Acknowledging and selecting the right colors that go with our skin tones is a crucial key to our overall appearance. The correct colors can add value to our health, vibrant complexion, and sparkle to our everyday look. Remember you can leave the ashen and tired washed out look far from you, but there is hard work that needs to be put with time.
I would finally let you know by reading my previous posts, if you are still unsure bout your skin tone, do the exercises with a family member or friend and ask them for their input. If still you are not satisfied with that, please stop by a cosmetics counter a fine department store and talk with the specialist and/or consult your beautician for advice.
Before I head out, I want to share my fav actress and their pictures of reel vs real Hollywood Beauties:
Reel vs Real
Julia Roberts w/ and w/out make up at Diverse Beauty
Angelina Jolie w/ and w/out make up at Diverse Beauty
Remember understanding and taking care of your skin can make a big difference. Applying make up can make you or break you, but first taking care of the skin and understanding basic steps can lead to success.
Since we are discussing skin tones, why don’t we complete this topic first.
If someone asks you your skin color it is easy to say basic color such as white, brown, black, olive, and etc, but when asked what skin tone you have, it is confusing and challenging to answer the question because we tend to have multiple tones.
Let us start determining and understanding skin tones. I have already mentioned there are many skin tones, so it can be challenging to figure out which tone is right for you. Please remember your skin tone would determine the shades of make up that is right for you, which can and may be different from your mother and siblings.
There are two ways to determine what is your skin tone:
- Look at your nail without nail polish-what shade is it? The skin under your nail is your skin tone, but many times it is hard to really determine the exactness.
- Pinch the skin under your arm or any place the sun never shines. This is important because the place where sun does not shine would provide you with accurate answer. Does the tone tend to appear more reddish-orange, reddish-blue, pinkish-blue, peachy or yellowish? Once you have answered that question determined, you’ll have a benchmark for your natural tone.
Let us first discuss the skin color and how that can effect you.
Common sense, skin is our largest organ in our body. Skin color or better known as skin tones, varies such as white, black, brown, olive, and etc. Darker the skin tone means higher amount melanin.
Melanin is simply defined as a natural substance that gives color to our hair, skin, and the iris of our eye. Melanin is a shield that protects us from the sun.