Monday, November 26, 2012

Spicy Heat: Seasonal Color Analysis with a Featured Blogger

Seasonal Color Analysis: Another Beautiful Deep Autumn...

What a pleasure it was to be able to work with Tami, of Talking with Tami, to do her virtual color analysis and discover her beautiful warm coloring! Though it doesn't show up as clearly in this professional picture, Tami’s coloring is warm and rich and deep but slightly muted, which makes her a deep autumn. And in Color Alliance, she is a vivid rich autumn.

And as you know, she’s in good company! The president and Mrs. Obama are both deep autumns, and more specifically, vivid rich autumns, as well.

Vivid Rich Autumn Color Palette

Here is one example of a vivid rich autumn color palette. Though each one is personalized for the coloring of the person ordering it, they are similar in that they would all match someone whose coloring is warm, deep, rich and slightly muted.

Can She Wear Black?...

Yes, she can wear black! Deep autumns can wear black, but it is better in small doses

Wear it in small blocks of color, mixed with a lot of heat. Deep autumn is red-hot and offers lots of spicy colors to choose from, so deep autumns should include them whenever they succumb to the temptation to wear black as part of a deep autumn ensemble.

Spicy Heat?...

Yes, indeed! Deep autumn is full of fiery passionate heat. All of the reds and the oranges work, as do other burnished colors like deep olive, reddened browns, burnt oranges, dark cognac, bronzed burgundy.What do I mean? Moroccan colors. Russets, bricks and bittersweets. Bollywood heat.

Deep Autumn

"’s the tribal-as-in-undomesticated goddess, the wild horse. The untethered freedom. Your own hoofbeats pounding in your ears. The driving intention. The uncaring about reactions.  Can we go back and emphasize the word wild. Native. Savage. Unchecked. Untamed. All it takes is one scarf, one bronzed lipstick, one leopard print-backed glove, and the viewer just felt it in their chest (but couldn’t say exactly what they felt)."~~Christine Scaman

I love the intensity with which Christine, a color analyst at, writes about the seasons and brings them to life. I am a deep autumn, too, and I feel that intensity myself, as a person and in the deep autumn color palette.

Deep Autumn Makeup...

Create contrast. Define the eyebrows, create some interest with the eyeshadow, and don't forget lipstick, so that your mouth shows up as part of your face. Deep autumns often want a more natural look (guilty) but probably need more drama than they are initially comfortable with in their makeup.

All of the makeup needs to have that burnished quality that represents the deep autumn coloring. Very dark brown eyeliner, dark brown mascara, rich warm brown eyeshadow, red or red-orange or orange-brown on the cheeks and lips.

Deep autumn is practical and down-to-earth. Sometimes all that burnished color and spicy heat can take some getting used to in someone who has worn other colors, instead. It's not for the faint of heart.

But I know Tami is ready to bring it. For the rest of us, here's some encouragement, whatever your season.

"Rise up to being who you are. In the beginning, right colour can feel like a disguise. In no time,the colours will have convinced you of your truth when nobody else could."~~Christine Scaman

I am planning to link up today to Glamamom for this week's Monday Mingle and to Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday. On Wednesday, I will link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday and Melaina at Transatlantic Blonde for What I Wore Wednesday.

NOTE: I will be taking the month of December off from the weekly linkups and from doing virtual color analysis, but will be back in January. I'll still be posting here a couple of times a week, though, so drop by and say hello.

For those I might not see in linkup land, have a wonderful holiday season!!

"A unique system of color analysis, firmly grounded in scientific measurements
and circumscribed by the timeless principles of art. It produces a color palette unique to you, specifically designed to complement your own skin, hair and eye color." –Color Alliance
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"When we find the set that enhances you above all the others, what we have really uncovered are the exact pigments already in your skin, in your body. When you then wear the colors you already are, you look like magic because your person and your attire is sending the same wavelength of energy to the viewer." ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints


  1. Great education for me, as always from you Jeanine. Have a wonderful holiday and we'll see you in January : >

    1. Thanks, Patti!! See you then! Though I still will be posting a couple of times a week here at the blog.

  2. What a great job. She looks so good.

    1. Doesn't she? She makes a great deep autumn!

  3. Online colour analysis! I love it.

    Btw, visiting via from What I Wore Wednesday. I've just started a new blog link up My Style Sunday .

    1. Hi Caroline! How cool. Sounds like a fun linkup!


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