Using my Triadic Color Theory System your skin, hair and eye color will be analyzed resulting in a painted fan of color swatches that can be used as a shopping guide for wardrobe, cosmetics or home interiors.
Session one 45 minutes: Using your individualized 3 primary colors I will blend paint pigment to achieve a color match of your skin tone. From this match, eye color and hair color will also be matched and then the pigments in this hue will become the basis for your entire color wheel of wearable colors. Also taken into consideration is the natural contrast and intensity of your coloring. This information is taken into the studio where I paint your fan to be presented in session two.
Session two: You are presented with your color fan and explained how to use it. If desired, a free-of-charge make-up lesson may be utilized that demonstrates the principles of how the right colors become invisible and enhancing on the face. 30 minutes. 90 minutes with make-up lesson.
$175- for both sessions including the completed color fan.
Skin that is thin and has its natural blood supply close to its surface will let the red color of this oxygenated hemoglobin shine through tinging the complexion with a reddish appearance. The melanin pigment in the skin has a brown cast and the keratin in the skin is yellowish so, depending on how much of these are present, a translucent skin can can be a dark red color or a pale rosy color. Genetics will determine how little or how much color is in the skin and how thin our skin will be. This color balance between the yellow-brown melanin/keratin combination and the cool red cast of blood is what creates a the full spectrum of red complexions from dark russet to lively rose to pale peach.
Interestingly, this sheer red quality runs through to the hair and eyes as well. Just like leaves in autumn that when much of their green pigment is gone the underlying red tone becomes visible, on a RED person, hair will be varying shades of red-brown either light or dark. Eye colors will coincide making brown eyes more russet brown, blue eyes will be more periwinkle purple-blue and green eyes will go towards teal jade.
Skin that is thicker and therefore more opaque will retain the yellow-brown property in the skin given by the mix of melanin and keratin. The red tones of the under-lying blood flow are not as visible as in thinner skins so the complexion retains a more golden hue. The greater the concentration of keratin in a thicker skin, the more golden it will appear. A pale opaque skin that is freckled (with spots of melanin) will appear more golden brown than its counterpart that does not have freckles and of course darker thick skins will be quite golden. True yellow based complexions are in the minority of the worlds population as most skins are not as thick; although a keratin heavy diet will artificially pigment a skin with yellow.
Interestingly, this golden quality runs through to the hair and eyes as well. On a YELLOW person, hair color will be maintain a golden quality; even black hair will be a brownish black (yellow added to black = brown), brown hair will be acorn and blond hair will be golden straw to fire engine red. Eyes will coincide making brown eyes more leather brown, blue eyes more turquoise and green eyes more lime jade.
Skin that has its blood supply lower in the tissue will loose much of its red warmth. A medium-thick skin will showcase its surface yellow brown when plenty of keratin and melanin are present. Looking down into the depths of the skin on the most thin types, the natural shadows that are cast lend a cool tone to the skin. In paler thin skins where little melanin, less keratin and little blood supply is apparent, skin tones will appear almost beige resulting in the “china doll” bisque coloring, while the deepest of these skin tones will appear like chocolate. Given the weather extremes in most of the world around the equator or at the poles that determine skin protective qualities, this type of skin is most common where blood vessels are protected deeply in the tissue. The varying genetics in this broad population make skin tones more diverse in this BLUE category than in others.
Interestingly, this cool quality runs through to the hair and eyes as well. On a BLUE person, hair will remain free of any red color creating jet blacks, bark browns and sandy taupes. Eye color will coincide as well making browns eyes looking black or chocolate, blue eyes grayish navy and greens going more to the hazel teal shades.