Wednesday, January 8, 2014

"Shop Your Skin Tone"







This weekend I went shopping to buy shirts and I was little disappointed.  I found this amazing shirt. What caught my eye was the silhouette, it was a nice and cute but once I put it on I saw that it was just wrong for me. Here’s the problem…. I looked washed out. Suddenly, I knew what I did wrong. I didn’t consider the color. I think that happens to a lot of us. We fall for the superficial and we forget look deeper. So, I think we should talk about how to determine the right color for our skin tones.


The first thing you should understand is that your skin coloring is broken down into the 4 seasons, summer/spring/ autumn/winter.  It’s also important to find out if you have cool or warm skin tone. 



Let’s Determine your Skin Tone:

Take a moment and go to your mirror with the best lighting. When looking at yourself, if you see blue, rose, purple or pink undertones you fall under the cool skin tone. If your undertones are yellow, gold or beige then you fall under warm skin tone. 

Now, if you are having a hard time determining your tone, wrap a white shirt around your neck (white helps reflect undertones). Another tip is to flip your arm over if you see green-ish veins you are warm tones, if you see blue-ish veins you are cool tones. 

Now, your season:

Spring



Warm Tone 
Very light skin
Blonde & auburn hair
Blue or green eyes

Colors that work:
Soft colors like: peach, reds, blues, light pink, yellow, coral and greens

Colors that don’t work:
Dark and dim colors

Summer


Cool Tone
Pale and pinkish skin
Natural Blonde, ash blonde or medium dark brown hair
Light blue eyes

Colors that work:
Neutrals, pastels, and subdue colors
Example: light blue, lavender and pale yellow

Colors that don’t work:
Intense colors. Black and orange

Autumn



Warm Tones
Golden skin
Red, brown, dark blonde hair
Brown or blue eyes

Colors that work:
Earth tones like beige, dark red, ivory, olive green, rich brown

Colors that don’t work:
Bright colors and cool shades

Winter



Cool Tones
Dark skin & pale skin

Colors that work:
•      Black, white grays, deep reds, bright pinks, pastels, navy blue, emerald, royal blue and 
        royal purple

Colors that don’t work:
  Washed out shades. Brown, orange and beige



I hope this helps☺ 


34 comments:

  1. I'm an autumn and those colours are so true !

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    1. We are winter we're going to try out some of the brighter colors...

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  2. I should be an autumn type, but I wear colours of the winter type too.
    Kisses
    Oriana

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    1. yeah.. it's always good to experiment.. but the autumn colors truly fit.

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  3. It does help a lot but there are two important details. You can "warm up" or "cool down" your skin tone depending on your hair color (since many of us dye it), with contacts, makeup and of course your clothes. If your skin is warm, you can use cool colors but mixing them with warm, and on and on. As a general read I think that what you are saying is very important since many girls don't know there are cool or warm tones on the skin :) But I think you should go deeper into this. Thank you for sharing!
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    1. Hey Dharia... very true, but I just wanted to give the basics & in future posts we will get in depth!!!

      thanks :)

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    2. Yay! Awesome :) if you need any help with the makeup part let me know. Also, I love the new format of the blog. Way much easier to surf around :)
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  4. Great tips! The one color I love that I can't wear is olive green. Makes me look greyish. lol!

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    1. lol… yeah.. you should wear colors that makes you stand out..

      :)

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  6. these colors looking so amazing i really love this post
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  7. This post was really helpful! I think I am autumn (rather pale with pink undertones), and those are all my favourite colours that I wear all the time anyways - especially black and jewel tones. Although I do find beige (only certain shades though) to make my skin look really radiant. :) x

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    1. Hi, I'm glad it was helpful. I personally love dark colors. I think it adds a richness to my outfits.

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  8. Wow, interesting post! (:
    Thanks for sharing this!

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  9. cool post, very insightful
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  10. interesting post...
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  11. Lovely post! Very helpful!

    xx,
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  12. Wow very useful post, it's so true without knowing those are my colours! I'm winter ��
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  13. Beautiful post! It´s so important to figure out your skin tone and how it changes over time or even during the day...I wear several "skin tones" depending on the product and my day...

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  14. nice tips! such an interesting post!
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  15. All of them are so beautiful dear :D

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  16. The woman you used as an example of a winter is actually a spring -- look at what she's wearing! In the good old days it was assumed that all darker-skinned women are winters I think out of sheer laziness. But 'women of color' (lol) have dramatically different skin tones just like fair-skinned women do. They can have redder, yellow or blue undertones, at the very least. If you look up seasonal palettes you'll see that each of the four seasons has subcategories. We've come a long way, baby!

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