January 9, 2013

Olive Skin Tone such Penelope Cruz has

When you have olive skin, it can open your world to amazing color combinations that other skin tones just can't accomplish. From dazzling golds and coppers to sensual shades of pinks and purples, having an olive skin tone gives you many advantages when it comes to cosmetics. With such a versatile skin tone you can literally wear very wide range colors you want, you just need to learn which ones look best for your type of skin tone. Learn the many ways you can embrace your glowing skin tone in both fashion and makeup every single day. 

Warm skin tones tend to do well with shiny copper, gold, tan, and light pinks when it comes to makeup choices for lipstick or eyes. For a cool skin tone, deep purples, blues, dark greens, and other jewel tones work great for the eyes, while dark crimson and berry colored lipstick works great for the lips. With olive skin tones, color combinations are easy to accomplish and make wearing makeup fun every day. Happy warm olive skin tone persons can easily wear vivid exotics and bright electrics, while the cool skin tone owners would wear vivid colors only with a good hint of ash, smoke or ice in tones.

Olive skin tones are a huge trend among celebrities today. Perhaps one of the most famous celebrity with olive skin are Jennifer Lopez and Penelope Cruz. You can determine how you want your style to look by following these fashion and celebrity icons and embracing the way they love and enjoy their beautiful warm skin tone. 

Tan is always in fashion, which is why having olive skin is so envious. Since you always look like you have warm and glowing skin, it's easy to figure out how to make your skin look even more glamorous. Simply choose your favorite shimmering colors to bring out the already golden hue in your skin and you'll look amazing every single time. 

You can mix and match your tones for a youthful look, or stick to one main spectrum of color for a more mature appearance. For a fun and flirty feminine look, consider combining pearly pink lips with fuchsia eye shadow. For a more mature, sexy appearance, pair golden brown lipstick with coppery shiny eye shadow. You can mix your favorite colors together because your olive skin tone won't make them look overpowering, which allows you to be more exploratory with your makeup overall.

The sure all-prize make-up for warm olive skin person like Penelope Cruz would be the shiny bronzer to the eyelid area and cheekbone, natural tone pinkish lipstick with some pearl or glossy finish, and from neutral tones of brownish taupes to black ebony as for eye shadows. Some cool or neutral blush accents and black mascara will finish your daily look for every occasion. Only the blushes in this make-up could be matt, but every one another piece should have satin to pearly gloss or shine. Remember, that ashy tones of lipstick could add some dull green to your skin tone.

The best type of makeup to wear for your skin tone depends on your undertone. You can use a chart to determine what your undertone is, but in general if your skin has a pink tint to it, then you are a cool undertone, and if your skin is more yellow based, then your undertone is warm. Knowing your undertone helps you choose the best colors and style of makeup to meet your needs. 

Your hair can help you decide what color works best for your skin tone as well. If your hair is dark or black, stick to cool tone colors. If your hair is golden or lighter brown, then you can wear warm colors nicely. Beauty isn't hard to accomplish, however, and you can wear whatever colors suit your personality best. 

The best part about having an olive skin tone is that you can quite literally wear whatever makeup you want, and only the "but" would be too earthy and ashy tones without golden glowing, mat terracotta or pale smoky grey, for example. Also, too much orange tone lipstick will bring the unnecessary green into your complexion. The sky's the limit when it comes to your style choices, whether you want to look warm and inviting or cool and exotic. The choice is yours, and the possibilities are endless.

January 8, 2013

Cool Vs. Warm Skin Tone & Coloring: Penelope Cruz and Amanda Seyfried

Skin color ranges from pale to dark. Fair skin that burns easily or has freckles is usually considered a light skin tone. Tan skin is usually considered an olive skin tone. 

Skin tones can have cool or warm undertones. Orange, yellow, gold and green are considered warm undertones. Red, pink and blue are considered cool undertones. You can determine which undertones you have by looking at the veins on your wrist. Blue veins indicate cool undertones, and green veins indicate warm undertones. Additionally, people with warm undertones look better in gold jewelry while silver jewelry looks better on people with cool undertones.

Colors that are next to each other on a color wheel are called analogous and seem to match nicely. Colors that are opposite each other on a color wheel are called complementary. Warm tones are analogous to other warm tones and cool tones are analogous to other cool tones.

Analogous colors on your hair, lips and clothing are what make you look your best. When selecting an eye shadow color, you can choose analogous colors to look more subtle or complementary shades to highlight your eye color. 

Penelope Cruz is a Spanish celebrity who has a warm olive complexion skin tone with goldenundertones. She looks best with a warm brunette hair color and brown eyes because these colors are similar to her warm skin tone. Her signature smoky eyeliner looks great against a brown or tan eye shadow base, and her best choice for lip color is coral or orange red. 

When it comes to fashion, Penelope Cruz looks best in quite bright warm and cool colors. The yellow Oscar de la Renta dress that she wore to the 2005 Academy awards looked amazing and radiant against her tan complexion. In 2010 she rocked the Oscar red carpet again in a warm color, this time a maroon Donna Karan gown. 

Penelope Cruz does not look as great in smoky cool colored outfits. While promoting Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 2011 at Cannes, Penelope looked washed out in a periwinkle Marchesa dress. It was just a few shades too light for her warm skin tone. She also looked washed out when she wore a cool toned Armani Prive gown to the 2012 Oscars. 

While Penelope Cruz has a typically winter appearance for high contrast between her skin and hair and for her face features, she earns huge compliments for electric colors of outfits and for clear black and whites clothes. Her olive skin goes healthier and warmer with electrics blues, greens and reds. Like many of winter type persons Penelope is happy looking about wearing black and whites for every occasion, even without any make-up: she has enough contrast in appearance to take this style liberty.

Amanda Seyfried has a cool toned complexion as her skin is light with pink undertones. Her hair is ashy blonde and her eyes are a cool blue/green/grey combination. She looks best with smoky or ashy toned blonde hair and pale pink or neutral lip colors. Amanda Seyfried is a typical Summer appearance person with light skin tone and really noticeable pink undertone.

Amanda looked fabulous and ethereal in a cool purple dress by Lanvin at the premiere of her film Red Riding Hood in March 2011. Contrast that sleek look with the orange-red Valentino dress she wore back at the 2009 Oscars. The orange-red looks clownish and unsophisticated on her because it is just too warm for her cool coloring. Amanda’s stylist should stick with cool pastels, ashy 's' smoky colors and jewel tones as those colors look best on her. Also, electric tones won't be the best companions to fit light skin tone with pink undertone.

If your complexion is similar to that of Penelope Cruz, try a warm hair color such as golden blonde or brown. Coral or red looks great on lips. These shades work because they are all warm tones. Use gold or brown eye shadow to look natural, or purple shadow to help brown eyes stand out. For clothing and accessories, wear black and whites, electrics, bright tones, gold and red. Avoid smoky toned pastels as they will wash you out.

If you have light skin and pink undertones like Amanda Seyfried, you will look best with a cool blonde or ashy brunette hair color. For lips, nudes or cool-toned pinks will look much better than oranges or corals. Neutral beige and taupe shadows will look more natural on eyelids while gold or tan shadows will make your cool eyes pop. Choose jewel toned and smoky or ashy pastel colored clothing. Stay away from anything too contrasted, electric or earthy as this will make you look unnatural.