Our skin colour on the Pantone Chart is a beautiful palette of light, medium, and dark hues. Don’t be afraid of your own skin colour, instead celebrate your colour tone. You are #alreadylovely.
Beauty is inclusive, whatever skin colour we are born with. Each skin shade is unique and beautiful, but did you know that skin complexion and skin tone have different meanings?
Differences between skin complexion and skin tone
Skin complexion and skin tone are two different things. Skin complexion refers to the natural colour, texture, and appearance of the skin while skin tone is the degree of lightness or darkness of the skin’s natural colour. Skin tone is also known as the undertone, and unlike the skin’s surface, it does not change colour even after a day out in the sun.
Knowing what our skin tone is, is key to buying the right foundation and makeup colour palette, choosing the right colour clothes and picking the right hair colour.
United in beauty
Beauty may be in the eyes of the beholder, but over the years, our perception of what is beautiful has become homogeneous. Who would have thought 20 years ago, for example, that the Korean definition of beauty would influence the way the world perceives beauty? But it did. While it is heartening to welcome this acceptance, at the end of the day, it is important to celebrate our own individuality.
We may be different, but that’s what makes us unique and beautiful.