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Find out your most flattering colours to wear!

 

This morning the MiSMo ladies got talking about colour.  Chatting about why some colours of makeup and clothes looked good on one and not the other.  Out of nowhere we had a knowledge explosion on different season and colour psychology from our MiSMo director, Irene McDonald.  Amazed, Kate and I were so engrossed to hear more and how it related to ourselves as “Summer” and “Winter” colour personalities; we thought, our MiSMo family would be interested in this too.  So, please read on below to find out about your season colour to enable you to choose the right flattering colours to wear and what it says about your personality!

Although the season personality profile is generally carried out using colour swatches to see what best compliments your complexion, I have found a few ways for you to test this at home (found at http://www.thechicfashionista.com).

  1. Gold/Silver test to determine if you are warm or cool in colour
  2. Deep or Light test
  3. Muted or Clear test

1. Gold/Silver test:

You need:

How to do it:

Perform this in natural light and with no makeup on.  Hold up the two jewellery pieces against your face and take notice of which one makes your overall complexion look brighter and stands out more.  Does one of the metals create or accentuate dark circles under your eyes?  

Silver complements anyone with dominant cool undertones and gold harmonizes best with warm colourings.  However if you look better in both, you may be neutral.

Warm undertones generally have:

This means you look fabulous in peachy, rich, golden and earthy colours such as the below: 


Warm undertones best colours:

Cool undertones generally have:

This means you look best in colours with a cool undertone such as below: 


Cool undertones best colours:

Neutral:

If you find that silver and gold suit you, you are neutral which means your colouring has no obvious cool or warm undertones. 

Neutral undertones generally have:

2. Deep-dark/Light test:

You need:

How to do it:

Stand a couple of feet away from the mirror.  Close your eyes for 5 seconds and open them.  What feature of you stands out the most? (e.g. dark hair and dark eyes)

Dark-deep generally have:

Best colours for dark-deep are dark, such as black, royal purple and dark reds. Your colouring needs dark and vivid colours. Light pastels make you look washed out.

Warm Deep:

Your season is Deep - Autumn.  Deep Autumns have a more obvious warm undertone.

Best colours for you:  Salmon pink, Light peach, Terracotta and colours below:


Cool Deep:

Your season is Deep – Winter.  Deep Winters have a more obvious cool undertone.

Best colours for you:  Fuschia, Icy pink, Burgundy and colours below:


Light generally have:

Warm Light:

You are a Spring.  You have more obvious warmer undertones.

Best colours for you:  Bright coral, Camel, Light moss and colours below:


Cool Light:

You are a Summer.  You have a more delicate, pinkish undertone.

Best colours for you:  Deep rose, Cocoa, Aqua green and colours below:


3. Muted/Clear test:

You need:

How to do it:

Stand a couple of feet away from the mirror.  Close your eyes for 5 seconds and open them.  Paying attention to your dominant features, are they soft-muted meaning they are mousy or neither light or dark, or is your colouring more bright and crisp?

Muted-Soft:

Muted-Soft tones look best in monochromatic and neutral colour combinations because your colouring doesn't need a lot of colour. Too vivid and too-deep colours will 'tip over' your look.

Warm Soft:

You are an Autumn.  Although neutral, you have a more obvious warm undertone. 

Best colours for you:  Olive green, Salmon pink, Mahogany and colours below:


Cool Soft:

You are a Summer.  Although neutral, you have a more obvious cool undertone.

Best colours for you:  Blue green, Soft fuchsia, Burgundy and the colours below:


Clear:

Warm Clear:

You are a Spring.  You have more obvious peaches n' cream warm undertones.

Best colours for you:  Teal blue, Warm pink, True green and the colours below:


Cool Clear:

You are a Winter.  You have more cooler and contrasting colours.

Best colours for you:  Royal blue, Magenta, Pine green and the colours below:


From the above, hopefully you have found your complementary colours and your season!  Apart from knowing the colours which best complement you and your features, identifying your season can also tell you a bit about your personality traits!

 

Till next time,

 

All the best,

 

MiSMo Team

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