What Color to Wear : Colors that flatter your skin tone

 

Did it ever occur to you that why your lipshades of baby pink makes your face look drained? Have you ever thought for yourself that some shades are just not right when you wear… however, you simply leave them on as they are en vogue. Constant flaks and criticism from your friends and colleagues on the inappropriateness of your makeup makes you spend a lump sum for getting tips from the makeup gurus. Well, instead of spending oodles, bare a few minutes to this write-up to learn what shades complement your skin tone.

skin tones warm cool mediumThe experts categorize the skin tone into Warm skin tone, Medium Skin Tone and Cool skin tone. Read on to learn which category you fall into and which colors flatter your skin the best.

 

Makeup for Warm Skin Tone

Colors to wear for dark skin tone makeupWomen in this category are born with golden or yellow skin undertones. If yours is a warm skin type, then the ideal shades to complement your skin are warm and earthy shades that render you a natural look.

Foundation

The choice of the foundation is most important for women sporting the warm skin tone. Since this forms the base of the entire make-up, the color of the foundation must match with the undertones of the skin. The right choice is to pick the foundation which has yellow base. A variation in the subtle golden hues in the foundation will make your skin more appealing and attractive.

Powder

A yellow based powder will go perfect with your skin tone. It is ideal to look for a loose powder which can be evenly patted or applied all over the face. Make sure to apply it on the T-zones of your face so as to control excessive oil.

Lipstick

Shades of rose, purple and magenta must be your picks if you have a warm skin tone. Strictly refrain yourself from wearing stark shades of red and cherry as they would rather turn your natural look into an unflattering dramatic appeal. It is ideal examine the basic color of the lipstick on a sheet of white paper and then purchase the right shade.

Eye shadow

For your skin tone, hues of bronze, light brown, soft green are ideal. These shades will easily blend with the shade of your skin and render you a natural appeal. Choice of stark red, navy blue and cherry could be disastrous for your look.

Blush

Bolder colors like rich bronzes, intense browns look the best on your skin tone and give a natural glow.

Refrain yourself from wearing shades that are absolute contrast to the natural shade of your skin. Colors like white, cream and beige will be appalling for your skin and call for unwanted attention. Further, extreme dark shades like intense reds, golds, and greens must also be avoided.

 

Makeup for Medium Skin Tone

Colors to wear for medium skin tone makeupWomen bearing medium skin tone have a wheatish complexion. Although, hues of this skin tone closely match with the warm skin tone, there can be variations in terms of pigmentations in the skin.

Foundation

Women with this characteristic skin tone usually sport olive or tanned skin shade.    So, the right choice for the foundation for women with medium skin tone is the one with yellow undertones. The correct shade of the foundation is of primary importance as this form the base for the add-on makeup. This is the reason why the shade of the foundation must be closest to the shade of the natural skin.

Powder

Yellow-based powder is ideal for women with medium skin undertones. Choose loose powder so that it can be evenly applied to the entire face and neck easily with the help of a puff. Remember to cover all your T-points of the face to remove excessive oil.

Lipstick

Warm red, brown and pale shades look beautiful on women with this skin tone. Light orange, mustard and pale red works well for you. Use a tester to analyze the color of the lipstick before making your final pick.

Blush

For this skin tone, warm brown, copper and almond are the right shades to choose. If you have a tanned skin, colors like peach, apricot, orange and coral look the best.

Eyeshadow

Tip for women with this skin tone is to go earthy. Yes, shades of pale red, olive green and brown will work wonders for your skin.

Colors to avoid

Women with medium skin tone must avoid using shades like shocking pink, shocking red, icy silver and bright blue.

 

Makeup for Cool Skin Tone

Colors to wear for cool skin tone makeupWomen born with cool skin tone bear the traditional features of fair skin and rosy cheeks.

Foundation

Women with cool skin tone are blessed to choose from a huge variety of colors. However, for the foundation, pink or blue undertones look the best. It is ideal to first test the color of foundation on your skin by submerging it in the texture of your skin.

Powder

Choose powder which has pink or blue undertones. Choice of loose powder works best so that it can be evenly applied all over the face and neck. Pay special attention to the T-zones of your face as they are the most oily.

Lipstick

Those with cool or fair skin tone must choose between the colors of baby pink, rosy tint, red and orange. However, it is important to first examine the dominant color of the lipstick by trying its tester.

Blush

Pink, beige and tawny are the right colors to choose. However, refrain from over-using the blush and let your natural beauty speak for yourself.

Eyeshadow

This is the most important essential to complement your look. Shades like white, pale blue, silver, dark green, purple and gray must be your picks.

Avoid wearing colors that have yellow undertones like pastels, gold and pale yellow as they are likely to make your skin look dull and tired.

           

After understanding the correct colors for your skin tone, it is important that make the correct use of these makeup products, in the right direction and amount.

 

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