Lately I've been inspired to learn more about the 'Clear' colour palette after I got a recommendation that the clear colours may suit me better than the true 'cool' shades of winter. I decided to drape myself with various clear colours - I have a lot of different coloured scarfs and pashminas, so I mainly used these to do the drapings. I also used makeup shades recommended for a clear type skintone (I used a marine/vivid royal blue liner and shadow and a mango-pink blush and lipcolour). Here my journey into 'clear' vivid colours:
I wanted to start with one of my favourite colours, a bright, vivid 'periwinkle' type of blue (In natural day light, the sweater appears much more vivid). I get a lot of compliments when I wear these types of blues and I like how the vivid blue eyemakeup really complements the look!
Bright Turquoise is my go-to happy colour. I love to wear this scarf in the spring. Now that I see it draped around me, I wish I had a bright turquoise trench (I love trench coats in a 'pop' of colour like bright red, magenta, lemon yellow and now, I dreaming about turqouise!!!)
Hot pink is just that 'HOT' - It is definitely a 'wow' colour and although I like it draped around my skin, I think its better utilized as a splash of colour here and there (i.e. a scarf, gloves, purse etc). However, for an evening out on the town, wearing a hot pink top with black dress pants would be awesome!!!
Bright true red is one of my favourite colours. I think it may look a little off in this picture due to the mango-pink lipcolour. I love wearing red when I need a boost of confidence. It always makes me feel alive and sexy. I have a dress in a similar bright red shade that I wear when I go out - I play up the sexiness with black knee high boots and matching red lipstick - its one of my favourite looks!!!
In this photo I'm wearing a vivid purple - I wish I had a true bright purple top - it will have to go on my shopping wishlist!!!
This pink is a little different than the first 'hot' pink shade that I posted. This particular pink is more on the magenta/fuchsia side. I'm not sure which pink I prefer better - but I'm leaning towards the 'hot' pink shade!
Yellow - its a colour I love, but it doesn't always work for me. I decided to drape myself in 2 different yellow shades based on the recommendations for clear color types. In the first photograph I'm wearing a bright yellow with a golden undertone and in the second I'm wearing a bright 'mustard' yellow (actually this colour is more autumn-ish vs clear, but its interesting to see the two yellows side by side). I think I can pull off both, but I'd love to hear your suggestions about which looks better on me!
Light apricot/clear salmon is a colour that is recommended for clear colour types. I personally love wearing this colour in the summer-time - I also think that it compliments the makeup I'm wearing quite well!
In case you're wondering about the makeup, here is what I'm wearing:
Loreal true match concealer in 'W4'
Refined Golden Bronzer
Annabelle #51 blush (its a peachy-pink shade)
white shimmer eyeshadow base (for all over) - its a shade from sephora, not sure of the name/number
Contrast eyeshadow on lid into crease (MAC)
Expensive Pink shadow on the lid (MAC)
Prussian eyeliner - MAC (with contrast shadow smudged into the upper lashline)
Loreal voluminous mascara in Carbon black
Magenta lipliner MAC
Blonde Venus lipstick - NARS (blended well into the liner)
Expensive Pink shadow (lightly dabbed overtop the lipstick and also blended into the blush)
I really enjoyed draping all these colours and seeing the effect the colours had on my skin tone. I really love the clear shades and I think I suit these colours really well! I'd love to hear your verdict - am I a 'clear' colour type???