Color Match Quiz Guide

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Taking my color match quiz ensures you’ll get a match made in heaven! If you give the accurate answer to the questions in the quiz and you’ll get the most accurate color match result – this is my guarantee. So, read on as I explain my side of the view as the person who do the honor of color matching you!

What to Expect in a Color Match Quiz

You have probably saw different versions of the quiz from different makeup artists. Artist have their own distinct style so you might get different set of questions and of course result.

The Questions

These are just ways I can extract the information I need to accurately capture your skin. The most important factor of all – a raw, unfiltered skin – it’s undertone, texture, discoloration, conditions, etc.

So, expect to be asked about your skin’s undertone, any imperfections that you found bothersome, is your skin oily or dry, among others.

You will also be asked about your makeup preference. This gives me idea of the finished look you are trying to achieve. If you want the most natural looking, a sheer finish is what you need. More about the makeup finish later in this guide.

My advise, answer the questions to the best of your ability, and leave comments that I should know about.

The Result

The result will also vary depending on who you chose to color match from.  Artist can have different recommendation based on individual preference. For example, I want you to know that:

  • I tend to go for a darker main highlight if there are prominent skin discolorations or if any hyperpigmentation is involved. 
  • I also tend to favor a yellow tone on underye and forehead brightening over neutral tone. 
  • I also go for warm contour over ashy ones so it can create a more lively, sunkissed effect.
  • I give a complete recommendation – from your basic foundation (2 highlights, 1 contour, 1 lip+cheek) to eyeshadows and tools! You can decide to pick what you want to buy.

Quiz Steps

The series of questions or steps will lead you into self discovery, much like a personality test. So here are the questions you will be asked:

What is Your Skin's Undertone?

This is the first skin question you will be asked. To keep a natural looking makeup, sticking to a tone true to your skin is the key. You don’t want a pink foundation if you are warm, it has to be yellow. And you would not want a yellow foundation if you’re neutral or cool. Consider this as the basic rule!

Is Your SkinTone Cool, Warm or Neutral
Did you know, checking the color of the veins in your wrist could reveal your skin's undertone?

What is Your Skin Level?

After the skin tone, the next thing you will be asked is your skin color level. In this second question, you will be presented with 12 levels of skin color from the lightest to the darkest. Select which level best describes your skin.

Oily? Dry? Combination ?

How would you describe the skin’s oil production? Is it an overdrive? Just right amount of oil to keep the moisture in? Does it require extra moisturization? This is where I want to know if you need a temporary product to combat oiliness. The cream makeup will initially cause your skin to produce more oil because of the extra moisturizing ingredients. 

Redness? Hyperpigmentation? Dark Circles?

More on skin conditions, I want to know if any of them exists. I have some tricks in my sleeve that I can offer to keep these skin conditions from bothering you.  The secret is color correction. A prominent rosacea will need something of green tone to neutralize red. Dark brown undereye will need a pink or coral tone to diminish the darkness. 

Makeup Preferences

The last question I would ask is your makeup preference. This is where the most customization happen. Your preference is unique to you and I do my best to factor this in my recommendations.

Coverage

I ask your preferred coverage because it lets me shade up or shade down my recommendation. It also lets me assess which makeup tools or brushes is best for achieving the coverage that you desired.

Because Seint is cream, it is easier to work on the coverage.

 

Sheer: This coverage evens out the skin tone but does not cover any blemishes or pigmentation.  This coverage produces the most natural looking makeup. I recommend low density brushes like the Blush + Bronzer.

 

Medium: This kind of coverage even out skin tone and cover imperfections on the skin much better. It will also cover the redness from rosacea, but it will not cover dark pigmentation caused by blemishes or sun damage. I recommend brushes like the IIID Brush for this coverage. 

 

Full: This coverage will conceal most skin imperfections. It conceals pigmentation and acne scars significantly.  But care must be taken to avoid looking cakey.  Buff Brush is a highly densed brush and is best for full coverage.

Highlights

If your skin is cool:

  • Picking highlights that has a pink base or undertone.
  • If you’re looking for a cool-based highlights, you might want to consider (from light to dark)
    • Versailles
    • Moonlit
    • White Peach
    • June
    • Candlelit
    • Athens
    • Sandy
    • Muse
    • Mirage

If your skin is warm: 

  • Picking highlights with yellow undertones. Common words that are used to describe a warm undertone are Golden, Yellow or Olive.
  • For highlights, the recommended creams for women with yellow undertones are (from light to dark)
    • Linen
    • Aura
    • Sunlit
    • Amber
    • Wheat
    • Mango
    • Nutmeg
    • Goddess
    • Papaya
    • Cinnamon
    • Fiji

If your skin is neutral: 

  • This means your skin is neither pink nor yellow based, and mostly white.  Combining the cool and warm highlights would be ideal for you.
    •  Palace

Contour

If your skin is cool:

  • The best contours for cool undertones are (from light to dark) 
    • Aspen
    • Henna
    • Ash
    • Astoria
    • Shadow
    • Cola

If your skin is warm: 

  • For contouring creams, the warm colors are (from light to dark) 
    • Walnut
    • Olive
    • Stone
    • Cedar
    • Indigo
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If your skin is neutral: 

  • This means your skin is neither pink nor yellow based, and mostly white.  Combining the cool and warm highlights would be ideal for you.

What Recommendations You'll Get?

Contrary to other foundations or makeup, Seint does not confine to just a single shade. 

 

I recommend at least 2 shades of highlight for different purposes – (1) main highlight which is the color closest to your skin and (2) brightening highlight which is the color 2 shades lighter than your skin.  

 

The reasoning is simple, our face is naturally multi-toned.  No wonder, picking just one foundation color looks off for most part of the face. 

 

This is because our inner face is brighter than the outer.  And for this reason, the inner area is applied with a brightening highlight to create that glow from within.

seint highlight and contour hac

Sometimes you won’t get the perfect color match from a single highlight. In this case, I recommend mixing the highlights! Use two shades and mix them together to create the perfect main highlight. 

 

Also, if your skin becomes either lighter or darker, depending on the season, you have multiple highlights to fall back on. If trying to choose between 2 highlight colors, always pick the darker one.  This ensures you will need to apply only a small amount to achieve a coverage true to your skin.