Get to Know Your Skin Tone (Chocolate 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 chocolate skin. This is the last skin tone to be covered. Remember that there are many shades within each skin tone, so experiment to find what works best for you. And as always 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.
Chocolate skinned individuals are on the opposite end from milky skinned individuals on this skin tone spectrum. Like your milky skinned opposites, there are colours that can make you seem washed out, while others will appear a bit more dramatic with your chocolate skin as the backdrop. .
Ladies, again, will have a few less options than some of your counterparts when it comes to hair colour; lighter colours like platinum blonde and light reds should not be your go to choice. Black, shades of brown are the obvious choices for a flattering look. The same concept applies throughout, darker coloured clothing, combined with your chocolate skin will only serve to wash you out. When it comes to make-up, the general rule for the majority of situations is, "a little goes a long way". When it comes to eyeliner and mascara, adding colour can add dramatic effect; of course that effect can be disastrously over done. Blush colours can include various shades of red. Foundation should match as closely as possible, and blush/bronzer should be used sparingly. For your lip colour, you too can reach for a bright bold red and ratchet up the wow factor; this will look stunning against your chocolate skin.
When it comes to wardrobe choices for your skintone, colours that closely match your skin should be avoided. Most other colours will be flattering against your skin. As mentioned, they will appear more dramatic against your skin. The issue lies with knowing how to combine colours that will flatter you. As with every other skin tone, there are many shades in the chocolate skinned category, so be sure to explore your options.
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