Olive complexions hold a natural tan that is stunning. While finding organic makeup to match can be more complicated, the task is not impossible.
Olive Skin Needs. . .
Having the right makeup is an important step to reaching your full potential. You may only need to define a few features on your face, but by using the wrong colors, you can lose the natural beauty you already have instead of emphasizing it.
I will be helping you today specifically if you have an olive complexion. The makeup styles, tips, and colors shall be focused specifically on those who have this coloring.
What is Your Undertone?
Surprisingly, everyone with olive colored skin does not have the same undertone. Each person is unique, and as such, you have to find your appropriate undertone before you can know which colors will best compliment your olive skin color.
This undertone is what will help you know which colors best suit you, because underneath your skin lies a subtle hint of either cool colors (pink, red, blue), warm colors (yellow, golden), or neutral colors ( balance of both).
Here is a quiz that relies on a few methods of determining your undertone including the color of your veins, colored metal, and different shirts.
Here, I break down specific methods that you can do on your own. Going into this, you should know that olive toned skin typically falls either into the warm or neutral color range.
If you have especially pale olive skin, your shades will tend to be cooler while darker olive skin tends to have warmer shades.
Try doing the white test by trying on both a white and an off-white garment against your skin that is makeup-free. If you prefer the white color more on your skin, you have warmer undertones.
If you prefer the off-white color, you have cooler shades. If both seem to look good against your skin, you are a neutral shade.
Looking at your jewelry can also help you know where you fall in the undertones. Gold jewelry indicates warm colors while silver jewelry indicates cool colors.
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Tips To Remember
When you are looking at the following products, the colors chosen are directed toward warm olive complexions. If you take the above quiz and find that you are a neutral, you may need to select a different color on each of the following products.
Here is a video that will give advice on how you can choose and apply correctly the colors to warm skin tones.
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Accentuate Your Olive Skin
Each of these makeup pieces- lipstick, foundation, and blush- can be used to help your skin shine and make others want to take a second look. The products discussed above are both healthy and do well in accentuating your undertones. Go out there and look amazing!
Last update on 2020-04-07 - Details
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