Tips on How to Choose Bridal Accessories Based on Your Skin Tone
When it comes to choosing the best bridal accessories for you, the factors that you consider may involve the type of gemstone, colour, craftsmanship, and style of the piece of jewellery you’re planning to purchase. While it is most likely eye-catching, it may be a different story when you try it on.
The reason for the sudden lack-lustre look is that some metal or gemstone may not suit your skin tone. After all, your jewellery will be one of the first things people notice about your outfit other than your bridal gown, and it is also the closest thing that sits close to your skin.
To achieve that, you first have to understand what your skin tone looks like in natural lighting. To that end, here are some ways you can determine your skin tone beyond what meets the eye.
How to Determine Your Skin Tone
Keep in mind that your skin tone is not the same as your skin colour. The latter, or overtones, is the colour of your skin since birth. This can change through time and due to environmental factors, resulting in either a lightened or darkened change of colour. Meanwhile, the skin tone, or undertones, stays the same throughout your whole life. Your skin tone depends on your skin’s pigmentation and melanin production. It is divided into three categories: cool, warm, and neutral.
Green Veins – This indicates that you have a warm skin tone. Think of celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Lucy Liu, and Jessica Alba.
Blue or Purple Veins – This means that you have a cool skin tone like Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Mindy Kaling, and Lupita Nyong’o all belong to the cool end of the colour wheel.
Blue and Green Veins – This means that you have a neutral skin tone like Julianne Moore, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, and Kerry Washington.
Matching Skin Tones to Accessories like Gemstones and Metals
Now that you’ve got your skin tone down to a pat, matching it with the appropriate jewellery will be easier.
1. Cool Skin Tone
Metals like silver, platinum, and white gold will compliment a cool skin tone. Gemstones that are either blue or purple such as sapphires or amethysts, on the other hand, will pop out nicely against your skin.
2. Warm Skin Tone
Gold, rose gold, copper, and brass metal will flatter warmer skin tones, and because this type of undertone has a yellow tinge to their skin, earthy colours like red, yellow, orange, brown and turquoise will perfectly stand out. In that regard, opt for gems like rubies, garnets, coral, and citrine.
3. Neutral Skin Tone
People with neutral skin tone have the best of both worlds as any colour of the metal will look good against their skin, along with the advantage of rocking out any gemstone your heart desires.
It’s essential to take note of what type of accessories flatters your skin the most. After all, you want your bridal accessories to bring out the best in your eye, hair, and skin colour. See our latest Bridal Accessories here.
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