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!
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!