- Color and undertones are both way too varied and complicated to be absolute: It's all about balance. Sticking with just one color undertone can sometimes look flat and even boring. Keeping things in line with your own tones can be a good general guideline, but using it as a hard and fast rule is a bad idea.
- The truth is that when you see a color that appeals to you, you should always try it on: It may not work out, but at least you'll know, and you won't be cutting yourself off from the possibility of wearing something that you love. Plus, a little opposing tonality can be nice sometimes, like when you need to brighten up around your eyes, or when you've been sick and your complexion looks sallow.