Did you know that the colours you wear can make you look older or tired?
Choosing the wrong colours will give you a worn-out look. Choosing the right colours, however, will accentuate your natural features and make you glow!
Everyone has a unique group of colours that makes them look their best and another that makes them look their worst.
Much like makeup and hair, figuring out what colour best flatters YOU starts with your skin tone, which can be grouped into three categories: warm, cool, and neutral.
There are two main ways to figure out which category applies to you;
First, make sure your skin is clean and free of any cosmetics or lotions which could affect the results and make sure you use natural daylight to examine your skin tone as artificial lighting can change the appearance of your skin's undertones.
1. Vein test: Look at the veins on your wrist or palm. People with warm undertones have green-looking veins, while people with cool undertones have veins that are blue or purple.
2. Jewelry test: Under natural light, wear a silver bracelet on one wrist and a gold one on the other. Look at each hand and figure out which enhances your complexion better. If it's gold, your undertones are warm. If silver looks best, your undertones are cool.
If your skin looks yellowish, greenish, or light brown, then you likely have a warm skin tone; Perfect dress colours for you are red, peach, coral, orange, amber, gold, and yellow. You also should look great when you wear "warmer" versions of cool colours, like olive, moss, orchid, and violet-red. Neutrals that are best for you include taupe, cappuccino, cream, and mushroom gray.
If your skin looks pink, rosy, or blue, then you have a cool skin tone; You should wear bright blues, emeralds, and deep purples, along with frosty shades of lavender, ice blue, or pink. On the warm side, you can turn to ruby, bright rosy red, or super-pale yellows. With neutrals, you can rock cool gray, bright white, and navy.
If your skin looks gray or ashen, then you are a neutral skin tone; typically best to go for softened or muted versions of a colour instead of the brighter ones. Choose colours like dusty pink, jade green, cornsilk yellow, or lagoon blue. For neutral colours, turn to off-whites, coffee, mid-range grays, and black.
Bear in mind, if you love a colour that isn't the best for your skin tone, that doesn't mean you have to stop wearing it! Consider using it as an accent colour with a belt, scarf, shoes, or handbag instead of wearing it all over.
Tip of the blog:
If you want to make your eyes "pop" make sure a flattering colour is near them. You will want to pick either a colour that matches your eyes closely or one that produces the greatest contrast. You couldn’t find a better contrast between our model’s brown eyes in the image & the sky blue dress right? See her dress in closer details here
Key points to remember:
• Earth tones and light, unsaturated warm colours can make you look friendly and approachable.
• Bright reds are attention grabbers.
• Dark, monochromatic colours can make you look stern or powerful.
• Wear muted or pale colours if you want to be noticed less.
• Bright, bold colours, especially purple, may make you seem more creative.