Contour: #4

Autumn light creates 3-dimensional effects that give us a near-middle-far perception, like the classic Autumn imagery of the October forest on the hillside. Natural colouring with Autumn influence is exceptionally well suited to lowlights, using darker colours to convey the impression of depth or distance (Summer generally uses coolness and softness to convey the same effect).

Soft Summer is cool-neutral in all of its colours, not as warm as the other Autumns. However, many individuals are deceptively Autumn-like in appearance until tested. They may look a little smokey or tanned in their skin tone. For the woman who belongs with this group, contour using a matte colour that is not overly warm offers the becoming effect of defining the hills and valleys of the facial structure, without over-warming the face.

Blush applied along the top of the contour's upper edge on the cheekbone is very beautiful. Contour #4 also works beautifully to deepen the blush colours available in this collection. For example, blending Playful with Contour #4 in a 4:1 ratio on your brush, hand, or paper before applying creates a colour very near Ruby Slippers lipstick. Quantities can be adjusted to create a variety of warmer blush colours within the Season. If you prefer cooler blush colour next to the eye colours or with the lipstick, it may be best to keep blush and contour separate on the face.

Apply in a 3-shape around the outer perimeter of the face, beginning with the most prominent part of the forehead, along the temple, under the cheekbone, and at the jawline. May be used along the sides of the bridge of the nose as well.

For the Soft Summer woman who looks cool, pink, or pastel, try the effect first. This product may be a great way to add the impression of sun, where traditional bronzer will be too orange and earthy, or she may be best without contour, allowing the diffused silvery moonlight reflections of Summer to gleam in their own right.

Dark Winter is also a cool-neutral Season with slight Autumn influence, but the contrast is higher in Winters, without the blended appearance of Summers. This product will not meet the naturally high contrast and may blunt the facial architecture rather than defining it.

Season: Soft Summer.

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