Everybody has a colour they look great in, and a colour that just doesn’t seem to match their skin tone. What causes people to have these clashing and flattering colours for their individual skin’s undertone? Here are our top tips on knowing which colours will flatter your skin tone.
Finding Your Skin’s Undertone
To find out what the undertone of your skin is, just do this simple test. You can do it using the veins on the inside of your wrist. If the veins you see are purple or blue then you have a cool undertone to your skin. Green veins represent a warm undertone.
Colours for Warm Undertones
A warm undertone can be likened to celebrities such as Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian. The best colours for this undertone are warmer ones, like reds, oranges and golds. Colours to be avoided for warm undertones are the cooler colours like jewel tones and icy blues. These will make you look very pale and washed out.
Colours for Cool Undertones
Celebrities with cool undertones to their skin include Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett. It’s the classic English rose look that goes well with any colour on the cooler side of the wheel. Bright blues, cool greens and rich purples will all look amazing with this undertone. For warmer colours, opt for darker greens such as a green maxi dress. Colours to avoid for cool undertones include strong yellows and oranges which clash with pale skin.
Colours for Neutral Undertones
Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts are blessed with neutral undertones which means they can pretty much wear any colour they want. Softened colours such as a pastel green maxi dress is the perfect clothing choice for someone with a neutral tone to their skin. Browse the latest in maxi dress trends and make sure to snap up your AX Paris green maxi dress.
Colours for All Undertones
There are a few colours such as pure white that look great no matter what your skin undertone is. Pastels and light colours are always perfect if you’re not sure what your skin undertone actually is.