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I’ve had several clients over the past year or so, who have a similar refrain when they begin working with me:

“I’ve got to get a tan in order to look good in my wardrobe”, “I need a tan in order to look good in this dress I have for an upcoming event”, or mostly “I need to be tan in order to look good at all”!

Well, the simple fact is that IF you need a tan in order to look good in your clothes – then you are absolutely wearing the wrong color/toned clothes!

If you look washed out or sallow in your current clothing, then you need to learn what colors and tones will make your skin look naturally radiant – no matter how light your skin tone.  The proper clothing tones will make your skin tone shine bright and healthy.

Just look at the beautiful faces of these people, who I know for a fact, do NOT go for tanning!

All look stunning, beautiful and classy with their natural non-tanned skin.  But they are also wearing colors that are complimenting their skin tone, and making it look radiant and healthy.  Is there a coincidence that the majority of these people are along the lines of the more “classy and legitimate” in Hollywood?  I don’t know…

But for comparison, let’s look at some people who are still getting “tan” in Hollywood these days:

Does this tanning phenomena make their skin tone look better?  Do they look healthier or classier?  Compare and contrast the no-tan verses very-tan pictures above and below and you tell me.

And just to hit this home…

Let’s take a closeup look at a young 20-Something who tans verses a mature 60-Something who doesn’t tan in real life un-retouched pictures:

…who is really looking more aesthetically pleasing in the long run here?

Please learn your proper clothing tones – and stop trying to fight the beautiful skin that God gave you.  If you are old enough to read this, then you are old enough to know the seriousness of Skin Cancer.

But, that is not what this blog is about – it’s about looking your best by learning to compliment and reach the fully beautiful potential of your own personal skin tone. Think of the amount of time, money, and effort you’ll save by learning to love, compliment, and accentuate the natural beauty of your own skin – no matter what tone it is…

I’m talking pure aesthetics here.  Your natural skin tone is the best look on you!  Stop trying to change that, and learn to make your natural self your best looking self.

You know how to reach me for a Color Intervention Consultation if you need my help and expertise!  I’m here for you…

PS It drives me even crazier that while North Americans, Northern Europeans, and Australians are baking themselves to a tan; or even worse frying themselves into skin cancer…

Huge populations of people in India, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East are desperately trying to lighten their skin!

These are a whole bunch of products and advertisements from those markets.

You’re frying up and damaging your natural pale skin tone – while half a world away all of these people are trying to get skin to look like your natural pale state!  Continents are trying to get skin as pale as your natural tone!

Appreciate it, and stop your tanning!

PPS I have an entire opposite rant on people from that end of the world trying to change their natural skin tone to lighter.  Perhaps at a later post.

PPPS Can everyone just learn what their best colors are, accept their own natural God Given beauty and compliment that?

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I’ve had so many clients lately, who after their Color Intervention and transforming the colors of their wardrobe, hit a point where they realize…

“I need to get new glasses in my best color and tone – but now, what are the best frames for me”?

If you’ve had your Color Intervention, then you already know the best frame and lens colors and tones for yourself – so let’s talk my easy general guidelines for finding the best frame shape for your specific face.

#1 Easy Peasy way – just get frameless clear glasses.  This will work on anyone, as the frameless glasses will just become essentially “invisible” on your face.  This may be the way for a lot of you.  But there are many of the rest of you, where this is not your style choice – so pay attention here:

You want to find glasses where the TOP FRAME follows your eyebrow EXACTLY.  Got me?  Exactly.

From an artistic design perspective, your eyebrows creates a literal frame for your eyes.  You need to acknowledge this and respect this.

So, a good glass frame for you, COVERS and mimics your own natural eyebrow.  It should literally replace your eyebrow.

There are too many current bad glasses design, that are narrow and flat – so the glasses frame is far too low to replace your eyebrow.  These are bad glasses design, and you don’t want these.

It gives you the effect that you have double eyebrows, or two sets of eyebrows.  Bad design, bad on you, and gives a weird subconscious effect that you don’t want – to everybody looking at you!

No double eyebrows!  Get good frames that follow your natural eyebrow!

Make sense?

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Backstage…

Finally recovering from working last week.

Now I’ll have some extra time to update more posts and questions!

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