Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Skin Tones

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The top question I'm asked, here on my blog, at demos and classes, and by email is... "what colours do I use for white/asian/black/indian/mexican skin?"
Well, to be honest that's a little like "how long is a piece of string?" because it's really all to do with personal preference. For instance, for white (caucasian) skin I use Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink and Blush - and when people see how dark the Burnt Orange is, they panic. When I started out with promarkers, over 3 years ago, I used Blush and Ivory. Some girls use Peach, Vanilla, or Satin - it's all down to experimenting and seeing what you like best. I tried lots of combinations betwen starting out and now, but I really like the healthy glow I get with the combo I use nowadays.


But I sat down and decided to work out some colour combos that I like for various skin colours, hopefully this will help you to experiment with colour combos and it's also a great guide for me, so hopefully you'll see more ethnicities being represented on my blog. And I also threw in a bit of a wildcard - you know how I have a bit of a thing for wild hair colours, well I decided to go with a wild skin colour too lol
So would you like to see all the colour combos I came up with?
And would you like to win the 11 colours I used for the Black, Asian and Hispanic skin tones?
All you have to do is this.....
  1. Visit my Skin Tones post on the Letraset blog and leave a comment
  2. Pop back here and leave a comment telling me which is your favourite, or what colour combos you prefer to use
  3. Leave your details in the inLinkz below
Giveaway ends 12 noon GMT on Tuesday 14th August

Thanks for visiting, 
I appreciate any comments 
Debz x

50 comments:

Shazza said...

these are great Debbie, the Flexmarkers one is my fave x

PAULA said...

I like the one on the bottom left of the Letraset blog the most, good one for a sunkissed/tanned skintone.

Paula
x

Marianne said...

They all look fab, but I think I prefer your black and white caucasion ones. Since I don't own any promarkers (yet) I cannot share my own combinations.

Rosietoes said...

I really like the Flexmarker one - fourth on the sheet. The camouflage one is fab.
Edna x

Lou Mac said...

Ohhh it's hard to pick a fave. I love the Hispanic/ Mexican/ tanned skin, a healthy sorta glow. I also love the last one though - perfect for a zombie Halloween. Ohhh but the second one, with the pale look would be perfect for fairies and stuff!!

Debbi. I love you. :) xo

jackid said...

Hi Debbi wow how to pick a favourite I think it would have to be the flexi marker one for me lovely and rosie but I also like the last one too would be great for colouring zombies lol thanks for taking the time to show them
Jacki

nnalorac said...

Thanks for the helping hand, is sure appreciated Debbi. Carolxx

Suzie McFloozy said...

I love the top right example using the burnt orange - I am going to be brave and have a bash at it :)
Thanks this is a really helpful resource - think I'll print it and pop it in my pro-marker box x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Uta said...

My favourite of your skin tones is the combo with chestnut, terracotta, ginger and coral. For myself I use blush, saffron and pastell pink the most time. But I'll try your combos the next time.
Hugs, Uta

MaryG said...

i always look for good tuts!..this is very usefull!...i prefer the second on top right ^_^

Paula (PEP) said...

My favourite is your Flexmarker girl using the Rose Peach, Sunkissed Pink & Blush for she makes me think of what a typical English Rose colouring would look like.
Love her eyes.
Paula (PEP)

Rhonda Sue said...

All of the images look fabulous but I think my favorite has to be the camouflage one. I love the out of the ordinary look of her. Thanks for a chance to win your candy.

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Each one of these images are so well done I've really had a hard time choosing. The one I like the best would have to be the top left. I've had a lot of trouble with that skin tone and your examples have helped me very much. Thanks for a chance to win your markers. XOXO

Robin said...

Debbie these images are just gorgeous! I like the one on the top right the best. It was hard to choose. Thanks for the chance to win your candy. Hugs, Robin

mapowska said...

Super combos! I like mostly the one using: rose peach, sunkissed pink and blush.
I use ivory, blush and dusky pink.
But I would like to try other combos :)
Cheers!

Andrea said...

The ideas you've shown for skintones are fab - colours I would never think of using! The colours I normally use for skin are blush, oatmeal and pastel pink - I've not tried darker skintones yet.
Love, Andrea xx

Heather Ford said...

I like the second one x x thankyou :)

Leah Ann Gast said...

I love the 1st one on the right, but all are helpful...thanks so much for doing this, need all the help I can get :O) Hugs! Leah Ann

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing your colouring skins. I love the second one with the burnt orange. I am going to have a play with these colours myself.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Sylvia x said...

Think they are all fab but my favourite as it is so natural - Saffron Vanilla Ivory Blush combo. thanks for the combos they are all brill

Sylvia xx

Suzi McKenzie said...

I've been using the Flexmarker combo a lot recently, so that's my current fave, but i'm gonna try some of the other now too.
Thanks for another great toot, and the chance to win
Hugs
Suzi
xxx

HappiExpressions-Carol said...

I like them all but my favorite is the rose peach, sunkissed pink and blush. Just such a healthy look. TFS!

Sarah said...

I must admit, I tend to do blush and ivory for my skin tones, however all your faces look gorgeous so I am now going to have to experiment some more! - You always give sound advice with regard to promarkers - so thank you.
SarahSx

Kim. said...

My favourites are top and bottom left which are both skin tones I shy away from so will definitely have ago at those. The one I used most is Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush.
Kim xXx

Wendy Mills said...

I want to try out all the colour combos but I really like the first one with the dark skin

craftynanny said...

Thanks Debbie - I use similar colours to yours for Caucasian skin but without the Burnt Orange. Must try that!! Lea xx

Flying Fresian said...

I love the darker skin one as it's given me good ideas, but I'm going to add those Flexmarkers to my wishlist as they've given me lots of ideas!!

mONAmi said...

Hi Debbie. I love rose, sunkissed and blush combinations - this is so natural. In my image i usally use for skin ivory, almond, putty, sometimes pastel beige or sunkissed pink, and finished shadow - cool grey 2/3

Rainydaycrafter21 said...

I loved the colour breakdown - terrific help - Thank you. My favourite? Well it has to be the camouflage one - So Clever!

Suzi said...

They are all fabulous Debbi, but top right and the flex marker underneath are my favs although your camouflage one is amazing too.
Hugs
Suzi x

Alexandra said...

I'm still fairly new to using alcohol pens, so I'm a bit of a scaredy cat with bolder colours. I've just found your blog through Kath's bolg and following you too now.

Andrea said...

thank you for sharing your tips as a relative newbie to promarkers skin tones can be scary. I love your combination and going to give them a try with the promarkers i have although not all of them...my favourite is number 4 which is more my kind of tones, although the last on is funky and works so well with the digi,its ace.
I usually use satin with sun kissed pink and or peach playing it safe but now I'm going to try and go bold thank you x

Elke said...

Thank you so much Debbie, I love the camouflage combo. So funky. Would love to try them. XX

Elaine Stark said...

Thanks for showing us so many colour combinations. I do like the 2nd one using the burnt orange. Elaine

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Thank you for sharing your colouring skin I have kept a copy to use. I use mainly Rose peach, blush hugs Ginny

Jolanda said...

Hi,
I like the combination with the burnt orange the most but the one with the flexmarkers is nice too, ui think i have to see them for real before i make up my mind.
I mostly use pastel pink for the cheeks, and dusky pink for shades and blush to finish the skin tone.

riliska said...

Debbie these images are so muchgorgeous! But my favorite is the rose peach because I love the pastel colouring)))

Liz said...

I like all the combos & will try different ones as I am able to add to my collection.I really like the one that uses pink & peach.

Shari Nelson said...

I love your color combos. My fav is the Burnt Orange, Coral, Pink and Blush.

Craftyhugs said...

The combo I liked the best is the darker skin tones. It'd the only one I've not tried as of yet. The colours I usually use for skin are blush, satin and dusky pink.
Thanks for great tuturiol combos .
Hugs xxxx

Anne said...

I like the Flexmarker girl too, I've never used them for skin tending to always stick with the colours I'm comfortable with - I'm going to give this a go. Thanks for an interesting post x

Gail said...

Thanks so much for this ,I really struggle with face colours,I'm not good at blending so perhaps I'm using the wrong paper . As a blonde I love the pinkish tones but my favourite is the top right.
At some stage all these variations will come into my colouring.

Anne said...

i don't think I can choose a combination I like best. They are all great. Thank you Debbie.

Cyprus Anne

Anne said...

I don't think I can choose a favourite they are all great. Thank you Debbie

Cyprus Anne

kraftyk said...

Thanks for such a fabulous tutorial, my favourite combo is the rose peach, sunkissed pink and blush. I usually use, blush, almond and sunkissed pink,
Kim xx

Joynana said...

I love the way your skintones came out. Mine never look like that. My favorite are 1 and 5. I think that I really need lessons, and would love to have some of these markers.

Christine Harrop said...

I am torn between the saffron/vanilla/ivory/blush combo and the flexmarkers one. But I doooon't any flexmarkers so I'll stick to the promarkes one. It's great to see what youuse for darker skin tones. Thanks.

Moni said...

Fab skin colouring, my fav are 2., 4. and 5. Hugs,moni

Katherine said...

Your coloring is absolutely amazing! I am always looking for new ways to do the skin tones and you've inspired me to do some coloring today. The flexmarker girl a lot, however, the chamo one is striking as well.
Thanks for the inspiration - I use copic markers currently, but have heard so much about these markers that I would love to give them a try some day.
Warm Hugs,
Katherine

Nenny said...

Awesome tutorial Debbi. Just found it, but glad I did. Thanks for sharing! x

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