Finding clothes that flatter you skin tone can be so frustrating. You have a lot of unworn clothes in your closet because they never seem to look good on you. You wake up early every morning to try on 10 million outfits but you never get it right lol some days you do get it and some days you just miss it.
Try the skin tone test to know your skin tone and stop shopping around for clothes you are never going to wear. The test will give you a clear idea on what type of colours your should wear.
1. Wash your face with warm water.
Your face needs to be completely clean of any makeup. Once you are done do not rub your face with a towel just pat it, with a towel to dry. Rubbing will cause friction to the face and it will be hard to determine whats you skin tone. After you have dried your face do not moisturizer or tone.
2. Wait about 10 to 15 minutes. This allows time for your face to recover from the warm water temperature.
We are now done with the tests and its time to find what clothes will flatter your
3. Stand in front of a mirror where you have a clear vision of your up body. Make sure you are in an area that is full of natural light, shadows can affect the appearance of your skin’s coloring.
There are a few methods that you can use to determine your skin tone. We will have a look at them one at the time.
*The Gold and Silver test
Cut a gold and a silver cloth, if you don’t have cloth you can use jewelery. Take turns holding the gold and the silver, to your face. Take note of the effect of the reflection on the look of your skin. The correct colour for your skin will give you a healthy, glowing look. The wrong colour will give you a gray and sickly look. If the gold is right for you, you have a warm skin tone. If the silver is right for you, you have a cool skin tone.
Hold a piece of white cloth/paper to your face. Take note of your skin’s tone in contrast to the white. If it looks yellow or golden, then you have a warm skin color. If it looks pinkish, you have a cool tone.
* Wrist Test
Hold your wrists out let it face sunlight. If your blood vessels seem to be greenish in color, you have a warm tone. If they appear to have a bluish tint, you have a cool skin tone.
* Ear Test
Ask someone to assist you, have them pull your ear forward and look behind your ear in natural light. If they see a yellow tone, you have a warm skin tone. A pinkish tone shows, that you have a cool tone.
We are now done with the tests and its time to find what clothes will flatter your skin tone.
Warm skin tones are the more warmer and richer colours: yellows, oranges, browns, yellowish greens, warm reds…
Cooler skin tones are the more cooler colours: blues, greens, pinks, purples, blue-greens…
Please Note: if you have any skin problems I would recommend you do the wrist or ear test, for clear and accurate results.