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Soft

YOUR LOOK IS SOFT AND SUBTLE

You have a wonderful, understated elegance. As your colouring does not tolerate a lot of contrast your best colour combinations are those that complement each other and have minimal contrast. Your colour palette contains beautifully toned down colours that would make others look washed out, but they subtly and magically bring you to life. 

Be | Natural
Be | Gentle
Be | Organic
Be | Enchanting
Be | Mysterious
Be | Elegant

Soft

YOUR DOMINANT COLOURING IS SOFT AND SUBTLE

You have a wonderful, understated elegance. As your colouring does not tolerate a lot of contrast your best colour combinations are those that complement each other and have minimal contrast. Your colour palette contains beautifully toned down colours that would make others look washed out, but they subtly and magically bring you to life. 

Be | Natural
Be | Gentle
Be | Organic
Be | Enchanting
Be | Mysterious
Be | Elegant

Soft

YOUR LOOK IS SOFT AND SUBTLE

You have a wonderful, understated elegance. As your colouring does not tolerate a lot of contrast your best colour combinations are those that complement each other and have minimal contrast. Your colour palette contains beautifully toned down colours that would make others look washed out, but they subtly and magically bring you to life. 

Be | Natural
Be | Gentle
Be | Organic
Be | Enchanting
Be | Mysterious
Be | Elegant

Helpful Hints

Monochromatic

Neighbouring Hues

Neutral & Accent

Neutrals

Colour Guidelines | Click on image/title for more info

Work it ...
  • You look best in colours of medium depth 
  • A beautiful look for you this is through monochromatic colour combinations. You can pair slightly different shades of the same colour.
    • Greens for example, lighter green Jade with a darker green, Teal.
  • You can combine neighbouring colours and, as long as they have the same depth, they will look perfect on you.
    • Soft Violet with Charcoal Blue.
  • Another option is to mix a neutral with an accent of similar depth.
    • A medium Charcoal with a similarly medium Claret.
  • Combining neutral colours (marked with (n) on your swatch) is a flattering way of dressing for your colouring.  It often washes out other palettes, but on you it’s pure elegance.
  • If you like the strong, brighter colours you still have plenty of combinations with these soft colours.
  • Black is not in your palette, if essential, wear sparingly, preferably below the waist and in a sheer light fabric.
  • Your black alternative is Chocolate | Pewter | Charcoal | Light Navy |Rose Brown | Damson
  • Mid to later in life if your hair turns to grey or white your colouring could change you to a COOL as your dominant palette.
  • Softer textures can often work better for you as they absorb the light making them softer.
  • Great patterns for you are gentle, natural and delicate. The elements of the pattern should be small and loosely arranged.

Colour Wheel | Click to enlarge

Don't do it ...
  • High, stark contrast 
  • Extremely vibrant, bright colours 
  • Pairing highly contrasting colours, especially those that sit opposite each other on the colour wheel. 
  • Patterns | avoid ordered arrangements, big elements and stiff geometric patterns

Your Palette

Swatches | Click to enlarge

Colour Variance

This may occur viewing your digital swatches on screen.  More info
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Jewellery

Jewellery is best if it is matt or hammered, brushed or satin. Not shiny, avoid bling

Use gemstones in colours from your colour palette. 

Hair

Soft’s naturally have a wide range of hair colours from dark blonde, light brown to brown, and depending on your undertone you may want to add high or high or lowlights that are warm or cool. 

Glasses

Always choose a frame that is a colour, or metal from your palette. Softer, muted colours, or shades of the same colour are flattering. Metals that are matt or brushed will also look better.  

Inspiration

Clothes

Hair

Makeup

Jewellery

Makeup

Soft makeup is at its best when it’s understated, natural and subtle. With a blended, medium depth colouring, you can achieve a harmonious look by repeating these natural characteristics with your makeup. A ‘Nude makeup’ in its original sense is what you wear best. Keep your makeup matt and simple and it will frame your face beautifully. 

  • Neutral eyeshadow colours look lovely, with a wide variety of creams, browns and greys to choose from.  
  • Accent options like the soft pinks, of Opal, or plum hues, like Lavender Bliss, Damson, Heather or Delph. Blues and greens are great colourful options  too.  
  • When selecting eyeshadows, opt for a matt or slightly shimmery finish. A little shimmer is nice, but too much can easily overwhelm your gentle appearance.  
  • Avoid black which can be harsh on your colouring, and take care with accent colours, overly bright ones these will overwhelm you.
  • Blended colours will give you an elegant and sophisticated look
  • Granite, Teal or Marine Blue Eyeliner really brings out the colours in your eyes. You want one that doesn’t make an obvious line and is not much darker than your eye shadow.
  • Bronzer in a pinky-gold is a great product for you, it brings out a healthy glow in your complexion.
  • A little blush that is soft with no shimmer.
  • Black-Brown or a soft Navy mascara will look lovely.
  • Use lipstick similar to your natural lip colour for a very subtle daytime look.
  • For a more dramatic look still keep makeup gentle and understated, but the darker shades can create captivating lips. Smoky eyes also work for you, although in a gentler composition in browns or greys. Opt for a matt or sheer finish as gloss can look too heavy on you.


To give you specific advice on colours best for you with regards to hair, makeup or accessories like jewellery or glasses, I would need to determine whether your undertone is Warm or Cool. Please do ask me if you are interested to know more!

There's more ...

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