Do you know your best personal colors? Several of you have asked me to talk about our personal coloring and how to know what flatters us. Can our coloring change as we age? You bet and that means our most flattering color palette will too. Can you go from warm to cool or vice versa? Yes, but more likely your coloring will simply soften as your eye, hair, and skin loose pigment.
Many older women reach for colors without worrying if they look flattering or not. They choose bright colors because it makes them feel visible and happy. I’m doing that more than ever yet when I catch my reflection in the mirror I’m reminded that wearing a flattering color smoothes my complexion, brightens my eyes and takes years off my face. Nothing wrong with that!
Most of us have had our seasonal colors “done” which classifies you as warm or cool and soft or intense.
A simple test to determine your temperature is to look at the veins on the inside of your wrist. If they’re blue, you are cool, if they’re green you are warm-toned.
Most women intuitively sense which colors look best on them. I would encourage you to listen to your gut and wear what feels right.
As we age our skin, eyes, and hair loose pigment which changes the contrast between them. Even if you continue to color or drastically alter your hair color, your skin and eyes will continue to change and that affects your contrast.
Here is where my professional color training varies from simple seasonal color typing.
Several of you have commented that I must be a winter because I can wear black. The truth is I couldn’t wear it when I was younger. If you look at my coloring you’ll see I have very low contrast and very cool skin, which should type me as a summer. That’s too simplistic and in fact, I’ve been typed as a soft winter because although my coloring is soft, I have a strong personality.
The level of your personal intensity plays a large role in colors that flatter you. That may be why many older women are attracted to and reaching for bright and strong colors. They feel more confident at this age and feel like they want to make a vibrant statement.
Has your personal intensity changed which altered the colors that look good on you?
Has your coloring changed dramatically as you’ve aged?
Please share in the comments.
Thanks for reading ladies and have a great day!