You know a formula is special when it arrives on our shelves with immediate cult status, and our latest addition needs very little introduction.
It’s no surprise that Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation has long been a favourite among make-up mavens, professionals and red carpet names alike. The formula offers a matte, but never flat, flawless-looking finish, that’s also sweat-, budge- and humidity-resistant. This is a foundation that’ll keep up with your day.
The best part of all? It comes in 61 shades. Yes, 61! There’s a shade for everyone, but finding the right one might seem like a daunting task. Luckily, Estee Lauder have made it easy to find your perfect shade by splitting the options down into Cool, Neutral and Warm undertones. Not sure what undertone you have or how to check? We’ve got you sorted.
What is an undertone?
An undertone differs from how light or dark your skin may be. Instead, it’s the colours that you have within your complexion. Your skin may be fair but warm-toned, deep but cool-toned. This is why sometimes your foundation can feel off in tone. It might seem like the right colour, but if the undertone is wrong, it may cause you to look sallow or red-faced.
The experts at Estee Lauder define the different undertones as:
• Cool: bare skin has a rosy tone and burns easily in the sun
• Neutral: bare skin is more even toned, not too pink or golden
• Warm: bare skin has a golden or olive tone and tans easily in the sun
For some, determining their undertone comes with ease. But if you’re unsure, there’s a few tricks you can try.
Do you dye?
Hair colour can be a great indicator of your undertone, whether natural or dyed! For those who suit golden browns, warm blondes and auburns, you’re likely to have a warm undertone. If you prefer silvers, platinum blondes or black, your skin probably has a cooler undertone. Suit both? You lucky thing – you sound like a neutral undertone.
It’s in your veins
Take a look down at your wrist. Can you see your veins? While not an exact science, those with cool undertones may have veins that appear blue in colour, while warm tones tend to show veins that are more green. Neutral undertones often have veins that appear colourless, or blend more easily into the skin.
Raid your jewellery box
Think about your go-to jewellery designs. If you vary between gold and silver tones, you have a neutral undertone, with no preference to warm or cool shades. Cool undertones tend to find silver more flattering, while warm undertones tend to like gold against their skin.
Defined your undertone? Great, you’re ready to find your perfect foundation. If you have a warm-toned complexion, head here to find Estee Lauder’s selection that’ll be great for you. For cool tones, you’ll find all of your shades right here, and if you’re a neutral tone, we have your shades here.
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