Which Color Tone Are You?

on February 19, 2019

 

Everyone knows that you either have a cool or warm undertone. But finding out how could be tricky and figuring out which colors on the color wheel look best on you is equally as difficult. Some people are in between and have neutral undertones that require more attention to detail in their everyday clothing. This article will produce a better understanding on how to figure out which color tone or undertone you are in order to pair outfits together using the correct color blocking techniques.

First and foremost, if we take a look at the color wheel we see that the warm colors are reds, oranges, and yellows, while cool colors are greens, blues, and purples. Someone with a warm undertone would usually stand out in those bright reds, oranges, and yellows while someone with a cool undertone would look best in deep greens, blues, and purples.

 

Neutral undertones is a bit more complicated. People with neutral undertones are also lucky in the sense that they primarily look great in any color. However, neutral colors is where a cool color has warm undertones or if a warm color has cool undertones. For example, green is a cool color, but an olive green brings warm qualities. Red is a warm color, but a cranberry red brings cool qualities. Olive green would be considered more of a warm color and cranberry red would be considered a cool color. Mixing warm qualities with cool undertones and vise versa creates a neutral dynamic. Pinks, pale blues, cranberry reds, and olive greens are examples of neutral undertones.

Color blocking is another technique that neutral undertone people can get away with, which is where two opposite colors of the color wheel are worn to compliment one another. Red and green are complimentary, blue and orange are complimentary, and purple and yellow are complimentary. Below are some examples of each scenario:

Cool Undertones:

 

Warm Undertones:

 

Neutral Undertones:

 

Silver, Gold, or Rose Gold?

The most common technique is seeing if silver jewelry looks best on you or if gold jewelry looks best on you. This usually is the first and only indicator to tell if you are a cool undertone or a warm undertone. Silver jewelry will bring out the cool undertones in your skin and pigmentation while gold will bring out the warm hues in your skin. Whichever stands out the most and looks best on you is which to abide by. This solves whether or not reds, oranges, or yellows look best or if greens, blues, and purples look best.

Silver:

 

Gold:

 

Rose Gold:

 

Rose Gold on the other hand stands neutrally between the other two metallics. It brings out all skin tones, the undertones, and beautiful pigmentation in skin. If you are the one of many who can’t seem to find whether silver or gold looks best on you, try rose gold. Rose gold is so beautiful, lustrous, and rich and it meets in the middle between both color tones.

Check Your Veins

Another odd, yet helpful technique is to check your veins on your wrist. Blue veins indicate that you have a cool undertone, while green veins indicate that you have an olive or warm undertone. Once you figure that out, you’ll start to notice that blues, purples, and violets look best on you and bring out your complexion if you have bluer veins, and yellows, reds, and oranges will look best if you have greener veins. If you think you are stuck in the middle or can’t tell, you might be a neutral undertone.

White or Off-White?

Another tactic is to compare white clothes. White is a blank canvas and allows the pigment of your skin to stand out amongst it. Look and compare if a pure white or an off-white looks better on you. If a pure white looks better, you have a cooler undertone. If an off-white or washed out white looks better on you, you most likely have a warm undertone.

 

Natural Hair Color and Eye Color

If you have blue, grey, or green eyes with blonde, brown, or black hair, chances are you’re a cool undertone. If your eye color is brown, hazel, or amber eyes with strawberry blonde, auburn, or black hair with golden tones, chances are you have a warmer undertone.

Do You Tan or Burn? Or Both?

People who have a tendency to burn or not tan at all in the sun have a less likely chance of being a warm undertone. When people tan, chances are you have higher levels of melatonin in the skin. Melatonin gives the skin that yellow to olive pigment, which incidentally means you’re warm toned. If you burn or don’t tan easily, chances are you have cooler undertones because of the lack of melatonin in the skin. If you’re a neutral undertone, chances are you burn first before it turns to tan.

 

There are not rules to this, please feel free to experiment however you’d like. This article isn’t telling you what you should and shouldn’t wear, it’s just to help figure out your undertones in order to see which colors of clothing compliment you best.

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Disclaimer: All images are from Pinterest. If you see a photo of yourself uncredited, let us know and we will add your name. 

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Lyn Slater the “Accidental Icon”

on February 22, 2018

How you will feel if you suddenly become a fashion icon! Lyn Slater is a 64 woman and she is known as the accidental icon.

She is fond of clothes and fashion and that was her life interest. She said in an interview with BuzzFeed news that her love for clothes started when she was very young as she used to go to a private school and they were not allowed to wear anything except their school uniform. She started to create her own style at that time by adding some special accessories to her uniform.

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Lyn launched her blog in 2014 about fashion and she gained popularity by posting different styles and looks of herself. Women around the world followed her and they were inspired by her way of dressing and her passion for life and happiness. One day while she was waiting for her friend to enter a fashion event, everyone started to take photos with her and treating her like a celebrity. Her friend upon arrival called her an accidental icon. She says that’s how she named her blog.

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Lyn Slater Is an icon of beauty, fashion, and happiness. You can feel and see through her photos how she is so happy and in love with herself. She is a great example of how one person can show everyone that life will not stop at a certain age and beauty has nothing to do with your face wrinkles.

Fashom has always celebrated self-love in everyday fashion. We continue showing our support by styling in outfits that suit you and your personality. Age no bar, get styled by Fashom.

 

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Sustainable Women’s Beauty Brands

on November 22, 2017

Green brands are officially making a name for themselves in the beauty industry. Organic and natural beauty brands have officially opened the doors for environmental lovers who want to use skin-care and cosmetic products that are sustainable and conscientious to our environment. Below we have compiled a list of three individual brands that use natural/organic chemicals to produce their cosmetics and skin-care lines. These brands also refuse to test their products on animals.

AVEDA

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PRODUCT RANGE | Hair, Makeup and Tea products

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Aveda’s brand is based on the combination of wellness, beauty, and plant aromalogy. This company is phenomly known for their organic and natural hair products, but they have also branched out and crafted their own makeup and tea brand. Aveda is considered 90% organic and does NOT test their products on animals.

BURT’S BEES

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BASED IN | USA

PRODUCT RANGE | Makeup and Skin-care products

PRICE RANGE | $$-$$$

Burt’s Bee two main ingredients in their products are beeswax and willow bark, which immediately goes to show their commitment to using organic and natural chemicals in their makeup and skin-care products. Burt’s Bee prides themselves on being an organic company and refers to their company as ‘tree-hugging do-gooders.’ Burt’s Bee does NOT test their products on animals.

TARTE COSMETIC

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BASED IN | USA

PRODUCT RANGE | Makeup, Skin-care and beauty products

PRICE RANGE | $$-$$$

Tarte Cosmetics presents themselves as an ‘eco-chic, vegan friendly and cruelty free makeup’ brand. Tarte Cosmetics pride themselves on using all ingredients that have been based, tested and approved by the US FDA. The cosmetic brand also ensures a clean and safe work enviornment for their employees by using an international grading stystem. Tarte does NOT test their products on animals.

We at Fashom completely support cruelty free products.

 

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Do you believe what you see!!!

on November 5, 2017

We are surrounded by photos of beautiful models. We see them in T.V., magazines, internet, and even in streets. But have you ever thought about all these amazing photos? Do you think they are real and they weren’t edited to be more attractive? Two models decided to uncover the truth about these photos.

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These two amazing plus size models – Diana Sirokai and Callie Thorpe – decided to work with the professional photographer ‘Karizza’, he took some photos for them and edited them by Photoshop. They said that they looked amazing in both photos, however, their experiment showed that what we see in magazines are not real. These extreme editing made people believe that they have something wrong with their bodies as most of the time they can not reach the idea of perfection that is showed by magazines.

 

These images of beauty and body perfection that media is trying to implement in our minds may hurt women that feel insecure about their bodies. I remember a campaign that I once saw on social media about the effect of media on young girls. They represented the campaign by a photo of a very young girl that has a magazine opened on a photo of a skinny model and the young girl was holding a pair of scissors in her hand and was trying to cut a part of her belly so as to look like the magazine model.

We at Fashom believe that what Diana and Callie did is amazing, they wanted to tell every girl not to be ashamed of her body and to love it. It’s the only body that you have and you have to love it and take care of it and to stop thinking about the beautiful image that we see in magazines, as most of the time these photos are not real. We know that you look gorgeous as you are and we appreciate the natural beauty that’s why we created an app that will help you in showing your beauty. You can download our app and follow us on our website and social media and show the whole world your real beauty.

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Beauty around the world

on October 12, 2017

Beauty is relative and there are no fixed standards that can measure it. However, being self-confident, happy and satisfied with what you are and how you look is the real beauty.

A photographer called Mihaela Noroc’s decided to take 500 photos for different 500 women around the world to show how people are very diverse and how diversity is the thing that makes us beautiful. Imagine if everyone looked the same, we will not see how beautiful the people are and we will get bored. For more than years, Mihaela traveled around the world and took these photos to illustrate that beauty can be found in our differences. She called these photos The Atlas of Beauty.

Palestine

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North Korea

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Turkey

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Nepal

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Iran

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South Africa

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Cuba

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Italy

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Greece

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USA

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Mexico

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Guatemala

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France

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Myanmar

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Iceland

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Makeup and nice clothes can help in making the person look nice but the real beauty comes from inside. Believe it or not, when you feel beautiful you will look beautiful and everyone else will see it and that’s what the photographer showed in that photoshoot. All of these women were real, not supermodels. At Fashom we believe that every woman is beautiful as she is and we can help you in showing the beauty that you have inside you.

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The empowering couple: Stephanie and Arryn

on September 25, 2017

How to get the perfect body? This question takes too much of our time thinking about how to answer it and apply it. But really, who define beauty and perfection. Who put those standers. What makes women all around the world spend too much money and time on losing weight and diet programs. Is it their dream for getting a healthy body and achieve something they want to do in order to feel happy about themselves or it’s because of the hard standers that the society put for the definition of beauty?

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Every woman is beautiful no matter how she looks, how much she weighs, or how her body looks like. There is nothing called beauty standers. The only scale that can measure beauty is your own self-satisfaction and approval of how you look. If you are happy with your weight and with your look, so you are beautiful. You should love yourself no matter how curvy you are or how skinny are your legs.

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One of the amazing photoshoots that have been taken recently was the one of Stephanie and Arryn. They decided to take some photos that show their love to each other. Those photos were uploaded onto Wolf & Rose Photography’s Facebook page. Stephany decided to give her message of body positivity to everyone through this photoshoot and it was an amazing one that had a great response. Not only the beauty of Stephanie and Arryn was shown through the photoshoot but also their pure love to each other.

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Stephanie wanted to tell all the people who saw her photos that she loves herself as it is and everyone should do the same and stop thinking about the unrealistic standards of beauty that the social media presence. The photoshoot gave Stephanie the opportunity to express her love to her fiancée and to her body.

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Beauty is relative, there is no actual scale that can measure it. Don’t listen to others who tell you that you should look in a certain way to be beautiful, you are beautiful just the way you are. You have to love yourself and your body, it’s the only body you have and you look beautiful in it!

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5 Empowering & Inspirational Body Positivity Bloggers

on September 10, 2017

Beautiful, bodacious and bold, these five women are unapologetically confident and they have every right to be. Each and every one of the influencers that are listed below celebrates and promotes body positivity, self-love and the true art of fashion. These ladies encourage people through blogs and personal movements that urge individuals to break the unrealistic and idealistic beauty and body standards that have been heavily portrayed by the media, fashion industry, and celebrities through various platforms.

These five women are showcasing the importance of using your voice to speak on and stand up for what you believe in, especially when you’re lucky enough to have a large following base. It’s imperative that humans remember that their shapes, sizes, and colors aren’t what makes them beautiful, so Fashom thanks, those individuals that are constantly reminding people it’s what’s on the inside that truly matters!

Below are Fashom’s top FIVE empowering and inspirational body and beauty activist.

One. Jasmine

Follow Jasmine on Instagram @myssematch

Two. Stephanie Eboah

Follow Isha on Instagram @nerdabouttown

Three. Melissa

Follow Melissa on Instagram @yourstruelymelly

Four. Megan Jayne Crabbe

 

Five. Saucyé West

Follow Saucyé on Instagram @saucyewest

It is Fashom’s duty to continuously encourage women to accept themselves just as they are. Whether or not if an individual’s physique is labeled as “slender,” “curvy” or “fat” is irrelevant to us because all bodies are beautiful regardless of what society has labeled their body type. To all the women out there who are suffering and having trouble loving their bodies to the fullest, remember that you are #BetterAsIAm!

 

Written by: Darean Derae Rhodes

 

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Diversity in Fashion

on July 10, 2017

If you were able to catch any of the Fall 2017 runway shows within the four major fashion capitals (New York, London, Milan and Paris) then you might’ve realized that models were quite diverse compared to past seasons. This is because models actually were diverse this year and I’m not only talking about race. There are three very unique models that I have compiled into one list to share with you all!

Madeline Stuart

 

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First, I’d like to introduce Madeline Stuart. It was in 2015 that Stuart walked in her first New York fashion show as a model with Down syndrome. Of course, Madeline is the beauty that captivated the audience and made headlines worldwide. Two years later, Stuart is still modeling and in February of 2017 introduced her new label “21 Reasons Why by Madeline Stuart”.

Lara and Mara Bawar

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Second, I’d like to introduce Lara and Mara Bawar. These two albino eleven-year-old twins are using their unique beauty and taking the fashion industry head on. We first saw these twins debut their matchless pale features in 2016 when Swiss Photographer, Vinicius Terranova, stumbled upon them and asked if he could capture their rare beauty.

Stephen James

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Third, I’d like to introduce you to Stephen James. This model turned his body from head to toe into his own personal canvas. Covered in elaborate and artistic designs, his numerous tattoos range from realistic portraits of his icons to religious symbols and idols. James has created an outstanding reputation for himself and has worked for brands such as Calvin Klein and Philipp Plein.

Written by: Darean Derae Rhodes

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