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Which colour suits you?

 

Unless you are dressing up for a colour coded party, deciding what colour to wear that will look good on you, is as nerve racking as deciding what to have for dinner most nights. The battle is finding what to wear that can enhance your appearance and won't make you look as if you have not even made an effort.
Below I take you through a guide on how to identify what your skin tone is and which are the right colours to wear that would suit your complexion.

 

How to find out your skin tone test

Vein test if the veins in your arm appear blue, you are cool toned and if they are greenish, you are warm toned.

White or off-white? Black or brown? Take a piece of fabric. If you look better in white and black, you are cool-toned. If you look better in brown and off-white, you are warm-toned.

Gold or silver? Orange or blue? Again, take fabric. If you look better in silver and blue, you are cool-toned. If you look better in gold and orange, you are warm -toned.

 

Are you warm?

If you have warm colouring, it is likely that you will have one of the following hair, eye colour and skin tone combinations:

Your natural hair colour is coppery-brown, chestnut, charcoalbrown, dark golden blonde, red, light or dark auburn

Your eye colour is brown, hazel, light green or light blue (perhaps with yellow flecks)

Your complexion is yellow-beige, golden-brown, peach or ivory. You may also have freckles and perhaps tan easily.

 

Are you cool?

If you have cool colouring, it is likely that you will have one of the following hair, eye and skin tone combinations:

Your natural hair colouring is black, dark brown, medium brunette, ash blonde, silver grey, saltand- pepper or white,

Your eye colour is dark brown, dark green, dark hazel or dark blue.

Your complexion is black, olive, fair, rosy or pale.

If you have white skin, it very often burns in the sun.

 

Jewellery - Gold or silver?

It is worth noting that warm coloured garments are generally adorned with buttons and metal trims in gold colouring.

Cooler coloured garments (especially blacks and greys) mostly have silver trims.

 

Makeup

Warm and cool colour rules also apply to make-up. Warm skins should be enhanced by foundation with a yellow base, and cheeks/lips work best in brown, coral or peach.

With cool skin, opt for foundation with a pink base and cheeks/lips look best in pinks, plums and cool reds.

 

 

Now bear in mind that some people look good in any colour, experiment and wear whatever colour you want, so long as you feel good that’s all that really matters.

 

Source:

1) http://beauty.lovelyish.com/2010/01/17/do-you-have-a-warm-or-cool-skin-tone/

2) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1230059/How--Wear-colour-finding-right-shade-you.html

3) http://www.ehow.com/how_2126120_determine-skin-tone.html

 

By Blessing Aladetoun

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