Color Analysis is for EVERYONE 

Women of Color
(and Men, too!)

Over the years I’ve heard a lot of feedback from women of color who say that Color Analysis was just for ‘white women’.   Indeed in the old 4 season color system, anyone who had darker coloring was put into the Winter category automatically.

While of course people who have darker coloring probably will not be a Light Spring or Summer (though there are always exceptions), they certainly should not automatically be relegated to Deep Winter either.

A skilled Color Analyst will first determine the client’s undertones.  What is most important, and I discuss this in my book, is to determine the client’s coloring relative to her ethnicity.  There is a wide range of color characteristics within any ethnic group. One needs to look at that person’s unique characteristics and see where he or she falls within the Seasons.

Both women below have deep coloring with dark eyes and dark hair. But the person on the right clearly has yellow or warm undertones. The one on the left, not so much.   

Deep Winter

(Cool Skin)

Warm Autumn

(Warm Skin)

Knowing their undertones, each woman can play up their unique coloring. I did their makeovers on

Not all Women of Color's Dominant Characteristic is DEEP either

This woman is a Toasted Soft Autumn.  While her coloring is still dark, compared to the Deep ladies above, her eyes are lighter and more muted.Playing up her muted quality makes her already beautiful eyes glow even more. 

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