How to Be Beautiful : Choosing The Perfect Dress Colors
beauty investment you will ever make is the time and
energy you take in finding out your perfect colors! Use
this chart to choose the colors for your
dress, makeup, accessories.
How to choose your own special palette
Follow the steps below to find the most perfect shades
for your skin tone, hair color and eye color. Knowing
your colors is the first step in making sure you look
terrific for every occasion. Why? It will help you build
a completely coordinating wardrobe, choose the right
makeup and create an image for day or night that will
reflect the true you.
The Queen of Color and author of
Carole Jackson says,
"It's fun. It's easy. It's foolproof."
Step 1 Your Skin Tone Test
Skin tone is the most important factor in determining
the colors that look best on you.
It is your particular combination of pigments that make
up your unique skin tone.
Most women with Oriental or African heritage are
considered to be winters and look best in that specific
palette. For the rest of us, knowing our skin
tone is essential.
way to learn your skin tone is to recall the color of
your skin when you are exposed to the sun.
If you tend
to look pinkish, like the lovely Cate Blanchett, after being in the sun, you are a winter
or a summer and will benefit from wearing colors with
blue or pink undertones.
Medium Hair? For those of you with light to medium
hair, the summer palette2 will be best for you.
On the other hand, if you tan to a golden brown when you
are in the sun, you are either an Autumn
or a Spring. Jennifer Aniston, right, is the ultimate
If your hair is auburn, copper,
strawberry or golden blonde, you will be prettiest in
the Autumn colors, (3).
And lastly, if your hair is
light brown or blonde, then your best colors will
certainly include those in column (4)
Step 2 Your Color History
Pick the group of colors from the lists below that have
been the most flattering to you. Pick the group that
has brought you compliments from others. Which group is
best for you?