How your skin tone can pick the best colours for your wardrobe

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The colours that you need in your wardrobe.

We all have preferred colours for our clothes and makeup, but many of us don’t really know is if these colours actually suit us.

These few tips will help you understand what shades will accentuate your eyes, skin and hair the most and will make you look your absolute best.

What many people don’t realise is that colouring isn’t just linked to what people enjoy wearing, but rather the undertones of colour in people’s skin.

People can have a warm undertone or a cool undertone. Once you know the difference between the two, it’s hard not to notice it with everyone that you look at.

You can easily identify your undertone two ways.

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First check the veins on the inner side of your wrist. If they are blue tinted you are more likely to be cool toned and if they are a greenish colour, you’re warm toned.

How your skin reacts in the sun can also tell you a lot. Warm tones will eventually brown and tan when exposed to the sun’s rays while cool tones will turn red and burn.

Once you have identified this, you can move onto what colours you should be looking for.

Cool toned

Natural hair colours: black, brunette or ash blond hair.
Natural eye colours: dark green, dark hazel, brown or dark blue eyes
Colours to avoid: oranges and yellows.
Ideal colours: blue undertone, purple, lilac, pink, grey, blue and black.

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Warm toned

Natural hair colours: chestnut, copper brown, golden blonde, red or auburn.
Natural eye colours: hazel, brown, light green or light blue.
Colours to avoid: Icy and ashy shades.
Ideal colours: yellow undertone, brown, green, tan, gold, burnt orange and red.

Try these colours when selecting clothing and also when looking for different lipsticks or eyeshadows.

By being aware of your undertones you can create outfits that will accentuate your skin, hair and eyes without even trying!

What is your favourite colour to wear? Does it match your skin tone?