A beauty/lifestyle blog By Kate Emma

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Understanding a colour wheel and using it to make the most out of your own colouring.

I always get asked 'whats the best colour for my eyes' or ' what will make my green eyes look greener' etc etc.
The best way to break this down is by using a colour wheel. Now this can sound complicated but it's the most simple way of understanding complementary colours. 
Lets have a look at the colour wheel below.


So the easiest way to find out your complimentary colour is to look at the wheel and find your eye colour, I'm going to base this on blue as that is the colour of my own eyes. So I look at blue and trace a line to the opposite side. That colour would be orange. So thats my complimentary colour. If I use a orange eyeshadow or more of a orange toned lipstick thats going to to bring out the blue of my eyes.

You can use this same theory on colour correcting if the undereye area is say more of a blue tinge then you would go in with more of a orange/pink colour corrector to counteract the tone. 
Or if you have a lot of redness to your skin the opposite color green will help to neutralize this.

When you place the complimentary colour directly on top of its counterpart it will counteract the color.

It really is as simple as that. I do intend to go a lot more in depth but this is a good starting point for anyone who just wants to know the basics.

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