why it is also not broken platter heritage. Her 14 shades and three different finishing available. The three finishing is eleven color matte, two metallic & one satin.

Her one of the good side is highly pigment that easily blends. The brush is dual-ended. So try it for your olive skin to create various types of beautiful eye look.