There are so many colors to choose from, it can be hard to know which ones look best on you. Luckily, there are a few tricks that will help you figure out which colors suit you. Keep reading for tips on how to discover which colors work for your skin tone and eye color!
Test different colors on your skin.
You can use any type of mirror, but it's best to choose a magnifying mirror. This will help you see the detail in your skin and hair more clearly. A lighted makeup mirror is also ideal because it provides extra illumination and makes it easier for you to see what you're doing as well as how different colors look against your complexion. If you don't have access to either one of these options, consider using a handheld mirror instead--it's portable enough that even if you're traveling or going out on the town with friends, there's no reason why they shouldn't come along too!
Handheld mirrors come in all shapes and sizes so take some time before making any purchases so that they fit perfectly into your handbag or backpack without taking up too much space or weighing down its contents unnecessarily; after all there may not always be room left over once everything else has been accounted for."
Test colors with the help of a friend or family member.
If you're not too comfortable with trying out colors on your own, ask a friend or family member for advice. They can help you choose the best colors for your skin tone and hair color.
If you don't have anyone in mind who knows their colors well enough to help you find out which ones suit you best, try asking around at the office or chatting over social media--you may be surprised by how many people are willing to offer their opinions!
Test colors in daylight.
The best way to determine what colors suit you is by testing them in daylight, not artificial light. If this isn't possible, then a window will do. Avoid testing colors in your bathroom or at night as they can be misleading due to the warm temperature of these rooms. Also avoid testing colors on the bus or in cars because lighting conditions are variable and may affect how you perceive color (for example, some people find that their skin looks much darker than usual when driving).
Test colors on your eyes, lips and hair.
Use a color wheel to test the colors on your eyes, lips and hair. When you choose a new lipstick or blush shade, it's always best to use a mirror so that you can see how it looks on your skin tone before purchasing. However, if you're shopping online and want to test out some of the colors before buying them in person--or if you want something more scientific than just an "I think this looks good" approach--you can use a smartphone camera instead.*
Take photos of yourself wearing different shades of makeup (and clothing) against white backgrounds so that they'll be easy for others to compare later on.*
Wear colors that flatter you at home, not in public.
When you're trying on clothes, you should only be concerned with how they look on you. If the color makes you feel fantastic, then it's a winner! You don't need to worry about what other people think--especially if they aren't the ones wearing the item in question--and definitely don't let anyone else's opinion dictate what colors suit them best.
If all else fails and there are no other customers around who can offer their opinion (or if they all seem like they wouldn't mind being run over by a train), just ask yourself: Do these colors make me look good? Do I feel confident when I wear them? If so, then go for it!
We hope that you've found this article helpful in discovering which colors suit you. Remember that it's important not only to wear colors that flatter your skin tone and eye color but also consider how they will look in different lighting conditions. If you're still unsure about what colors look best on you, ask a friend or family member for help!