Knowing your foundation undertone is the key to finally finding your perfect foundation match. An undertone refers to the natural colours sitting underneath your skin which give your complexion a slight tint. As a general rule, there are three main undertones: warm, cool, and neutral, but if you’ve spent hours ploughing through foundation shades, you’ll know warm undertones can have shade variants, such as peach, yellow, and golden.
Don’t be fooled into thinking only darker skin can have a warm undertone, even the fairest of skin can have a honied hue. An easy way to check your undertone is to look at the veins on the underside of your wrist; this area tends to be more protected from the sun and environmental damage so is best for showing your true colouring. If those veins are green, you have a warm undertone. Are you ready to meet your foundation match? Let’s go!
UOMA Beauty Say What?! Foundation
Shades: 51 / 17 for warm undertones
UOMA Beauty’s innovative foundation is already an icon of our beauty bags thanks to their huge shade and undertone range. The Say What?! Foundation has six custom formulas to meet the needs of different skin tones and uses biomimicry pigments that are designed to ‘think like your skin’ to minimise the appearance of your skin’s individual woes.
Wanna find your true Say What?! Foundation match? Find everything you need to know on our buying guide.
EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation
Shades: 16 all for warm undertones
You’re sure to find your heaven made match in EX1 Cosmetics’ range of foundations. Dedicated to warm undertones, the Invisiwear Liquid Foundation is the beauty must-have you’ve probably already spotted on Instagram and the faces of celebs (ahem, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Cardi B). Formulated to micro-match warm undertones on the fairest and deepest of skin, the foundation leaves a lightweight and luminous glow.
If you want to find out more about your Invisiwear Liquid Foundation match, see our buying guide here.
NABLA Close Up Futuristic Foundation
Shades: 30 / 12 for warm undertones
With a super soft-focus finish, Nabla’s Close Up Futuristic Foundation is fast becoming a master of the foundation undertone game. With 12 warm undertones, the foundation is perfect for everyday wear thanks to its weightless, medium coverage formula that lasts throughout the day without dulling. Made using innovative coated pigments, the foundation is the one if you’re in the market for luminous, matte finish (who isn’t?).
Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation
Shades: 50 / 26 for warm undertones
Anastasia Beverly Hills and their iconic beauty range can do no wrong, and their huge foundation range is testament to that. The medium coverage foundation features 26 undertones for warm skin, meaning there is definitely something for you in here. With a water-resistant formula and a lightweight finish that effortlessly covers the dark circles associated with warm undertones, the foundation is another big winner from ABH.
Dose of Colors Meet Your Hue Foundation
Coverage: Medium – Full
Shades: 42 / 14 for warm undertones
It ain’t called Meet You Hue for nothin’! The Dose of Colors foundation features 14 warm undertone shades and a formula that buffs like silk over the complexion to deliver a blurring effect – cya uneven skin tones, blemishes and fine lines! With a medium to full coverage, the foundation can be built over the skin to create the custom finish you want, without looking grey and blotchy throughout the day. *Adds five to haul*