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Color Makeover Quiz

Question #1

What is my main color characteristic?

In natural lighting, stand about 6 feet from a mirror and select the description that best fits your appearance:

1. WARM and Golden

My coloring is not too light or dark. My hair is golden to strawberry blond, golden brown, or red to auburn. My skin may or may not have freckles. My eyes may be blue, green, hazel, or topaz. Celebrity examples: Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Conan O'Brian, Jane Seymour, Julia Roberts, Jerry Seinfeld. select

2. COOL and Soft

I have little to no yellow, gold, or red in skin, hair, and eyes. I am not too dark or light. My skin may be beige, pinky-beige or rose-beige but probably doesn't have a lot of color. My eyes are probably blue, blue-grey, grey, or slate. My hair is ash brown or deep ash blond, grey, salt and pepper, or black grey. It may have some warm highlights but that is caused by sun exposure. Celebrity examples: Princess Caroline, George Clooney, Jake Gyllenhaal, Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Hurley. select

3. DEEP and Vivid

I have dark eyes and/or dark hair, probably both. My skin may be light or dark. Celebrity examples: Hillary Swank, Freida Pinto, Johnny Depp, Angela Bassett, Sandra Bullock, Robert Downey Jr. select

4. LIGHT and Delicate

My hair, skin, and eye colors blend together and have little contrast between them. My hair is often light with a sleek look. My skin is light. My eyes are light, and may be soft or bright. Celebrity examples: Ellen DeGeneres, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Chris Pine, Scarlett Johansson. select

5. CLEAR and Contrasting

My hair is medium to dark. My skin is probably translucent. My eyes are jewel-like, clear and bright. Celebrity examples: Megan Fox, Elijah Wood , Courtney Cox, Katie Couric, Julie Andrews & Daniel Radcliffe. select

6. SOFT and Muted

My coloring is of medium depth, although overall I'm probably lighter rather than darker. I have neutral coloring and probably have multi-colored hair. My skin is probably opaque rather than translucent, and my eyes may be multi-colored. Celebrity examples: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Keyes, Keira Knightley, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Jennifer Aniston, Robert Pattinson. select

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Troubleshooting Guide

color makeoversHaving trouble selecting your main color characteristic? Try narrowing the field by eliminating the wrong choices.

Don't try to fit yourself into a 'season'. Concentrate instead on overall impression: light or deep? soft or clear? cool or warm?

More Color Tips

  • The difference between deep and clear is the degree of contrast. Although deeps often have a lot of contrast, clears have more and very often have a lighter eye color than deeps
  • If you are having trouble choosing between light and soft, keep this in mind: lights have a delicate appearance. Their skin tone is more translucent than softs. Softs usually have opaque skin, multi-colored eyes and hair
  • Cools have very little red or gold highlights in their hair other than what results from sun exposure. They have no red or gold tones in their eye color. If there is any warmth, then try deep, clear, light, or soft instead
  • Warms have obvious golden tones and are of medium depth. If you think you might be warm but are very light, try light, and if you are dark try the deep category