Let Nature Inspire Your Perfect Beauty Palette
Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman knows everything there is to know about what colors top celebrities (and you) should wear to set off their intrinsic beauty.
Eiseman, who is also the author of More Alive With Color says: “The best way to judge your coloring is to think in terms of how color appears in nature at various times of the day.” Skin tones fall into three categories: sunrise, sunset, and sunlight. The color range reflected off the sun at different times of the day dictate which hues are most flattering for each skin tone, your wardrobe and makeup choices.
To check which category you fall into, look at the veins in your wrist. If they’re green consider yourself a “sunset”, if they’re blue you’re a “sunrise”. If you’re a mix of both you’re in the “sunlight” palette.
Sunrise: “In the morning, the sunrise palette colors are clear, clean and crisp,” says Eiseman. “Primarily blue undertones evolve into jewel tones.”
Coloring: Fair-skinned, dark-haired brunettes; fair-skinned silver-haired women; fair-skinned cool blondes; dark, blue-black skin tones with dark hair; and olive skin with dark hair.
Palette: Shimmering jewel-tones like emerald, sapphire, aquamarine and amethyst.
Sunset: An earthier, darker selection of colors reflect the waning day.
Coloring: Tawny redheads with fair to medium skin; golden blondes or brunettes with golden skin-tones; brunettes with mocha-colored skin.
Palette: Warm gold, russets, hot pinks, red-violets and twilight blues.
Sunlight:“Between the two extremes is the sun-drenched palette, when sun or reflected light is strongest and colors are very subtle, muted and soft,” explains Eiseman.
Coloring: Light to mid skin-tones with hair that is medium in hue.
Palette: Peony pinks, hazy violets, placid blue and cameo greens.
[Source: Yahoo! Shine]