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!