In darker colours, Dark Seasons are better defined. They come into focus. The dark clothing is full of colour and vitality, not flat or plain. Dark jewelry shows up against their body, while light jewelry can be harder to see.
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.
Your appearance doesn’t begin or end with your clothes. It begins with you and ends with the entire composition. Dark nail polish or lipstick or a purse isn’t hotter to you but absolutely affects what others see. Jacquie O. was fine in her white pants, white headscarf, and white&navy tee, but it was the huge dark glasses that balanced the image.
I don’t suggest all black on anyone, even in your best black. It looks Babushka. It makes a person look older. Colour is younger without even trying. Head to toe black is outdated, an urban myth, an energy flat line. But Dark Winter can and should wear black. It is a very basic wardrobe colour on that Tone.
I love grey a lot on all 8 Neutral Seasons, those that contain slightly warmer and slightly cooler versions of their many colours. And T. Rex gray is right about perfect. Pants, jackets, eyeshadow, socks, wristwatch bands, it’s all part of the final picture and it’s all getting noticed. Bobbi Brown Rock eyeshadow mixed with the darkest colour in Clinique Totally Neutral trio and you’re there. Make lighter versions for the lid and darker version to put above the crease.
As I learned about and reflected on this process called color analysis , I slowly realized it has the potential to not only improve my outer appearance, but could, indeed, could not but help, to reach into and affect my inner life as well.
Your colour analyzed cosmetic colour for the most natural, believable lip colour is mulberry, so a browned purple, in the lower right position of the lip/blush foursome. Strong cool dark coral-pink is a brighter option. NARS pencil in Club Mix is good.
The choice of shirt is important. The aim is simple drama. An iceberg has simple, quiet drama. A circus does not, it has complicated drama. A day on a sailboat has no drama.
Pam’s hair is a dark ash brown. What good could highlights do? The same thing they do to most every Dark Winter. They look terrible. The whole dark force is disrupted with light stripes.
With silver hair, I would think of wearing more grays than black. Aim for a lighter overall effect. Wear sheer cosmetics and the bold colours away from your face as purses and nail polish. Feel free to drop the saturation a bit but don’t wear pastels, whatever you do.