How did you feel after your first browse through Beautypedia? Disappointed? Shocked? Pleased? Relieved?
In this post I’ll show you the best way to find and master your most flattering makeup colours and techniques. We’ll also discover why most in-store or party-plan ‘makeup consultations’ are a waste of time and money.
The second step to becoming your own beauty expert: Discover and master your personal best makeup colours and techniques.
You need advice based on what suits your unique features and challenges – not merely trends or what suits your best friend or sister. Only then can you can be confident you’re wearing some of your best makeup colours and application techniques that work for you, rather than being swept up in trends which change every season.
Have you ever had your personal colours or ‘colour season’ analysed?
Colours (and people) fall into two categories. Most of us suit either warm OR cool colours, but not both. The advice from what stylists call the ‘colour seasons’ works for makeup too. Use the services of a ‘style coach’ or ‘colour consultant’ to help you end your hesitation around what colours to wear.
Knowing whether you are ‘warm’ or ‘cool’ – and making friends with your colour season diagnosis – also makes choosing makeup twice as easy, as the shades that are opposite to you are no longer options (if you want to look your best).
This ‘limited choice’ is a good thing! You have half the options but look twice as nice! Are you already confident in your colour season? Can you easily determine the colours that fit in your seasonal palette? If so, you are already half-way there!
A ‘colour consultant’ can help you narrow down the colours and intensities that best suits your natural eye, hair and skin colouring. They may refer to your best colours as a ‘season’, categorising them into either Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring.