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 and drawn when you wear them. Perhaps you often are asked if you are tired when you get plenty of sleep, and you never considered if it was the color of your blouse, for example, that made others ask that question.
Wearing the wrong colors will dull the skin, eyes and hair, making you appear bland and tired. Your skin will show its texture more and your coloring will separate into blotchy patches if you wear colors that are not within your seasonal palette. Others’ attention will be drawn to the thing that stands out most, whether it is your nose, chin, mouth, jaw, outfit or your make up … but not to your eyes.
When you are wearing your proper colors, you will receive compliments about you, how great you look. When you do a good job picking out outfits, but your choices are not your color, you may still hear compliments about the outfit, what a great dress you are wearing, but you may be lost in the picture.
A great indication as to whether you are choosing proper colors for you is if you ever have trouble getting your makeup right or not. When you wear colors that compliment your skin tone, your make up will blend easily and your beauty will radiate. If you tend to wear colors that are not within your “seasonal palette,” then you may always have difficulty with your make up. You may even have given up on wearing it at all.
If the compliments you hear are more about how “you look beautiful” or “you look great in that blouse,” then you are probably closer to making choices that suit your Personal Image Identity (Img.ID).
I recommend that you consider having a color analyst help you discover your “seasonal palette.” When you understand which colors compliment your features, it is wise to stay within that palette, especially when you are spending money on an outfit or make up. By paying for an analyst to teach you which colors you should purchase for yourself, you can save yourself a fortune on clothing and lipstick you liked on the rack, but look washed away in, or just won’t go with anything else you have when you get it home.
One of the greatest benefits of knowing your color range and style is that when you bring a new piece of clothing into your closet, it should go well with what you already own.
To request a color analysis appointment (or a Private Supreme MakeOver, which includes an analysis) 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 include Footprints 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.