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Clear & Cool

YOUR LOOK IS CLEAR AND CONTRASTING

As a Clear your colouring is highly contrasting because of its brightness. With your stunning colour palette the best colour combinations for your outfits are similarly contrasting in a high degree from light to dark colours.  

With your secondary palette as Cool, clothes and makeup that have a cool undertone will enhance your colouring. Personal style will also always influence how you wear your clothes and the colour combinations you prefer! 

Be | Vivid
Be | Extreme
Be | Sparkling
Be | Energetic
Be | Bright
Be | Vibrant

Clear & Cool

YOUR LOOK IS CLEAR AND CONTRASTING

As a Clear your colouring is highly contrasting because of its brightness. With your stunning colour palette the best colour combinations for your outfits are similarly contrasting in a high degree from light to dark colours.  

With your secondary palette as Cool, clothes and makeup that have a cool undertone will enhance your colouring. Personal style will also always influence how you wear your clothes and the colour combinations you prefer! 

Be | Vivid
Be | Extreme
Be | Sparkling
Be | Energetic
Be | Vibrant
Be | Exuberant

Clear & Cool

YOUR LOOK IS CLEAR AND CONTRASTING

As a Clear your colouring is highly contrasting because of its brightness. With your stunning colour palette the best colour combinations for your outfits are similarly contrasting in a high degree from light to dark colours.  

With your secondary palette as Cool, clothes and makeup that have a cool undertone will enhance your colouring. Personal style will also always influence how you wear your clothes and the colour combinations you prefer! 

Be | Vivid
Be | Extreme
Be | Sparkling
Be | Energetic
Be | Vibrant
Be | Exuberant

Helpful Hints

Lightest to Darkest of a Single Hue

Neutral & Bright Accent

Contrasting Accents

Opposite Hues

Colour Guidelines | Click on image/title for more info

Work it ...
  • For you, with your high contrast, the more unusual the combination, the more striking. Some depth contrast can be created by pairing a lightest and darkest of one colour.
    • Combine the lightest and darkest of one colour, Evergreen and Peppermint.
  • Instead of depth contrast, aim for high colour contrast.
    • A neutral with a bright accent colour, like a neutral Charcoal with Apple Green, or Light Grey with Emerald Turquoise.
  • For depth or colour contrast combine just accent colours.
    • Mint with a Light Aqua (depth contrast) or Bright Periwinkle with Blush Pink (colour contrast).
  • Don’t be afraid to combine opposite colours on the colour wheel.
    • Periwinkle and Lemon Yellow
  • In general, always aim for at least one bright colour in your outfit.
  • The brighter and lighter shades are best near your face
    One colour is trickier, if you do, make it one of your most vivid.
  • Mid to later life you may change to a COOL as your hair turns to grey or white.
  • Great patterns for a Clear & Cool are bold, highly contrasted and brightly coloured, in keeping with the bright, saturated colours on the palette. Look for geometric patterns or round and rectangular shapes mixed together. Abstract prints are also great.

Colour Wheel | Click to enlarge

Don't do it ...
  • Colours with a warm undertone
  • Avoid muted tones
  • Two lights or two darks together
  • A single colour on its own
  • A monochromatic look
  • Avoid neutrals-only combinations
  • Patterns | Natural floral patterns are best avoided, if necessary, opt for highly stylised flowers.
    Also avoid small prints as well as anything faded or blended (watercolour prints).

Your Palette

Swatches | Click to enlarge

Colour Variance

This may occur viewing your digital swatches on screen.  More info
If in doubt and you’d like a fabric swatch wallet, just get in touch!

Jewellery

Jewellery is best like your jewel-like appearance, bright and shiny. As a Clear & Cool, both silver and gold look good on you, but silver looks the best. You can mix and match more easily than other palettes.

  • Silver | Platinum | White Gold
  • Diamonds | 9kt or 14kt gold
  • Cool hued gemstones in colours from your palette | Sapphires | Rubies | Emerald
Hair

Hair tones are from dark brown, to deep dark brown and black. Use the plummy (blue-toned) shades for lowlights and avoid copper or red tones. If you eventually go grey or white, your dominant palette may change to Cool.

Glasses

All the metals mentioned can work for glasses frames, as can any of the colours in the palette. Colourful, bright or dark frames are especially wonderful on you, as is a touch of sparkle. Coloured plastic frames are more likely to be bright enough, while coloured metals often aren’t. Make sure the lenses are non-reflective so your striking eyes remain visible.

Inspiration

Looks

Hair

Makeup

Accessories

Makeup

As a Clear & Cool your makeup is at its best when it’s highly contrasted, colourful and bright. The vibrancy of your colouring and clarity of your look needs to be replicated in your makeup. Choose contrasting shades and clear bright tones. A natural look on you is a glowy and intense look rather than a no makeup look. It’s important to use at least one bright colour in your makeup as this is what will bring out your natural level of contrast, this is best achieved through lipstick. What is required is a bold lip paired with defined eye makeup.

  • Neutral eyeshadow colours are the Greys, Steel and Storm; and Taupes. You can easily wear dark eyeshadow, but don’t go too dark and avoid muddied soft colours.
  • For highlight and accent eyeshadow colours, opt for the brighter and more colourful colours on your palette. Darker Pinks, Purples, Blues and Greens look particularly nice. Delph, Purple, Midnight, Peppermint.
  • Make sure to avoid eyeshadows with very matt finishes, as those might dull your appearance, use a cream shimmer, a frosted finish or add a highlight over the top.
  • Eye liner, Granite or brighter Teal, Marine Blue, or Amethyst.
  • Black-Brown or Black mascara is perfect for you, or a striking Navy.
  • Instead of golden bronzer (which will not enhance your colouring as you do not want its warm tones) opt for a lighter one with a pinkish undertone, and apply delicately. Alternatively swipe a little cool toned highlighter to your cheeks instead, it will add some wonderful shimmer.
  • Your blush will need a coolness, try Shiraz or Marsala.
  • Lips are, of course, bright! Avoid Dark colours. Try Sheer Fuchsia, Strawberry and Purple Rain, these are not shy colours. They will look very natural on you and not at all attention-grabbing because they mimic the natural intensity of your appearance.
  • Nude lips are also not great on you because they lack the intensity that you require.

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Be | Colour Fabulous is part of the Colour Me Beautiful group, Europe’s leading Image & Style Consultancy.

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Lynn HazelgraveLynn Hazelgrave
19:36 06 Jun 23
I had the most fabulous, fun and inspiring experience with Nicki for the full colour works analysis.Being in my mid sixties I was a little apprehensive of what to expect, but from entering the beautiful consultation room, Nicki made me feel so relaxed.Nicki has such a great understanding of all aspects of colour and styling and was so professional, passionate and clear in her approach when choosing the best colour palette for me, which I found so helpful.I came away feeling so special about myself and both inspired and excited to start using my personal colour swatch wallet which has given me so much confidence and understanding in choosing my new wardrobe combinations. (So looking forward to my next shopping trip!!).I can’t thank Nicki enough for such a wonderful time and would highly recommend her services.
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17:34 13 May 23
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15:15 12 Apr 23
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19:38 22 Feb 23
The Full Works package with Nicki at Colour Fabulous was such a fun and inspiring couple of hours. At her beautiful house, Nicki skillfully found a range of colours, tones and hues that have transformed how I chose and wear clothes. Even more impressively Nicki found a range of new colours that not only really suit my husband but he's happy to wear them too! After years of wearing the same make-up shades, I was really delighted that Nicki was able to give me helpful and bespoke advice on how to change things up and use different make up tones for different effects. It was great that I could try so many shades and Nicki was so generous with her time and advice. We came away with a range of colour swatches and lots of ideas and a new confidence in how to chose and wear clothes. I would definately recommend the experience.
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