Do people ever tell you that you look like Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston or Michelle Pfeiffer? If so, you might be a summer lady. Every one of us is a season, based on our skin tone, eye colour and all of our physical characteristics. And whichever season we are, there are colours that are best suited for us, from our clothing to our jewellery to our makeup.
Here are the characteristics of a summer woman. Use these to determine if you fall into the summer category.
– You have overall cool colouring, and your hair is ashy blonde, pearly gray or ashy brown. Summers do not have gold tones in their hair- rather, ash/silver tones
– You do not have brown eyes; your eyes are blue, green, grey or a mixture of those colours.
– Your skin has pink, rose or blue undertones and your skin tone ranges from light porcelain to cool beige.
Still not sure if you are a summer? You can find a more detailed seasonal colour analysis in the Color Me Beautiful book by JoAnne Richmond. I find it to be extremely helpful and it covers everything from which colour purse you should wear to which skincare regimen is best for you.
Once you have determined that you are indeed a summer, here are the makeup colours that are best for you. Take these into consideration when replenishing your makeup bag.
The best eye shadow colours for the summer woman are greenish blue, blue grey and lavender.
For eyeliner, choose medium blues, greens and charcoal grey.
The summer woman should wear blush in the light pink or rose colour family.
For the lips, choose shades that are pink, rose or plum. With glosses, be sure to choose metallic tones with silver shimmer.
Do not wear black or brown mascara. Brown is too warm for your cool colouring, and black is too harsh. Instead, go with navy or charcoal.
Now that you have a better idea of what your summer makeup palette is, shopping for your favourite products should be a breeze. A summer breeze!