Colour blindness affects 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women. There are around 2.7 colour blind people in the UK, mostly male. Prince William is colour blind, as is Eddie Redmayne.
Beyond the UK, you can add Bill Clinton, Keanu Reeves and Mark Zuckerberg to the list. Facebook is blue because Mark Zuckerberg has a red-green colour blindness. In an interview with New Yorker magazine, he revealed that “blue is the richest colour for me — I can see all of blue.
Google his image and you’ll see him wearing a grey t-shirt in almost all of them. So how do you go about making the right beauty and make up choices if you’re colour blind? Here are our top tips.
Take someone whose opinion you really trust with you – ideally someone you think always looks good! They will be able to give you an honest view on what suits you – and you can stop off for coffee or food together after your retail therapy.
You can often tell a lot more about a product by reading the views of other shoppers – particularly where products have hard to interpret names like ‘stone’ or ‘flamingo’. Comments will often include things like ‘redder than I thought’ that give you a better idea of shades and tones.
Of course, you don’t need to be colour blind to take advantage of these brilliant services. We’ve got great fashion and beauty advice for everyone. Make the most of it!
You can find out more about colour blindness at http://www.colourblindawareness.org/