How autumns intensify eye colour
I went into the drugstore yesterday. The cosmetician was very pleasant, very helpful, but who hired her for this position? Her makeup was so dark and severe that it would scare children. I am no better at impartiality when it comes to my own face than anyone else, but there was nothing more this woman could have done to detract from her appearance. Her eyes never get noticed, lost in the pharaoh effects and dark burgundy lip. She might be a Soft Autumn, so it feels a bit of a tragedy to look at her.
In 12 Season (12 Tone) Colour Analysis, Autumn’s colors are warmed by gold, medium on the light/dark scale, and muted to various degree, depending on which of the 3 Autumns is in question. Eyeliner should not be so dark that it becomes obvious. Because so many women buy this product in colour that is too dark, that is what the industry makes. Finding lighter colours and a good variety of browns and greys takes some searching.
The Autumn challenge is to find colour of the right degree of warmth. If the colour is too hot, the rims of the eyes look bloodshot. It is surprising how warm the Autumn brown can be and still do what we want, define the eye shape and then disappear into the face.
For anyone who might be new, you might wonder why I never show you any blue/green/purple makeup that the viewer could perceive to be those colours. Next time you see a woman with that makeup, think about whether you are looking at eye or the makeup. It sure can be done tastefully. A dark green that looks more like dark brown? Fine. A taupe olive that looks more taupe? Fine. Teal that looks like peacock? Well, y’know. READ MORE…