Do you know your WOW colours? WOW colours are those tints and shades that most flatter your skin tone, hair, and eye colour. Wearing flattering colours does wonders for your complexion, giving you a radiant glow. I’ve compiled a list of a few steps you can take in order to find your personal WOW colour choices.
Finding Your WOW Colours
Determine Your Undertone
The first step in choosing your WOW colours is determining the undertone of your skin. Unfortunately, determining your undertone can be a bit tricky, especially for Asian women. It’s often assumed that Asians have yellow or warm undertones, but very often this may not be the case. Below are a few tests that you can do to determine your skin undertone
Foundation Test – You will need two shades of cream foundation: a red or pink based and a yellow based. Apply a small layer of pink/red based foundation on one cheek and yellow on the other cheek. The shade that blends in flawlessly is your colour. If it’s the red/pink based, you have a cool undertone. If the yellow blends in better, then your undertone is warm.
Jewellery Test – For this step, you need 2 pieces of jewellery, one silver and the other gold. Simply hold these 2 metals against your face, and take notice of which one makes your overall complexion look brighter and compliments your overall skintone. This is best done under natural lighting and with NO makeup whatsoever. Which shade looks better? If the gold jewelley looks best, you’re warm toned. The silver jewellery will look better if you’re cool toned.
If you’re still having trouble determining your skin tone after completing these two tests, then you may need a personal color analysis performed by a professional color consultant.
Recommended Colours for Cool Undertones
As a general rule of thumb, the colours below look best on those will cool toned skin.
- Deep Purple
- Royal Blue
- Ruby Red
- Emerald Green
Recommended Colours for Warm Undertones
If you have warm toned skin, the following colors will suit your best.
- Warm Greens & Blues
- Chocolate Brown
Now that you have a better idea of what colours work best for you, it’s time for a little shopping. Knowing your personal WOW colours will make shopping for clothes and makeup easier. So, go out and experiment with colours and have more confidence in your choices.