Picking the right colors for your complexion is important. The wrong shades can make your look dull and washed out. However, colors that suit you will boost your natural skin tone, making you glow. But how do you know what colors will look best on you? Here is some helpful information that will make it very easy for your to choose colors that flatter your complexion.
The first thing you should do is establish what undertone you have and what your natural coloring is. In terms of your undertone, you will either have a warm or cool skin tone. There are many ways to determine this, but here is the easiest: look at the veins in your upper arm. If they are blue or purple then, you have a cool skin tone. If the veins are more of a green color, then you have a warm skin tone.
You can work out your natural coloring by looking at the shade of your skin, hair and eyes. You may, for example, have pale skin, blue eyes, and blonde hair. Or, you may have olive skin, green eyes, and brown hair. It is a good idea to hold up a range of colors next to your face to see whether they wash you out or brighten you up.
Once you have a good idea of your overall complexion, you can start thinking about the colors that will be most flattering on you.
Ladies with cooler skin tones look best in cold colors. So, choose items that are white, black, grey, blue, navy and silver. It follows then, that if you have a warmer complexion, you will suit warm colors. Look for clothes that are predominantly orange, yellow, plum, brown and caramel. When creating an ensemble, it is best to have the color that flatters your skin tone the most as close to your face as possible. This will help illuminate your natural skin tone.
There are colors that have a warm and a cold variant so make sure you carefully select the ones that looks best on you.
If there is a particular color in fashion but it is not really “your” color, then that does not mean you cannot wear it. Although the main color in your outfit should be a flattering color, you can incorporate other colors through your jewelry, bags, shoes, and belts. You could also pick prints that have both colors that flatter your skin tone and colors that are particularly trendy at the moment.
If you are looking for inspiration, celebrities most often get it spot on. Most celebrities have professionals around them who carefully select clothing that boosts their natural skin tone. Have a look at celebrity fashion for ideas on what colors you should be wearing
So, choosing colors that flatter your skin tone is simple. Once you have determined whether you have a warm or cool skin tone and what colors match your hair and eyes, you can focus on building a wardrobe full of flattering shades.