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PMU Color Undertones: Picking the right Color for Your Clients

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It’s time to dive into something that’s really important in our industry: understanding pigment undertones. Getting this right is key to ensuring your client walks away with the results they’re dreaming of.

What Are Undertones and Why Do They Matter?

Let’s get right to it. You know those different shades of brown we use in our work? Well, they’re made by combining yellow, blue, and red in various amounts. The mixture determines if a pigment is warm or cool – and that’s what we call the undertone. By choosing the right undertone for your client, you help the healed makeup look just as good as when it was freshly done.

What Are Undertones and Why Do They Matter?

The Color Chart Explained

Have you ever looked at a color chart and felt confused? You’re not alone. But once you get the hang of it, you can tell if a pigment is more on the yellow side or leaning towards orange without always needing that chart. This is a big win for making sure your client’s brows or lips heal with the color they wanted.

The Color Chart Explained

Getting Those Healed Results Spot-On

The ultimate goal is ensuring the color looks great, even after healing. For dense techniques like microblading, warmer pigments like medium brown are a safe bet. But for softer looks or shaded techniques, you may want to go cooler to prevent any unwanted warmth in the final result.

How to Use Ebony

Ebony pigment is unique – it’s dark and cool-toned. This means it’s perfect for adding depth to a color without making it too warm. Just be careful because using too much can make the healed color look gray. It’s all about balance.

Mixing Colors Made Easy

Mixing pigments can be simple. Add a touch of ebony to your medium brown to cool it down or darken it, without turning it red or orange. It’s just like mixing paint – a bit of this, a little of that until you get the perfect color.

Choosing the Right Color With Your Client

If you’re unsure what your client wants, just ask if they prefer warmer or cooler tones. This can guide you to the right pigment choice. And always remember, you can adjust as needed by mixing pigments to match their preference.

Wrapping It Up

Alright, that’s a wrap on pigments and undertones. Remember, practice makes perfect, so keep experimenting and learning. If you’ve got questions or need some advice, you can always reach out to me at ask@beautyslesh.com. And feel free to let me know what other topics you want to learn about. See you in the next video! 💕

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