Prept Guides: Colors to Compliment Your Complexion

Do you know the colors that best compliment your complexion?​ Most of our clients come to us and have colors they like/dislike, of course, but typically it is per preferences (which is totally fine) vs. understanding their complexion and how that impacts their feelings about color.

Understanding your complexion, specifically skin tone and skin undertone can play a huge role in helping you feel more confident in your color choices! Plus, choosing the right color pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe and shades to consider for makeup.

Your skin tone may change season to season but your undertone remains the same and is a critical element to determine complimentary shades and colors.

While we of course empower you to wear the colors you love and that you look & feel your best in, we wanted to provide a resource for those that want to learn more and to give insight into those colors that can really pop on you to give you that wow factor and/or just help you avoid that line of demarcation when it comes to your makeup.

Do you know your undertones? If not...Take our quick Confident in Colors quiz to learn more about the colors that can compliment your complexion ♡

Already know your complexion? Go ahead and dive right in to the breakdown below of color insights per undertone category: Warm, Neutral, and Cool.

Neutral Undertones

  • Celebrity inspo: Selena Gomez, Kerry Washington, Angelina Jolie, Rachel McAdams, Victoria Beckham, Natalie Portman

  • You look great in: Neutrals (white, beige, taupe), light peach shades, mauves/pinks, pastel blues, army/jade greens

  • You might want to reconsider: yellows and reds

  • Your foundation should be: neutral shades (shocker we know :))

Warm Undertones

  • Celebrity inspo: Jessica Alba, Jlo, Viola Davis, Kim Kardashian, Claire Danes

  • You look great in: creams, gold tones, earthy tones, olive green, orange/apple red

  • You might want to reconsider: cool blues, purples, grays, and anything chalky

  • Your foundation should be: yellow/peach-based shades

Cool Undertones

  • Celebrity inspo: Mindy Kaling, Lupita Nyong'o, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Lucy Liu.

  • You look great in: blues, greens, magentas and reds (blue vs. orange based), charcoal, violet. As bolder colors can also make you appear paler, consider pastel shades (softer blues, pinks, yellows, greens). Silver or rose gold jewelry

  • You might want to reconsider: Bold orange and yellow shades

  • Your foundation should be: pink-based shades

For more personalized style/beauty advice and to save time finding the perfect color outfits/beauty products, book a virtual 1:1 session with a professional anytime in our app !