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Face Magazine of Acadiana

Prom Color Guide

May 05, 2016 12:41PM ● By Press Release

One of the most exciting parts of the year for many teenage girls is sneaking its way around the corner. It’s prom time! The planning has begun for most—what dress to wear, what accessories are needed and what makeup look suits you best. It’s all about COLORS.


Determining your skin’s undertone is the easiest way to know which colors best suit your skin tone to enhance your natural beauty. To do this, pull up your sleeve and look at the veins on your wrist. If you see blue veins, you most likely have a cool-toned undertone and will look better in cool-toned colors. If you look down and see green veins, it is because you are warm-toned and will look better in warm-toned colors If you see both blue and green, that means you are one of the lucky neutral ones that can pull off any color. Now…take what you know and apply it!

The Dress
Now that you know what undertone your skin has, it will be a lot easier to decide what color dress you want.

Cool-toned ladies: Blues, greens and purples are your best option.

Warm-toned ladies: Reds, oranges, and yellows will be your best option.

Neutral ladies: Both warm-toned and cool-toned colors will flatter your skin tone.


If you are the type of person who likes to wear accessories, it's an awesome idea to know what undertone your skin carries. Your skin tone can make certain colors look amazing.

Cool-toned ladies: If you are cool-toned, silver accessories will flatter you the most.

Warm-toned ladies: If you are warm-toned, gold accessories will flatter you.

Neutral ladies: Gold and silver are your two best friends!

Makeup Colors

After you have everything decided, from your dress down to your accessories, the makeup is your last decision. If you are doing your makeup yourself, it's always hard to pick what look you want to achieve or what colors you will use. Just like when it comes to dress findings and accessory picking, the eye shadow you choose to wear should be chosen based on your undertone.

Cool-toned ladies: I would go for a look with shades of grey such as charcoal, pewter, or even go for a black smokey eye. Of course you can use any other cool-toned color as well such as blue or purple.

Warm-toned ladies: Shades of brown, red, and orange will best suit your look.

Neutral ladies: Any color you desire, but make sure it matches your dress.

About the author: Madelyn Meaux lives in Lafayette and has a passion for makeup. This is an edited excerpt from her beauty blog, which can be found at