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skin tone code

There are over 9,000 different skin tones, each with its own set of needs that change over the various stages of our lives. To be able to reference each of these skin tones scientifically, we have given each an individual code. This skin tone code basically represents the digital signature of your skin tone color. When used with a Made by Me app kit, it is the most convenient and reliable way to create a “perfect match” every time. 

A skin tone code can only be assigned to you inside our Made by Me app. The app identifies your skin color by scanning the surface of your skin using our scientifically engineered Color Card and advanced auto detect and light sensing features. The Color Card comes with our Made by Me app kits, which can be ordered via the app.

skin tone SYNERGY

By using your skin tone code, Made by Me helps you create a skin tone matrix of customized shades that provide the perfect skin tone synergy. This synergy means that whatever shade, whether it’s in foundation or concealer, will always match your skin color and harmonize perfectly together. No more “mask like” looks or glowing under eye half-moons that appear when you wear the wrong shade. You can even make adjustments to your shade via the app, which will calculate or recalculate the suggested amounts of pigments to mix your desired shade in controlled quantities.



Our skin tone codes are calculated and numerically assigned from the Made by Me app's extensive skin tone color library. A skin tone code has four parts.

PART 1 - The first letter in the code represents the undertone. It will either be Y (Yellow), N (Neutral) or R (Red). For example, a skin tone code starting with Y means that a person has yellow undertones or someone with a code starting with N means that they have a neutral balance of yellow and red undertones.

PART 2 - The second digit indicates the amount of yellow or red in the skin. The higher the number, the more yellow or red is in the skin. For example, if you have strong yellow undertones you would be Y4 or an R4 if you have strong red undertone. Y1 or R1 would indicate slightly yellow or slightly red and almost neutral.

PART 3 - The next two digits calculate how light or dark the skin is. These results range between 30 and 90, the lower the number, the darker the skin is. For example, your skin in winter could be 66 but tans to a darker 60 during summer.

PART 4 - The final letter represents the colour intensity in the skin. Your colour will range between A (grey) and Q (full colour tone). For example, fair skin would be closer towards A and sun kissed skin would be closer to N with a median of H.




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