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Caucasian Face

WARM

Her skintone is very fair -- often ivory -- and she can have freckles. The undertone of her skin is yellow. She sunburns easily. Her hair color can be brassy blonde, light strawberry red or light golden brown. The contrast between her hair and skintone is low. Her best color palette consists of warm yellow-based, muted, earthy and herbal colors.

Perfect Finish Warm Foundation

COOL

Her skin tone is cool and fair, and her hair color is light, ranging from ash blonde to light ash brown. The contrast between her hair and skin coloring is very low. Shes sun burns easily. Her color palette is cool, light, and muted, to match her own soft coloring. Her colors are typical of those found in a Monet painting.

Perfect Finish Cool Foundation

Asian Face

WARM

She is characterized by her light, warm look. Her skin has a pink or yellow undertone, and can range from a light with pink, to a warm ivory or light yellow beige. Her hair color can be honey blonde, light brown to copper red, usually colored. Her palette has warm to lukewarm colors that are light and fresh.

COOL

Her distinctive feature is her dramatic blue black hair. Her skintone color is medium to dark olive. She sun tans easily. The colors in her palette have rich, dark values, and are cool, pure, and intense. As such, they flatter the striking depth of her hair color.

Perfect Finish Cool Foundation

African American Face

WARM

She has the warm, deep glow of copper. Her skintone is definitely warm, with a distinct golden brown undertone, and ranges in the darker values, from medium yellow brown to dark golden brown. Her hair color is dark brown or black. Her palette is bright, clear, and vivid, and never muddy or dull.

Perfect Finish Warm Foundation

COOL

She is characterized by her cool, deep and dark skintone, which can range from dark brown to blue black. Her hair color is black or black with gray. She must avoid warm yellow based colors and light pastel colors or her skin can appear ash-like. Her palette is decidedly cool, deep and intense. She looks great in jewel-tone, rich, darker colors.

Perfect Finish Cool Foundation

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