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Personal Coloring if You're Yellow Based

The colors of most things we see are composed of the primary pigments - red, yellow, blue, black, and white. All people have individual skin, eye, and hair coloring made up of these same pigments.

When analyzing your personal colors, it is exciting to see all of the colors that make up you!

Keep this in mind: we are talking about what nature gave you - not about the modifications you have given yourself. Therefore:

  • Don't analyze hair color that has been treated, sunbleached, or exposed to a great deal of chlorine.

  • Don't analyze skin that has makeup on it.

  • Don't analyze teeth that have been exposed to years of tobacco smoke, or heavy coffee drinking.

  • Analyze in natural lighting, avoiding artificial lights.

  • Some medications can alter the color of your teeth and skin, so be aware of this as well.

Here are the characteristics you will find on yourself if you are a yellow based person.

Skin Color

When analyzing skin color, look at the skin without makeup on. Look at the undertones found in the forehead, side of the nose, cheeks, and lower cheeks. Look at the ears, palms of the hands and neck. If it is hard to tell your undertones, place a piece of white paper beside you and it should be easier, or ask a friend to help.

Fitzpatrick 1-2 (Fair-Light Skin)

Prominent yellow undertones produce a peach-pink tone: hands will be yellow or golden with peach-pink knuckles.

Fitzpatrick 3-4 (Medium to Light Brown Skin)

Yellow undertone produces a golden cast to the skin. Actual yellow in the skin will have a definite gold tone.

Fitzpatrick 5-6 (Dark Brown to Black Skin)

Yellow undertone produces a definite gold tone to the skin.

Skin tones are consistent, even as the skin tans or ages. Whether you tan or not relates strictly to your skin's pigmentation. But if you do tan, 60 hours after the distortion of the sun's rays have left the body, you will be back to your spectrum - a rose-brown tan.

Eye Color

Eyes are made up of tons of colors. Check the ring around the iris, the iris itself, splotches around the pupil, and the whites of the eyes.

Blue Eyes

Grey-blue yellow based eyes are more grey than blue. Orange veins in the whites of the eye can also indicate yellow base.


Yellow based brown eyes look more orange-brown and sometimes have a flat-navy ring around them.


The yellow in yellow based hazel eyes is very golden.

Hair Color

Be sure to look at hair that hasn't been chemically treated.


Golden, honey, golden strawberry.


Orange rust, golden carrot.


Off-black, almost brown. (Yellow based black hair has a matte finish to their hair)


Golden Brown.

White (or predominantly grey)

Cream-white, overall pale yellow tone.

Tooth Color

Yellow based teeth is creamy white. You can only analyze true teeth color that hasn't been altered by smoking or coffee.


Yellow based freckles are golden brown.

When choosing colors to wear and makeup to apply, matching colors with the colors found in your personal coloring is a stunning choice. Match your blush to your cheek color and eyeshadows to your eyes, and you will amaze those around you with your harmonious and outstanding looks.

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