Have you ever tried on a top and felt something’s not looking right but you couldn’t put your finger on what it was? Have you ever thought that some outfits lift up your whole complexion while some make you look dull and tired? Here you go, that was probably the wrong hues for your skin tone.
Finding out the perfect colour to wear is definitely easier said than done, given the wide spectrum of shades offered. Let’s discover how to choose the hues for your complexion, so you will always look sharp and will not bring the wrong item into your wardrobe ever again. Extra perks – you will save time off your shopping and can buy more confidently online!
How to Find Out my Undertone?
First of all, there are three major categories of skin undertone:
1) COOL 2) WARM 3) NEUTRAL
To find out which category you fall into, you can:
- Check colour: Warm undertone has yellow, peach and gold tint in your skin, while cool undertone has more pink, red or blue.
- Check wrist: Look at your veins. If they are blue or purple, you have a cool undertone. If they are green, you have a warm undertone.
- Check hair: In general, cool skin tones have silver or ash undertones in their natural hair, while warm skin tones have red, orange or yellow undertones.
The basic theory is, warmer colors flatter warm skin tone and cooler colours flatter cool skin tone. If you have a neutral skin tone, you can wear both warm and cool colors!
Cool colours are blue, purple, green and all the tertiary colours in between. You can go for teal, lilac, lavender, soft rose, etc.
Warm colours are yellow, orange, brown and their tertiary colours. You can go for camel, beige, burnt orange, or scarlet red! Accessories-wise, gold jewelry looks better on warm skin tone and silver jewelry suits a cool skin tone.
If you have fair skin and light features, hues that contrast with your skin tone would bring colour to your complexion nicely. Go for darker colours like navy, forest green, burgundy, brown, etc. Avoid light beige, sand, khaki, stone, and any soft pastel shades that can possibly wash you out. For medium skin tone, you can wear a wider spectrum of colours. Try lighter or darker shades than the middle ground to accentuate your complexion. Avoid yellow, mustard, or any shades that look similar to your skin colour. Darker skin can wear a vast majority of colours. Jewel tones would compliment you particularly well! We provide professional advice and consultant on what to wear and what to avoid. Click here to join us now!
Text by Angela Leung, Fashion Editor