Choosing the right hair colour for your skin tone

It may come as a shock that the simple hair tones of blonde, brunette, black and red are considered too vague of a colour palette when matching your next colour to your skin tone.

In this colour scheme, we delve into the hues that make or break the harmony of your facial features. The hue palette is separated into warm and cool tones that are designed to flatter the tones of your skin, but first, you have to determine whether your skin tone is warm, cool or neutral. A warm undertone will lean towards yellow and gold, a cool undertone will be pinks and olive-based and a neutral undertone will be an in-between scheme. A LUXit tip that can help with this is to look at the veins on your wrist, if they are blue you are a cool tone, if they are green you are warm. However, if you are an in-between of blue/green then you’re neutral.


Image credit: mademoiselle Linda 

We then suggest finding a celebrity with a similar skin tone and eye colour and then comparing their hair colours over the years, it will give you a visual depiction of how the tones look together.

For cool undertones and pale skin, red could flatter your complexion and enhance those pink shades. For warm undertones and warmer skin, a golden colour could brighten and add warmth to the face. And lastly, if you have a neutral skin tone, consider yourself lucky because you can rock any colour.

Makeup is an easier concept. For foundation, match your shade to the shade of your neck. If you are an avid moisturizer + sunscreen wearer, your face may be one to two shades darker than the rest of your torso; therefore, it is best to match to the neck. Stick to your skin’s undertone, and prior to purchasing, test the product on your skin to see how it wears and if it oxidises.

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