Are you "warM" or "cool"
Choosing the best colors to wear for your photo shoot can be simple if you know which color palate best suits your skin tone and coloration. There are just a few simple questions to ask yourself to figure out which colors will work best on you. Once you know if you're a "warm" or a "cool" tone you can expand that into your makeup and bring out your features in the most natural and cohesive way.
If you're "cool" jewel toned makeup and clothing will suit you best. These colors include blues, purples, turquoise, greens, magenta, and deep blue with red undertone shades. Your foundation should have a bluish or pink undertone. Black mascara will make your eyes pop. Heidi pictured to the left is cool toned.
If you're "warm" Earth tones will flatter you the most. Colors for you should include yellow, orange, brown, orangey-reds, and yellow-green shades. Your foundation should have a yellow or golden undertone. Deep red lipsticks will make your skin look amazing.
color tone quiz
Look at the inside of your wrist, are the veins there more bluish or greenish?
If you chose blue, give yourself one point under "cool". Green, one point for "warm".
When you wear an orange or yellow shirt does it make you look like you have a glow or do you look sickly?
If you chose glowing, one point for "warm", and sickly one point for "cool".
Which precious metal looks best on you? Gold or Silver?
If you chose gold, one point for "warm", silver one point for "cool".
What happens to your skin if you're out in the summer sun without sunscreen?
If you burn easily give yourself one point for "cool", and if you tan easily give yourself one point for "warm".
What color group does your eye color fall under?
Golden brown, green, blue, hazel with gold flecks. - Warm tones
Black or deep brown, gray, steel blue, hazel with gray or blue flecks. - Cool tones
Tally up your score and see where you fit. Now that you've narrowed down your fashion and makeup search for what will help you stand out in your photos, experiment with some of the colors you haven't previously thought of or tried. The best way to look good however is to feel good. A positive attitude and genuine smile will always outshine whatever it is that you're wearing.
Saint Paul based photographer offering Headshot and creative portraiture focusing on Commercial needs.
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Elle Halls is a member of the American Photographic Artists
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