Friday, September 27, 2013

How Cool are You? Color Category #5

I love it when I have the opportunity to speak to women's groups and do on the spot "Color Analysis" for those who want it done.  Inevitably, I will tell a woman that she falls into the "Cool" color category.  She usually smiles very big, turns to her friends and says "She says I am cool!".  Well, it get a big chuckle from everyone and the color analysis continues with the next woman in line.

Women who fall into the "Cool" category have hair that is described as gray, silver, or ashen brown in color.  Their skin tone may be anywhere from light to deep and their eye color can also vary from brown to blue to green or even hazel.  This particular category is primarily assigned based on the hair color.

Two great examples of this color category are Helen Mirren and Jamie Lee Curtis:

If you fall into this category, your best neutrals are navy, gray, and black. You will look fabulous in most blues but especially royal or ocean blue, a beautiful medium shade of purple, and soft pinks.  White looks better on you than an ivory color. Rose gold or silver metallic accessories stand out best.  BUT stay away from oranges, yellows, beige, and brown. They will only draw the color from your face and make you look tired.

Next week, I will cover the last color category which is "Clear".  Until then, remember that God has created you just the way He wanted.  There is no one else like you in the world!  You are special and beautiful!!!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Color Category: Soft

Have you ever had your hair color described as dishwater blonde or even mousy brown?  Is your skin tone light to medium in color?  You tan fairly easy and do not burn often. Is your eye color a medium intensity of either blue, brown, green or hazel?  If you can say yes to these questions, you more than likely fall into the Color Category of "Soft".

My daughter and I both fall into this category.  So does Taylor Swift.
If you fall into the Soft Category, your best neutrals are charcoal gray and medium brown. Soft ivory looks much better on you than white.  Colors that make your eyes pop include: mint green, coral/peach, a soft butter yellow, and teal blue.  I am sad to inform you that "Black" is NOT the best color for you up by your face.  It is definitely a color to stay away from.  Black (up by your face) tends to age you if you are in this color category.  If you have a lot of black in your current wardrobe, try to slowly replace it with navy, charcoal, or brown.  You can also soften black by wearing a beautiful scarf (that includes your best pop colors)  up by your face.

Be careful that your hairstylist does not try and convince you to continue to go blonder as you age. If you choose to not go gray, keep to within 2 shades different of your natural hair color.  Going too light or too dark fights against the Creators ultimate ideal coloring for you.

It is also a good idea to keep your makeup shades similar in tone--Medium.  Going to dark with eye shadow or with lip stick colors will look harsh against your skin. Medium shades of rose/pink and peach are wonderful blush colors.  Lipstick/gloss colors of peaches, pinks, and neutrals look best. (Check out Taylor's lipstick shade above.  It would look out of place for her to have a deep red lipstick shade.)

*Remember, God did not make a mistake when He created you.  You are beautiful!!!



Monday, August 26, 2013

Color Category: DEEP

Ever wonder why that friend of yours (or you if you fall into this category) with dark brown hair, medium to dark skin tone, and gorgeous brown eyes looks fantastic in purples, reds, royal blues and even black?  Well, more than likely they fall into the "Deep" Color Category. 

Halley Berry is a perfect example.  In this color category, your best neutral colors are dark brown and black. Great accent colors for you include: True red, purple, and deep or royal blues.  Stay away from colors that are too light or muted.  They do not compliment your dark hair or medium to deep skin tone.  You are fortunate to be able to wear both white or ivory.  Both gold and silver accessories look nice on you also.

It is important to remember that your natural dark hair color looks best.  If you choose to highlight your hair, do so primarily away from your face. Be sure to select more medium shades so that the highlights do not detract from your naturally beautiful features.

Remember, God knew exactly what He was doing when he created you.  He did not make a mistake by giving you green eyes, dark brown hair, and olive skin tone (or whatever your dominant color characteristics may be).  Wearing colors that compliment your natural beauty simply enhances God's masterpiece-YOU!



Friday, May 31, 2013

More on Color!

Wow. The last time I posted was ages ago. Sorry for the long break. I now have more time to focus on writing and speaking so I am very excited to be back sharing information on style, faith, and fashion.

I covered the "Light" color category during my last post. Feel free to go back over it to refresh the content I shared there.

This week, I want to focus on women who fall into the color category of "Warm".  These are women who have red hair, strawberry blonde, or brown hair with warm red highlights. These women can have fair or even medium skin tones and they may also have freckles.  They may have blue, hazel, green, or even brown eyes.

If you fall into this color category, colors that look best on you are often found in nature in the fall.  Rust, copper, almost any shade of brown, butterscotch, ivory, corals, and turquoise.  A beautiful chocolate brown looks much better on you than black.  One color that does not compliment you very well is pink. Although you may love pink, keep it away from your face and upper body area. It completes with your gorgeous red hair.

What is really the big deal about wearing certain colors?

Here it is--when you wear colors that compliment your dominant color characteristics, people notice how beautiful you are! Your colors do not compete for the attention with your face, they compliment it. The days you have gone to work, shopping, met a friend for lunch, gone to church,... and someone has commented on how nice you look, pay attention to what you are wearing. More than likely, you are wearing a color that compliments your face-eyes, skin, & hair. What about the day that someone asked you if you were feeling well? That may have been a day that you were actually feeling pretty good but to the other person, you didn't look very well. That was probably a day you were wearing a color that was not in your color palette. (That has happened to me so I am guessing it may have happened to you too.)

Hope that helps a bit. Next week, I will tackle another color category.

Remember, you were created by God to be beautiful! Never forget how much He loves you!