If you suit silver best, blueish red, bright pink, ink black and pure white, jewel tones and clear bold or icy colors. Your natural coloring is crisp, distinctive and high in contrast. Your eyes and hair color is usually rich, clear and intense, and sometimes a little ashy. Your best colors are always clear, bold, icy and rich, and should mirror or be in contrast to your eye color. Those with the brightest coloring in this group can sometimes flow into CLEAR WARM bright, and need a lot of contrast. The purer cool types is best to stick with the perfectly clear and cool colors.
Dusty, muted, and wishy washy pastels, does not do you justice, so try to keep your look sharp.
Megan Fox, Michelle Dockery, Lupita Nyong'o, Alek Wek, Alexis Bledel, Liv Tyler, Jennifer Connoly, Lisa Vanderpump, Zooey Deschanel, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kelly Osbourne, and Brook Shields.
IF YOU ARE A CLEAR COOL, YOU MAY HAVE
Eyes: Bright blue, blue, cold green, blue-green, violet, emerald green, charcoal gray, soft dark brown, icy hazel, black, black brown.
Hair: Medium to dark brown and black with blue or ash tints, deep ash, blue-black, black, black-brown. May have some faint warm highlights. White-ish blonde hair can also occur, silver, ashy white-blonde, steel grey, salt & pepper. Absolutely no red or golden tones.
Skin: Often translucent. Milky white, light/neutral beige, very pale beige, pale beige, pale olive, soft cool olive, rosy beige, deep brown, black, blue-black, black-brown. Undertone is usually blue or pink, but the skin may have some warmth which is a sign that you flow into DEEP or CLEAR WARM.
A CLEAR COOL can have hair, skin and eyes of any color, so don't be too concerned with whether or not the people in the photos match your identical color combination, such as tan, hair color and eyes. The most important thing is that you have the right contrast level, and look good in the colors on the chart. If you do feel the need to identify with the CLEAR COOL "poster girls", best to google the names above without makeup, natural hair color and in daylight. Makeup, lighting, spray-tans, and photoshop can change the overall appearance a lot.
A typical CLEAR COOL are those whose overall look is saturated, has a medium to high intensity, noticeably lacks warmth, or has a strikingly high contrast level.
All CLEAR COOL's has a medium to hight contrast level, and has a dominant cool undertone to their overall look (eyes, hair and skin). They have a clear and crisp intensity, and looks their best in cool, icy, pure and clear shades. Black will look fresh instead of severe (even without makeup). Royal blue, red with a blue undertone, emerald and other jewel tones, minty green, fuchsia, and icy colors are other great CLEAR COOL colors. Silver and platinum
are the metallics that compliment a CLEAR COOL best, because it has the right shine for their intense chilled look.
The difference between the other high contrast group; the much deeper DEEP COOL, is that the DEEP COOL has a hint of earth tones in the mix, and can make goth-style makeup look "natural" and balanced.
A CLEAR COOL's most flattering look is high in contrasts combined with intense colors. Prints without contrast and hues that are dirty or faded, does absolutely nothing for you. If you're pale, black gives you the best contrast, but if your skin is very dark, an all black outfit might diminish you. The trick is to create contrast, with the help of other light or strong colors (e.g. black and white, bright patterns or color blocking).
Being such a high intensity group, a CLEAR COOL's features are brought to life by clear and bold colors that echo their own natural icy, contrast level. This means that you can wear a "barbie pink" lipstick, black eye-makeup and a emerald green dress without looking crazy. Your best color is individual, but should mirror or be in contrast to your eye color (e.g. blue for the brown or blue-eyed and emerald green for the green-eyed). For the darkest CLEAR COOL's, it might be a good idea to use bright and dark colors as a tool to create contrast, to balance your own dark features.
A CLEAR COOL shouldn't look pale or ashy in cool hues. In the proper cool and pure colors, a CLEAR COOL doesn't look "cool"; they look alive.
Medium to dark hair is the best look for a CLEAR COOL, and mousy softer shades, warm and light red, and dirty blond hues are not hair colors for this intense shading. Most CLEAR COOL's disappear or look fake with a soft hair color, as it drains color from the face. Whilst, darker hair makes the features appear more defined and fresher. For most CLEAR COOL's blond hair will diminish their look, but the CLEAR COOL bright can pull it of because of their flowing into CLEAR WARM bright. Just make sure that the shade of blond is bright and not at all dull or dirty. It won't look natural, but it can look cool and fresh. For the rest of the CLEAR COOLs, icy, white, blond is the only light look intense and chilly enough.
WORST COLORS ARE warm and golden tones, dusty muted colors and weak pastels.
Truly soft, golden, warm, and pale colors make you look blend or unbalanced. If strong colors look wild on you, your not a CLEAR COOL. And even though you have many similarities to the DEEP COOL, remember to leave the goth look to your DEEP neighbors (unless that's what you're going for), on a CLEAR COOL it will look properly goth. If goth makeup looks goth, you are probably a CLEAR COOL and not a DEEP COOL.
Remember that your biggest no colors are the ones that will clash with either your eye, skin or hair color, no matter if everything else tells you it should be great.
Now that you know which "season" you belong to, and what type of colors that suits your saturated intensity, you might feel that you sometimes also fit into some colors that aren't that pure or only cool. This might mean you have a "soft" or "bright" tendency, and that you look better in , or can get away with more colors that are either softer, brighter or warmer. But never go too soft and muted, or all warm and earthy. You can still run the risk of looking faded and dull, because you are above all CLEAR, and need bold colors. This is based on your natural coloring, and might vary a little from one CLEAR COOL to another, but that's what the "add on" is for.
For example, you can be a
CLEAR COOL true, or should I say "simply clear and cool" (Zooey Deschanel). These are the CLEAR COOL's whose overall level of contrast is medium to high, and whose skin noticeably lacks warmth. Usually has piercing bright, or dark and cool eyes, medium ash brown to black hair, and very fair to cool brown skin. This is a classic CLEAR COOL, and so the rules above should apply to you more or less perfectly. Because of the cool skin-tone of the CLEAR COOL true; nude, warm and brownish colors, especially on makeup will look a little orange, pale or simply just drain the color from you face. On the other hand, they do look fantastic in pure cool colors and even pure shades of white, black and grey. Only someone as purely cool and sharp as a CLEAR COOL true, can look super fresh in colors composed only of black and white, or make bold makeup look almost natural. Your strong features can handle almost anything but warm, dirty or soft looks.
CLEAR COOL bright, (Lupita Nyong'o, Megan Fox and Michelle Dockery) are CLEAR COOL's whose overall level of contrast is strikingly high. As a bright, the natural level of contrast in your colors are amazingly high, so the light looks very light and the dark looks very dark. Bright's are on the cusp between CLEAR COOL and CLEAR WARM, so your colors that are mainly cool, bright and clear, are being influenced by the warmer CLEAR WARM bright colors. You may have a slight warmth to your features, have some colors that are lighter or darker than whats typical for a CLEAR COOL, or just have an incredibly bright or strong natural coloring. This sub-group is the brightest of all the groups and sub-groups, and so they need a little more drama to achieve the flattering contrast look. Only the most saturated, vibrant and bright colors brings out the best in this sub-group. The obvious way is to pair very light colors with very dark colors, but this may not be enough contrast for the bright. Simple black and white (for example), probably won't be exciting enough. You'll look even better if you create contrast by pairing dramatically different hues, such as matching black with yellow instead, or try hot pink with teal. One of your biggest shopping challenges is finding respectable clothes in colors that are bright enough to properly flatter you. Because it's only when you wear colors and combinations that look insane, that you look super fresh. Also, really dark hair will look rather natural on you, even if it's naturally not.
CLEAR COOL soft, (Jamie Lee Curtis and Amanda Peet) looks their best in CLEAR COOL colors, but needs a little splash of grey in them. This sub-group is very much a CLEAR COOL, but since this "soft" is borderline/flowing into PURE COOL, they can look good in some of the same colors as well. The CLEAR COOL can wear all the colors on the chart, but are best in the ones that has a splash of grey in them. As to the more vivid colors; the cooler and calmer ones will be the best on large surfaces, and the brighter on smaller surfaces, such as lips, nails or accessories. Steel grey, black and white, berry colors, magenta-purple, burgundy, blueish red, and all types of blue such as petroleum blue, navy, ice blue, pure blue, royal blue, powdery blue, are your absolute best colors. Try not wear too busy combinations, color blocking or balanced patterns is the best way to soften the look, but still use the correct colors. Because of the cool skin-tone of the CLEAR COOL soft; nude, warm and brownish colors, especially on makeup will look a little orange, pale or simply just drain the color from you face.
CLEAR COOL VARIATIONS
(My sources are "Color me beautiful", thechicfashionista.com, http://visual.ly/, http://www.truth-is-beauty.com/, the 12 seasons system, the 16 season system, and the basic four element system. I have made alterations and created my own system. Photos in this post are random pictures from Tumbler, Pinterest or borrowed from Google. Unknown source.)
9/7/2019 07:51:56 am
Is it possible to be smack in the middle between Deep Cool neutral and Clear Cool bright? I can wear the brightest and highest contrast with no problem. I can also pull off very deep rich shade head to toe (except full on black, I need colors!); they can be just a little soft but can't be muted. Both cool and warm colors are fine but cool is better.
19/8/2019 05:59:05 pm
Hi, Hai! Did I already answer this comment on twitter? I think I remember this question and your name :-), If not let me know and I will reply here.
24/1/2022 09:38:50 pm
Can I wear mustard colors?
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