Many do not know which skin tone palette best suits their skin tone. What can represent a problem when choosing an outfit is the colour of the hair dye or the makeup we want to use. Since it may be that we select shades that are not the ones indicated for us, for this reason, we bring you a series of tips so that you can choose the ideal skin tone palette.
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How do you Know What the Right Skin tone palette Is?
To find out which skin tone palette that best suits us according to our skin tone, there is colourimetry. It is a study based on Color Theory. Analyzes the physical characteristics of people: eyes, hair and skin. It results in a series of colours that favour the factions and help them look impressive. Colour compatibility is express in four essential skin tone palettes determined by temperature and contrast.
How to Know What Temperature My Skin Tone is?
The temperature will determine which colours are more flattering. And, when we talk about temperature, we are not referring to cold or heat but to measuring the dominant hue of a light source that is perceive as white. It sounds complex, but it is elementary to determine the temperature of our skin.
To measure our temperature, we will need two fabrics: t-shirts or any piece of cloth. We will choose one white and another in a beige or subtly yellow colour. We will place ourselves where we receive natural light and have a mirror in front of us to look at ourselves.
Well, we will place the cloth next to our face without makeup. It can be under the chin, very close to us. We will observe very carefully which of the two fabrics our face looks more illuminated. Likewise, we will see imperfections such as skin spots accentuate.
How to Know the Contrast of My Skin Tone?
Another determining factor when choosing the skin tone palette for our skin tone is contrast. It subdivides temperature into two groups. And it will be determined depending on whether the difference between the eyes, eyebrows, and hair with skin colour will be more or less intense.
It is how, if we have light skin but black hair, eyebrows and eyes, we have a strong contrast. Like we have dark skin and blond hair and eyes. But, if we have dark skin and dark hair, eyebrows and eyes, or we are fair-skinned, blonde hair and light eyes, we do not have significant contrasts.
These differences in contrasts give rise to the two palettes that subdivide the two types of temperatures. The two subdivisions are called the four seasons. The cold ones are winter and summer, while the warm ones are autumn and spring.
Winter : Cool color temperature + strong contrast.
Summer : Cool color temperature + low contrast.
Autumn: Warm colour temperature + strong contrast.
Spring: Warm colour temperature + low contrast.
What are the Seasons in the Skin tone palette?
Skin tone palettes are divided into the four “seasons” mentioned earlier. Each one has colours that will harmonize with its skin tone, hair and eyes. These will benefit determine what colour to use for makeup, dress or which accessories will fit us better.
The people of this season are warm and also, bright. His skin has a yellow undertone and a luminous appearance. They have golden blonde, red blonde, and warm brown hair. Light, green, blue, turquoise, light brown eyes. As well as beige skin tone, beige with freckles, ivory or golden beige.
Bright, light colours favour her: shades ranging from beige to dark brown, light blue or a medium shade of navy blue, ivory, beige, red-orange, yellow or apricot, aqua green, anise green, soft pink. Metals: Bright gold. In addition, the light warm yellow, the range of salmon and coral pinks, apple green, intense green and aquamarine. Some celebrities of this season are Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet.
The women of this group are warm and opaque. Also yellow skin undertone, dull appearance. Skin tone: Ivory, beige, peachy beige, they usually have freckles, and there are also darker skins such as olive, golden olive, bronze and reddish black skin. The eyes typically vary from brown, greenish or greyish brown, olive brown, hazel and green.
The best colors for this palette are warm colours like gold, copper, and bronze. Also, warm yellow, orange, orange-red, brick, brown, beige, cream, warm green, dry green and moss green tones. Metals: Semi-bright gold. Some celebrities of this season: are Emma Stone and Sofia Vergara.
Those of this group are cold and opaque. They have a bluish-red skin undertone. Pink beige skin, ivory or hard beige skin, soft, opaque and smooth. Light to medium colored fine hair, dark blonde, ash blonde and light ash blonde. Light to medium, light blue, grey and also, greenish-grey eyes.
The best colors are those with a blue or pink base and cool pastels such as light blue, pink, pastel aqua green, silver, and a range of greys and blues. Yellow-based colours do not favour them. Metals: opaque silver. Some celebrities with this skin tone palette: are Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Those of this group are cold and also, luminous. Bluish-red skin undertone, bright appearance. Glowing and shiny skin, cool beige, light olive, brunette or bluish-black. Black, dark brown and medium brown hair. Brown, reddish brown, dark brown, hazel, olive, light blue or bright green eyes.
The best tones for this skin tone palette are cold and intense ones such as white, black, grey or silver. Also, pinks, fuchsias, violets, dark greens and blues in all their range, red, magenta, and emerald. Earth or pastel colours do not favour them. Metals: Bright silver. Some celebrities with this skin tone palette.
This palette is a carefully selected set of skin tones ranging from light to profound. Perfect for the digital portrait illustrator, this palette will provide you with an essential starting point for all your portrait and artwork needs.