What Does Neutral Look Like?

This lady below has a very neutral look. And people with this type of coloring can be very tough to color analyze.

Why? Because they are a blend of warm and cool. Almost a 50/50 blend of temperatures creates the hard-to-determine undertone.

Virtual makeover on Neutral Soft Autumn woman.

Even when one seems to have a perfect blend of temperatures, one is usually more dominant than the other. The key is to figure out which is dominant, even if it is just a tiny bit.

I thought that she would be a soft summer because her eyes were so cool (or not warm, at least). But I did what I suggest to clients who are debating between undertones: test very cool and very warm colors on you and see which is better, or at least not the worst. I, of course, did it virtually on Photoshop.

I found that the warm colors edged out the cool. So I assessed that she is a Dusty Soft Autumn. Why not a Smokey Soft Autumn? Because she is somewhat in the middle range of value, I chose the lighter soft autumn for her. But the Smokey Soft Autumn would have worked, too.

I could have used very neutral colors for her makeup, and she would have looked great. But because I knew she was an autumn, I warmed up the neutral makeup slightly with soft brown eyeshadow and peachy lipstick.

She also would have looked great in olive or warm-grey eyeshadow and nude lipstick. All those pale, neutral colors that wash most people out, like warm beige, taupe, and other pale neutrals, look fantastic on those lightest soft autumns.

Read more about the Dusty Soft Autumn season.