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WEAR THE RIGHT COLOURS

Wear The Right Colors

Lakme Fashion week is  on  to showcase not only what the trendsetters will be wearing on the ramp but also what the paparazzi will be aiming to single out in the front rows. Be the chosen one. Be  a Glamorous, Classy  Diva every single day when you wear your true colors!!

Is Your Image Important To You? The Right Colors Will..

  • Make you look alive
  • Blemishes will look faded
  • Reduce dark circles around the eyes
  • Give you increased sense of confidence.
  • Minimize facial imperfections
  • Smoothen the texture of your skin
  • Make skin glow, wrinkles less obvious and even the texture of your skin.
  • Save a lot of time and money
  • Increase self esteem and confidence.

Wearing the correct colours can make you feel more attractive, alive and enhance your overall appearance.

Colour analysis: Work out whether warm or cool shades suit your complexion to enhance your appearance!

WARM VS. COOL

Warm colours are those with a yellow undertone. Think of walking in the park on a beautiful sunny autumn day: rich shades of gold, orange-brown, yellowish-green (khaki), burnt red, camel and beige. Celebrities like Priyanka Chopra and Abhay Deol have warm skin tones.

Cool colours are those that have a blue undertone. Imagine a crisp and stark winter's day with pure white snow, enhanced by crimson sky, icy shades of grey, blue, pink, fuchsia, purple, burgundy, slate-grey, black and white. Celebrities with a cool skin tone include Katrina Kaif and Hritik Roshan have cool skin tones.

SELF-DISCOVERY

You can establish if you have a warm or cool skin tone by following this simplified colour analysis procedure: you will need good natural lighting, a large mirror, a hairband to tie your hair away from your face, a white shirt or sheet and a cream shirt (matt fabric only). Ensure your hair is off your face, neck and decolletage, be free of clothing and jewellery, and remove all traces of make-up. Look in the mirror and hold the white fabric under your chin and then repeat with the cream fabric. Look at the clarity of your eyes and see if you can see them light up. If you are warm, the cream fabric should give you a warm glow while the white will make you look drawn. If you are cool, the white fabric should give you a glow while the cream colour will make you look drawn. 

ARE YOU WARM?

If you have warm colouring, it is likely that you will have one of the following hair, eye colour and skin tone combinations:

  • Your natural hair colour is coppery-brown, burgundy, charcoalbrown, dark golden highlighted, red, light or dark auburn
  • Your eye colour is brown, hazel, light green or dark brown (perhaps with yellow flecks)
  • Your complexion is yellow-beige, golden-brown, peach or ivory. You may also have freckles , spots and perhaps tan easily.

ARE YOU COOL?

If you have cool colouring, it is likely that you will have one of the following hair, eye and skin tone combinations:

  • Your natural hair colouring is black, dark brown, medium brunette, ash highlights,, silver grey, saltand- pepper or white,
  • Your eye colour is black, dark hazel or dark blue.
  • Your complexion is black, olive, fair, rosy or pale.
  • If you have white skin, it very often burns in the sun.

MAKING IT WORK

Now that you have established if you should wear warm or cool colours, the first thing you will notice is how obvious this has all become. Warm shades are predominantly colours with a yellow undertone: shades of brown, tan, green, teal, gold, burnt-orange and red. If you suit cooler colours, stock up on pinks, purples, lilacs, grey, burgundy, black and blues. Every piece of clothing you own in the right tone for you will suddenly become your favourite. Shopping will be made easy: a process of elimination, where you are looking only for the colours that suit you, rather than everything that the store has to offer. Once you start following the 'buy the right colour' rules, you will discover that your clothes will start to coordinate with each other. You will also be able to mix and match so much more easily because everything will be in the same tone.

GOLD OR SILVER?

It is worth noting that warm coloured garments are generally adorned with buttons and metal trims in gold colouring. Cooler coloured garments (especially blacks and greys) mostly have silver trims. This means they will no longer clash with the jewellery you are wearing as you will find that warm skins suit gold jewellery, while cool skins look best in silver. This works right down to handbags, shoes and boots.

AND FINALLY. . .

Warm and cool colour rules also apply to make-up. Warm skins should be enhanced by foundation with a yellow base, and cheeks/lips work best in brown, coral or peach. With cool skin, opt for foundation with a pink base and cheeks/lips look best in pinks, plums and cool reds.

Wear your colours and see the effect!

 
 
 
 
15-AUGUST-2011
 
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4 Comments
 
28-AUGUST-2011 vijay khandelwal
descriptive, but dont know how effective
 
 
28-AUGUST-2011 sangeeta s bahl
You can check for our color consultations at : http://www.impactimageconsultants.net
 
 
27-AUGUST-2011 Narendra Prasad
Colors can make an effect on how we look!
 
 
17-AUGUST-2011 bhanu nath
Very enlightening
 
 
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