Are you Warm, or Cool? Do you know?

Do you have a certain scarf or sweater that, without fail, every time you wear it you get compliments? Not necessarily on the scarf or sweater, but on your overall appearance?

Do you have a dress or tunic in your closet that you rarely choose to wear? It fits well, it's comfortable and stylish, but you end up picking something else instead?

I'll bet if you examine the clothing that gets ignored or pushed to the rear of your closet, you'll find that the colors just don't look that great on you. It's not that they look bad, but something else seems to look better.

There is a specific group of hues that work perfectly with your skin tone.  The right colors will bring out the natural glow of your skin, the brightness of your eyes, and an overall radiance.

Compare these two photos:

Julianna's color palette is Warm. With this palette, black is a definite no-no.  Notice how pale and splotchy her complexion looks when she wears black. The circles around her eyes make her look tired and I'll bet you immediately saw the blemishes on her chin.

Now look at this photo. She did nothing more than switch scarves. Doesn't she appear to have a warm, glowing skin tone? Brighter, sparkling eyes? I'll bet you didn't notice those same blemishes on her chin.

And if you think make-up makes a difference, just look here:

Again, the only thing that changed was the scarf around her neck. Although not as vivid, the tired and splotchy skin tone still shows through in the photo with the black scarf.

So, is your skin tone Warm or Cool?  Would you like to know? Would you like to have a basic set of colors to guide you in your fashion choices?  How about a free analysis?  Well, just follow these directions to submit your photo and discover the colors that work best for you:

Make sure your face is free of all make-up, glasses, jewelry, etc.

Make sure your face is free of all make-up, glasses, jewelry, etc.

Pull your hair away from your face in a ponytail or headband.

Pull your hair away from your face in a ponytail or headband.

Position yourself where there is adequate lighting and a clutter-free background.

Position yourself where there is adequate lighting and a clutter-free background.

In the photo you submit, hold a white piece of paper or index card.  This allows for adjusting the white balance from the lighting to get a truer color rendering.

In the photo you submit, hold a white piece of paper or index card.  This allows for adjusting the white balance from the lighting to get a truer color rendering.