Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Right Colors

I've had many people ask me over the years " What colours should I be wearing". I'm not gonna lie, there is no easy answer to that. Sure there are guidlines that can be followed but they aren't going to work for everyone. I get frustrated when I read things that say if your eye color is this you should wear this. Many times they assume if you have dark hair then you will have darker skin, or if you have brown hair you will have blue eyes. HA! I have dark brown hair, blue eyes and pale pale skin that burns.

The point I'm trying to make is that it all depends on a variety of factors such as your skin tone, hair color, eye color etc. It's going to be a lot of trial and error. Something that looks awesome on your best friend might not look great on you and vice versa.

That being said, there are some ways to narrow things down:

Look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. Are they green looking or blue, or a combination of both?
If they are blue you probably fit more into the cool range of things. You can probably wear blues, purple, grey, silver, white, black.
If they are green you are probably warmer toned. You would look at warm colors such as yellow, orange, red, peach, gold and ivory.

In between cool and warm is the neutral zone: pink, brown and green (bet you didn't know pink and green were neutral did you!)

That will give you someplace to start your search. Additionally you can look at eyeshadows in terms of your eye color.

Blue eyed people will ususally look good in:
  • taupe
  • light grey
  • heather
  • greyish brown
  • purpleish brown

People with green eyes will usually look good in:

  • yellow toned beige
  • heather
  • moss green
  • greyish brown
  • taupe

People with brown eyes will ususally look good in:

  • grey beige
  • medium brown
  • khaki green

Sometimes you have to go a bit out of your comfort zone to find something that looks really fantastic on you. Thats' how I found my holy grail of lipgloss. (To follow in a seperate blog)

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