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Color can really make a difference in your appearance. Have you ever had someone say “You look great!” when you hadn’t done anything different to yourself? It was probably the color you were wearing, making your skin look clear and bringing out the highlights in your hair. Conversely, perhaps someone has asked you in a concerned voice whether you were feeling well when you felt just fine. In this case, you were probably wearing a color that makes you look unhealthy.
Skin has either a “warm” or “cool” coloring. Finding out which of these you are will determine your makeup and wardrobe choices. To determine your skin tone, you must first see if your skin has a blue or yellow cast. In natural light, place a white sheet of paper next to the inside surface of the wrist. Check to see if the cast is blue-pink (”cool”) or gold-yellow (”warm”) against the paper. Warm looks best in earthy and medium colors while Cool looks best in pastels, neutrals, and strong colors.
Now that you know your skin tone, find out more about correct makeup choice in our Barbizon Modeling Classes Curriculum.