Jessica Stam in Michael Kors February 2008, Photographed by Ed Kavishe for Fashion Wire Press

How to Tell:

  • If you look better in colors such as silver and ash tones, you are cool toned.
  • Take a piece of fabric and see if you look better in white or off-white (peachy white, vanilla, etc). If you look good in pure white,  you are cool toned.
  • If you look good with hair colors that have ash tones (green, blue, or violet undertones).
  • Go have your makeup done professionally and the makeup artist will most likely do an accurate match for your skintone.

Remeber that not everyone is cool toned and it can get tricky when trying to find out your undertone. Not everyone can get it right the first time and it can take various different trial and errors in order for you to find the perfect foundation shade and undertone.