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Old 06-20-2014, 08:38 PM
 
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Blues for my eyes, but it's changed since I've gotten older. I like red, not fire engine but more cherry red. I tend to pick up stuff and head for the mirror and put it up to my face. That tells me a lot about whether or not it will look good on me.

I decided a long time ago gray is NOT a good color for me. I just don't buy stuff unless I think it looks great on me and I feel comfortable in it.
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Old 06-21-2014, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Top choices: Magenta, hot pinks, red, royal blues.

Close seconds: Purples, mint green, yellow.

Love neons!

Wear white during summer but not in winter or spring.
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:34 AM
 
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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.
I also remember that book! It came out in the 80's. The system worked for me. I was a "winter" ( jewel tones). Don't know about the makeup.
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:10 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I have a very angular face and deep set eyes that make for a lot of shadows. Discovered that white shirts reflect some light on my face so I don't look quite as evil. Of course I keep a black shirt for those occasions when some evil is necessary.
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Ugh, I love pinks but can't wear many of them. I look best in deep, rich, warm colors - orange, rich greens, warm blues (not navy - ugh), deep browns, tomato reds, and of course, classic black. I have light but warm toned skin, dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.
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Old 06-21-2014, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Up North in God's Country
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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.
I took a mini class on Color Me Beautiful years ago, so I had my colors done by a professional. She told me I was a late spring or early autumn as I am a redhead. Yes, there were cosmetics associated with the line. We got to try some of them in the class, but I did not buy any. I did buy the set of color swatches for my season though.

I look best in rust, peach, greens, browns, brick red, turquoise, marine blue, cream, and charcoal gray.
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:10 AM
 
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I can tell you about a color combo that does not suit me. Does anyone here look good with a blue dress shirt and yellow/gold colored tie? What complexion and eye color/hair color combination does this work for?
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Old 06-21-2014, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I can tell you about a color combo that does not suit me. Does anyone here look good with a blue dress shirt and yellow/gold colored tie? What complexion and eye color/hair color combination does this work for?
I have 2 friends who do this often. Probably because they are the colors of our alma mater. They have different skin tones, one is olive wih daerk hair (Filipino). The other is a light skinned black guy (think carmel-y toned) with dark hair. Works for both. They where all kinds of blue and gold combos. And have blue and gold ties. We bleed blue.
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Old 06-21-2014, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Yellow, white, grey and blue.

I look awful in black.
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Old 06-22-2014, 05:50 AM
 
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blue and green
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