How to Choose Colors to Flatter Your Skin Tone

How to Choose Colors to Flatter Your Skin Tone



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The lipstick you just bought looked so divine on the celebrity walking the red carpet, but it makes you look like you’re from another planet. Get the most flattering hues for you with these tips.

Step 1: Assess skin tone
Assess your skin tone as either cool or warm. Hold a white sheet of paper up to your face to identify the main color you see in your skin. If you’re still confused, put on a white blouse and then a cream-colored blouse. If you look better in the white, you’re likely cool-skinned and if the cream one is more flattering, you have a warm skin tone.

Tip
See which jewelry tone is most flattering. Silver jewelry will look best against cool-toned skin, while gold jewelry will make warm tones glow.

Step 2: Choose foundation
Choose a foundation and powder with blue or pink undertones if you have cool skin. Warmer skin tones should wear a yellow-based powder and foundation.

Step 3: Choose blush
Go for a pink, beige, or tawny-hued blush if you have cool skin. Warm tones look best in plums, auburn, copper, or bronze. If you have tan skin, try peaches, corals, apricots, and oranges.

Tip
Cool tones should generally avoid earth tones, which work best on warm skin tones.

Step 4: Choose lipstick
Select lipsticks and lip liners based on their dominant color. If they’re primarily warm red, brown, magenta, or purple, they’ll look great against warm skin. Cool skin will come alive with orangey red, light purple, and pink.

Step 5: Choose eyeshadow
Choose white, silver, gray, pale blue, purple, or dark green eye shadow if you have cool skin. Warm skin will look great in bronze, coral, red, pink, cream, light brown, and soft green.

Step 6: Choose clothing
Wear clothing colors that flatter everyone, regardless of skin tone or even hair color, due to the fact that they fall in the middle of the color spectrum — not too cool or too warm. They are eggplant, Indian Teal, true red, and soft rose — which is between light pink and peach.

Did You Know?
A study by the University of Durham, England, found that athletes in sports competitions who wore red were more likely to win than contestants wearing other colors.

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Comments (35)

  • Istvan Homoki Reply

    Hey, can one of you gorgeous beauties help me? My wife is tan skinned, and I am about to buy a rather expensive watch for her. It comes in 2 colors, either gold or silver. Which one goes better with tan skin?

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Prachi Prabhu Reply

    Nice video. You can instantly find out your skin undertone with the android app- colors speak. It also gives you your best fashion colors and style tips.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.coloursspeak&hl=en

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • I've got a pet rock Reply

    I'm more cool than more but I lean a bit toward neutral? like some of the lipsticks you said are fro warm tones look good on me so…?

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Raleigh Flanagan Reply

    Wearing red increases your aggression by 5%

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • The.Bat.Queen Reply

    this girl is gorgeous

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • mรจlina west Reply

    yawย  my vein are green and my face go rose so what s that ?

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Rhiannon Moore Reply

    Look at the vains in your wrist…. if their blue than your cool and if their green your warm

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Cheyanne Lisle Reply

    This is so wrong. MAC teaches this completely different.

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Sarah lauren faith xo Reply

    I'm cool

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Aicha Hamadou Reply

    i love howcast

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • ILoveAliensAndStuff Reply

    @UtubeCreature Yapsolutely.

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Ale Munoz Reply

    she said arranges..

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • rune scape Reply

    Cool and warm? My skins not blue or red.

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • surfingdp Reply

    if u want to make yourself pale white follow the steps:

    step one: play world of warcraft

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • simone wright Reply

    Go 2 michellephan to help find ur skin tone

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • SAmantha Smith Reply

    @elphaba1300 lmao ikr

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • naomi shimokawa Reply

    @elphaba1300 freakyyy

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Holy Shiznizz A Fly Is Stuck On Your Screen Kill It Before It Lays Eggs Reply

    Just paint yourself green, it's unique.

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • VanieVanie Reply

    @elphaba1300
    LOL WTF

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Eggplant Reply

    This.. was surprisingly really helpful for my dumb pale ass -_-

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • TheQueerGiraffe Reply

    OR yo could be neutral skinned.

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Liz Torres Reply

    This is confusing

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Sara Lyytikainen Reply

    @elphaba1300 XDDDDDDD

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • XkissthestarswithmeX Reply

    @musicaladdiction14 use a Hershey's candy bar as concealer

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Simone Kurtz Reply

    @Hector947 Because I have no. idea.

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Simone Kurtz Reply

    @xXTheMooDogXx Hmm, maybe, but that's quite the dramatic sniff. XD

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • theblacknred Reply

    @Katantunoro noooo but i want strawberries

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • xala rarara Reply

    @elphaba1300 trying to sniff out the one that she has already soiled.

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • theblacknred Reply

    @Katantunoro yay i want the one with strawberry on top

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • theblacknred Reply

    @Katantunoro cuz it was in ur subscription

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • theblacknred Reply

    @Katantunoro hhehe

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Erde Mem Reply

    @musicaladdiction14 that's a warm tone

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • YOmama30255 Reply

    I didnt get any of that because I couldn't stop staring at her HUGE eyebrows through the whole video.

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • Magdala Noel Reply

    WOW this video covered all the skintones in the world- pale and tan!!! They are such great experts at these things

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
  • theblacknred Reply

    @Katantunoro ?!!!

    April 3, 2019 at 9:17 am

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