It’s a thing.
That could be the end of my blog post, but I guess I’ll go more in depth.
We’ll start with a description of my skin. I am definitely cool toned. Yellowed foundations make me look like I swallowed a whole jar of aspirin the day before, but the more pink toned cool foundations also tend to be a little off as well. In contrast to the pink toned foundations I tend to look a bit gray/green. I tan easily despite how fair I am (13-15NW in MAC terms) and my tan is GRAY. It’s actually a nice color, but it is clearly a very muted skin tone mixed with a bunch of grey. The whole grey tan thing makes fake tan look SUPER weird on me because they’re usually so orange based while I need something with a little bit more green or grey in it.
Quite some time ago my mom took my sister and I to a stylist who color matched us to foundation and figured out what seasons we were. The stylist was a lovely older woman who had been doing this job for a very long time and she told me out of all her years I was the hardest person she’s had to match foundation to (besides her own daughter). She matched me to a porcelain with pink added to it and it’s honestly the closest I’ve been able to come to a match. I was also pegged as a Deep Winter and that is so dead on it’s crazy. I highly suggest finding out your season. I usually only buy clothes from my color scheme now and it makes sure everything I buy looks great on me even if I end up getting bored of it in two days, which is the standard for me. Maybe I’ll do a post on that.
I’m tired now and don’t want to type anymore. I just wanted people to know that very fair cool olive tones are a thing. I has it. My mission is to find some foundations that will match people suffering of this cool olive blight. Here’s a couple pictures of things… Notice how under skin tones it says olive… I will use this as proof that I know what I’m talking about, but don’t quote me on any of this. I’ll do a better post on this with more intelligence and possibly science later about warm vs. cool olive skin tones since it seems to be a big ol’ question mark in the sky for most of us.
Looking at these totally makes me want to dye my hair silver too. I’d make such a foxy grandma.
Huggles to you and yours,