You know that one dress or top that people always compliment you on? It’s probably a good color on you–or more specifically, it works well with your skin tone. Which brings us to the next question: How exactly do you know what your skin tone is? Skip the weird (and honestly confusing) tricks like “looking at your veins” and consult the guide below for your best shade.
FAIR AND COOL-TONED
Blue is your power color. Try it in every variation–from pale sky to deep navy hues.
FAIR AND WARM-TONED
Try orangey red or blush tones that are–like you–somewhere in the middle.
MEDIUM AND COOL-TONED
A dove gray or slate brightens your look without washing you out.
MEDIUM AND WARM-TONED
From forest to chartreuse (like Jamie wears here), pretty much any shade of green works on you.
DARK AND WARM-TONED
Think of whites–all variants of it–as your go-to shade when you want to shine.
DARK AND COOL-TONED
Fact: Bold jewel tones–like sapphire and emerald–pop against deeper complexions.