Dress For Your Landscape: True Summer

Dress For Your Landscape: True Summer

When we wear colours as an extension of our natural appearance, they naturally belong, and we look plausible, logical, believable, possible, synchronized. You could say harmonious.

Best Makeup Colours : True Summer

Best Makeup Colours : True Summer

There is a simple system that matches up every piece of the makeup puzzle so it works together, and with the person, with their clothes, with their hair. The legwork is done for you forever more. You have a map of your own colouring. Personal Colour Analysis is the GPS that points you directly to your best makeup colours.

Elisa Is A True Summer

Elisa Is A True Summer

Nevermind the hair and eyes. We established long ago that they are not used in defining the Season. We look at skin. The person Season is their Season, eyes open or closed.

Pantone Greenery for the 3 Summers

Pantone Greenery for the 3 Summers

Instead of aiming for textbook colours, look for items that can find reasons to be in the Season because they have so much in common, and will make sense in the same closet.

Colour Shopping Online: Light Summer

Colour Shopping Online: Light Summer

It’s hard to make sense of this garment with the aquas and greens of the palette, which begin looking frivolous or childish when in truth, they are stunning and vibrant on a Light Summer. Greens are excellent for getting a sense of what could be rational together.

Please No Colours for Summers

Please No Colours for Summers

Of the colours that do nothing for Summer coloured people, these are the ones that keep showing up, plus three great ones.

3 Types of True Winter

3 Types of True Winter

This True Winter can be, if not monochromatic, then not very colour-animated to look at. The skin can be beige gray with little natural blush. The eyes and hair colours would not look much different on a B&W TV.

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 Light Summer

Best Makeup Colours Light Summer

Being a Light Season means lighter makeup than other Seasons. Light is not near-white in this context. Too pale is draining and chalky.

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.

City Looks for The 3 Summers

City Looks for The 3 Summers

The jeans are light and faded enough to appear gray (neutral). Denim  has many variations, from lighter and more turquoise to darker and a bit violet, like the hat.

The Best Skin Finish on Summer Colouring

The Best Skin Finish on Summer Colouring

The True Summer section applies. There is more warmth here as a definite first warm weekend in May. Outdoor glows are great but controlled. A pale pink gold gloss OR an uplight on the cheeks is plenty. You are a Summer, not a Spring, so restraint is needed. A May picnic isn't the same as the beach in July. As a Neutral Cool colouring, remain cooler than warmer in everything you add.

Summer’s Children

Summer’s Children

Summers are often willing to devote time and effort to getting others to meet their highest self, knowing that nobody feels good when they behave beneath themselves.

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.

Light Summer Looking Serious

Light Summer Looking Serious

The genius of the palette is that pairing dark colours achieves medium-dark because your colours are measured to be within your value range, the comparison being with a full black to white scale.

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.

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.

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.

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.

True Autumn Jewelry

True Autumn Jewelry

Seasonal colour analysis communicates our authentic selves in appearance, reflecting the inside on the outside. If the colour feeling we show is not the colour feeling we are, others sense a discrepancy. Appearance may feel disorganized and random.

Sonja is a Light Summer

Sonja is a Light Summer

These are more like Popsicle colours. Warmer and cooler options exist, as for all Neutral Seasons. None of the colours ever gets extremely dark. They are the June Garden Party colours. The summer holiday.

Colour and Conventional Wisdom

Colour and Conventional Wisdom

KateKate had her colours done in her 40’s to feel confident about her appearance and make sense of lipstick.Kate + Apparel = Presentation In the equation, her PCA (personal colour analysis) demonstrated the  importance of raising Kate’s contribution to 50%....

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Light Seasons and Blonde Highlights

Light Seasons and Blonde Highlights

She might have soft gray blue eyes and sandy yellow ringlets. She’s 25, an organic farmer.Or bright turquoise eyes and light brown hair with cinnamon overtones. She’s 55, has a 6AM yoga class every morning, and is taking courses towards...

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Choosing Gold for Your Skin Tone

Choosing Gold for Your Skin Tone

In any given person, like you reading this for example, every colour sings in perfect harmony with every other. These eyes go with that skin. This skin would grow this hair colour, not that one.Harmony means getting along, implying at...

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Your Red Lipstick

Your Red Lipstick

12 BLUEPRINTS RelocatingIn the video below, I mention visiting a colour analyst to learn your Season. If you thought of visiting me, and I’d be delighted to meet you, you will soon find me in a new place. Presently located in...

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Time for a Change in Hair Colour

Time for a Change in Hair Colour

Examples of small changes and staying in control of the process: A Bright Winter who stays blonde but cools the colour. A Light Season who replaces the bleached look with more colour pigment. A Dark Autumn who switches from blonde highlights to auburn over three salon trips. A Soft Season who allows more natural colour to come through over a few months.