We all love to play with colours, whether it’s our clothes, nails or hair! A little bit of fun element won’t hurt of course, but wouldn’t it be better if we played smart? A colour that suits your best friend may make your hair look like your least favorite Disney character. To avoid that happening, choose a colour that best suits your skin tone!
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Now let’s get started!
The first step to determine your skin tone. It can be a bit difficult to do on your own but generally you either fall into warm or cool tones. Try this trick if you’re confused about your tone: Hold your wrists out and facing up under direct sunlight and take a look at your blood vessels and veins. If they look greenish in colour then you have a warm skin undertone tone and if they look bluish, then you have a cool undertone.
Once you’ve determined your skin tone (the trick is to look at the undertones of your skin) you must remember that it can change all year round, so doing one single test is not enough. And now for the next step. If you’re wondering what colour would suit your skin tone, here’s an important tip – the lighter your skin tone, the paler you can go with your hair. If your complexion is towards the darker side of the spectrum, opt for cool brunettes, mahogany, maple brown, toffee, and other rich, warm colors to bring out the apricot undertones in your skin. And if you are fair to wheatish, go for toasty hues like chestnut brown, auburn and cinnamon, or ebony brown, mocha, and violet-based colors as they will enhance your natural skin tones. Colours like beige and champagne blond complement light-complexioned ladies.
Eyes also play a major role to determine what the best colour for your skin tone is. You need to create a balance around your face. Blue eyes pop with copper tones placed around the face; similarly hazel eyes can be made to shine by choosing the perfect shade that compliments their undertones.
Once you’ve found out what shades would suit you, you can either stick to one or experiment with the shades on your favorable palette. Blonds can try warm golden shades, or iced out silvery hues. Brunettes who had warmer shades of hair can try icy browns and shades of chestnut. People with olive skin should not wear browns, instead, go for a hint of brown incorporated in a cooler colour. People with black hair and cool undertones could try auburn red and those with warmer undertones would look better with a mocha.