Since posting my last blog post on one of the facebook colour analysis groups '12 blueprints' (which is my all time favourite FB group devoted to colour analysis - if this topic interests you, I highly recommend to check it out!) - I recieved quite a bit of feeback concerning the more natural True Autumn makeup looks. The consensus is that perhaps I shouldn't rule out Soft Autumn as an option for myself - the reasoning? The warmth of the TA palette works, but 'some' of the deeper and very yellow toned colours seem a little off. Some of my favourite TA shades are part of the SA palette! Although I love the Chili red, I think I can still wear it as part of the SA palette or as a more glam look - but there is no question - the more natural, soft warm looks is a winner! I decided to do my makeup using classic Soft Autumn colours and I'd love to hear your feedback - have I perhaps found my ultimate season???
For the makeup, I started with my basic face (Benefit pore-fessional, W5 foundation, Secret Camouflage #4, Laura Mercier concealer #4 and Refined Golden Bronzer)
I then used Pretty Your World blush in Goldfish (a colour recommended for Soft Autumns on the website)
I went with more SA neutral shades vs the warmer TA shades on my eyes: I started with Bobbi Brown's Navajo eyeshadow as a base, used Copperplate shadow by MAC on the lid into the crease, Used MAC's Teddy, a bronze-brown eyeliner and smudged NARS Bengali a SA neutral chocolate brown into the upper lash-line). I finished the eye look with a brown-black mascara.
For my lips, I used Bronzelle lipliner by Lancome, applied Revlon's Sandalwood Beige and MAC's Siss into the centre of lips before blending the shades together!
So - the question is - what do you think of Soft Autumn for me vs True Autumn???