What Colours Match Your Skin Tone

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Have you ever noticed that some colours just make you glow? You might try on a dress that looks gorgeous on the rack but falls flat on you, then you grab a plain t-shirt that makes your eyes pop and your face glow. Finding the right look is all about colours. Choosing the perfect hair colour, makeup and clothes are all about matching your skin tone. Once you know which colours work for you and which don’t, you can take the guesswork out of shopping.

Know Your Skin Tone

To know which colours look good on you, you need to know your skin tone. While there is an incredibly wide array of skin colours, there are only three different skin tones and finding yours is easy.

The simplest way to figure out your skin tone is to peak at your wrist. Take a close look at the veins running through your wrist. If your veins have a green or olive tint, you have a warm skin tone. If your veins have a blue tint, you have a cool skin tone. If your skin doesn’t look blue or green, don’t worry! That means that you have a neutral skin tone.

Colours for Warm Skin Tones

Beauties with warm skin tones will look amazing in rich earth tones. Deep shades of red, orange, brown, green and yellow look great next to warm coloured skin. Colours that you find in nature like rich greys, off whites, coral, peach and teal will be the perfect complement. For an ideal everyday lipstick, look for shades like glo-minerals Lipstick in natural looking blush or rich toffee. When it comes to eye shadow, go for deep shades like glo-minerals Eye Shadow Mahogany.

Colours for Cool Skin Tones

If you have a cooler undertone, opt for crisp black and white looks as well as navy, berry and bold green shades. While you should avoid anything too tomato red, orange or yellow, you will look great in silver or platinum. Rock a bright lip colour like glo-minerals Sheer Lipstick Jamaica or a bold glo-minerals Jeweled Eye Pencil in Cobalt.

Colours for Neutral Skin Tones

Thanks to your hybrid warm and cool skin tone, ladies with a neutral skin tone will look amazing in just about anything. Go with whatever colours you are in the mood for at the moment. You’ll love orange-toned shades like glo-minerals Eye Shadow in Coy or golden shades like glo-minerals Eye Shadow in Twinkle. Do be careful with ultra-bold colours, though. Because your skin tone is neutral, it can be overshadowed by super vibrant shades.

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