Understanding BECCA Skin-Tone Categories
and Colour Descriptions

Use the following BECCA skin-tone categories and colour descriptions to help determine the best BECCA Foundation, Concealer and Powder colours for your complexion.

'Pink' indicates that the colour has obvious pink-based undertones

'Yellow' indicates that the colour has obvious yellow/golden-based undertones

'Neutral' indicates that neither pink/red nor yellow/golden undertones dominate the colour

'Warm' indicates that orange/red undertones dominate the colour

 

BECCA Skin Tones

1) LIGHT to FAIR
Skin Type: Palest skin type characterized by creamy, ivory skin. Does not tan naturally, tending to redden and burn very easily.
Undertones: Pink
Examples: Renee Zellweger, Kelly Osbourne, Christina Ricci

4) MEDIUM
Skin Type: Naturally sun-kissed looking skin. Tans well.
Undertones: Yellow/golden to warm
Examples: Elle MacPherson, Demi Moore, Giselle Bundchen

7) DARK TAN
Skin Type: Light-brown skin tones that appear slightly richer in colour.
Undertones: Warm
Examples: Tyra Banks, Alicia Keys

10) WARM BROWN
Skin Type: Rich brown skin tones that appear warm.
Undertones: Red
Examples: Iman, Kelly Rowland, Natalie Cole

2) FAIR
Skin Type: Milky, pale skin. Does not tan well naturally, however very light fake tanning and bronzing products can suit.
Undertones: Yellow or pink
Examples: Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Madonna

5) LIGHT TAN
Skin Type: Olive-toned skin often of Mediterranean, Hispanic, Brazilian or Asian descent. Tans easily.
Undertones: Yellow/golden
Examples: Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek, Lucy Liu

8) DARK GOLDEN
Skin Type: Brown skin tones
Undertones: Golden to slightly warm
Examples: Naomi Campbell, Whitney Houston, Oprah Winfrey

11) DEEP BROWN
Skin Type: Deep chocolate-brown skin that appears more neutral.
Undertones: Warm
Examples: Angie Stone, India Arie

3) FAIR to MEDIUM
Skin Type: Light beige-looking skin that naturally appears quite pale. ans reasonably well. Suits fake tanning and bronzing products.
Undertones: Yellow
Examples: Kylie Minogue, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz

6) TAN
Skin Type: Coffee/caramel coloured skin
Undertones: Yellow/golden
Examples: Beyonce Knowles, Ashanti, Halle Berry

9) GOLDEN BROWN
Skin Type: Darker-brown complexion
Undertones: Golden and warm
Examples: Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige, Serena Williams

12) BRONZE
Skin Type: Darkest skin tone.
Undertones: Warm to blue-black
Examples: Alec Wek

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