Your Makeup & Clothing Color Palette
ONE THING YOU CAN COUNT ON IS THE CONSTANT CHANGING COLOR FADS IN THE FASHION AND BEAUTY WORLD.ONE MONTH ITS RED,THE NEXT BURGUNDY AND THE NEXT TANGERINE.THE FASHION INDUSTRY HAS GARUNTEED THAT JUST WHEN WE THINK WE FIGURED OUT THE "IT" COLOR,ITS ON TO THE EXACT OPPOSITE END OF THE COLOR SPECTRUM.THANKFULLY,THERE WILL ALWAYS BE THE CLASSIC SHADES WE CAN RELY ON WHEN WE DON'T HAVE AN EXTRA $500 TO DROP EVERY OTHER MONTH.
What I mean by classic is best compared to the little black dress.The staple for every woans wardrobe right? Well,not necessarily.Growing up I had a well rounded group of friends,all different nationalities,styles and each possesing their own special quality which made them beautiful.Of course we all wanted what the other had whether it be curly hair because ours was straight or perfect pale milky skin when ours was darker,redder or hormone inflicted.Now in this circle one girl's complexion really stands out.Her skin was flawless,I mean perfect.No discoloration,not even a pimple.With dark raven hair,brown eyes,black eyelashes and such milky skin she looked like a porcelain doll!That is until she put on a black shirt.Suddenly you saw a slight hint of greyish yellow in her cheeks,her brown eyes actually appeared darker almost black and every and any flaw was magnified times ten.Why?She was a classic Winter girl.Her skin had strong blue undertones.Undertones? Here's a trick I learned.Take your index finger and squeeze it at the tip of your finger.Then,let go.As the blood rushes back look at the pigmentation.Is it more yellow?Or more red? There's 4 types like the 4 seasons.SPRING,SUMMER FALL AND WINTER.
This can mean everything,and save you a ton of money.Just by being a shade or two in the wrong direction on that color wheel your whole appearance can be transformed.Same goes in a positive sense-wearing the right color for your skin tone can transform your whole face.Some of us are two seasons,others are unmistakably one.
SPRING AND WINTERS=COOL
SUMMERS AND FALLS=WARM
You will be in one of those categories.
Try this trick:Find a silver piece of fabric and a gold one.Now in a well lit room or better with natural light look in the mirror with no makeup on and hold them up to you.One will undoubtabely look right or wrong.Or maybe you've noticed that silver jewelry suites you much more than gold.Or that every foundation you buy turns orange!
The SUMMER Palette is full of pastels -- from powdered to vivid colors. The emphasis is on Blue -- Skyblue, Ocean Blue-Green, plus Cloud White, and the beautiful Pink, Lavender, Fuchsia, Rose, Mauve, and Watermelon -- all the tones of a summer garden.
The AUTUMN palette has rich, full-bodied warm colors such as Dark Chocolate Brown, Deep Teal, Cinnamon, Rust, and Forest Green. Autumn women look luxuriously beautiful in earth tones of Gold, Burnt Red, Rust, Olive, Sage -- all the colors of autumn leaves.
The WINTER palette is dramatic with black and white, and vivid jewel tones - ruby red, emerald green, royal blue, purple, and hot pink and fuchsia. The Winter woman looks regal and elegant in her sparkling primary colors.
SPRING's palette is fresh, energetic and crisp, with the clear warm colors of springtime - grass green, poppy red, and sailor blue. The Spring woman glows in her beautiful shades of peach, warm pink, salmon, coral, turquoise, and periwinkle blue.
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I had bought the book Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin a few years ago and I knew this one would be even better. First off, if his books were just pictures of before and after photos it would be worth it.He is that talented.But add the great tips, visual guides and wonderful stories and it equals hours of reading. I am hoping to start a career in make-up artistry and this book along with his other titles is a great start.Kevyn's philosophy towards beauty and personal creativity is inspiring.Plus, where else can you see Martha Stuart as a drop dead ringer for Veronica Lake.