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Personal coloring? We explain what it is and how it works.

Surely you’ve tried on clothes from your friends or sister and felt that they didn’t fit you. And, if you don’t understand why, even because the size seemed ideal, know that the explanation may be in the colors. She’s heard of personal coloringūüáßūüá∑

The colors result differently, according to the skin tone of each one. Did you know that colors can enhance or disguise some features of your face and features, change the appearance of your skin and even highlight details of your face?

It’s important to know your color paletteso that you can better understand which colors flatter you and which ones hide what you would like to disguise, such as features, wrinkles or dark circles.

For this, it is possible to carry out your personal color analysis and we explain how. Gone are the days when you open your closet and choose the same black pants usual, with sweaters you buy and don’t even know why.

Come find out more!

How to know my color palette

Color analysis, or personal coloring, is the process of analyzing your skin to determine what kind of colors you should use to enhance your beauty, and which ones you should avoid so that you don’t look tired or faded.

Knowing your color palette can also help you understand which tones you should add to your wardrobe.

This analysis is made from our skin tone, eye color and hair, and can be divided into three main factors.

Hue: cold or warm

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cool hue vs warm hue

People with a cooler hue tend to have darker hair and paler skin tone, while people with a warmer hue tend to have less contrast between their skin tone, eye color, and hair color.

To determine your hue, try the jewelry or metal test. In natural light, place silver and gold jewelry on your skin. Which suits you better? Which gives you smoother, healthier-looking skin?

If you think you look better with gold jewelry, then you can consider yourself a warm tone person, whereas if silver jewelry suits you, you will have cool tones.

Another way to confirm your skin tone is through the color of your veins. If the color of the veins on your inner wrist are mostly blue or purple, then you are a cool-toned person. If your veins look green to you, then your undertone is warm.

Finally, a third way is to place a white sheet of paper next to your face, without make-up and in natural light. If your skin appears more yellow, peach or golden to you, you have a warm tone. If it looks more blue, red or pink to you, you have a cool undertone.

Contrast: dark or light

The contrast scale allows us to identify the intensity of a tone. The more black you add to a color, the darker it becomes, while the more white you add, the lighter it becomes.

Here it is necessary to ask: do I combine more with light, medium or dark colors? To understand better, take a photo of your face without makeup in black and white and analyze the contrast between your hair, eyebrows and skin tone.

We can consider that it has a low contrast, when there is little or almost no difference between these colors.

When there is some color variation that is not so great, the contrast is medium.

Finally, if the difference is too big, it’s about high contrast.

Based on this analysis, make wise and harmonious choices among the pieces you use. Accessories, make-up, and clothes that present contrasts different from our natural, result in a haggard, aged and faded appearance.

Intensity: smooth or bright

The intensity scale shows how bright/saturated or muted/soft a color is.

At this point, we assess whether the nuances present in the skin, eyes and hair have brightness, freshness, saturation or whether the colors are soft or opaque.

What colors should I use?

If have…

Hair: golden, reddish blond, or copper tones

Eyes: shades of blue, olive green, topaz or hazel

Leather: porcelain, ivory, golden beige or bronze

The most recommended colors for those who fit this palette are warm, intense and vibrant tones, such as greens, pinks and intense yellows. Already pastel tones, with little intensity, dark colors, such as shades of blue and black are not recommended.

If have…

Hair: Blonde or golden and medium brown tones

Eyes: Blue, olive green or light hazel

Leather: peach or ivory

The best colors for this palette are light and warm tones, but without too much intensity. Already very dark tones, such as black and gray and also vibrant tones should be avoided.

If have…

Hair: honey, ginger, medium gold, brown or red tones

Eyes: Blue, olive green or light hazel

Skin: Ivory, warm beige, or bronze tones

The colors in this palette are warm and have medium intensity, the main tones are earthy and also golden. Already light or bright colors are not indicated.

If have…

Hair: darker tones, like brown

Eyes: Green, hazel or dark brown

Skin: Olive, bronze, ivory, or chocolate tones

This palette has warm, dark and lively tones as its main colors. Pastel or colder tones are not part of this palette.

If have…

Hair: black, dark brown or silver

Eyes: Dark, in shades of black, brown or hazel

Leather: beige, olive, rosy brown or black

The best colors for this palette are the vibrant, dark, intense and cool primary tones. Already colors in warm tones, nudes and golden beige are the least indicated.

Performing a personal color analysis is a great way to learn more about your own style.

This way, you’ll have an easier task when buying the pieces or choosing what to wear.

Analyze your personal coloring and value what makes it so unique and special.

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