Color Analysis is a powerful image too that determines a person's best palette of colors to wear which will enhance and enliven her or his natural coloring.
This is done by studying a person's skin, hair, and eyes and determining a category or 'season' for that person.
We use the name 'season' since the corresponding main categories of colors seem to match North America's weather seasons' colors beautifully.
Color analysis' main purpose is to help you look good. Not just good, but to help you you look your absolute best. The effects are obvious.
The wrong colors:
The right colors:
Color is the first thing people notice about you. Use it to your advantage to make a fantastic first impression.
Learn more about color analysis and analyze yourself or invest in a professional virtual analysis from me. Whichever you prefer, add this powerful image tool to your beauty arsenal today.
Here are some more photos showing the power that color analysis has.
Here is a true 'turtleneck test' I spoke about before. Turtlenecks are good for determining whether a color is good for you or not. It's right up to your face so hopefully it will reflect and enhance similar tones in your complexion.
The cool grey top just seems to cut her off under the face. Nothing is enhanced and the cool makeup just sits on the skin.
The warm beige top harmonizes and reflects her existing warm tones.
This woman is a Cool Winter. She needs to avoid warm colors completely. See how the warm light yellow top and brown-toned makeup does nothing for her? But you can see how the cool colors make her beautiful blue eyes pop.
And finally, my last example. Black and white is pretty standard in the business world. It's great if you are a Winter with dark, cool coloring. For our Light Spring model above, it's not so great. The black and white does absolutely nothing to enhance her coloring.
The warmer ivory jacket and blouse on the right enlivens this woman. It's not only the warmth that harmonizes with her coloring. Her dominant trait is Light, so getting her value right is crucial as well as her undertone. She still looks professional but also refreshed and totally harmonized.
Color Analysis has grown immensely since I started this website in 2008. It's popularity growth is a good thing. But with it comes lots of confusing, contradictory, and just plain wrong information.
For example, Color Analysis is not about matching colors to your personality. Style personality is important. But a bright personality does not necessarily mean that person has to wear bright colors. And a reserved, quiet person doesn't have to wear soft, muted colors.
Style personality (whether you are a Romantic, Classic, Dramatic, etc.) is important to know and to develop. But Style is about what's INSIDE. What your preferences are and what you want to project to the world.
Color Analysis is about what is on the OUTSIDE, and matching your clothes and accessories to match it.
Your Style Personality can come through by utilizing your palette of colors, regardless of what season you are. But if you use only your best colors, everything else is improved and YOU and your personality will be noticed first. Your colors will enhance, not distract, from your look.
Color Analysis is also not about matching colors to your body shape. There is a train of thought that a person's body shape will reveal her 'season' and tell her the best colors she should wear. For example, soft, shapely bodies should wear soft colors; dramatically shaped bodies should wear dramatic colors, and so forth.
I don't believe in this at all. Wearing colors that harmonize with your skin, eyes and hair is all you need to focus on. Body shape is not a factor, at least not when it comes to wearing your best colors.
I have a list of "The 15 Top Color Analysis Myths" you can download instantly to learn more.
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