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What Are The Best Colors For Me? Pt 3: What Is My Best Look?

What Are The Best Colors For Me? Pt 3: What Is My Best Look?

In part 3 of this series Makeup Gourmet, Chris Scott defines 4 makeup looks: Natural, Balanced, Dramatic, Trend and explains how to choose the best look for you.

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 your best colors, but also the correct intensity of those colors, 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.  Then, in part two, we looked at the intensity of your skin, hair and eye coloring. Now it is time to combine this knowledge and focus on how you will be able to specifically orchestrate any effect you want with your makeup as it relates to your lifestyle(s) and desired appearance as we ask:

What is the best look for you?

There are four main make-up looks that I will clearly define and illustrate in the following video:

  • Natural
  • Balanced
  • Dramatic
  • Trend

It is my wish that by defining these looks, it will be supremely easy for you to, not only know the look you want and feel is appropriate, but also the colors and intensities of colors that will do it best for you.  If this makes sense to you and you feel it is what you have been looking for then, you will find much more information in my new book  Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup which beautifully and expertly spells out how to achieve the results you want.

Please let me know if this blog 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 blogs that are relevant and interesting to you.


Chris Scott
15th 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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