House of Colour’s Helen Venables explains how colour affects not only how we look, but also our confidence and mood.
‘Colour plays a huge part in the impression you make on the people around you. Wearing the right colours, you will be more memorable, look brighter and healthier and feel more confident.
It’s fine to wear neutrals, as long as you are wearing the right neutrals for your skin tone. It’s easy to gravitate towards colours we’ve been wearing all our lives. Many of us rely on black as our go-to colour, which we’re often told looks good on everyone. The truth is black only suits some people and can make others appear tired with a dull-looking complexion. If we wear the colours that suit us, we look and feel alive, and energised which in turn affects mood.
It is a bit of a chicken and an egg situation. By taking control and wearing the colours and styles that suit you, you can influence your mood from the beginning of the day and that may affect the outcome of that day, both in the way you feel about yourself and how others respond to you.
It’s not all about wearing bright colours, but the right colours. We all have our own wow colours that always look amazing when worn close to our face. Similarly wearing the wrong make up is a deal breaker. The wrong red lipstick will drain us but the right colour will make our complexion glow and our eyes sparkle.’
HOUSE OF COLOUR
There are 100 House of Colour expert personal stylists in the UK
offering colour and style analysis, make up classes and over 250 make up
products for men and women of all ages. House of Colour stylists will
identify the colours that harmonise with your natural skin tone, hair
and eye colour. They also evaluate clients’ body architecture and
personality to build a capsule wardrobe to suit lifestyle and
aspirations. They work with clients in small groups or on an individual
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