Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What colors should I wear?

My sister-in-law asked me what colors look best on her.  That's a great question!  I think it's fun to wear every color of the rainbow, but I know that natural always looks best. When we wear colors in our skin tone we look better.
With the correct colors (in cosmetics and clothing):
  • Your skin tone will appear radiant and glowing
  • Your eyes will appear brighter and clearer
  • Your hair will reflect highlights
  • You will hear compliments - such as "You look great"!
With the wrong colors (in cosmetics and clothing) :
  • Your skin tone will appear tired and drained
  • Your eyes may appear shadowed, dark circles
  • Even your teeth can appear with a slight yellow hue
  • You will hear comments - such as "You look tired” "Do you feel OK?" 
How to tell your skin tone:   look at the underside of your arm. If your veins appear bluish you are cool toned, if they appear greenish you are warm toned. If your foundation is pink based you have cool undertones.  If it is yellow based you have warm undertones.
Neutrals look good on both tones.

Here are two color charts that should help you see what are considered cool or warm colors. 
Cool colors                                                                      Warm colors