While it doesn’t need to define or limit your choices in fashion and beauty, there’s no denying that playing to the strengths of your body can help you create a truly impactful look. Aside from dressing to your shape, however, you should get to know what your natural palette is and get to work with that, as well. Here, we’re going to look at what you need to know about your palette and a few ways to make extra good use of it.
Get to know your palette
First of all, you want to know what you’re working with, to begin with, of course. This means getting to know what your palette actually is. Usually, this is known as the seasonal colour type. People tend to be split into either summer or autumn colours, as well as warm or cool colours. This quiz can help you figure out what your seasonal colour type is, as well as showing you which colours can work well with your natural palette.
Dressing to your palette
Once you know what your palette is, there are plenty of tips that can help you better dress to fit your natural colours. For instance, there are handy charts like this can help you learn how to dress to your skin tone (though seasonal palette types tend to take eyes and hair into account, as well.) For instance, warm colours, both summer and autumn, tend to benefit better from warmer colours like red and yellow to bright out that light, while cooler skin tones are complemented by cooler clothing, too.
Make those eyes pop
Your eyes are one of the most powerful weapons in any woman’s arsenal and knowing how to draw out their strength is a tip that you should know. One of the best ways to do that is to find what eyeshadow best matches your skin tone. For instance, paler women may not want to use a lot of it, but use a striking dark colour that really draws attention to them. If you wear glasses, you can get even more work from the right choice of frames. Choose frames much like you would choose clothes that complement your skin tone, but match them to your eyes, instead.
Take advantage of your skin
If you want to ensure that your natural palette works in combination with your fashion choices, then you want to make sure that you take good care of your skin, as well. Especially in winter, breakouts, blotchiness, and redness are all a lot more common as the cold can affect dry and sensitive skin quite strongly. For that reason, it’s worth investing in a comprehensive winter skincare routine to make sure that your skin stays clear and beautiful looking.
As mentioned, the tips above don’t necessarily have to limit your options but are rather more designed to help you get a better idea of what options you have. You can go on to rock whatever look you want, just know that you got your palette in the arsenal.