How To Match Colors To Skin Tone

Most of us have heard 'That really isn’t their/her/your color' or a similar phrase at some point in our lives. What most individuals mean when they say something like this is the color does not look good on that person. Everyone wants to look good, which means they also want to avoid hearing this phrase. But what many people do not realize they have picked up on when they say 'it’s not your color,' is how the color in question just does not match the skin tone of the individual wearing it.

Matching colors on clothing, in makeup, and even in hair color to skin tone is the key to always ensuring colors are flattering. Put your best face forward with this advice on how to determine your skin tone and what colors will match and highlight your beauty the best.

Get Vein About It

Perhaps the most commonly cited test when it comes to determining what colors will look good on your skin tone is the vein color test. To perform it, check the veins on the inside of your wrist. If they appear blue or blue-purple, you have a cool undertone to your skin. If your veins look more green than they do blue, you have a warm undertone. It is important to note it’s not that the veins are actually green, rather, you are looking at the veins through the skin with a yellow tone. And as we all know, blue and yellow create green! If you are unable to determine which applies to your veins, you may have a neutral skin tone.

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