The first thing I noticed about these summery shades is that my skintone looks pale vs enhancing my inner golden glow - I appear like I have a milky-film covering my face. Secondly, I noticed that my eyes look grey and the warm green seems to be lost because the 'grey' is in competition. I can't say that this is a 'bad' look per say, but its definitely not my best!!!
This was my 'deep' phase when I was playing around with the deep winter shades. Again, the look isn't bad, but my eyes seem to blend into the shadow/eyeliner and look dull/grey vs the warm green that they have the potential to be. Most importantly, the makeup stands out more than I do in this photo. Its almost a look that says "cool makup, nice look, but where's Renata???"
No this is not my Halloween makeup, although I do look corpse-like in this photo! This photo is proof in itself that the Winter shades drag me down and totally take away my natural golden glow!!!
These summery powdery shades create just that - a powdery finish on my face - nothing blends, nothing works in harmony. Cool pastel shades are 'not' my friends!!!
One thing that really came across in my colour analysis was how blotchy my skin appeared in the cool pink shades - my skin almost seemed discoloured in a few areas. If you look at my eyes really closely in this photo you'll see that the green is 'screaming' to get out, but is overpowered by the grey - you'll notice how this all changes in the next few photos - check out how warm and green my eyes become:
HERE ARE THE RIGHT COLOURS - THESE ARE THE "AFTER" PICS:
Ahhh - Home Sweet Home - what effect do these colours have - health, youth, vitality, warmth etc - The warm green is my eyes are no longer fighting with the grey and all of a sudden you get that true 'pop' effect vs a dull-grey effect - Also, compare this orange-reddish-brown lipstick to the cool winter red - the cool red just sits on my lips - this orange shade blends harmoniously with the rest of my face!
Someone commented on my facebook page that this is the most 'polished' they've ever seen me - what an amazing compliment!!! I think that the polished-classic look is something we all strive to attain and I used to think it was all a 'look', but I realize now that there is more to it, its about colour as well - can you picture this look with those summer pastels that drain me??? THe polish would be gone - its the spicy, warmth of these shades that create that golden-glow that in turn, give off that polished feel!!!
True Autumns run in the direction of Orange vs running away from this complex, warm shade. If you compare this photo with the one where I'm wearing a fuchsia lipstick, you'll see that the white blotchy spots are 'gone' - instead of discoloration, you now have harmony!!!
This post was so much fun for me to do - I'd loved be able to go back and look at the looks I've created in the past - its nice to now officially know my best colours because it makes comparison intesting and fun!!!