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Old 06-19-2014, 04:48 PM
 
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Anyone else remember the book Color Me Beautiful and the concept of everyone having a particular "Season" for their colouring?

I read the book and figure that I'm a Spring. So warm colours and cobalt blues are more flattering for me.

I've noticed that I don't look as good in pale shades as I do in deep, vivid shades.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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Re: rich brown, rust, dark green

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I like those combinations but I don't think they work for me.
I think it helps if you were born with auburn hair.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:36 PM
 
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Anyone else remember the book Color Me Beautiful and the concept of everyone having a particular "Season" for their colouring?

I read the book and figure that I'm a Spring. So warm colours and cobalt blues are more flattering for me.

I've noticed that I don't look as good in pale shades as I do in deep, vivid shades.
Hah!i think there was a makeup line that went with that. That was the worst makeup. I have photos of me with some crazy bright colors. ( my moms best friend sold it) I was a winter, I think.
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:41 PM
 
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I love greys and olives, but I look best in jewel tones (sigh).
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:19 PM
 
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Blue-grey, black, fire engine red, peach, turquois, white in the summer when I'm tan.

I look worst in forest green, and most jewel tones.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
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Anyone else remember the book Color Me Beautiful and the concept of everyone having a particular "Season" for their colouring?

I read the book and figure that I'm a Spring. So warm colours and cobalt blues are more flattering for me.

I've noticed that I don't look as good in pale shades as I do in deep, vivid shades.

OMG, I'm so excited to find someone else who remembers that system! So many of my friends and I found it actually was completely on target. I'm an autumn and I had already naturally gravitated to many of the colors recommended for me. But I adopted some of the recommendations and I thought all of them were spot on.

Amazon sells the old book but there's a revised edition, too.

If there was ever a makeup line associated with it, I was unaware of that. Sounds like someone trying to capitalize on a best-selling book.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Navy blue looks the best, especially in winter. My soft and fair skin can be visualized much better.
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:38 AM
 
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Interestingly, throughout my life, I've gone through color phases, sometimes for long stretches of time. Like another said, I have clothing in probably every color, but my faves would be soft pink, black & white, although I've noticed I wear varying shades of beige & gray the most lately... maybe as I'm interviewing.

I get the most compliments in baby blue & soft orange... of course, they might be geared towards the garment styles & not necessarily the color. I'm very fair & blonde, so darker colors on me mean slightly stronger eye makeup, so I don't look washed out, with people continually asking if I'm tired, have a headache or am getting over the flu.

One trick my mum taught me as a teen, was to wear softer colors near the face & less flattering colors from the waist down. That way, I can wear cranberry & olives (sounds like a yuppie sandwich store... haha) without fading away.

Navy blue, reds & medium-dark browns do nothing for me near my face... perhaps as I'm not fond of those colors anyway. They look better on those with darker skin/hair.
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:07 AM
 
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I love to wear generally dark colors like black and royal blue.
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:35 AM
 
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Most any shade of blue, but especially a light blue makes my eyes look blue as the sky, or so I been told.
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