Return To Your Natural Colours

Return To Your Natural Colours – Chapter e-book – Soft Autumn

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Soft Autumn with Silver Hair Part 2

Soft Autumn with Silver Hair Part 2

In Evangeline's perception, the silver hair seems very cool. Compared to the previous dye, which her self-image learned over years if not decades, it may be. To me, it looks like expensive gray suede.

Soft Autumn with Silver Hair Part 1

Soft Autumn with Silver Hair Part 1

Our Season doesn't change with age, but we do. So does the world around us. Today, outfits for several Soft Autumn women, to see the Season through different eyes and points in our life journey.

Best Makeup Colours Soft Autumn

Best Makeup Colours Soft Autumn

Forest green is too sharp and obviously a cosmetic most of the time. This is a grayer, browner green, for instance, Jungle from the Blueprints line.

Soft Autumn Landscapes in Clothes and Makeup Plus Blue

Soft Autumn Landscapes in Clothes and Makeup Plus Blue

What's worse, to balance the clanging, insistent white, the person just gets grayer. When you force two things together that don't belong, they both seem to go further in the bad direction. Something has to give to keep the balance. The white glows more and the person mutes more. On a Winter person, they can subdue that white to be just white, not phosphorescent-where-are-my-sunglasses-I-can't-see-the-woman white.

Soft Autumn Landscapes

Soft Autumn Landscapes

The presence of water tells of a Summer component, but it's never the bigger role. There is a drier feeling. Spring and Summer colours feel wetter, from petal to mist to fountain to lake. This landscape looks gorgeous with one element of water - a wavy line in a print, a scarf design, a leaf.

Soft Autumn Darkness Adjustments

Soft Autumn Darkness Adjustments

With her PCA, she understands that though she appears warm, her warmth is more neutral, so she keeps the highlights warm-neutral with a lot of visible natural colour.

Soft Autumn Jewelry

Soft Autumn Jewelry

As a Neutral Season, silver is within the Soft Autumn realm, but may not match your all of your clothing items. Use pale golds rather than a very yellow tone. Choose a brushed finish on metals.

New Autumn Lipsticks and Rayma

New Autumn Lipsticks and Rayma

The 12 BLUEPRINTS shop has reopened after a move to Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada.To find PEI on this map of Canada, look over on the right side for the tiny red crescent shape. The Mi’kmak Nation called PEI Epekwit’k,...

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Pantone Greenery for the 3 Autumns

Pantone Greenery for the 3 Autumns

Colour-analyzed people have a personalized  formula for customizing trends to their advantage, which is the palette of their own colours. Like the fashion advisor that we really want, it always works in our best interest.

Please No Colours for Autumns

Please No Colours for Autumns

One reader asked if I see any browns as worse for True Autumn than black. That's kind of a challenge, like telling a massage therapist nothing hurts today :) Spring has some light beiges that are flat on True Autumn. The pink browns of the Summers do nothing to help this person.

Ties for the Soft Summer Man

Ties for the Soft Summer Man

Soft Summer colouring includes Autumn's earth colour associations. Colours are more solid. Texture is a nice way to communicate this man's strength and add variety to a monochromatic look.

Best Makeup Colours Dark Autumn

Best Makeup Colours Dark Autumn

This person does have Winter coolness and darkness. Black coffee and muted charcoal make great eyeliners. Just as their navy in clothing or a suit is a fantastic complement to the orange tones in skin, hair, and eyes, so is it a great eyeliner. 

True Winter Sans Drama and A Gentle Dark Autumn

True Winter Sans Drama and A Gentle Dark Autumn

Drama might simply be colour (or style) minimalism. Women exist in every Season who benefit from intricate adornment just to look normal, and so are there women who look better in sleek functionality in every Season.

Dark Autumn Landscapes

Dark Autumn Landscapes

Autumn has a steady rhythm. You can always hear the faraway sound of a drum. Autumn's complexity exists in all three Autumns, so the combinations of their colours look wonderful (and in this, I include Soft Summer), a world of limitless possibility.

Soft Summer Landscapes

Soft Summer Landscapes

Sound is muffled, the air is velvety, and secluded tranquility enfolds us. Like Soft Autumn, Soft Summer's colours are all giving and no taking.

Wearing The True Autumn Landscape

Wearing The True Autumn Landscape

True Autumn is the homeland for the most flattering colours of the person whose natural pigmentation is made of colours that are absolutely warm; even the colours we think of as cool have been warmed by comparison to their appearance in the cooler Seasons; like True Summer, True Autumn is more saturated than people think.

Best Makeup Colours : Soft Summer

Best Makeup Colours : Soft Summer

The most beautiful eye appears to be coming out of a misty lake. Eyeshadows and liners are hazy tan greys, mauve greys, smoky browns, and pewter tones. The eyeliner is not much darker than the eyeshadow. In this Season, liner can distinguish itself by being a different color than the shadow, instead of a darker color.

Shannon Is A Soft Summer

Shannon Is A Soft Summer

Every Season has a True note, a higher note, and a lower note. Noise can’t exist without quiet, or light without shade. Soft Summer is Summer at a quieter, lower tempo. In 12 Season Color Analysis, this is the Neutral Season where Summer is beginning to integrate a breath of Autumn.

Valeria Is A Dark Autumn

Valeria Is A Dark Autumn

Dark Autumns strive for a bronze glow in makeup, though not necessarily through use of bronzer. When you know your Season, you know your cosmetic colours. In right makeup, the colours diffuse away into your skin because they are already there.

Best Makeup Colours : True Autumn

Best Makeup Colours : True Autumn

A warm gold eyeshadow, placed as a dot in the center of the upper eyelid, just above the eyeliner, then covered with the usual matte eyeshadow, adds dimension and accentuates that impossible antique gold in the eye. It is like fire inside the eye. A particle of MAC Woodwinked works well.

How The 5 Autumns Add Brown To Hair Colour

How The 5 Autumns Add Brown To Hair Colour

Also common in Soft Summer is to overestimate the natural heat level and add copper and toffee to the hair. The hair colour tends to take over the face in the eye of the beholder.

Dark Autumn Jewelry

Dark Autumn Jewelry

The look is expensive, rare, and precious. The feeling is of age and extreme value, as in heirloom pieces and vintage reproductions. The colours are deeply glowing embers. Just as there is weight and luxury to the fabric that suits Dark Autumn, so is there a strong essence to the jewelry.

Introducing Colour Analyst Andrea Martincic (Arizona)

Introducing Colour Analyst Andrea Martincic (Arizona)

I believe you accompany each client on their color journey. The visible difference was huge between even the test drapes. I cried when I saw her in her soft autumn colors and her proper lip stick color- she was how she was meant to be!

Kip Is A Light Summer

Kip Is A Light Summer

You might think that Light Spring is often confused with Soft Autumn, but in fact, it is Light Summer. The Light Summer colouring is muted enough to enjoy much of what Autumn offers.

Light Summer Eyeglasses

Light Summer Eyeglasses

Eyes are the connection with others. Voice, gestures, wardrobe, absolutely, but keep looking into the camera. Eyes can only tell their story within a harmonious whole. Eyes adrift without background are a climax without a story, a focal point without...

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Colour Analysis Questions From A Winter Reader

Colour Analysis Questions From A Winter Reader

Many readers live too far from colour analysts to have access to the in-person experience and try to work through eliminations on their own. This post offers my answers to some of the questions I receive.The most useful part of...

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Colours from Other Seasons

Colours from Other Seasons

Clothing colours from other Seasons can look terrific and maintain shopping productivity and shopper sanity. Highlight on the word clothing. Sharing CosmeticsIn the first video (here on YouTube), we talk about why cosmetics need a tighter fit with our own Season, and...

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