Do you know what colors look the best on you? Which are more flattering to your skin tone, eye color, and hair color?
Well, that’s what we’re here to find out.
Performing Color Analysis is something I learned to do many years ago while in Beauty Consultant training. This was in the late 80’s, to give you an idea. The concept of Color Analysis has been around for quite some time now, and is a great way to help you coordinate your wardrobe, your accessories, and your makeup, to enhance your unique complexion.
Using Color Analysis, I learned how to determine someone’s Color “Season”. There are 4 Color Seasons, just as there are 4 Seasons in nature. Winter, Summer, Spring, and Autumn. It’s very fun to experiment and find out your Color Season, so let’s go!
To determine which you are, you can try several different methods that are quick and easy. Firstly, what is your skin’s undertone? Do you have a pink undertone, or are you more golden? Pink will indicate a “cool” undertone, and gold (or olive) indicates a “warm” undertone. You can also check the veins on the underside of your wrists. Are your veins blue, or green? Blue is cool, green is warm.
The next thing I would suggest is color draping. You can use clothes from your closet, or get a variety of clothes in various colors to try out when you’re shopping. But very simply, drape different colors of fabrics right beneath your face to see which colors make your skin color, eye color, and lip color “pop”. Do you look best in reds and hot pinks? Or do you look better in golds and browns? This is one of the quickest tests, using these particular colors. If you have golden undertones, your skin will radiate beautifully in golds and browns, whereas if you have pink undertones, they will be enhanced with the bright pinks and reds.
Next, what Season are you?
This will be determined by both 1. your skin undertone (which you will have assessed already if you are cool or warm), plus 2. the lightness or darkness of your hair, eyebrows, and eye color.
If you have a cool, pink undertone and dark features such as dark skin, hair and brows, and dark eyes, you are a Winter. You can also have very light skin with dark features – like me – I am a Winter.
Winters look fabulous in bold cool tones such as black, hot pinks, bright purples, royal blues, and cool reds. The bolder the color the better for you!
Now, if you are cool but have lighter colored hair and eyes, you are a Summer.
You look beautiful in the same color tones as a Winter, but softer. You really rock those soft grays, pinks, lavenders, light blues, and softer reds like raspberry.
For you gorgeous warm toned beauties, if you have darker skin, hair and eyes, you are an Autumn. And again, you may have light skin with dark features and be an Autumn.
The colors that really bring out the warmth in your skin are golden browns, pumpkin, marigold, olive greens, and teal.
On the lighter side of Autumn is Spring. If you have a warm undertone and lighter features, these colors are perfect for you:
Spring is to Autumn as Summer is to Winter – a lighter version of the same color palette.
Springs will shine in lighter browns, warm golds and oranges, softer olive greens and teals.
One thing I must point out, is that black and white are neutral tones and can be worn by all Color Seasons.
I would recommend beiges or off-whites though, over white, for Springs and Autumns. It will enhance your natural coloring better.
Knowing your Color Season is a great way to be a very savvy shopper. You can coordinate your clothing, accessories, and makeup colors much easier. Always look for colors in your Seasonal palette and you’ll be coordinating like a rock star while you magically enhance your natural beauty all at the same time.
One of the first things you may want to shop for after determining your Color Season is your makeup foundation. This is the very first basic stepping stone to enhancing your natural skin tone. Here is the Cashmere Complexion color-chart to help you find the perfect foundation shade for your skin:
The Cashmere Foundations are divided into Light, Tan-Medium, and Deep shades. You will then see each shade begins with either an N, W, or C. These stand for Neutral, Warm, and Cool. Are you warm or cool? I am a cool Winter with very light pink toned skin, so my foundation shade choice is C110 Shortcake. It is a perfect match for me. I love it so much. My natural tone can shine through uninterrupted yet I still get the coverage I need. Check out my blog post all about Cashmere Complexion Foundation.
And now that you know all about your Color Season, I hope you enjoy experimenting with all your colors. You can try on different makeup shades virtually – Visit my Makeover Tool Here.
Another tip for you — if you have a favorite color that you love to wear and it is not in your Color Season palette, no worries, simply put something that is in your color palette close to your face. Try a scarf or jewelry items, or even a bright lipstick that will shine above the other color. There is no need to completely eliminate colors that are not in your palette. Perhaps some pants in your favorite color (that’s not in your palette), teamed with a blouse that is. Just play with it, and have fun!
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