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What Are The Best Colors For Me? Pt 2: Color Intensity


What Are The Best Colors For Me? Pt 2: Color Intensity

In part 2 of this 3-part series Makeup Gourmet, Chris Scott looks at your skin, hair and eye color and gives tips to help determine your natural color intensity.

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. In part one we rummaged in your wardrobe and jewelry box to look for clues. Today, in part two, we will look at your skin, hair and eye color intensity, then next week for the third and final video we will address:

How to choose a makeup look that suits your lifestyle

Your skin, hair and eye color intensity

Part one showed you how the colors you choose to wear should influence the colors you choose for your make-up. Now it is time to focus on you. Even more important than knowing the color of your skin, hair and eyes, is knowing their intensities. The intensity of your coloring (from light to dark) determines the appropriate hue of make-up color for you.  Intensity and hue are synonymous. Once you know your colors and your natural skin, hair and eye color intensities, you will be able to specifically orchestrate any effect you want with your make-up (see part three, next week).

This second video is much shorter than part 1 and it will help you determine:

  • Your hair color intensity
  • Your skin color intensity
  • Your eye color intensity
  • How to choose the right make-up colors to match the intensity of your coloring

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 interests and concerns you when it comes to which make-up colors to choose. Please ask 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.


Chris Scott
8th January 2015

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).

BOOK: Face with a Heart by Chris Scott

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