My journey through colour analysis has been very bumpy with a lot of confusing holes and 'forks' in the road. First of all, as most of you know - I love colour, playing around with colour, creating different makeup looks and simply having fun with makeup!!! I will never stop having fun with colour, but at the same time I really want to find a look that suits me - a set of 'no fail' colours that really bring out my inner glow. I've had a really difficult time trying to figure out my best colours because there was always one thing that was 'off' - I could be a clear.......BUT my eyes weren't clear. I could be a warm.......BUT my hair and eyecolour have that cool undertone. I could be a winter.......BUT there is just something about me that is slightly too soft to a true winter - can you see how I could get confused by the various options. I never quite 'FIT' into any of the main seasons - Until I posted my 'Naked Face' post on a facebook page called '12 Blueprints Colour Analysis" and listened to what people had to say - the verdict was 'Unanimous' - A 'Deeper' Soft Summer/Possible true summer. I had never really considered summer as an option or even being a 'soft' - if anything, I thought I was warm and clear - how wrong was I??? However, after reading about the soft summer and what various people had to say about this season colour type, its was clear that soft summers are the most "miscategorized" type - because they are mainly cool, with some warm undertones, many having grey-green eyes (hello??? ME) and a mousy haircolour that 'needs' some highlights or richness - I also researched some classic soft summers and they were all celebs that I have 'always' admired. Anyhow - I decided to go though my makeup case, pull out the 'deeper' soft summer shades and get to work - here is the look I came up with - and I can finally say with 100% certainty that my search is finally 'over'!!! There were some cool summer suggestions and although I like these shades, after I played around with them, I found them to be just slightly too ashy-cool for day, but because I'm a 'deeper' soft summer, I can encourperate these shades into an evening/glam going out look:
For this soft look I used:
Sephora's white pearl shimmer on my eyes as a base (sorry don't have the name - got it in a gift set)
I then blended Copperplate and Charcoal Brown with an eyeshadow brush and applied the colour on the lid and into the crease. I lined my eyes with Coffee (a cool-dark taupy brown) and blended 'Coquette' into the top liner and also used this shade on my eyebrows - these are all MAC shades
I blended 'Blushbaby' and 'Breath of Plum' blushes on my cheeks and on my lips I used 'Soar' lipliner and topped it with 'Patisserie' Lipstick
Here are a few of my favourite soft summer celebrities:
I have always admired both of these ladies makeup looks and now I know why!!!!