Wednesday, June 22, 2011

ABOUT COLOR

A LOT OF THIS INFO HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM SHARI BRAENDEL. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER BOOK!

 What COLORS look best on YOU?

DO YOU KNOW?

 
Light
(They typically have blonde hair, fair skin, and light colored eyes)

Best hues: Pale to medium intensity
Accessories: Silver or gold
Best Neutrals: Navy, charcoal, light camel
Best Colors: Turquoise, pink, lavender, sapphire blue
White and Ivory are good for LIGHTS
Black: Be careful that it doesn’t’ overpower you. You can wear it, but add in some lighter colors to balance its harshness.
Best Shoe and Purse color: light camel, taupe, or gray (light or charcoal)
Best Makeup Shades: Pinks, roses, peaches, or neutrals
Hair: Getting highlights and lowlights to maintains your natural coloring is a much better option than dying it an all-over color, which will look fake.
Stir Clear of: Super dark and super bright colors. Bold makeup is not your game.







Deep
(They typically have dark brown hair sometimes a tint of red or natural highlights, medium to dark skin, and dark colored eyes)

Best hues: Medium to Deep intensity shades, with some brights
Accessories: Silver or gold
Best Neutrals: Black or dark brown
Best Colors: Purple, true red, persimmon, royal blue
White and Ivory are good for Deep (esp. white, any time)
Black: Awesome color on ya mate!
Best Shoe and Purse color: If your hair is medium to dark brown, pick a dark brown color, if your hair is black, pick a black color.
Best Makeup Shades: Browns, neutrals, berries
Hair: You can highlight, but the natural, dark hair is best on you. When highlight, don’t go too light. Medium shades of caramel and toffee are great choices. Keep the highlights around your face to a minimal.  
Stir Clear of: Muted colors for clothes, and too light of colors for hair.





SOFT
(They typically have dirty blonde or mousy brown hair, fair skin, and muted colored eyes)

Best hues: Medium intensity
Accessories: Silver or gold (not shiny gold, matte is best)
Best Neutrals: Charcoal, Navy(more on the lighter side than darker),  Dark or Medium Brown
Best Colors: Butter Yellow, Teal Blue, Coral, Mint green
Soft Ivory is preferred over white
Black: Never, ever, ever…totally dulls this color group
Best Shoe and Purse color: Medium to dark brown, depending on hair color.
Best Makeup Shades: Peaches, browns, pinks, golds, soft purples
Hair:  THE BEST color group for getting highlights. They look AMAZING on you. Don’t go too light, and definitely not too dark.  Several shade of low and highlights look good on you. If you add some copper, don’t put in too much, just a hint, or you’ll get too warm for your coloring.
Stir Clear of: black, bright colors, and high contrasting colors (mixing a light and dark color, i.e. white and black together)



Clear
(They typically have dark hair, fair skin, and bright colored eyes)

Best hues: bright intensity colors
Accessories: Silver is the best option, but shiny gold can work too
Best Neutrals: Navy, Black, Deep Charcoal
Best Colors: Bright Purple, Clear red, sunny yellow, hot pink
White is preferred over ivory
Black: Looks fantastic on you! Mix it with white or another light color for high contrast. Wear it also with very bright colors, fun!
Best Shoe and Purse color: Black
Best Makeup Shades: Vibrant shades of fushia, berry and pink, bright red look amazing.
Hair: This is the only group that shouldn’t highlight their hair. Highlights dull down the high contrast and exotic coloring that you naturally have. Keep your hair dark!
Stir Clear of: Muted and dusty shades. Don’t wear brown and beige together, big no no. Khaki just isn’t the best on you.





Cool
(They typically have gray, white, or silver (sometimes ash brown) hair, any tone skin, and any colored eyes)

Best hues: Light to medium intensity with a blue or pink undertone
Accessories: Silver or rose gold
Best Neutrals: Black, Navy, Gray
Best Colors: Ocean Blue, Royal Purple, Soft pink, red
White is preferred over ivory (no yellow tones for COOLS)
Black: You can wear it well.
Best Shoe and Purse color: Charcoal or Black
Best Makeup Shades: Rose, Pink, Berry, Plum
Hair: Don’t color it, let the beauty of your grays brighten your face up.
Stir Clear of: Brown, beige, yellow and orange…any shade with a major yellow tone to it.




Warm
(They typically have RED hair, any skin (sometimes with freckles), and any colored eyes)

Best hues: Yellow undertone colors, autumn shades
Accessories: Gold is best, silver/gold mix works too
Best Neutrals: Any Brown shades
Best Colors: Rust, copper, butterscotch, turquoise
Ivory is preferred over white
Black: Be careful that it doesn’t’ overpower you. You can wear it, but keep it on the bottom half, so it doesn’t over power you. Brown is your new neutral!
Best Shoe and Purse color: Brown (esp. reddish brown)
Best Makeup Shades: Browns, neutrals, peaches, corals
Hair: Red is awesome. Keep it on. If it starts to fade you can add in some copper highlights, it’ll give it a nice lift. 
Stir Clear of: PINK!!! Any shade, besides, maybe (on rare occasions) a dusty rose color.


 A FREE guide to finding your best colors can be found HERE


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Mariah

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