Can’t decide on the best colour palette to compliment your skin tone? Stop playing it safe and sticking to neutrals. We’ve got your back, whether you have black tresses with a gorgeous peach and cream complexion, an olive-skinned brunette, or a fiery beauty with natural red hair and freckles.
Wearing the right colours can give you a radiant glow, whereas the wrong colour palette can make your skin look sallow and tired. You don’t even need a stylist to help you decide. It’s simple once you know the tricks of the trade.
Remember, this is only a guideline. Use a colour that you adore as an accent if it isn’t quite right for you. Consider shoes, a belt, or a handbag. Sweetheart, you do you!
How in the world do I work out my skin tone?
Undertones are the colours that come through your skin from beneath the surface and can be cool, warm, or neutral. And it has nothing to do with how light or dark your skin is. Cool, warm, or neutral undertones can be found in women with very fair to dark skin.
The white paper examination
Begin with a clean face that is free of makeup and creams. If you’ve just washed your face, wait at least 15 minutes for any redness to fade before examining your skin in natural light.
Hold a piece of pure white paper up to your face. How does your skin appear in comparison? You have a warm skin tone if your skin tone has greenish, light brown, golden, or yellow undertones. Is it pink, rosy, or blue? Baby, you’re as cool as a cucumber! However, if your skin appears grey or ashen, you have a neutral skin tone.
Pro tip: Acne, pimples, or a tan can make determining your skin tone difficult. In this case, have a friend perform the paper test on the crease behind your ear instead. The sensitive skin there is less likely to be harmed.
The vein examination
What colour are your hand and wrist veins? Cool skin has blue or purple veins, while warm skin has greenish veins. You’re neutral if you can’t decide between the two.
The Sun Test
Another simple way to determine your skin’s undertone is to observe how it reacts to sunlight. Warm skin tones are common in olive-skinned beauties who tan easily. Pale-skinned women who burn in the sun are usually cool. But that doesn’t mean women with dark skin that doesn’t burn can’t be. If you are neutral, you could belong to either group.
Silver and platinum generally enhance cool skin tones, whereas gold enhances warm tones.
Your eye and hair colour
It’s not an exact science, but eye colour and hair colour can help determine skin tone. Warm-skinned people have amber or brown eyes and dark blonde to dark brown hair, whereas cool-skinned people have grey, blue, or green eyes and hair that ranges from very dark (blue-black or very dark brown) to light blonde. Surprisingly, most people with neutral skin tones have hazel eyes and multi-coloured hair, such as blonde with ashy streaks or brown with warm golden brown highlights.
What colours should I wear if I’m warm?
Warm colours like oranges, golden yellow, honey gold, amber, and reds will highlight your golden undertones. Warmer greens and blues, such as deeper turquoise, green moss, olive, fern, pesto, and red-purples in magenta and orchid shades, can also be used. Taupe, hot chocolate, cream whites, and latte are all neutrals that will make your skin glow. Avoid icy hues and jewel-toned tones such as ruby, amethyst, and sapphire.
What colours do I look good in if I’m cool?
Bright blue, royal blue, sapphire, emerald, amethyst, deep purples, lavender, and lilac snow are your best cool-toned hues. Warm colours such as shocking pink (not hot pink, which is also warm), cerise, ruby, and bright red should not be overlooked. Grey, navy, and pristine white are your neutral colours, but avoid oranges and yellows!
What colours look good on me if I’m neutral?
Wearing jade green, dusty pink, lagoon blue, and cornsilk yellow will turn heads. Off-whites, coffee, mid-range greys, and black are also great neutral colours. Colours that are too bright and vibrant, on the other hand, will overwhelm you.
COLOURS ANYONE CAN WEAR
– Light blush pink
– Teal with a perfect mix of blue and green
Most importantly, have fun with your wardrobe—and don’t dismiss a colour you love just because it’s not the right fit. “Personality is always the most important thing about your style,” Ffrancon says, “so don’t be afraid to break the rules and wear the colours that make you happy!” Until my next blog, stay Stylish!
For more tips on fashion check out my previous blog https://blog.pankhuri.co/2022/05/19/the-15-best-fashion-tips-of-all-times-part-2/fashion/fashion-styling/