SKIN COLOR MATRIX

Getting the right foundation color is the most challenging task in the beauty industry. There are a few solution, but always with too many compromises. The result is that most of the time a foundation color do not really match with the skin color. At the same time the pigmentation is too low. 
CONE, as a multi ethnic brand, has developed the most advanced color system in the market. Now you are able to choose the correct undertone and the correct shade brightness very precisely in a mathematical numbered color code system. All colors are formulated digitally with latest color technology. 
This makes us able to provide for every skin color the right foundation tone. 
Now you never need to make compromises anymore.

Learn How To Use Our Color System

The natural skin goes from reddish to yellowish skin undertones with different color saturations and shades. 
In the CONE Foundation Color System you are able to choose very precisely a skin undertone and a shade to match the right skin color. 

We use 3 dimensions in our color code:

 1. Undertone
 2. Shade 
 3. Strength / Saturation
The undertones goes from yellowish to reddish undertones and has many in between shades. Our system can deliver for all skin undertones the right color. 

YELLOWISH UNDERTONES

3Y - very yellow to olive
2Y - Yellowish undertone
1Y - slightly yellow to neutral

NEUTRAL UNDERTONES

N - Neutral tones right balanced between red and yellow

REDDISH UNDERTONES

1R - slightly red to neutral
3R - reddish
5R - more reddish

The number before the letter 1-3 represent different skin undertone lines. A higher number means, that the undertone goes more in the red or yellow direction. The middle point is the N line which has a very neutral colors.
If you are in the Y lines, then the 3Y line is more yellowish then then the 1Y skin undertone line.
If you are in the R lines, then the 5R is much more reddish then the 1R skin undertone line.
The very big advantage for choosing a color is, that all colors in one undertone line keep always the same color hue. This is very important to know, because you can select first the undertone of the skin and then you can easily find the right color, if you choose the shade for the brightness. 
The undertones goes from yellowish to reddish undertones and has many in between shades. Our system can deliver for all skin undertones the right color. 

YELLOWISH UNDERTONES

3Y - very yellow to olive
2Y - Yellowish undertone
1Y - slightly yellow to neutral

NEUTRAL UNDERTONES

N - Neutral tones right balanced between red and yellow

REDDISH UNDERTONES

1R - slightly red to neutral
3R - reddish
5R - more reddish

The number before the letter 1-3 represent different skin undertone lines. A higher number means, that the undertone goes more in the red or yellow direction. The middle point is the N line which has a very neutral colors.
If you are in the Y lines, then the 3Y line is more yellowish then then the 1Y skin undertone line.
If you are in the R lines, then the 5R is much more reddish then the 1R skin undertone line.
The very big advantage for choosing a color is, that all colors in one undertone line keep always the same color hue. This is very important to know, because you can select first the undertone of the skin and then you can easily find the right color, if you choose the shade for the brightness. 
Some people has a more or a stronger color. This is called saturation. Especially in the Tan Colors you find a huge variation for the saturation of the skin color. 
There are special lines in the tan shades which are stronger and more saturated. This stronger colors have a small S at the end of the color number codes. This means, that this colors have a stronger color saturation. S stands for a stronger color. 
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