Get to Know Your Skin Tone (Milky Skin)
Now that you have a better understanding of your particular skin tone, we can focus on specifics like what colours work best for your milky skin. The following will cover what works from head to toe, so take note on what appeals most to you or come back and re-read the article.
While your milky skin and natural hair colour are choices you may be stuck with gents, ladies have a bit of freedom in choosing a hair colour they prefer; genetics are something we all have to deal with.
As someone with milky skin you can be likened to a porcelain doll, particularly if you have a clear complexion. As such, colours will appear a bit more dramatic with your skin as the backdrop. Ladies, you have a few less options than some of your counterparts when it comes to your hair colour; lighter colours like platinum blonde and light reds should not be your go to choice. Instead reach for deep browns and reds for a flattering look. The same concept applies throughout, lighter coloured clothing, combined with your milky skin will only serve to wash you out and should be avoided unless that's the look you are going for. When it comes to make-up, the general rule for the majority of situations is, "a little goes a long way". This applies double for your skintone. Reach for neutral tones; light browns and purples work well for you. Avoid bright blues and yellows as they will lead to the same outcome as pale coloured clothing. To make your eyes pop, no matter the colour, brown eyeliner is best and grey will do the trick. If black is used, apply only for accent purposes (one lid and outer corner) as encircling the eye tends to make it appear smaller. However, when it comes to your mascara, black works wonders to make eyes stand out. Foundation should match as closely as possible, and blush/bronzer should be used sparingly. A bit of light pink blush on the cheekbones will do the job of making them more prominent, and a touch of light bronzer under the cheekbones and chin to make the face slimmer. For your lip colour, reach for a bright bold red and ratchet up the wow factor; this will look stunning against your porcelain skin.
When it comes to wardrobe choices for your skintone, white, pale pinks and yellows should be avoided. In some cases pale blues should fall in the same category as the previously mentioned, but it is a bit more forgiving. Some flattering colours for your skintone include neutrals (tan, light brown), blue (royal), green (olive, hunter), and purple. Certain shades of yellow, such as mustard, can work, but approach this spectrum with caution. There are many shades in the milky skinned category, so be sure to explore your options. Whatever the case, avoid wearing a lot of black, unless you're going for Gothic, this will wash you out.
Outside of the hair colour options and make-up, these pointers can and should be applied to males as well; the gentleman should always be as fashionable as his female counterpart. Remember, being fashionable is all inclusive, clothing should complement hair, make-up and shoes should complement clothing, accessories should complement the entire outfit, but the complete ensemble should be flattering to the individual.
Be sure to enjoy the journey while creating your own unique style!
- LoneWolf Styling