How to choose colors
Are you always in black (or another favorite color)? Does your fear of certain colors cause you to avoid them? Do you dread adding new colors to your wardrobe or makeup collection because you aren’t sure which ones suit you? Enjoy Woman’s great guide on how to choose colors that suit you perfectly!
If you need more ideas, we’ve written about how to mix colors correctly.
Colors Are Unlimited
First, a word about colors: Everyone can wear any color! It’s just a matter of choosing the right color and using it correctly.
To begin projecting color in your life, look at the colors that nature has given you. Of course, this means looking at your natural hair, eye, and skin colors. Or, more precisely, your skin’s undertone. And it may not be the color you think you have: A healthy tan can fool the eye, and a good self-tanner can completely conceal your natural skin tone!
The cold and warm color scales can be used to determine your skin color. This country’s hot scale is the most common.
Finding Your Skin Tone
Examine the veins on the inside of your wrist. The warm type has green eyes, while the cold type has blue eyes.
A piece of white paper against your cheek will help you find your color scale. Your skin-tone undertone is cold if your face appears pink, purple, or pig-like compared to the paper; warm if your skin appears yellowish or olive-like.
Doubtful? Then try the old fashioned way: Compare! The color that gives you wrinkles under your eyes, makes your skin look cloudy and unclean, and generally makes you look like dirty apple porridge… Keep in mind that electric light distorts your true skin tone.
Pick the Right Hues
It’s time to pick colors that complement your skin tone. First, choose shades that enhance your natural colors:
PICK COLD, CLEAR COLORS WITH A BLUE UNDERTONE IF YOUR SKIN TONE IS COLD. Colors include black, white, light gray, charcoal gray, ice blue, and blue-black. Even the warmest mustard yellow and red have a cool sister.
ARE YOUR SKIN UNDERTONES WARM? DO YOU LOOK BEST IN MADE EARTH COLORS WITH YELLOW OR GOLDEN UNDERTONES? Cobalt, warm navy blue, and red-purple are warm blue colors.
Use All Colors
Want to draw in a fashion color that doesn’t match your skin tone? So you can do it too. Use it sparingly (as a scarf or part of a pattern) and never directly on your face or in make-up. Use a scarf to soften the color near your face or protrude the edge of a blouse to soften color on your upper body.