"I recommend updating your depth of shade seasonally as this can change dramatically," says Melissa. "Undertone tends to remain the same across seasons, however the depth of shade can vary between one-to-three shades."
So, when's the best time of day to colour match?
"Best practice is to prep skin first by cleaning, exfoliating and moisturising to be able to match the shade to your '7 a.m. skin' — skin that is clean, healthy and calm," says Melissa. "Next, choose three shades close to what you think might work well, with an undertone that marries with your natural undertone."
Tip: For golden undertones, gold shades typically work best, and for pinker undertones, neutral tones typically work best.
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Tip: If the veins on your wrist and more green than blue in colour, you're most likely warmer toned and therefore have a golden undertone. If your veins are more blue in colour, you're most likely cooler toned and therefore have a pinker underdone.