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What Are The Best Colors For Me? Pt 1: Closet, Shoes, Jewelry

What Are The Best Colors For Me? Pt 1: Closet, Shoes, Jewelry

In this 3-part series, Makeup Gourmet, Chris Scott tackles the big question of what are the best colors for you starting with your clothes, shoes and jewelry.

The answer to this question is many-layered so over the next three weeks, we will look at each of the layers in turn and reveal your path to the right colors, and intensity of colors, for you so you can make choices that make you look your best, every day.

Many of us want to know what our best, most flattering colors are. It is one of the top questions my clients ask me and every time I set out to answer the question on paper, I realize what a complex and individualized topic it is.

When I work with clients one-on-one I have an interview method that leads me to all the decisions I need to make about their makeup. I have done some brainstorming and have managed to crystalize this method into something you can do for yourself using a simple process of elimination.

The result is this 3-part video series that will illuminate how to choose not only the best colors, but also the correct intensity of colors for you, by showing you how to narrow down the options so you can answer the question, “What are the best colors for me?” all by yourself. Today, in part one we will look at your closet, shoe collection and jewelry box, then in the first two blogs of the new year we will address:

  • How your inherent coloring relates to the intensity of your color choices
  • How to choose a makeup looks that suits your lifestyle

Your closet, shoes and jewelry

Whether we like it or not, the answer starts in your closet. Regardless of what a color specialist tells you looks good on you, you should wear what makes you feel good. It only makes good sense that you feel good in the colors you wear.

And the same goes for makeup, because makeup is an accessory to what you wear and it also complements the intensity of your features such as your eye color, skin tone, and hair color. You will find, as you go through this process of identifying the best colors for you that, in most cases, you don’t pick the color – the color picks you.

In the first video, you will see how:

  • Your closet dictates your color preference
  • Your shoes and jewelry influence your color temperature (and what that means)
  • The intensity of the color dictates your makeup look

Please let me know if this vlog was of value to you and share your own color tips in the comments box below. You can also use the comments box to tell me what concerns you. Please tell me so I can fashion future vlogs that are relevant and interesting to you.

Want to know more? My new book, Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup is available on Amazon now.

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I will be taking a two-week break from blogging over the holidays. I will be back with the 2nd article in this series on the 8th January when we will be looking at how your natural coloring affects the makeup you should choose. In the meantime, I wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.


Chris Scott
18th December 2014

Chris Scott, the Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his nearly 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades, and is also the creator and guest teacher of Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure his clients and the public could have access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare with a low-carbon footprint. Chris is also the author of the wonderfully visual ‘how to’ book Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup (2014), as well as Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup (2003).

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