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Fairs/Lights[]

Very Fair[]

Ultra Fair, Light Porcelain or Ivory Skin Tones. Not all cosmetic companies put out many or any options this light of a shade and a foundation lightener may have to be mixed in. Example:

  • UD 0.5 or 10-11 (CP, NN and WY) foundation.
  • KVD 002-004, 40-42 or 110-120 foundation range.
  • Dior 0-1 (N), 005-011 or 100-104 foundation range.
  • Chanel 0-10 foundation range.

Fair[]

Light Beige or Neutral Skin Tones. Also known as Light. Example:

  • UD 1.0-3.5 or 20-31 (CG, CP, NN and WY) foundation range.
  • KVD 006-024, 43-49 or 125-145 foundation range.
  • Dior 1,5-2,5 (N, CR, W, WP and WO), 014-025 or 200-203 foundation range.
  • Chanel 11-12 foundation range.

Mediums[]

Medium[]

Warm or Gold Beige Skin Tones with neutral undertones. May have some Light Medium Tones. Example:

  • UD 4.0-6.0 40-61 (CG, CP, NN, WO, WP and WY) foundation range.
  • KVD 026-54, 51-53 or 145-155 foundation range.
  • Dior 3-3,5 (CR, C, N, W, WP and WO), 030-035 or 300-321 foundation range.
  • Chanel 20s-40s foundation range.

Tan[]

Light Brown, Sunkissed or Caramel Skin Tones. Also known as Medium Dark and could be considered a Medium or Dark Tone. Example:

  • UD 6.5-8.0 70 (CB, NN, WR and WY) foundation range.
  • KVD 57-68, 54-65 or 160-200 foundation range.
  • Dior 4-5 (C, N, W, WP and WO), 040-051 or 400-501 foundation range.
  • Chanel 50s-90s foundation range.

Darks[]

Tan[]

Light Brown, Sunkissed or Caramel Skin Tones. Also known as Medium Dark and could be considered a Medium or Dark Tone. Example:

  • UD 6.5-8.0 70-71 (CB, NN, WR and WY) foundation range.
  • KVD 57-68, 54-64 or 160-175 foundation range.
  • Dior 4-5 (C, N, W, WP and WO), 040-051 or 400-501 foundation range.
  • Chanel 50s-90s foundation range.

Dark[]

Almond, Chestnut and Mocha Skin Tones. Example:

  • UD 8.75-10.0 or 80-81 (CG, NN, WR and WY) foundation range.
  • KVD 70-78, 65-77 or 180-200 foundation range.
  • Dior 6-6.5 (N, W and WP), 060-065 or 600 foundation range.
  • Chanel 100s-120s foundation range.

Deep[]

Cocoa, Espresso and Dark Chocolate Skin Tones. Not all cosmetic companies put out many or any options for this deep of a shade. Example:

  • UD 11.00-13.0 or 90-92 (CB, NN, WO and WR) foundation range.
  • KVD 80-98, 78-87 or 205-230 foundation range.
  • Dior 7-9 (N) or 070-090 foundation range.
  • Chanel 130s-170s foundation range.

Undertones[]

Cool Undertones[]

Pink or blush. Blue or purple colours present. Example:

  • UD ending with .5 (usually, some exceptions may apply), CB, CG or CP.
  • Dior ending with C or CR.
  • Chanel starting with BR.

Neutral Undertones[]

Beige. Blue-Green colours present. Example:

  • UD ending with .25, NN, NP or NY.
  • Dior ending with N.
  • Chanel starting with B.

Warm Undertones[]

Yellow, peach or deep yellow. Gold colours present. Example:

  • UD ending with .0 (usually, some exceptions may apply), WO, WR or WY.
  • Dior ending with W or WP
  • Chanel starting with BD.

Olive Undertones[]

Yellow or deep yellow. Green-Gold as cool, neutral or warm colours present. Example:

  • UD ending with .75, CG, NY or WY.
  • Dior ending with WO.
Makeup such as Foundation and Concealer are not listed under regular colour categories. Instead is respectively under the Skin Tones Category.
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