Blake Lively, Hayden Panettiere and Debra Messing heat up the red carpet in fire engine red. This colour works well on almost anyone – blonde, brunette or redhead – but the key here is to know which tone will suit your complexion. Generally speaking, fair and pinky skin tones should look for cooler blue-reds while those with yellow undertones will wear warmer orange-reds well. Olive and darker complexions can wear the very brightest reds – lucky you!
NUDES AND NEUTRALS
Drew Barrymore, Sandra Oh and Cat Deeley show us a variety of ways to wear neutrals – a pretty shade of blush on Drew, twinkling gold on Sandra and our very own Cat has decided on a lovely buttercup frock. Neutrals, nudes and golds are sophisticated and feminine – the best way to wear them is a bit looser – in other words, not too close to the body (at the risk of looking like you’re not wearing any clothes at all!) – and pairing them with darker colours such as black, navy and brown.
Midnight blue is one of those versatile colours which flatter most complexions and help you escape the clutches of boring black. Christina Applegate, Kourtney Kardashian and Mad Men star Christina Hendricks all have very different colourings and figures but show us how good midnight blue can look. This colour looks great with either very light and pretty natural makeup or with a heavier, smokey eye.