Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Red Alert - How to Pick the Right Shade of Red For Your Skin Tone

How to Pick the Right Shade of Red to Suit Your Skin Tone
When I prepared my last month's recap (here) I realised that lately I've been wearing a lot of red. As I explained in one of my recent posts, whenever I wear something red, I feel a lot more confident. This bold colour instantly uplifts my mood and makes me feel powerful. 

Although red is a great colour, some women struggle to find the right shade for them. It's not surprising as red comes in different hues like burgundy, scarlet or crimson. 

With this in mind, today I put together a short guide to help you find the perfect shade of red to complement your skin tone. Hopefully some of you will find this post helpful and will feel more confident when shopping for red clothes. 


How to Pick the Right Shade of Red to Suit Your Skin Tone

Determine Your Undertone

Our skin has a cool (pink), warm (yellow) or neutral undertone. If you aren't sure what your undertone is, you can determine it with one of these simple tests. It's that easy! 

Jewellery test - Think about what metal looks better against your skin. If gold jewellery makes your skin glow, you're most likely to have a warm undertone. If you prefer the way silver jewellery looks on you, you're probably cool-toned. If both silver and gold look good on you, you probably have a neutral undertone. 

Veins test - Look at the veins in your wrist. Blue veins indicate a cool undertone. If your veins appear to be green, then you have a warm undertone. If you can't determine the exact colour of your veins, then your undertone is neutral. 

White T-shirt or piece of paper test - Remove your make up and hold a white T-shirt or piece of paper under your chin. If you have a warm undertone, your face will appear to have a yellow tone to it.  However, if your skin undertone is cool, white colour will make your skin look a bit blue. 


Pick the most flattering shade of red 

Warm undertone - If you're warm-toned, you will look great in copper, poppy red, ruby, rust and scarlet. 

Cool undertone - If you have a cool undertone, you should opt for auburn, burgundy, crimson, berry and maroon. 

Neutral undertone - People who have a neutral undertone look good in pretty much all shades of red. Aren't they lucky? 

How to pick the most flattering shade of red for all skin tones

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How to pick the most flattering shade of red for all skin tones

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