How to Flatter Your Olive Complexion with Tiffany Borland

The colors you choose have the ability to either wash you out or highlight your gorgeous features. Mind behind the Tuolomee blog, Tiffany Borland is a style blogger from Los Angeles known for her glowing olive complexion matched with her most flattering outfits. Discovering which colors flatter your skin tone is not an easy task, so keep on reading for fashion tricks to flatter your olive skin tone.

Be selective on your neutral shades.

black lace dresswith gladiators

white lace dress

Selecting colors to make your skin glow is like playing a game of opposites as you never want to wear a color that’s the exact shade of your skin since it just won’t be flattering. Though black and white are universal shades, they’re not universally flattering especially if you have dark or even pale complexion.

button front denim matching set denim romper with gladiators off white lace dress

According to the studies, there are three main chemicals that determine everyone’s shade like hemoglobin, which is red; melanin, which can be either blue-brown or red-yellow; and carotene, which is yellow-orange. Those of the dark cool tones have a large range in skin colors—from fair or olive skin to medium brown or dark brown skin. Girls with medium skin should stay away from browns, beiges, caramel, and stark white. Like Tiffany, bring out the warmth in your complexion with off-white, medium denim shade, some black accents and such.

Go for bold colors that make your skin glow.

mustard high low dress teal matching lace set striped orange dress pastel peach dress orange high low dress

Depending on your undertones, jewel tones and some muted shades may be flattering for you. Jewel tones are deep, rich colors that resemble precious gems like emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and amethysts. For dark cools, colors like royal blue, deep purple, fuchsia, emerald green, turquoise, and carnation red are flattering. However, women with olive skin can pull off practically any color as they tend to have yellow and brown undertones. Olive skinned girls can also pull off colors in the orange family really well and any shade of red. Stick with brighter, deeper hues and jewel tones that will really pop against your skin. The blue family, from deep navy to royal blue, is really flattering for medium skin. Just pay attention which colors make your skin and hair look muted and always go for ones you look more striking and more pronounced that your skin glows against the vibrant hue.

Opt for flattering colors of your prints and patterns.

plaid bell sleeved dress floral print dress with belt floral high low dress embellished gold and black dress chevron top with leathher jacket and skirt

Be careful wearing the shades of black and white, and balance everything with flattering shades. If you’re wearing a floral print dress, think of bright pinks that will bring out the subtle red undertones in your skin, and give you a colorful glow like Tiffany did. Also, any shade of green, from olive to emerald to lime, will bring out your beautiful brown tones while bright reds, like cherry and rose, can really make your skin pop. Go for deeper reds like burgundy and softer reds with hints of brown and rose will also give you a nice glow. By following these tricks, you’ll make your olive complexion an asset that looks unique and beautiful.

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