What Colors Should I Wear?

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If your mirror/white towel experiment isn't helping you determine your complexion's undertones or the warm-cool formula isn't helping you determine which colors work best for you, don't despair. You might just have the solution to your problem in your closet.

Grab a bunch of your clothes in a range of colors. Go back to the mirror-without wearing any makeup-and put a color next to your face, one piece at a time and see how your skin changes with each color match. A good color match should:

Make your skin and eyes appear bright

Reduce the appearance of the any wrinkles

Diminish the appearance of skin blemishes

A bad color match might:

Make shadows in your skin look more pronounced

Make your skin look dull

Make your skin look washed out

Tips for Working with Personal Colors

Once you get an idea of what personal colors work best for you, you can begin the fine-tuning process. As a start, you can use complementary colors to enhance your eyes or hair color. Complementary colors are the colors that are located opposite of one another on the color wheel. For example: