Goth Ilk: Pick a Season

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Pick a Season

Clothing and makeup color palettes are divided into four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. Though eye color and hair color are factors, skin tone is an important part of finding the correct season. This does not mean darker or lighter skin. It refers to warm or cool tones: beige, peach, cool beige and olive to determine neutralizing clothing and makeup for enhancing a person's complexion.

Problematic finding a person's season most people are not artists. They know when a person looks good or bad. Wear inexpensive t-shirts or scarves. When someone compliments your appearance, it is probably the correct color. After identifying this hue, use it as a sample or swatch to find colors provoking a similar sense of vibrancy.

When looking for the same color it should seem to blend with the sample, seemingly the same in tone and brightness even when the sample is bright. Contrasting color enhance the color making it seem even brighter or duller in comparison to the swatch.

Makeup sometimes distorts a person's beauty. Getting a free makeover at the mall helps isolate a skin tone. Cosmetologists are available on weekends. Department store makeup counters frequently offer a free bag and makeup with a purchase over fifty dollars. Fifty dollars is a low price for identifying skin tone, a hint towards their season. Makeup boutiques have Cosmetologists available all-of-the-time. Remember to be kind and bring at least twenty dollars to buy lipstick or eye shadow. They are in business to sell products.

Spring complexions are based on beige. As a neutral skin tone it is slightly warm like a warm brown or yellow.

Overall appearance is neutralized with vivid colors in a spectrum of green which is the most neutral color. Primarily red or orange provide earthen tones. Most shades of blue enhance yellowness, yet a warm blue is neutral. This means wearing aqua instead of blue, or a deep purple with an even amounts of red or blue though most shades of purple are awful. Neutral yellow is an option, because two colors of the same tone and brightness neutralize each other, yet yellow might also enhance how beige someone actually is.
Soft colors leaning towards white and gray are best. Some dark colors are attractive, yet it is extremely important they are neither warm nor cool.
Summer complexions are based on peach. They can be ivory to ebony, yet complexion is the warmest of all skin tones.

If feeling overall complexion is mostly pink or peach neutralize warmth with cool pastels. Cool and dusty colors enhance warmth without looking red. Yellow and blue enhance the earthen tones. Lighter colors are more reflective, yet darker colors are also appealing. There are complications when finding attractive clothing, because most of it is dusty, implying gray as a color not the midpoint between black and white. In addition, dusty or light gray colors tend to be warm. If something seems rosy or salmon it is warm, not cool. When finding bluish shades of lavender, greenish yellow or intense shade of blue enhance appearance they are a summer.
Light or dark colors look great, yet gray or moderate tones frequently over enhance redness.
Autumn complexions are cool beige. As a neutral skin tone it is slightly cool like cool brown or dusty beige.

Recommended clothes feature copper tones. Copper and gold tones enhance any color to a warmer shade of any color. Darker colors like plum are less reflective and do not affect the cooler skin tone as much, yet khakis are also wonderful even though darker colors are more attractive on autumns. Copper tones offer a complimentary tone to balance cooler complexions. Primary colors like red, blue or yellow frequently make autumns too pale or dark.
Darker and gray colors are best. They absorb hue and allow natural complexion to be prevalent while light colors frequently diminish appearance.
Winter complexions are based on olive. They can be ivory to ebony, yet complexion is the coolest of all skin tones.

Recommended clothing features a black tint. Neutral and mooted colors neutralize olive complexions often appearing stoic. Warmer colors in purple and yellow compliments and enhances warmth, while green intensifies the olive complexion. Surprisingly, winter colors are named for the complexion. Warm colors include: icy pink, icy blue and champagne. These are appealing lighter colors for winters.
Darker and lighter colors are attractive, yet gray frequently over enhance greenness.

Besides taking a picture or asking friends about what colors look good, there is also a black and white test. If you look drained in black and better in white, you're probably a spring. If you look sickly in white and great in black, you're probably an autumn. If you look fine in both, you're probably a summer or winter. Identify whether summer or winter with blue or red.

The Trichromatic Theory of Helmholtz assists in identifying complimentary colors and tints. Skin tone is brown. Though there are many theories of beauty most people find a healthy appearance is a neutral shade of alabaster, tan or brown while unhealthy or synthetic appearances dramatically range into identifiable hues.

I love wearing black; however, black isn't the best color for everyone. As a spring the wrong colors make me look drained, diseased or aged. For years I wore black anyway. It simply detracts from my appearance, making me look pale, not quite yellow.

Finding a solution for wearing my favorite color, simply frame the face with complimentary colors by wearing scarves, mock turtle necks and shirts. Wear a black jacket, vest, sweater or shirt over the top. This technique makes any color wearable. A necklace, pendant or tie is not enough to change aesthetic.

Hair also makes an impact on a person's appearance. Hair frames the face; therefore, as long as someone has a complimentary hair color, the allusion remains. This is important because if dying hair or natural hair color is uncomplimentary a person can improve appearance by adjusting hair color.

Whether a positive or negative image everyone has an amount of body distortion and are unable to access themselves clearly. Find season with positive feedback. After finding the season it becomes possible to look in the mirror and notice if skin tone is beige, peach, cool beige or olive.

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