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Have you ever worn a new top and had someone say that the colour really suits you? Or tried out a new lipstick and been told you look really well? We’re often told that a colour compliments us but we may not be sure why that is. Well, the Forresters Colour Consultant aims to help you get to the bottom of it! Use the guide to help you assess your type – you might suit Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter shades – and choose colours based on our suggestions to help you build your most flattering look, from the clothes you wear to the hair and make-up you choose. It couldn’t be simpler! Are you ready? Then, here we go. Are you…

 

  • Spring...

    Your complexion is clear, bright and warm with yellow undertones.  Your skin is very pale or very dark. Hair and skin can sometimes have a translucent quality. You have pink cheeks and look healthy and youthful.

    Spring

    What colours should I choose?

  • Summer...

    Your complexion is light and never highly coloured. Your skin has a soft, luminous, pearl-like quality. You have an all-over even pinkness but you’re not red or flushed and you don’t tan well.What colours should I choose?

    Summer

    What colours should I choose?

  • Autumn...

    Autumn complexions vary from light to very dark.  Your colouring is rich and warm with a yellow base.

    Autumn

    What colours should I choose?

  • Winter...

    Your skin is clear and bright with cool undertones. Your complexion might be light or dark but it has no high colour or warmth. Winter skins have rose-pink tones.

    Winter

    What colours should I choose?

As spring, you suit warm, bright colours. Steer clear of anything too dark.
The right colours will give you a vibrant, sunny glow.

Hair: Choose anything from palest blonde to darkest brunette but stick to warm tones.

Spring Hair
Spring Hair
Spring Hair

 

Eyes: Vibrant shades of green or purple, such as Clarins Mono Eyeshadow in Vibrant Violet, bring out the warmth in Spring eyes. Alternatively, try blue and green shades or gold, such as Tigi Bed Head Cyberoptics Eye Shadow in Champagne, for a sexy evening look.

Tigi - Cyberoptics Eye Shadow

Spring Eyes

Passion

Spring Eyes

Gold

Spring Eyes

Green

Spring Eyes

Lime

Lips: A subtle apricot shade will enhance a Spring complexion. We like Clarins Summer Fever Sun Sheer Lipstick SPF15 in Tropical Ginger or Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balm in Mandarin.

Spring Lips

 

Skin: Choose a yellow pigmented foundation like Clarins True Radiance Foundation in Sunlit Beige and peach or beige shades of blusher – try Tigi Bed Head Player Blush in Glowing.

 

More Spring Shades: You can be bolder with clothes than you can with colours for hair and make-up. From the Spring colour palette of warm, yellow-based shades, you can wear clear, bright tints of a medium to light intensity. Think of nature’s own spring colour palette while you’re shopping.

Spring Shades
Spring Shades
Spring Shades
Spring Shades

 

Bring a healthy glow to your face using cool, muted shades with blue undertones.

Hair: Avoid strong colours. Choose shades of grey or ash blonde to mid-brown. Stay away from red!

Summer Hair
Summer Hair
Summer Hair

 

Eyes: Try pastel blues, purples or greys on eyes. Tigi Bed Head Quad Eye Shadow in Controversy is perfect.

Tigi - 4 Play Eye Shadow Palettes, "Drama Queen" & "Controversy"

Summer Eyes
Summer Eyes
Summer Eyes
Summer Eyes

Lips: Soft, pale shades work well so choose pastel pink lips, like Tigi Bed Head Girls Just Want It Lipstick in Faith or Tigi Bed Head Shine Junkie Lip Gloss in Pink.

Tigi - Girls Just Want It, Lipsticks

Summer Lips

Faith

Summer Lips

Beauty

 

Skin: Choose a cool, blue-based foundation like Clarins Truly Matte Foundation SPF 15 in Shell. Use a rose-pink blush on cheeks such as Clarins Powder Blush Compact in Rose.

 

More Summer Shades: Go for cool, blue-based colours that are muted and dusky rather than clear, like Spring or Winter colours. You can wear soft textures in colours like navy, blue-grey, off-white, rose-beige, rose-taupe, burgundy and plum.

Summer Shades
Summer Shades
Summer Shades
Summer Shades
Summer Shades
Summer Shades
Summer Shades
Summer Shades
Summer Shades
Summer Shades
Summer Shades

 

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Apply autumnal colours to bring your complexion to life.

Hair: Go for red, coppery tones with warmth. Colour your locks with a chestnut shade to wow.

Autumn Hair
Autumn Hair
Autumn Hair

 

Eyes: Pick earthy tones, rich colours and warm, muted shades of brown and gold. Try greens and mauves for added va-va-voom. Clarins Colour Quartet For Eyes in Forest or Earth gives you a great palette of colours to play with.

Tigi - 4 Play Eye Shadow Palette, "Matte Love"

Autumn Eyes
Autumn Eyes

Tigi - Cyberoptics Eye Shadow

Autumn Eyes
Autumn Eyes
Autumn Eyes
Autumn Eyes

Lips: Use browns or muted shades of burnt orange or warm red. Try Tigi Bed Head Pucker Up Lip Duo in Spice 2 or Hot Chocolate 3, or Tigi Bed Head Girls Just Want It Lipstick in Gossip.

Autumn Lips

Gossip

Autumn Lips

Trust

Autumn Lips

Luxury

 

Skin: Peach or beige foundations suit Autumn skin. Try Tigi Bed Head Glamma Liquid Foundation in Natural Beige. Blusher should be red-toned or golden brown. Try Clarins Bronzing Powder Compact in Copper Sun or Golden Sun.

 

More Autumn Shades: Opt for muted, muddy tones of rich burnt orange, golden yellow, amber and moss green. Brights are fine but go for orange, orange-red, chartreuse and lime. Warm shades of brown, including tan, suit Autumn complexions as well as warm beige, rusty colours, olives and forest greens. Avoid black, white, greys, pinks and cool, blue-based colours.

Autumn Shades
Autumn Shades
Autumn Shades
Autumn Shades
Autumn Shades
Autumn Shades
Autumn Shades
Autumn Shades
Autumn Shades
Autumn Shades
Autumn Shades
Autumn Shades

 

Cool, dramatic colours suit you. Avoid bold shades like fuchsia.

Hair: Choose light or dark tones to contrast with skin. Go for ash tones or black.

Winter Hair
Winter Hair
Winter Hair

 

Eyes: Strong, cool shades of blue, pink and purple will bring out your inner vamp. Try Tigi Bed Head Cyberoptics Eye Shadows in Navy and Passion and add lashings of black mascara – we like Tigi Bed Head Eyes Love It! Mascara.

Tigi - Cyberoptics Eye Shadow

Winter Eyes

Navy

Winter Eyes

Amethyst

Winter Eyes

Pink

Lips: Strong pink or cool red lips are best. Tigi Bed Head Girls Just Want It Lipstick in Fun or Tigi Bed Head Pucker Up Lip Duo in Pink Cadillac 4 are perfect for you.

Winter Lips

Passion

Winter Lips

Fun

 

Skin: Select a foundation with blue undertones like Clarins Everlasting Foundation SPF15 in Ivory or Tigi Bed Head Glamma Liquid Foundation in Alabaster and finish with pink blusher. Clarins Powder Blush Compact in Raspberry will make your cheeks pop.

 

More Winter Shades: Choose cool, blue-based colours that are clear, rich and vibrant. When choosing clothes, block colours look good in smooth textured fabrics. Black, navy, white, grey-tinged beige, wine and pine green all suit the Winter complexion.

Winter Shades
Winter Shades
Winter Shades
Winter Shades
Winter Shades
Winter Shades
Winter Shades
Winter Shades
Winter Shades
Winter Shades

 

 

Call Forresters on 0118 987 2860 and book a free consultation to discuss the best colours for your hair or call the Beauty Salon on 0118 945 5223 to find out more about the make-up colours to suit you.