Wearing Colors That Are Right For Your Hair And Skin Tone…

If you’ve just recently dissed your old hair color and opted for a new ‘do, you may not be too familiar with what complements your new locks.  You may also have had that same color for years, or you are all natural; you are just unsure of what colors complement your hair and skin tone the best.  Either way it is good for you to always keep in mind: colors that flatter you never go out of style.  Here are some tips that will help you choose wisely.


Blond Hair With Light Skin:

If you have blond hair with pink in your skin?  You will want to stay away from cherry reds which might make you look even more pink.  Try shades of burgundy or maroon.   Deeper shades as opposed to lighter colors will work best and complement your complexion.  Yellow undertones like mustard and sunshine-yellow will wash you out and may make you look pale.  Deeper golden yellows might be more flattering to your complexion and complement your hair color.  If your skin is losing some of its natural luster, blazing jewel tones are the best way to bring your look back to life.  If you have blue or green eyes, your eyes will pop when you pair them with a  similar-colored blouse,  scarf or t-shirt.


Natural Redheads:

If you are a natural redhead, your complexion is probably closer to ivory with golden or pink undertones, with green, blue  or hazel eyes.  Choose tops and accessories in rich earth tones such as dark olive greens, browns, golds, camel and even orange-reds.  Black is not your best friend, as its harshness makes your face look sallow.  Don’t wear black close to your face; black is okay to wear on skirts and trousers.  Choose brown over black always!  However, don’t worry if you have a black jacket or sweater that you like; you can always brighten it up with a shawl in the colors mentioned above.  Bright red and pink should also be on your do not attempt to wear list.  If you feel you absolutely can’t live without red and pink, just make sure they have coral undertones.


Black And Olive Skin:

Having a darker complexion and hair allows you to be more daring and choose bold, vivid colors.  True white, bluish-reds, royal blue, fuchsia, lemon yellow, hot pink and blue-greens are great contrasts against your skin. Complement black or brown skin with yellow or golden undertones, as well as olive skin with yellow undertones, by choosing bold primary colors.  Black, true gray and navy will make great base colors for your wardrobe.  You want to avoid shades of soft yellow, rose, mauve and soft pastels; they’ll make you appear drab and drain the color from your face.


Brown Hair With  Brown Eyes And Light Skin:

Choose soft earth tones if have brown hair with auburn highlights, dark or golden brown eyes, and golden undertones to your skin.  Look for browns, yellow-based greens, oranges, peaches and light camels.  Grays, navys, taupes and pinks will make you look lifeless.  Choose ivory, apricot, tans, beige, medium browns, violet blues and golden yellows if you have golden brown hair, golden brown eyes, and peach or golden undertones to your skin.  Marine blue and warm grays will work well for you.

Jennifer Connelly

Dark Brown Hair with medium to light skin:
The majority of you with black hair and light eyes have a creamy white complexion.  Consider bold, vibrant primary colors.  Choose blue reds, instead of those with orange bases.  Choose royal blue over other blue tones, and select greens with a blue base.  Black and white also work very well with your coloring.  Yellows, oranges, rusts and all but the darkest of browns will make you look drawn.  Wear icy pastels instead of  soft or heathered pastels.

Try on colors that you’ve determined to be well suited to your coloring.  In the end, it’s a matter of each and every woman’s taste – but as an overall piece of advice, avoid such colors I suggested. Keep your favorite colors but you don’t need to wear any color that does not work with your skin tone.

If you want more advice and shopping help call Casey at TruStyle today and set up a free consultation that will get you feeling good about getting dressed.  (415) 713-TRUE or trustyle@yahoo.com.

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