Color changes with light. And light changes with the seasons depending on how high the sun is in the sky. What looks pink in one season looks beige in another, what looks subtle and delicate at one time can look garish at another and what is comforting can suddenly become unsettling. It is the atmosphere diffusing the light, the distance from us either concentrating or thinning it and the reflection of color from surrounding objects bouncing into it that causes this trickery.
The need to seasonally change cosmetic color can be seen as vain or unnecessarily trendy but if harmony is the goal it is worth considering. As an example, suntanned skin reflecting on vivid lipstick color tones it down through the white-hot summer sun rays to look appropriate and flattering. Nature knows what it is doing; the alchemy of temperature and sunlight changes colors naturally in the plant world so that our optic nerves can appreciate the non-jarring autumn russets and golds where in the summer sunlight those colors would simply disappear.
Like it or not, we are affected by color around us as it stimulates our hormones because we view it through our optic nerves. Pleasure and pain is part of daily life but we seek pleasure more often because it creates internal calm so surrounding ourselves with seasonally appropriate color feels good and reinforces that harmony.
Enjoy these fall 2015 cosmetic and clothing color combinations that are borrowed from nature with the autumn sunlight lower in the sky. Then see the following links to my make-up services so I can create a combination just for you.
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Shimmering rose-copper, translucent autumn russet, burnished bronze and sparkling plum….red berry, claret, bordeaux and harvest grape….these lucious make-up colors that are so fashionable right now are to my eye the best of the 2014 autumn trends. Wearable by anyone at any age – whether your personal look is a-la-natural or stylized – these glamorous neutrals make being woman quite fun this fall!
While most of us here in NH will not wear as much eye make-up as shown above, please notice how this copper eyeshadow trend really makes your eyes pop!
- Plummier and rose copper shades make green eyes greener
- Bronzy copper shades make blue eyes bluer
- Hazel and brown eyes can steal from each of the palettes to mix and match picking up and complimenting their individual varied flecks of eye color.
- This look is best set against a soft medium-toned lipstick and blush in a similar copper shade harmonizing the whole look.
Portsmouth’s Naturopathic Doctor, Angela Lambert, of Ancient Traditions Natural Medicine loves to feel feminine yet is concerned with make-up toxicity and wanting to remain her natural self. I showed her a simple make-up look using my clean make-up products to give her a slightly bronzy look. This is one version of the look. What would your version be?
Alternatively, a very soft eye with a red or plum lip is also a gorgeous look for fall. Reminiscent of 17th century royalty, this bold lip color set against a very pale, even complexion reminds me of winter snow and red berries. There is a delicious version for any aged face.
- If wearing the plum-reds team this with soft mauve or taupe eyeshadow and blush.
- If wearing true reds, team with soft skin-tone brown eyeshadow and a similar blush to just contour cheeks.
Photo credit to Gothic beauty at Trussardi and Rebecca Minkoff. F/W ’14