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Indian Skin tones

The first thing you should know is that skin tones are divided into 3 categories: Cool, Neutral and Warm.
Cool-- Veins on underside of wrist are more blue, look better in silver jewelry, look great in white and cool colors.
Neutral-- Veins are neither totally green nor blue, look good in both silver and gold jewelry, and both warm and cool colors.
Warm-- Veins are green, look good in gold jewelry, look great in cream color.
Now, here's my classification of Indian skin tones, fully knowing I might totally miss the bull's eye.

Cool (Fair)
  • Aishwarya Rai
  • Dia Mirza
  • Kareena Kapoor

Cool (Medium)

  • Genelia D'souza
  • Freida Pinto

Cool (Dark)
  • Konkona Sen

Neutral ( Fair)

  • Preity Zinta
  • Lara Dutta

Neutral (Medium)
  • Deepika Padukone
  • Priyanka Chopra
  • Rani Mukherjee

    Neutral (Dark)

    • Carol Gracias
    • Bipasha Basu

    Warm (Fair)

    • Kalki Koechlin

    Warm (Medium)
    • Kajol

    Warm (Dark)

    • Nina Manuel

    The best foundations for Indian skin tones are L'oreal True Match, Revlon Colorstay, and MAC Studio Fix Fluid, because you will easily find your shade from their wide range of blendable shades.

    DBA ^_^


    1. I'm LOVING revlon colorstay so much. The color just melts into my skin. :)

    2. Good post, but I think Preity falls under Cool fair and Aish under Neutral Fair. And Deepika is much darker in real life, she would be a warm medium. I'm a warm medium ( I think).

    3. Cynthia Which shade do u use in MAC Studio Fix Fluid, Loreal True Match and Revlon colorstay foundation???
      I have same skin tone like urs so wanna ur shade number plzzz

    4. Silverstargirl- I'm NC25 n Mac, Loreal True Match- I think a sandy beige shade, Revlon Colorstay- Warm Golden


    5. I'm pretty much exactly kajol's color. What shades would you recommend in both? Does india have different shades than here? I'm going to india this summer... should I get foundation there?

    6. I need to find my true color so bad, it;s not even funny. My face always comes out looking like a different person's head. How do i test? Can I send you a picture of mine and you can tell me?

    7. Hi, I think I am Cool Medium or Neutral Medium. my complexion looks different on different days, depending on climate. I am still looking for a good match to my skin. What brand would you recommend. I tried MAC in a store and thought this is it, but when I tried the sample at home on my own it didn't look right.

    8. Very nicely Described I use MAC Studio Fix .. Thanks

    9. Priyanka Chopra is very fair! stop bringing up kareena kapoor as if shes the only fair indian in the world! there are pics of karena kapoor with darker skin! as with any bollywood or hollywood celeb. But priyanka is not dark at all,nowhere near it! even my Irish friends said so

    10. wow!this is the perfect description of indian skin shades. thxx..

    11. currently im doing an assignment about indian. how can i say about there are some indian people who has fairer and those who has darker skin ? are they divided by the part of the maps or how ? Can you help ?


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