Beauty talk : How to Build Your Personal Makeup Kit on a Budget #3


Have you ever wondered when you buy foundation, and it’s your shade, but you notice it gives you the reddish effect or orangey effect,  making it look like its a wrong shade? Or bought a shade of red / pink lipstick and it doesn’t suit your skin at all??

Do you know that the colours of your clothes,
makeup e.g. lipstick you wear really play a significant role in the way it complements your skin tone.

We are on the second  factor to check or consider before you walk up that makeup store to purchase products.


We would be talking about your skin undertone. Knowing your skin undertone is very important in building up your personal Makeup Kit, especially when buying foundation,  powder or what colour of lipstick or shade of a particular colour of lipstick  would suit you well.


If you missed or haven’t read the first and second series, kindly click here and here


We have three different kind of undertone:

  • Cool undertone: (pink, red or bluish undertones)
  • Warm undertone : (yellow, peachy, golden undertones)
  • Neutral:  (a mix of warm and cool undertones)

I am sure you would be wondering “what is this one saying? She has come to confuse us again, all you beauty fanatics”.

Take a chill pill, 😁 and let’s get on with finding out how to determine to your undertone.

There are various ways on how to find out your own skin undertone but I would just list the ones that are realistic to me. *side note* I am not trying to say others don’t make sense. Biko don’t twist my words.

  • Check your veins: Take a good look at the veins on the inside of your wrist.  Are they blue or green? If they look more blue, you likely have cool undertones. If the veins look greenish, you’re warm. It’s worth noting, warm girls, that you’re veins aren’t actually green—they look it because you’re seeing them through yellow-toned skin (yellow + blue = green.)


  • The Old Jewelry Trick: Do you look better in silver or gold jewelry (I am not saying  which you like more o!!, but which actually makes you look more radiant and  glowing.) It is said that girls with cool undertones look better in silver and platinum metals, and warm-toned women look better in gold.


  • The Neutral Test: Think about what neutral shades flatter you best. If your skin, eyes, and face look better in bright white and black hues, means you’re probably cool tones.  If your skin, eyes, and face look better with ivory, off-whites, and brown/tan shades, this means you’re probably warm-toned.


Still not sure? If you go both ways, don’t panic.  Your skin tone is probably neutral, meaning you can basically rock any color without issue—lucky you. 💃 💃 💃


We would continue with the last series. I hope I have educated you and not confuse you.

Have you ever bought a shade of foundation and you notice it is reddish or orangey and doesn’t match your skin tone??  Kindly share your experience in the comment section below.




Have an amazing day ahead…..










3 thoughts on “Beauty talk : How to Build Your Personal Makeup Kit on a Budget #3

    • thebudgetbella says:

      Sorry dear.. this reply is coming late. Your comment went to mu spam, was doing a round check on my blog and saw it.

      You can walk up to a beauty store.. trusted anyways and try matching.. to find out your exact shade. Match on top of your jaw line, and don’t allow them to over blend the foundation they are trying to match, cos they can easily blend in a wrong foundation.
      I hope this was helpful


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