Eyes: Turquoise blue, blue, mixed blue, gray, gray-green, mixed green, green, olive green, topaz (brownish), light hazel, light pale brown. Most likely light eyes.
Hair: Very bright, golden and deep blonde hair, light to medium golden blonde, dark golden blonde, light or medium to dark golden brown or neutral brown, or even deep brown in very rare instances. Coppery red, strawberry blonde or soft auburn. May have light and soft red hair, with blonde or red highlights.
(Signs of ashiness may indicate that you're a SOFT COOL instead, e.g. Jennifer Aniston, Bianca Balti and Leona Lewis, or maybe even a LIGHT COOL or a SOFT WARM).
Skin: Ivory, light ivory, ivory with warm pink or peach undertones. Light peach, porcelain, neutral beige, olive and also warm beige, golden beige, and light brown. May have freckles. Is usually light skinned with a warm or neutral undertone.
Don't be too concerned with whether or not the people in the photos match your identical color combination, such as skin, 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 LIGHT WARM "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.
Gold suits you best because it has the right glow for your warmth, but silver can look good too.
This group have a very low contrast level, and most grow up to have dark blonde to light brown hair. So to avoid a "mousy" look they need bright, light, warm, and fresh colors to reach their fullest potential. Your best colors are the ones that look as if they have been bathed in sunlight and mirror the color of your eyes. A LIGHT WARM is at it's best when hair color, makeup, clothing, and everything they wear looks just like that.
It's also important to point out that a LIGHT WARM's need for contrast is different from that of the CLEAR WARM, as it's not about going wild with colors, or a light and dark kind contrast. For a group with a low contrast level, it means that the best colors for this type has to have more or less of a medium to low contrast level as well. Basically, bright, fresh, warm, colors that have some white added to the mix to lighten them. Saturated, but not too strong, bold or dark. Even the LIGHT WARM's darker colors on the chart, is more or less fresh and colorful.
The LIGHT WARM has the CLEAR WARM and the LIGHT COOL as sister groups. This means that this group can look ok in some light cool or clear warm colors as well. For example, light blue, ballerina pink and lilac is a good example of cool colors that look very similar to those on the sister group chart, and can therefore easily be shared, as well as many of the lightest colors on the CLEAR WARM chart. Even though their own version would be better, it can work quite well, preferably with makeup. The colors to be more careful with are those that are the coldest, boldest and deepest, such as the grey-browns, grey-blue, and CLEAR COOL, DEEP COOL colors in general. "Sister group", just means that these types have a lot in common, but they are still different enough to have different needs.
Some LIGHT WARMs, such as the LIGHT WARM neutral, is flowing into the sister group LIGHT COOL, and can therefore use colors from both groups with great success. It can sometimes be really difficult to decide which group the LIGHT WARM neutral belong to, and SOFT WARM, SOFT COOL and LIGHT COOL, might come to mind. The trick is to see how they react to the coldest and warmest colors on the LIGHT WARM and LIGHT COOL chart. A LIGHT WARM should look great in yellow and peach, and less striking in a shade of cold grey-blue and grey-brown. Berry colors are also a good tie-breaker, as they are also too dominantly cool for the LIGHT WARM. A neutral can maybe pull them of, but the warm colors will be better. The trick to borrowing from cusping groups, or if you want to wear a color that's not even close to your preferred hues, such as black, is to balance the look with the help of your own color chart. E.g. wear peachy pink lips when wearing an all black outfit, or add an ivory white shirt instead of pure white to your black suit. It can also be a good idea to use makeup to crank up your contrast level or to make sure you don't loose your warmth, just to hide the fact that a color is actually too strong, too cold, and so on. It's obviously best to only wear colors that suit your natural coloring, but the reality is that most people still love wearing dark colors, so it's best to know how to go about it to not look completely washed out. Another good survival method to keep up with a black outfit for a LIGHT WARM, is a black-brown wet-liner, and some blush/sun powder to give extra color to the cheeks and add more contrast to your face. The better the condition of your skin, the easier it will be to get away with, and the more delicate you skin is, the more you have to cheat to not look drab. The tolerance for other colors will usually be defined by the LIGHT WARM's own glow. A bright look and a fresh skin tone is crucial for this type to look it's best. The right colors will do that, but a LIGHT WARM with a tanned skin and bright warm hair, can get away with a lot more than one with a pasty winter skin and a mousy hair color. It's a little bit like with the body types, you can't break more than one rule at a time. For a group this delicate and light, you always have to compensate for the rule you break with adding a little extra of your best.
Bright and golden hair is usually the best look for a LIGHT WARM, but which exact hair color would look the best can vary a little from one LIGHT WARM to another, depending on the sub-group. All three LIGHT WARM sub-groups have a slightly different take on warmth, because they are flowing in slightly different directions. "The true" is flowing towards the CLEAR WARM, "the soft" is flowing towards the MUTED/SOFT WARM, and "the neutral" towards the LIGHT COOL. For example, since the LIGHT WARM soft is flowing into an autumn type, they might actually be a natural red head, and one of the few natural red heads that can dye their hair bombshell blonde, and it will most likely look as natural on them as red. Anything from strawberry blonde, copper, soft copper, or a rondette look, to an ombre, bronde, caramel, hazelnut, golden brown, chocolate, or highlights, to golden, bright warm blonde, and so on, is all a good look on the LIGHT WARM. As long as it's a light and warm shade, it's considered pretty safe for this type. Just make sure that the balance between you eye, skin, and hair color gives you the warmth and brightness level that your particular sub-group needs. If in doubt, go for a shade of golden blonde, or strawberry blonde if you are a LIGHT WARM soft.
WORST COLORS ARE Dark and dusty colors. The warmer your coloring, the worse dusty, cool, berry colors will get too.
The only dark or dirty colors you can get away with are those that are warm and still has some colorful brightness to them.
Pitch black, and deep, dark, and too bold colors, as well as icy cool blonde, or cold shades in general, are not hair colors for your light and sunny look.
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.
Basing you type on looks alone might not be the safest way to find your sub-group. For example, I have seen a LIGHT WARM true with green eyes and an overall coloring that said SOFT WARM, but during the color analysis the LIGHT WARM colors all matched perfectly, and the SOFT WARM colors were a little too dull for her.
It might be difficult to find someone with your exact color combination to compare yourself with on the chart, so if you can't quite decide, try out the group you lean towards the most and work your way from there. If that's not quite right either, try the next. A good tiebreaker for people who wonder if they are a LIGHT WARM, is that a LIGHT WARM must look great in lemon yellow, and if you don't, look towards the LIGHT COOL, SOFT WARM or SOFT COOL.
All the sub-groups look good in the same colors, they just have a different set of "best colors", a different approach to combining colors and prints, and are cusping towards different (sister) groups.
The best way of finding your sub-group, is to figure out which ones are your "best colors", and if they are the lightest or warmest, or if you suit LIGHT COOL colors almost equally as good.
For example, you can be a
LIGHT WARM true, or should I say simply light and warm, and the closest to the CLEAR WARM (Busy Phillipps and Brittany Snow). In traditional systems, I would call this type a typical spring, and they will usually find themselves in almost all color systems out there. This type will usually have blue eyes, but can also have green, mixed, or something similar. Their skin tone is most likely a type of beige or ivory that has a peach or warm pink undertone. They're naturally somewhat light skinned, but tan well (But don't get too focused on the skin tone. The most important thing is that you have a warm, or at least neutral undertone). They're usually natural dark blondes, and was probably blonde as a child. Because of this, most of them look their best with golden blonde hair. But, dark golden blonde, light golden brown, caramel, strawberry blonde, or soft copper hair colors can be great too. Blonde is definitely the most stunning look for a LIGHT WARM true, as it will make them look like sunshine. Highlights, baylage, or an ombre is also a really good look. Just remember that platinum, white blonde, or icy cool blonde is too cold, and more of a LIGHT COOL thing.
This sub-group is the closest to the CLEAR WARM, and can sometimes borrow colors from that group. Just be sure the clear colors don't overpower your delicate coloring. Fresh colors make them pop, and muddy, dark colors can mute their fresh and sunny look. This type is usually their best when hair color, makeup, clothing, and everything they wear look warm, sunny and bright. The fresher the colors, the fresher the LIGHT WARM true will shine too (but remember to use the right kind of light colors).
Their "best colors" are the lightest, brightest, sunniest and freshest on the LIGHT WARM chart, such as lemon yellow, aqua blue and warm pink. If you are a LIGHT WARM true, the typical spring look should work more or less perfectly for you.
LIGHT WARM neutral, a.k.a "The Spring flowing into summer" (Amanda Seyfried, Scarlett Johansson and Heather Graham). This sub-group is above all LIGHT, and for some, just minor differences are what keep them in the WARM family. This type is borderline LIGHT COOL and can handle a lot of LIGHT COOL colors. I some cases they can use LIGHT COOL colors in the winter if they are pale, and LIGHT WARM colors in the summer while they have a tan. The only way of knowing which group the most neutral of the neutrals truly belong to (as they usually have a neutral skin tone and very little visible warmth), is to test and see what their worst colors are. If berry colors, grey-brown and grey-blue is stretching it a little too far for you, and if yellow is good on you. That would mean that you're probably slightly more towards a warm and therefore a LIGHT WARM neutral. This group can with ease combine LIGHT WARM and LIGHT COOL colors too, but the absolute best way to do it would be to keep the look dominantly warm through hair and makeup, and then experiment more with clothing. The neutral can come in many variations, but will still look amazing with golden blonde hair, wearing lemon yellow and peach.
This sub-group's biggest enemies are not cold colors, but rather dark, deep, and bold colors that are too saturated and will wash them out. Berry colors will always be difficult for any LIGHT WARM, no matter the sub group, but will not be horrible on the neutral.
Remember that for this sub-group it's not so much about what you can't do, but more about what you can do - Like taking advantage of your "sub-features" to get away with even more colors.
LIGHT WARM soft, a.k.a "The Spring with a hint of Autumn" (Amy Addams, Nicole Kidman, Deborah Ann Woll, Lauren Ambrose, and Christina Hendricks). The LIGHT WARM soft is the warmest of the LIGHT WARM sub-groups, and the reason for that is that this type is flowing into MUTED WARM or SOFT WARM, depending on your color combination.
This sub-group will usually have either, blue, grey, hazel, or green eyes. Their natural hair color is usually red (ginger or strawberry blonde) or brown, but can also be dark blonde to light blonde. Their skin is usually quite fair with a peach or warm pink undertone (anything warm or neutral really), but can also be warm beige, golden and so on. It is this combination of warm features that aren't quite warm and muted enough to be an earth-toned type, that defines the "soft", and in this case the LIGHT WARM soft. Many identifying with this type have probably never really found a perfect match in classic color systems, although spring was probably their closest fit. The LIGHT WARM soft is often confused for the SOFT WARM or SOFT COOL (summer-autumn mix), as they have some similarities. For the SOFT WARM however, the dominating feature is autumn with a hint of summer, and the other way around for the SOFT COOL. For the LIGHT WARM soft, the dominating feature is spring, but as I've mentioned before, with a dab of autumn. Because of this mix, the LIGHT WARM soft look their best in the softest or warmest colors on the LIGHT WARM chart (e.g. the golden yellow is even better than the lemon yellow). The LIGHT WARM soft, should always try to add more color and warmth to their look, and be careful not to drain their naturally fresh glow by going too earthy or too bold. Colors that are too soft, cold, or faded will make you look dull, and too saturated colors will overpower you. For the best LIGHT WARM soft look, combine your warm and sunny colors with the golden and soft. Even though you can borrow colors from the autumn groups, you can only really pull of the ones similar to the freshness of the colors on your own chart. Don't go too earthy, you're not an autumn even though you might be a green eyed red head.
All hair color other than the natural and neutral look, has to be in a warm shade. Adding more warmth to the hair and turning up the heat on your look, can help you appear even more fresh faced (especially if you have some neutral colored features). Think warm and fresh hair colors, not muddy and ashy. Colors that are too dark, or red with cold undertones are especially harsh and draining for this type. Just, never go colder than a neutral.
The little hint of autumn tones in the LIGHT WARM soft, still has an impact, so I would recommend strawberry blonde, a warm golden blonde, a dark golden blonde, warm brown, chocolate, caramel, toffee, soft red, rondette, or even a bright copper tone for this sub-group. This is also actually one of the few natural red heads that can dye their hair blonde and get away with it. It will most likely look as natural on them as red.
Last, but not least. Remember that the only thing that really matters is what looks and feels good on you. The rules are only there to guide and help you, not control you.
LIGHT WARM neutral
Even though the LIGHT WARM neutral looks it's best with blonde hair, soft copper, caramel an other typical warm hair colors can look really nice as well, and is a good indicator that this neutral is slightly more warm than cold. The warmth of the hair color, as the one in the photo above, would look draining on the skin color of a true LIGHT COOL. The neutral might be really hard to pin point, but details such as this one, is usually helpful.
Light, warm, and fresh colors looks amazing on any LIGHT WARM, as seen above. This sub-group is a LIGHT WARM neutral, so powdery summer colors such as the LIGHT COOL colors can look nice too. Especially the colors with similarities with the LIGHT WARM colors, such as baby pink, baby blue and so on. The most extreme LIGHT WARM neutrals, has the ability to merge in the look of the LIGHT COOL, if it's done right. The photos below are a good example of that versatility.
The amazing thing about the neutral, is that with colors such as pink and blue specifically, it can be difficult to decide which is better. At least until you discover that the warm pink gives more of a fresh glow. When compared to the LIGHT WARM colors all the way at the top, you can tell that the cold pink is still not their absolute best look. But without the comparison, you can't really tell.
The LIGHT WARM neutral is both connected to the LIGHT COOL as well as the CLEAR WARM, so borrowing colors from the CLEAR WARM (above) can also work pretty well. Just be careful, as it can quickly be too saturated for you.
Bold, deep, and dark colors however, is the LIGHT WARMs biggest NO, as it's just too harsh for their delicate coloring (below).
LIGHT WARM neutral
Switching to cooler shades of blue, more typical for a LIGHT COOL, you can tell that it still looks good on her. All the warm blue above, is still a little more striking, but the powdery cool shades of blue below, is still a really natural look on her.
The cold red above, would normally be a bad color on a warm type, such as the LIGHT WARM, but on a neutral it looks kind of good. It's not her best look, but it's not bad on her either. The ashy hair color help the transition into cool colors as the overall look seems neutral, not warm.
In the images below, you can tell that the worst mistake for a LIGHT WARM neutral, is colors that are too bold, dark, and wild. They overpower her delicate coloring, and if it weren't for the makeup, her outfits would probably take all of the attention.
LIGHT WARM neutral
Different LIGHT WARM neutrals can have different levels of warmth. For example, Amanda Seyfried is even more neutral than Scarlett Johansson. She is one of those LIGHT WARM neutrals, that keep me on my toes. But, every time I go through all the colors on her, I still come up with the same conclusion; she is a LIGHT WARM neutral. Mostly light, and maybe only 1% more towards WARM, but still WARM. The fact that a little warmth in her hair, is better than the ashy blonde, and that it actually looks softer towards her delicate skin, is a good tiebreaker. The fact that she can pull of yellow, and warm pink being slightly better than cold pink, are some of the other things that make her pull slightly more towards the WARM.
Amanda Seyfried is a particularly difficult neutral to pin point. She looks good in both cold and warm colors, and the only truly difficult thing for her, is very dark and bold colors, as her coloring is so incredibly delicate. She's a good example of that sensitive skin types have to be more careful with colors that aren't for them. The warm colors were only slightly better on her, and some of the cold colors were not so great, so I put here in the LIGHT WARM neutral group. A more accurate definition would probably be, LIGHT neutral.
As you can tell from the images above, cold pink and grey is not a bad color on her, although warm pink would be a little better. Bold, saturated colors overpower her and look too bright for her subtle coloring. Good colors, a little too saturated. (below).
The worst look however, are dark and deep, colors that are also cold, such as shown in the photos below.
LIGHT WARM neutral
LIGHT WARM neutral, Scarlett Johansson, can get away with many colors from golden blonde, to shades of copper and red, to deep brown. The common denominator is that all the colors are warm or neutral, and not too bold or wild. Not all LIGHT WARM neutrals could look this good in dark hair, and light hair, such as the fresh golden blonde to dark blonde is a much safer bet.
Here you can see the same red-brown hair as above, but paired with a pink-red lipstick with a blue undertone, her skin looks less fresh and the hair and lip steals most of of the attention. Berry colors are some of the worst for a LIGHT WARM. So, even for a neutral, it's difficult to make it work.
The dusty pink, soft dirty orange, and the deep red above proves that she's not a SOFT and not a COOL, and definitely not a DEEP or MUTED. She's not soft and cold enough, or warm and earthy enough too handle these dusty, dirty colors. She still looks pretty, but the colors fade her natural glow.
The colors in the photos below, are not as bad, but the black outfit with the deep lip is still a bit dull on her. It can work if you're going for that particular expression.
The plum color, also below, is something a SOFT, DEEP or CLEAR COOL would wear. As a neutral, she can sort of pull it off, but it looks a little unnatural on her. The combination of warm eye makeup and cold colored dress, makes it even more obvious, and highlight the clash of cold and warm.
The bottom green below, is actually almost a good color on her. It's a tad too saturated, and the blueish red lip is too bold, too cold, and together with the green, more of a DEEP COOL look. In the right colors, a LIGHT WARM should have a fresh, warm, and sunny glow. It can sometimes be a matter of taste, but it will still have a negative impact on skin, hair and eyes if you don't wear the colors that suits your natural coloring.
These colors below, are not completely off, but they are way too bright and saturated, and something a CLEAR WARM bright or a CLEAR COOL bright should wear. You would need a lot of makeup to keep up with these bright hues, as they shine brighter than the woman, and who would want that?
To compare with the colors that are right for here (below), you can tell that warm, sunny and fresh colors are just the right amount of color pop, but still light enough to not overpower her natural coloring.
Ivory, cream white, grey, greige and warm beige are good neutral colors for the LIGHT WARM true. If they want to use black, white and black together in small patterns can be a good way of softening the overall harsh look of black, or black and white together. If you must wear the wrong color, it's really important to use the right color on your makeup and hair color. You cant break too many rules at one time without looking washed out. A fresh natural makeup look in the right colors will keep the LIGHT WARM looking fresh and sunny even in black.
Although the sister group of the LIGHT WARM neutral, is the LIGHT COOL, the LIGHT WARM is also rather close to the CLEAR WARM. So, since these groups are all connected, colors from all three groups can be acceptable. One of the ideas behind this color system, was to explain the levels of good colors and bad colors, giving you more options and a how to get away with it. For a fresh faced makeup free look, always go for LIGHT WARM colors. For more options a neutral can experiment with LIGHT COOL colors, and for full on fashion fun, you can put a full face on and wear CLEAR WARM colors. The CLEAR WARM colors will be a little too saturated, and the LIGHT WARM colors a little too cold. There remaining color groups, not directly connected to the LIGHT WARM neutral, will be the colors that won't really work, not even with makeup.
LIGHT WARM true
Light blonde, golden blonde, toffee, and dark brown, it all looks nice on the gorgeous Margot Robbie. Because of her great skin and good makeup, even the too dark hair didn't turn out to be a very noticeable beauty spoiler. But, if you look closely, you can tell that blonde hair makes her appear more radiant than the brunette looks.
In the photo below, you can tell the difference a good makeup look can make. Compared to the photo above, the combination of dark hair, deep cool lips, and silver accessories, is not as flattering on the beautiful Margot Robbie.
With blonde hair (below), the dark and deep lip and a black outfit actually looks a little better. She does look a little less fresh faced than she usually does, and it can give a little bit of a goth look, but the right hair still helps. However, a goth look can sometimes be desired, and in that case, a goth style is also more flattering with the right hair color. Only the DEEP COOL will look fresh faced and not look goth, in goth makeup.
Finally, The three images below illustrates the three levels of wrong.
1.Too dark hair and the makeup is too deep and cold. Avoid at all cost.
2. Too deep and cold lips, and clothing too dark, but the right hair. Ok, if that's what you're going for.
3. The red lips and hair is right for this type, and only the outfit is too dark. So, with the right hair and makeup and the wrong clothing, you can stil look fresh. Just a little harsh looking.
There are also other ways of tricking the eye, and something like this image below is another good example. The perfect makeup and the perfect hair color for the LIGHT WARM true, combined with a light grey and black contrast instead of an all black look, will appear much softer and you forget that black actually isn't a great color on the LIGHT WARM.
In a deep and cold red, you can tell that Margot Robbie's skin looks less radiant that usual (above).
In the right colors, a LIGHT WARM true looks like a fresh faced angel (below).
LIGHT WARM true
Busy Philipps is a great example of a LIGHT WARM true that is flowing into the CLEAR WARM true, as these groups are sister groups. Many LIGHT WARM true, can look pretty good in CLEAR WARM colors, as long as they use a little makeup to keep up with the bolder look. However, she is still a LIGHT WARM and has a delicate coloring the way true LIGHT WARM does.
LIGHT WARM true
Brittany Snow, is such a perfect example of how great the LIGHT WARM true looks with blonde hair in lemon yellow. She really does look like sunshine.
This is probably Brittany Snow's natural hair color, which is still a good look on her, as well as the toffee brown/soft copper hair below, but she's not a LIGHT WARM soft, so the most amazingly striking color on her is still bombshell blonde. The dark brown (below), is a pretty look on a pretty girl, but it's not as special on her as the light hair. The right hair color should make a LIGHT WARM true, shine.
In the images below, you can tell what Brittany Snow, is truly a LIGHT WARM true.
Warm red and tomato red is a great shade on the LIGHT WARM true. Just make sure it's not too saturated. Also, a cold or dirty red, does not bring out the best of this fresh faced group.
As you can see in the photo above, too saturated colors overpower the delicate LIGHT WARM true. Even with the right hair color. Too strong colors is actually worse than pitch black, as black is not actually a color and has a little bit less influence on skin tone. Black is still not a LIGHT WARM color, though.
LIGHT WARM true
Kate Hudson, is also a natural brunette towards light brown, but golden blonde hair is so amazing on her that she can't be anything but a LIGHT WARM true. The fact that yellow, and all these fresh and sunny colors look so amazing on her, is just another confirmation.
If you look at the difference between the red above and the red below, you can tell that a warm red with some white added to it, is the right shade for the LIGHT WARM true. The red below is still warm and not that bad, but just a little bit too bold for her. The rust red in the image below the bold red, is a little too dirty. Not bad, but not as fresh on her as the red color above.
Pure white can look ok on the LIGHT WARM, although it's more ment for the CLEAR COOL. Ivory and cream are still much better on the warm groups, as it's goes better with the skin and hair of a WARM.
Silver will also look quite ok on the LIGHT WARM, but Gold is even better.
Bright hair, glowing skin, and fresh red lips, is a perfect example of how to pull of black for the LIGHT WARM true.
The color below however, is not such an easy task to get away with. Summer colors are ment for the LIGHT COOL, PURE COOL and SOFT COOL, and just too muddy and cold for this warm and sunny group.
LIGHT WARM true
As a true LIGHT WARM, a brunette look or a ashy color can appear a little mousy or dull. Compared to the golden blonde color at the top, you can tell how much the hair color affects the overall appearance.
A LIGHT WARM true, in the right LIGHT WARM colors, has an amazing and fresh look to them (above).
The cold summer and winter colors below, are vividly not her colors. The colors are too dirty, cold and deep, and drain the color from her face and hair, making her skin appear a bit sickly.
LIGHT WARM true
Instead of the little black dress, the best classic look for the LIGHT WARM true, is the little cream or ivory dress with gold accessories. It brings out the skin, the eyes, and the hair to it's fullest.
In the images above, you can see what a LIGHT WARM true is supposed to look like in their best colors. Below, you can see examples of how black need a bit of help from makeup and bright hair to not look dull. The natural makeup look did not have enough contrast for that black top, compared to the styling in the image at the bottom, below.
As I've mentioned before, there are levels of right and wrong when it comes to borrowing colors from other groups (below).
The cold red is not good for the LIGHT WARM skin tone, and the bottom image illustrates how you know that Elizabeth Banks is a LIGHT WARM and not a CLEAR WARM. The color combinations of that CLEAR WARM print is too much for her. It's not terrible on her, but too saturated, and a little overpowering.
LIGHT WARM soft
Amy Adams is a natural dark blonde, but as the LIGHT WARM soft she is, red hair looks completely natural on her. The difference between the LIGHT WARM soft and the CLEAR WARM soft, is that the LIGHT WARM version is more delicate. They will often have pale skin and delicate features, which is also what makes them perfect for the red head look. A CLEAR WARM soft, can often look great as brunettes as well, while the LIGHT WARM soft can in many cases be too delicate for a deep chocolate brown look. It can look nice, but softer such as a rondette hair is recommended instead.
As for all LIGHT WARMs, the black and white look is always best if it's done in more of a ivory with black look. More ivory, less black. Fresh colored lips and a winged eye liner will also help to compete with the contrast of the harsh black and white contrast of the outfit. If you look at the difference between the image above and below, you can tell that the image above is a better look for Amy Adams.
Not all red heads are autumn types, and the photos below is a good example of how deep, saturated, dirty colors, or an autumn look in general, is the wrong look for the LIGHT WARM soft. If you want an autumn look, do it with colors resembling autumn colors on the LIGHT WARM chart. Or, borrow colors that are fresh enough from the MUTED WARM or SOFT WARM. Dirty, deep and muted colors are not for you.
LIGHT WARM soft
Nicole Kidman, is a natural copper blonde, and a perfect example of how the LIGHT WARM soft is the natural red head that can look good with blonde hair. They just have to be careful to not go too cold blonde or ashy. A LIGHT WARM soft needs a little warmth in their hair.
In the images above, you can see how LIGHT WARM colors can be anything from what you traditionally think of as spring colors, but also fresh versions of something more associated with autumn colors. The LIGHT WARM soft's best colors are those that resemble an autumn look on the LIGHT WARM chart. The only thing wrong with the brown dress in the bottom photo, above, is the harsh black and red pattern.
If you must use black, a more subtle and calm approach would be preferable, as seen in the photos below.
Too bold and saturated colors as well as cold colors are especially draining on the LIGHT WARM soft. As the warmest of the LIGHT WARM types, their softer and warmer look makes it even more important to keep it LIGHT and WARM.
LIGHT WARM soft
Most shades from red to blonde works for the LIGHT WARM soft. As long as it's a warm color, and medium to light, it will most likely look good on this type. Mousy and ashy shades are not a good look, and golden, caramel, copper, strawberry blonde, and golden blonde is a much better look.
A LIGHT WARM soft, wearing the right colors, has an incredibly striking look, that is both delicate and fiery at the same time (above).
The CLEAR WARM is one of the groups that can't really handle black, that somehow still look good in it, when done right. The LIGHT WARM is similar to the CLEAR WARM, but is a lot lighter and more delicate. For a LIGHT WARM to get away with black, wearing the right makeup and/or having the right hair color for your type can really help. Even for a LIGHT WARM soft as Christina Hendricks, this black outfit doesn't overpower her, because her hair and skin contrast is so bright that you still see her. The fresh pink lips and black eye liner also helps to bring out the eyes and face in general, as seeing the outfit and not the person can be a problem when wearing colors that normally would overpower you. When it comes to black and white together, white with black is the better choice, as you can see in the photos above.
A fresh and bright hair color can help a LIGHT WARM soft, to get away with colors that aren't meant for them. From the bright and clear colors, to the deep and cold colors (above), her hair color and perfect makeup saves the look. But it would not be a look recommended for makeup free days.
The colors and looks below however, are just too saturated, high in contrast, or too faded and dirty for a LIGHT WARMs natural coloring. A beautiful woman will always be a beautiful woman, but sometimes the clothes can steal too much attention from her face and features.