Have you ever wondered if you have a warm or cool skin tone? Maybe you have, maybe you haven’t but you’d be surprised to find out the benefits in understanding your skin tone. For women, it will help you pick the right shade of make-up and men, it will help you pick the right color clothes to wear. Shopping will be so much easier when you know which colors you can and cannot wear! Here are a few questions to ask yourself when figuring out your skin tone:
1. When you tan, do you turn golden/yellow or reddish?
If you turn reddish you are most likely a cool skin tone.
2. What color are your eyes?
A general rule, if you have green, light brown or hazel eyes you probably have a warm skin tone. Chocolate brown and icy blue eyed people usually have a cool skin tone.
3. What color was your hair for most of your child hood?
If your hair turned a golden blonde or had any red tones in it, you have a warm skin tone.
4. Which color is better on you- forest green or hot pink?
If you answered hot pink you have a cool skin tone.
5. Could you be both?
Some people are blessed to have a neutral skin tone. This person can change their hair color from copper red to platinum blonde and have both look great. You can get away with wearing cool colors such as blue, purple and cotton candy pink as well warm colors like brown, green and gold. Drew Barrymore (see below) has a neutral skin tone.
Tips for warm skin tones:
Look for clothes that remind you of fall or summer. Think a wheat field or autumn leaves…Avoid any colors that are too unsaturated, like pastel green or light grey.
Ladies when purchasing make-up look for blush that has a peachy tone, eye shadow that is golden and coral lipstick.
Tips for cool skin tones:
Look for clothes that remind you of winter or spring. Think icy trees or Easter eggs…Avoid any colors that are too yellow or orange.
Ladies when purchasing make-up look for a blush that has a pink tone, eye shadow that is silver and pink or cherry red lipstick.
Still need help figuring out what your skin tone is? Here are a few celebrities that show the different skin tones.
Neutral: (Drew can wear a cool blonde and also a warm red hair color)