Adding Color That Will Flatter Your Skin Tone

Yesterday we talked about some basic wardrobe essentials we need to have in our closet.

Today we’re going to add color by looking at our skin tones! 

Color Your life

Years ago when my husband and I started dating he told me his favorite color was orange. Of course, I immediately went out and bought some clothes that were orange.

I kept noticing how bad I looked. My dark circles were even darker. I didn’t have any color in my face and I looked tired!

I finally realized that orange was not my color! If I’m going to wear orange, it can’t be anywhere near my face.

That’s why it’s important to know what colors look best on you.

With the right colors:

  • Your skin tone will have a glow
  • Your eyes will appear brighter
  • Your hair will reflect it’s natural highlights
  • You will hear compliments such as “That is your color, you look great!”

With the wrong colors:

  • Your skin tone will appear tired
  • Your eyes may appear shadowed, and you’ll see dark circles
  • You will hear comments – such as “You look tired today” “Are you feeling OK?”

First, determine your skin tone:

Winter complexions have blue or pink undertones. Skin can be pale white, yellowish-olive, or dark. Winter people are generally brunettes, with dark eye color.

Summer complexions have blue or pink undertones. Skin is pale and pink. Summers are often natural blondes or brunettes with pale eyes.

Autumn complexions have golden undertones. Many redheads and brunettes with golden brown eyes fall into this category.

Spring complexions have golden undertones and are usually creamy white or peach. Spring people generally have blonde or red hair, freckles, rosy cheeks, and blue or green eyes.

Now, choose clothes to flatter your skin tone:

Winters should wear colors that are sharp, stark and clear. White, black, navy blue, red and shocking pink all go well with winter complexions. For lighter colors, wear icy tones rather than pastels. Avoid subdued tones like beige, orange and gold

Summers should choose pastels and soft neutrals with rose and blue undertones. Lavender, plum, rose-brown and soft blue work well, while black and orange do not.

Autumns should select colors with golden undertones, like camel, beige, orange, gold and dark brown. Avoid colors with blue tones, like navy.

Springs can wear warm colors like camel, peach, golden yellow and golden brown. Avoid dark, dull colors.

So there you have it! Know which season you are and then buy colors that flatter your skin tone. This will make your shopping much easier!

Do you know which season your are? I’d love to hear!

Beauty For the Heart~~”It is a joy to Jesus when a person takes time to walk more intimately with Him. The bearing of fruit is always shown in Scripture to be a visible result of an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.” – Oswald Chambers

Today I want to spend time with Jesus so that my life will bear fruit for Him!

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  1. I love this! Most people don’t even know what skin tone they are… they just assume they are warm in they’re tan and cool if they’re pale, but that’s not true. I actually wrote a blog article that has some great tricks and tips. Check it out and let me know what you think!
    xoxo, WearToStandOut

  2. im a winter and african american and im not sure not sure if i can wear these two cover girl blushes natural glow and snow plum could someone please tell me if african americans can wear those two blushs from cover girl ?

  3. MarLaney @ Our Marvelous Clan says:

    Hi Cyndi,

    Came over from Traci’s blog. Great post and so right on! I’m a winter skin tone (yellow-olive to be exact) and have been really wanting a great beige wool coat but my husband always says,”No that color doesn’t do anything for you.” Can’t argue with him after reading this… I’m not going to tell him that he was right either. Lol

    I’m your new Pineterest and blog follower. Have a blessed day!

  4. Hey Gail
    I’m going to check that out. That would be a great post! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Hey Autumn
    Thanks for stopping by! I’ll try to get a post together about hair removal. I know a lot of women have a problem with it. I usually have mine done at the salon but I’ve been wanting to try some over the counter.
    Have a great day!

  6. Hey Sara!
    I have that written down so I’ll get a post together about blush soon, I might get brave and do a video!
    Have a great day,



  8. I’m a summer! For years i thought I was a winter. Its amazing how much difference it made when I found out I was a summer and started wearing summer’s colors. Also, my daughter found a book in their church library where it takes it a step farther and breaks it down into 8 times of the day. It is very interesting. Turns out I am a “high noon”! The book is called Shades of Beauty. It’s an old book so I don’t know if anyone has heard of it. We had so much fun with it though. It also goes beyond color to even the style of clothes that’s right for you. Very interesting to say the least! I was wondering if you would do a post on this, Cyndi. I love this kind of thing!

  9. sara bennett says:

    Love this post, Cyndi! I was wondering if you would consider making a post about blush…colors, techniques,etc. It’s the one area of make-up I just can’t seem to get right! Thanks :)

  10. I am a summer and pinks and purples are my best colors. :) Great tips Cyndi!


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