It’s easy to look good in the perfect outfit when you have a team of stylists designing your wardrobe, but for those of us who can’t afford a personal stylist, it can be hard to look your best. It doesn’t have to be that way though, there’s an easy way to look good without having to try too hard… I’m talking about dressing with your complexion in mind, and how combining your skin tone with your wardrobe can go a long way in making you feel, and look better.
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Know your complexion
In order to properly coordinate your clothes with your skin tone, you first need to be sure of your complexion. There are many tests out there that can help you determine this, but the failsafe method is to check the veins on the inside of your forearm. If they show up green, your skin tone is yellow-based or ‘warm’. Blue veins indicate a pink-based or ‘cold’ tone. Whichever colour base you are, never forget the importance of a good face cleanser to keep that complexion shining through – it can be the difference between hiding away with a pimple and confidently showing off your pores.
Know what color works for you
We’ve all got our color. Whether it’s jet black or sky blue, we all have that color that we KNOW looks good on us. By all means, exploit it. That being said, there are a few guidelines when it comes to matching our skin color with clothing. For instance, if you have a warm skin tone, then bright colors tends to minimize shadows and gives you a healthy, glowing look. On the other hand, if you have a cooler skin tone, then muted colors such as a dark blue with give you that same glowing look.
For an easy guide: dark colors go well with light skin, prime colors go well with medium skin, and white and pale colors go best with darker skin.
Know what colors don’t work
It may be easy to pick a color that complements your skin tone, but it can be just as easy to wear a color that does the opposite. One simple way to avoid this is to stay away from colors that closely match your skin. For instance, if you have a reddish complexion, that red dress may look good in the store, but once you try it on you may realize that it just makes your face all the more red.
Most importantly, wear whatever color you choose with confidence. Even if the color doesn’t exactly match up, you can make it work through sheer confidence. Remember, if you feel good in it, then you’ll look good in it.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, I was compensated by the company who sponsored/wrote it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.