Colour is inherently energetic, memorable, easier to select, and occupies the viewer’s attention. Neutral colours are like the support structures, like bark and ground and air.
I am not a believer in narrowing down our palette. The Sci/ART palettes are already adjusted to be the right darkness, warmth, and saturation
What about all the people who see colour and time of year differently or live in a land without snow? In today’s post, Jennifer is our guest blogger from New Zealand. From her recent PCA, she found a new awareness of her own colours repeated in Nature.
The unique radiance of True Winter speaks to me as space and solitude on the most majestic, mysterious scale. It is the silence of the ice cave, the rising of a blue white moon over a frozen lake, the jewel that resembles a planet, the yellow flower that could be the sun.
From where I stand today, these are the colours that I expect to be beautiful on most everyone of these colouring types, or Seasons.
Associate/salesperson/makeup advisor sees brown eyes. Might mean warm. Red hair confirms it. Out comes yellow foundation.
True Winter and True Summer lipsticks exist on a continuum. There is movement between them. The True Springs and Autumns are totally different in cosmetics, except perhaps the odd brown eyeliner.
There is no reason to believe that foundation can be matched by Season, because the final colour is influenced by the overtone, the undertone, the idiosyncrasies of the face, the pH of the skin, and the list goes on for an hour.
Hair colour? You can take someone back 10 years with hair alone. And of course it matters to final presentation, good heavens. It is simply just not required for an accurate analysis. The skin tells you all you need to know once you know what to look for.
This higher-than-usual contrasting True Summer can also wear bigger jumps from skin to lip colour, wearing her darker tones in the daytime very easily. She wears a near-fuchsia blush well, as Avon mark Dollhouse, which will read as too sharp, pink, and candy on a more blended True Summer.