Hi there! I’m a celebrity manicurist living here in LA. I’ve worked with celebrity Like a little black dress or staple redlip, a nude polish is timeless. With so many nude options out there, where do you even start? I’m here to tell you how to find your perfect shade for your skin tone. Let’s get started with those of you with fair skin tones. http://beauty
You might have pink and blue undertones. You’re going to want to choose a hue thatenhances your cool undertones. You’re going to want to try a sheer soft pink polish. What I chose today is this Essie Gel Couture polish in ‘Fairy Taylor.’ It’s a beautiful, barely-there polish that’s buildable if you prefer a more opaque finish. This is gonna look fresh and bright against your fair skin and flatter you rather than wash you out. https://worldgraphics20.com/2020/10/23/10-beauty-hacks-tips-every-girl-must-know/
Now for light skin tones you might have atouch of yellow undertones. You’re going to want to stray away from yellow beiges, since this will make you look sallow. Nobody wants that! Try finding an opaque medium pinkish nude or a nude with a hint of mauve.
What I love is one layer of Essie ‘Spin the Bottle’ and one layer ‘Au Natural.’ It’s a beautiful pinky beige that really elongates the fingers. Now for those of you with medium skin tones, you probably have a mixture of cool and warm tones. You are deemed to be a neutral undertone. Since you’re neutral, you’re in luck! Mostpolishes will look great on you.
I recommend a color that blends in withthe skin surrounding the nail or a slight shade lighter. Sort of in-between like a concealer or a highlighter for the face. This is gonna be one shade lighter than your skin tone. I’ve been loving Deborah Lippmann Fashion for the past couple years and I use it all the time on sets, models, and celebrities. It’s a favorite! Since it’s a shade lighter than your skin tone, it gives a beautiful contrast and also leaves your skin looking beautiful and glowing.
Now, let’s talk about the perfect nude for dark skin tones. Your skin probably has a warm golden undertone. I recommend going for anopaque caramel or creamy milky shade. Now for darker toned skin, especially, it’shard to find the perfect nude. Sometimes it’s actually better to layer two colors together to get that perfect shade. What I did with our model here is I used a mix of two colors to create that perfect nude.
You can even go for a shimmery shade that would bring out the warmth and glow of your skin. For deep skin tones you can never go wrong with a dark chocolate or a dark cinnamon coffee shade that will bring out the warmth of your skin. Basically, think of delicious desserts and coffees to steer you in the right direction. Make sure to skip ashy gray tones, whichcould make your skin look dull and muddy. Try ‘Give Me S’more’ by China Glaze and Iknow you won’t be disappointed.
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Hi guys, its Cindy Lietz, your Polymer ClayTutor, and today’s Studio Tip, we’re talking about the color shifts that can happen betweena raw piece of clay and a baked piece of clay, and we’re specifically talking about the brandPremo! Now, a little while ago, I introduced to yousome of the new colors for Premo! Polymer Clay, and I had shown some baked andsome raw samples comparing each other, and a lot of people appreciated that.
so I thought I would do it for the whole Premo! line, and maybe in the future, I can do other linesas well, ‘cause there is a bit of a difference between some of the colors when they’re baked. Alright, so I have them all out here. Now, I had started putting them together inthe center and ran out of space, and had to jump back, so I am gonna start in the middlewhich seems a little strange, but I wanted to start with these regular colors first, and I’ve got two rows of each color, the first row here is raw and the second row is baked.
Now, I’m gonna name each color so that youknow which color it is, and then you’ll be able to see whether there’s much of a colorshift or not. Now, the first four colors here, there’s verylittle color shift, this is White, Black, Ecru and Raw Sienna, now with the Burnt Umber,you can see the baked sample is a little darker and there’s a lot of difference between…thisis the color Beige, now Beige has a lot of Translucent in it, it was kinda meant fordoll making, and you can see anything that has a lot of Translucent in it will have amilkier look when it’s raw than when it’s baked.
and then when you hold it up to thelight, you can see that there’s a lot of light that can shine through it, so you can tellit’s more Translucent in color, and Beige is very Translucent. Now the next two colors here have a bit ofa color shift as well, they have both gone darker, this is Alizarin Crimson and thisis Fuchsia, those two colors tend to do that, they tend to be a little…they tend do toa bit of a color shift. Now the next 4 colors have almost no colorshift at all between the raw and the baked, so this is Cadmium Red, Pomegranate, Blushand Orange.
Now we’ll go over here to this row, the twoYellows here at the top do have a bit of a color shift, this is Cadmium Yellow and ZincYellow, and you can see both of them have gotten a little bit darker, Cadmium Yellowis pretty close, but Zinc Yellow does go a little darker. The next three colors have almost zero shift,and this is Sunshine Yellow, Wasabi and Spanish Olive.
Now there is quite a bit of a color shifthere with the Green, it also has a fair amount of Translucent in it, and you can see thatif you hold that up the light, it is more kind of a 50-50 kinda translucency to it,not as translucent as say the Beige was, but it does have a bit of a color shift there,so that’s…you’re gonna need to take that into consideration when you’re doing colormixing and that kind of thing.
Now the next one has almost no color shift, and this is Jungle. The next one is Turquoise, and you can seehere, it has shifted in color, it’s gotten a little bit darker and a little bit Greener,this one has a little bit more of a Baby Blue look to it, it’s really subtle, not a bigdifference, but I can see the difference, and this one’s very opaque, so it’s not atranslucency issue with that one. Okay, the next one here is Ultramarine andit gets darker, and it’s another one like that Green one that has a bit of Translucencyto it, kind of a 50-50 type thing.
And the next one here is Cobalt Blue, andCobalt Blue has very little shift. The next one is Periwinkle…I had to thinkabout that for a second ‘cause that’s a brand new color, and there’s almost no shiftof all. Purple is…gets darker, and it’s a littlebit similar to the Ultramarine, it has a bit of translucency to it, not quite as much asthe Ultramarine but a bit. Now let’s go back up here, this is the brandnew Wisteria, now Wisteria has zero color shift at all, I don’t… really can’t see a difference other than it’sa little shinier when it’s raw.
This is Rhino Gray and there’s also no shiftthere. Now these two are the Translucents, thereused to be more Translucents…they’re down here, I’ll talk about them in a minute, butthey’ve been discontinued, but the two Translucents that they still carry are Regular Translucentand White Translucent, when they are raw…and in a small chip like this, you can’t see ahuge difference between the two, when they’re in a large one pound block, you can see it.
premo sculpey polymer clay colors
the Regular Translucent is a little more Yellow and the White Translucent is more White, andI’ll show you that up here by the light, and hopefully you’ll be able to see that the Regularis a little more Yellow than the White, they’re about the same in translucency…and Translucentclay does not mean it’s see through, it just means that light can go through it…unlessit’s like paper, paper thin and then you can see through it pretty good.
Alright, so these next colors here are thePearls, and there isn’t a huge difference at all between the color shifts, the onlything that you’ll notice a little bit of a difference on between a baked Pearl and araw Pearl is that they seem a little bit more sparkly, I don’t know if it just brings outthe sparkle a little bit more when they’re baked.
This is Pearl, just plain old Pearl, thisis the new Sunset Pearl, this is Bright Green Pearl, Peacock Pearl, Purple Pearl and GraphitePearl…and this is the new Graphite Pearl and it’s quite a beauty, all the Pearls arelovely they have a lot of Mica powders and things in them.
Now we’ll jump back over to this side, theseare the Metallics. Now the Metallics are basically exactly likethe Pearls, they have Mica powders in them, and they are very…there’s like basicallyno color shift other than they seem to get a tiny bit more sparkly when they are baked. This is Silver, Bronze, Copper, Gold, 18 KaratGold and Antique Gold…so Golds are…there’s a lot of Golds in this line here.
Now these are two specialty clays, they are…theyhave inclusions in them, so they have little bits of stuff in them, this is Gray Granite…andthere used to be a White Granite and a Blue Granite as well, but those have been discontinued, the Gray Granite has a bit of translucency to it, but because there’s so many little particles in there, it’s not exactly see through, but there is a lightness that can get throughit and it also helps show all those little bits when the translucency…when it’s baked.
And then this is Opal, Opal has a very bigdifference between the two, this is raw and baked, Opal has much more translucency toit once it’s baked…I’ll lift it up here, you can see there’s a lot of light that canshine through it, but it also really helps with being able to show all those rainbow-ylayers.
Now the last row here is all the Glitters,now the Glitters are… some of these Glitters here seem to have a fair amount of translucencyto them, but because they’re so full of glitter, they’re not really that transparent, but itdoes make the glitters really show…it makes the clay once it’s baked, it’s much more sparklywhen it’s baked than when it’s raw.
This color here is White Gold, this is RoseGold and this is Yellow Gold, so White Gold Glitter, Rose Gold Glitter and Yellow GoldGlitter. And then this one is Red Glitter, Green Glitter,Blue Glitter and Twinkle Twinkle, now these ones here you can see are a little darker,especially the Green and the Blue, but the others are pretty close to the same color.
Now, lastly, these are the most recent colorsto be discontinued, I did mentioned in the previous video that Denim and Navy were discontinued,but at the time, I didn’t realized that the Translucents were also discontinued. So this is the Blue Translucent and the GreenTranslucent, of course, they really show light through them…let me just pick this one up,see that, and they’re all like that, the Blue, the Green, the Red and the Yellow.
But you can make your own translucent tintsif you like by just adding a little, tiny, tiny, tiny pinch of one of the opaque colorsinto one of the translucent colors. And then with the Navy, you can see, whenit’s baked, it is very, very close to the Ultramarine.
the only difference is it’s gota little bit more Black in it, so you can add a little pinch of Black to the Ultramarineto get them to match up pretty close to the same, in fact it’s about 20 parts of Ultramarineto one part Black, except for if you’re using it in a recipe and sometimes there’s moreBlack, and it can get more complicated when you try to change a color in a recipe thatused to have one of the discontinued colors.
And I do a lot of color mixing, and I foundthat just trying to change the recipes that had the different colors in it, Denim or Navywas much more difficult than you would think, so it’s easier for me if they don’t discontinuecolors, but as you can see, there’s a lot of beautiful, beautiful colors with Premo!and most of the colors have very little color shifting. Now with some other brands, you’ll see a hugedifference in color shifts between raw and baked, and hopefully I’ll be able to testsome other brands as well in the future.
Alright, so I hope that was helpful for you,and if it was, do let us know if you liked this artical. And don’t forget, we have done tons, we’ve got all kinds of different subjects on Polymer Clay. thank you.