Skin Tones

27 Oct

Recently on Glimmer and Shimmer’s Facebook page a reader asked how to determine what skin tone you have. It seems like a daunting task, but it’s easier than you think.

Skin tones are usually divided into warm, cool, and neutral. If you have warm skin tones , then you tend to look best in earthy colors, think oranges, bronzes, golds, peaches, browns, and ivory. Yellow based colors usually look best on these individuals.  Cool warm tones tend to look best in jewel tones, silvers, plums, and white. Blue based colors usually look best on cool toned individuals. We love to hate and hate to love neutral toned people. Why? Because they look good in anything.

There are a few simple tests that you can do to see what skin tone you have. First is the Vein Test. Sounds gross, we know, but it’s not as gross as you think.  During the day in natural light, make a fist and examine your inner wrist. If your veins are mainly blue in color  that is a sign of cool tones. If they are green then that’s a hint that you are warm toned.  If your veins are a mix of green and blue then that most likely means you are neutral toned.

Second, is the silver/gold test. In natural light hold gold jewelry and silver jewelry up to you and see which looks best. If silver looks best then you are probably cool toned. If gold is the ticket then you are most likely warm toned.

More of a visual person? Here’s a video from Pursebuzz that shows how to determine skin tone.

Have any questions for us? Leave it in the comments and we’ll do our best to answer!

xo,

Red & Pants

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