To find your best and worst colors, you can have a professional color draping with a color specialist or wardrobe consultant, or try it yourself. Considering first your skin, then hair and eyes, determine whether you look best in black and white, or brown and beige. Hold the swatches under your chin in natural light with little or no makeup on. If a color gives you more shadows, makes you look sallow, pale or washed out, then it’s not for you. If it makes your face look soft and glowing, it’s right for you. You should see your face first, not the color. Compare brown with black, and beige with white. If you can’t tell which looks best, ask for a second opinion. If you look better in brown and beige, then you have warm skin, which has yellow undertones. Black and white means that you are cool with blue undertones.
Next you will want to find out whether you look better in light or dark colors within your warm or cool spectrum. This is where your hair and eyes will come into play. Using clothing in your closet, drape different colored items against your face, watching for the same effects that you did with the neutrals.
Keep examining colors when you go shopping. It’s a process, and you will start to see one or two colors that look fantastic on you, and some that look good or okay. Once you have a start, you will find it easier and easier to know what colors work for you. Don’t get rid of all your wrong colors right away, but gradually replace them with better ones, and mix them with your better colors near your face.