Friday, October 9, 2009

If You Are a Brunette - Coloring Part 1

Here's a Ruth Murrin's 1938 take on Brunette coloring - Part 1

With a clear complexion and shiny dark hair set off by perfect grooming, a brunette has a fine start. But to complete the picture, she must know her color schemes. There are warm brunettes and cool brunettes, and a girl must know to which side she belongs.

The most famous example of the cool group is the Irish type - black or dark brown hair, milky skin, pink cheeks, blue eyes. She looks best with creamy powder, rose rouge and lipstick, black mascara, blue eye shadow. She wears blue beautifully in every shade except harsh, bright blue. Powder blue is especially becoming. Black and navy are good basic colors for her, and she can wear purple bluish orchid, turquoise, gray, rose, ruby, and emerald.

Then there is the dark-haired, brown-eyed girl whose medium skin has lots of pink in it. Her best make-up is a pinky rachel powder, medium bluish red rouge and lipstick, black mascara, brown, purple, or green eye shadow. She like her "cool" sister avoids brown and chooses black or navy as her basic color. She looks well in bluish greens, bright jade green, warm pinkish gray, deep blue, pure soft yellow, crimson, American Beauty, wine, and all the deep bluish reds.

Part 2 coming soon!


Simply Colette said...

Thanks for stopping by! What a unique blog you have. I love the design. I'm a brunette with pale skin and green eyes. :) Have a lovely day!

Cajun Girl Living In The Mountains said...

YaaY, brunettes!!


Michelle said...

Oh- this reminds me of Zooey Deschanel in 500 Days of Summer...great example of the 'cool' group. She wore blue throughout the whole movie! And it really looked stunning on her.

Hmm I'm beginning to think Ruth is the original "What Not To Wear" hostess. LOL

Witchcrafted Life said...

Once - just once - many years ago I finally gave into a nagging idea I'd had for years that being fair skinned and green eyed, I could perhaps pull off the raven haired Irish girl look. I coloured my hair a very dark shade of brunette, however I didn't end up looking like Snow White or an Irish maiden, instead I looked like I was wearing a bad wig and I had to pay a small fortune to strip the dark hue from my hair. Oh well, you win some, you lose some. I certainly haven't contemplated going dark brunette (beautiful as it is on many) ever again ;D

Wishing you a splendid weekend, honey!
♥ Jessica

Jen said...

Hey, I found out because I have just posted on my own blog about changing hair colour and outfit ideas...

I'll definitely visit again, love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your comment...Love your posts


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