COLOURS FOR YOUR SKIN TONE
Those summer days may be fading away, but it doesn’t mean you need to retire the colour with your autumn wardrobe. Cheery shades of yellow, pastel blue and fuchsia pink are appearing in your favourite autumn styles. But don’t worry if you fear colour, neutrals are still as popular as ever.
Want to know what colours are best for your skin tone?
FAIR OR PALE SKIN
Do you have red, blonde or light hair? Freckled or hide from the sun?
Colours to wear: If you have light features and pale skin then jewel tones in emerald, deep purple and bright blue will work well as a contrast to your skin tone as will cool shades of lavender, powder blue or baby pink. With your warmer tones go for ruby or rose red. And if you are colour shy try a more neutral navy, camel, opulent white or cool grey.
Colours to avoid: It’s best to avoid orange, tomato red, and bright yellows, which can clash with your skin tone entirely.
OLIVE OR WARM SKIN
Do you tan easily in the sun rather than burn? If you have olive-toned skin then you have a “warm’’ complexion and can suit a broader range of colours than your fairer or “cool’’ skin friends.
Colours to wear: For you, the best colours are on the warm side of the colour wheel and include red, coral or peach, orange, amber and gold. Olive, violet red and orchid colours on their warmer side will look great also. When it comes to your neutrals a mushroom grey, cream or taupe work well.
Colours to avoid: Icy or pastel colours of powder blue and pistachio green can wash you out and give you a grey-skin appearance. Olive or warm tone skin will likely have yellow or green undertones, so you should avoid wearing shades of these colours that are too close to your skin tone.
COLOUR FOR ANY SKIN TONE
Is there really a magical colour that suits every skin tone? Apparently true “primary red’’ is the winner. There are other colours like pure white, light blush pink and teal that can look great on any skin tone as they offer a great balance of cool and warm that doesn’t clash with your skin. A darker tone suitable for anyone is aubergine, which will accentuate your skin and isn’t too intense.
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