We all look different and consequently look better in some colours more than others. How do you know which colours look best? Along with your hair and eye colour, your skin colour and skin tone (coolness, warmth and depth in colour) will dictate which colours suit you. The personality of the individual is also a big influence on colour choices, of course, but you can’t deny that there are some colours you instinctively know make you look either utterly amazing or truly awful. Certain shades will complement not just the colour but the tone of your skin wonderfully, and others will make your skin look dull and even cast shadows on your face. Also, you need to consider that the texture of your skin changes over the years which means the colour and tone will change slightly too.
We have just launched a new book called, Colour Me Beautiful (Hamlyn) and the expanded colour section now provides a range of colour profiles for women of all skin tones including Caucasian, Asian, Black or Oriental. Understanding your dominant colouring and knowing your skin tone is the same as knowing you have a high or short waist, a long or short neck or small or large bust; once you really understand what your individual characterstics are you can make better choices in your clothing and make-up.
Consider the people you know and imagine grouping together those with blonde hair, those with freckles, those with dark skin, and so on. Within those
groups, each individual will have a different eye colour and skin tone and will suit different shades of colours. When you think of a simple pair of tights in a ‘nude’ shade, what is YOUR nude won’t be a “nude” for your friend who might be Spanish, Caribbean, Chinese or Swedish. So, it was very clever of Mr.Louboutin to create a range of shoes in five nude shades to cater for a variety of skin tones. Many stores now sell a range of ‘invisible’ skin tone hosiery, available in different shades for women with fair, medium and dark skin. Just the same as clothing sizes and body shapes, one ‘nude’ does not fit all.
So, it is a simple fact that we are all a combination of different hair, eye and skin colourings and within that we all have different skin tones. And thank goodness! How uninspiring it would be if we all looked and dressed exactly the same!
We can help you determine your ‘dominant’ colouring, skin tone and personal style. Get in touch with a Colour Me Beautiful consultant near you to find out more about our one-to-one Colour Consultations.