The Color Analysis Wars Part 1: introduction and ambivalent reds

color analysis mac lipstick diva russian red cinnamon spice deep autumn winter
Welcome to the first of The Color Analysis Wars! In this series in collaboration with Fran from Being Cute is not a Crime, we will explore some principles of Colour Analysis by comparing lipsticks on ourselves. If your are new to the concept of Seasonal Color Analysis, I will add here a piece written by Rachel at Truth is Beauty:
Start by understanding that every part of your natural coloring is in harmony with every other part.
Your eyes, skin and true hair color all complement each other perfectly, exactly as they are.
To look your most beautiful, you don’t need to color your hair. You don’t need to wear expensive makeup or expensive clothes.
You only need to identify the palette of colors that harmonizes perfectly with the colors that are already in you.
The natural palette of your body harmonizes with one of 12 palettes that differ in
warmthchroma (brightness), and value (lightness). We call these different palettes seasons.
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Makeup Stash: my warm nude (liquid) lipsticks

warm nude liquid lipsticks swatches gerard cosmetics mac nyx
At the beginning of my journey with makeup I refused to wear nude lipsticks because I thought they wouldn’t add to a look and I was better off with some lip balm and be happy. This was when “nude” to me was synonym to “concealer lips” or to Myth by MAC, colors that didn’t fit me or my skin tone. With time I learned there are out there shades that embody that “my lips but better” lip color that I was missing. These shades will fit best those with warm undertones and medium contrast in their colors, among which I fall. Well, once I found that out I ended up hoarding warm nude lipsticks and liquid lipsticks, which brings us to today’s post.
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