Blog

The navy and dark brown in this palette are near black, fine colours but not a first choice in high humidity. I'm very partial to the very dark tobacco colour as a neutral, even in hot weather, maybe because it's jungly.
  • 3 min read
the lighter of Bright Spring's palette might cross into Light Spring nicely. The cooler, darker side of Light Spring could also be fine. The decision is made one garment at at time. If the items appear balanced, with the attention equally divided between them, that's a good sign.
  • 2 min read
The overall picture is medium dark, still incorporating the Winter extremes of very light with very dark. Bright Winter is significantly lighter than the other Winters. True Winter black is not so flattering, especially for women.
  • 7 min read
  • 25 min read
On a Soft Season, the liner, lid, and contour are quite close in darkness level, as in medium, with contour only slightly darker. They distinguish their roles by being of different colours in similar darkness levels, rather than Winter's variations on one colour (gray) in extremes of darkness levels. On a Winter, light means really light and dark means really dark.
  • 11 min read
The True Summer section applies. There is more warmth here as a definite first warm weekend in May. Outdoor glows are great but controlled. A pale pink gold gloss OR an uplight on the cheeks is plenty. You are a Summer, not a Spring, so restraint is needed. A May picnic isn't the same as the beach in July. As a Neutral Cool colouring, remain cooler than warmer in everything you add.
  • 6 min read
Traditional flesh tones are excellent - though we're wearing our correct makeup, we're all wearing flesh tones...our own!
  • 5 min read
Multicolours and colourful colours to keep the Candyland feeling of this colouring; peach eyeshadows, dark turquoise eyeliners, fuchsia lips (all from her Colour Book of swatches) together actually looks perfectly fine because that's how her face is put together to begin with
  • 4 min read
These persons look more delicate than they are, like the finest icicles and waterfalls. This is not daintiness, frills, or fragility. Rather, think of the morning after a freezing rainstorm.
  • 4 min read
Of all the Winters, True adds the fewest colour elements. They are perfectly defined and refined by B&W alone, in symmetric but strongly defined shapes. One colour should stand alone, like one leaf left on a frozen tree, one red berry on a bush.
  • 4 min read
When we wear colours as an extension of our natural appearance, they naturally belong, and we look plausible, logical, believable, possible, synchronized. You could say harmonious.
  • 2 min read
Eyeliners shown at the bottom are charcoal or black-brown. Urban Decay Zero is a good charcoal for women of this colouring.
  • 2 min read

Search