People often ask me what the difference is between golden olive and regular olive undertones.
Golden olive undertones have a warmer, yellow-based undertone that looks great on warm skin tones with darker yellow or olive undertones.
Olive undertones are often described as, yellow, golden, or dark green based. It depends on the color family of their natural hair color and eye color. Olive undertones are associated with darker colors, but not always black colors on both hair and eyes.
For example, an olive undertone may have a golden hue to their skin, or their natural hair color may be a dark brown but have some warmer red highlights.
If you’re not sure which undertone you have, there are a few ways to find out. One is to look at the veins on your wrist – if they appear more green than blue, you likely have a golden olive undertone.
Another way is to check your skin’s reaction to certain colors. Green and yellow hues will be especially flattering on you if you have a golden olive undertone.
So, now that you know what it is, how do you use this knowledge to your advantage?
Keep reading for tips.
Does olive skin have golden undertones?
Olive skin tones are very misunderstood. Some people think that all olive-skinned people have golden undertones but this is not always the case.
In reality, while olive skin does have golden undertones, it can also have a range of different undertones including green, yellow and red.
This means that not every olive-skinned person will look good in the same colors and that you will need to experiment with different shades to see what works best for you.
In people that have olive skin with golden undertones, it can often be confused with being tan or dark. The color of your olive skin will depend on the amount of melanin you have and how much sun exposure you’ve had.
Statistically, olive-toned people are most likely to have brown eyes, black hair, and freckles.
Darker-skinned olive people may look tanned year-round because they can’t produce enough melanin to protect themselves from sun damage as easily as lighter-skinned people.
If there’s any doubt about what kind of undertones your complexion might have, it is recommended that you do a test at home before buying makeup or clothing
Golden orange vs golden olive skin tone
Golden orange and golden olive are both beautiful hues that can give your skin a radiant glow.
But what’s the difference between golden orange and golden olive skin tones? The answer isn’t as simple as you might think. Although both hues have a warm, gold undertone, they can look very different on different skin types.
There are some key differences between these two shades that you should be aware of if you’re wondering which one would look best on you.
Know your skin tone: golden olive vs dark orange skin tone
To begin with, let’s start by getting to know your skin’s undertone. Take a moment now to figure out whether your natural coloring falls closer to the warm or cool end of the spectrum (you may or may not already know this).
Most people think that they know their skin tone, but often they are surprised when they take the time to really analyze it. Understanding your skin tone is essential to finding the right makeup and skincare products for you.
Knowing your specific skin tone is also important because it will help you to better understand which colors look best on you and how to care for your skin.
If you have a golden olive undertone, then you will want to focus on shades that are warm and earthy. Browns, oranges, and reds will look great on you, as well golds and yellows.
On the other hand, if you have a dark orange skin tone, then you will want to focus on shades that are warm and bright. Reds, oranges, yellows, golds, and browns will look great on you as well as anything that is a neon color.
Are golden olive skin tones warm or cool?
Golden olive skin tones can be warm or cool, depending on the individual’s coloring and undertones.
The color of your skin will determine which one you have. If you are a caramel cinnamon person with yellow undertones, then you would have a warm tone that is referred to as “golden olive“.
If you are more pink than brown and have green or blue undertones, then your skin has a cooler tone that is called “olive green“.
If you’re not sure which category your skin tone falls into – whether it’s cool or warm – there are some simple tricks for figuring out the answer
If you look at the veins on your wrist, do they appear more blue or green? If you see more blue, then your skin tone is cool. If you see more of a green tinge, then your skin tone is warm.
What colors complement golden olive skin tones?
Golden olive skin tones are a unique, alluring color that is hard to find the perfect shades for. If you know you have a golden olive complexion and want to enhance this warm coloring, then you should wear warm shades.
Color shades that look good include oranges, yellows, golds, browns, and reds. You could even experiment with green tones to see if they would suit your complexion – but be careful not to go too bright.
If you have a golden olive skin tone and want to soften your look, you should avoid wearing too much orange or yellow. These shades can be overpowering on olive skin and may make you look too “busy”.
Stick to cool shades instead, such as purples, blues, and greys.
If you have a golden olive skin tone and want to brighten up your look, then you should focus on wearing shades that are bright and colorful. Shades that look great include oranges, reds, yellows, greens, and pinks. Just be careful not to go too dark or too bright – you still want to complement your skin tone, not overpower it.
Clothing colors to wear with golden olive skin tones
If you have golden olive skin, then you know that finding clothing colors that flatter can be a challenge. This unique skin tone is hard to pair with clothing because it can go either warm or cool
If you have a golden olive complexion, then the best rule of thumb is to wear colors that are complementary to your skin tone. This means focusing on accentuating your natural coloring by striking a balance between warm and cool tones. If you do this correctly, you’ll end up with a look that is both polished and pulled together.
Colors to consider include:
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You could also experiment with shades of pink and purple, but avoid anything too bright or too dark.
Understanding what golden olive undertones are and how to care for your skin is very important in enhancing and protecting your natural beauty and health.
Learning and testing is the best way to find what colors look best on you and make sure you always look your best!
So, if you have a golden olive skin tone, know that you are in good company! Many celebrities share this skin tone, including Beyoncé, Halle Berry, and Angelina Jolie, to name a few.
Take care of your skin and be your unique self. Enjoy trying out different shades and seeing which ones complement you best and make sure to focus on wearing colors that bring out the beauty in you!