The Vein Test
Knowing how to find skin tone is a good way of working out which colours suit you - or the model you will be working with.
Different skin tones (not types) are classed as Cool, Warm or Neutral.
The simplest test you can do is to look at the colour of the model's veins at the wrist.
Blue coloured veins - Cool tones
(Blue / Purple veins - Cool tones)
Green coloured veins - Warm tones
(Green / Olive veins - Warm tones)
A combination of the above
Blue / Green veins - Neutral tones
Blue / Olive veins - Neutral tones
Green / Purple veins - Neutral tones
Purple / Olive veins - Neutral tones
How does knowing if you are Cool, Warm or Neutral help you?
It is all down to colour choices
Cool tones - Clear hues, dark & light colours, ice colours, blue pinks, blue reds.
Warm tones - Warm hues, orange reds, pink oranges, creams
Neutral - Almost any colour suits this skin tone.