If you have soft contrasts in your hair and skin, and have cool undertones, you are likely a Summer. Also, your hair may be “mousy” brown, light, medium or dark brown with auburn highlights, silvery gray, or light, medium or dark ash blonde (with a gray cast at the root). The Summer palette of … Continue reading Color, Confidence and the Summer Palette
If you have strong contrasts in your hair and skin, and you have warm undertones, you are likely a Spring. Your skin may be ivory or milky white; peachy; ruddy and golden beige when tan. Also, your hair may be golden, honey or strawberry blonde; light, medium or deep red; golden brown (usually light); or … Continue reading Color, Confidence and the Spring Palette
If you have strong, sharp contrasts in your hair and skin, and you have cool undertones, you are likely a winter. Also, your hair is most likely dark (black, dark, medium or light brown) or salt-n-pepper. Very rarely are blondes Winters, unless they are platinum or white blonde, or were as a child (sometimes tow-headed … Continue reading Color, Confidence andthe Winter Palette
If you have soft contrasts in your hair and skin, and have warm undertones, you are likely a Autumn. Your skin may be very fair ivory or peachy; light to dark golden beige; golden black; or ruddy. Also, your hair may be strawberry or auburn red; honey or drab blonde with golden highlights; coppery red-brown; deep chestnut or golden brown; golden or dull gray; or maybe even charcoal black (although very rare).
The seasonal palette of an Autumn is rich, earthy and mellow with a golden undertone in the yellow-base side of color–like the colors we see now in New England. Golden, orange and red hues dominate all the leaves, flowers and bushes. Our sun sets right now glows with warmth unlike other seasons.
If you are an Autumn, choose clothing with soft or muted colors that have warm, or yellow undertones. If you choose to color your hair, ask for highlights and/or lowlights; diversity in colors is beautiful on you and gives your hair depth. Stay away from cool undertones; warm, red colors are usually best for you.
When choosing your makeup, be sure your eyes are defined and have an appropriate warm color; without a little mascara or eyeliner your eyes can be washed away. For more tips, click the word “makeup” below the Topics bar to your right.
To request an image consultation (what I call a Private Supreme MakeOver or SMO, which includes an color analysis and Img.ID assessment. I also do group SMOs) click on the Image Coaching tab: Catrina Welch is an image- and life-coach whose message is not as much “what not to wear” as it is, “Know Who You Are,” which is the title of her book of guidelines for your personal image identity. Catrina has also written a Bible study to help women overcome their image issues. It is titled Supreme MakeOver: a Rich and Refreshing Devotional Experience. Her other books includeFootprints Through the Sand: a Consolidation of Life-altering stories about Loving and Loosing a Trisomy-18 Baby and Confident Beauty: Reflecting the One Who Made You with the Images in Your Mirror and Your Soul, which will be available soon. If you are interested in getting these books or having Catrina come speak at your event, you can contact her at www.CatrinaWelch.com or on facebook.
Basically, there are four seasonal palettes of color—Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. Your eye color, clarity and pattern of your eye structure, as well as the skin undertone (not its color), and the contrasts of these aspects with your hair (again, not necessarily the color) are all factors in deciding which season you are. In order … Continue reading Color, Confidence and Seasonal Palettes
How well does what you wear compliment your hair, skin and eye coloring? Maybe you don’t like your coloring and have played with hair dye only to find you are now frustrated in trying to make your make up blend or your outfits look right. Maybe you love soft, warm colors but always feel pasty … Continue reading Color, Confidence and Skin Tone
Your body, face, and hair are like a painter’s canvas. Any color you add to this canvas (whether hair color, make up or clothing) should compliment the whole picture. You don’t cover your canvas completely, so you want all the colors to compliment the undertones the Great Artist started you with. If you have a … Continue reading Color, Confidence and your Canvas
The colors you wear have an emotional effect on you and the impression you make on others. Take black for example. This powerful color commands respect and gives the impression of confidence–even if it’s a T-shirt. That’s why it works so well for the Bold, Proper and Exotic Beauties (the Gamine, Classic and Dramatic). If … Continue reading Color, Confidence and Emotional Effects
As I witness the beautiful transformation of the leaves changing on the trees all around me, I feel inspired to blog about color. When I was first certified as an image consultant, most professionals and stay-at-home moms knew what their “seasonal pallet of colors” was. Back then, color analysis was a huge part of my … Continue reading Confident Colors
Ask any woman of the Winter or Spring seasonal pallets, and she will tell you, if she could only grab one cosmetic for her survival pack, it would be her lipstick. Of course if she is a Natural or Gamin Img.ID, she would prefer to use the space for something more practical, but I’m just … Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip: Lip color
My fourth child was due to arrive just before Christmas. We were building a home at the time and it was not ready for occupancy. I remember feeling anxious about bringing a newborn home to our temporary living situation–a large, open room over my brother-in-law’s garage. With two young boys and another young family within … Continue reading The Beauty of the Manger
Over the next few weeks we will all be changing our home decor from it’s Thanksgiving theme to all things merry and bright, but what about our closets? I used to decorate my house for Christmas each year by simply adding a few festive pieces here and there. This year I am in a new … Continue reading 3 Steps to a Quick De-clutter before Christmas