Color makes the difference
Published 12:17 am Sunday, July 2, 2017
3 Albert Lea women discover how to make the best choices
Photos by Colleen Harrison
Hair, makeup and color analysis by Melissa Wittmer
Clothing from Maurices
Each one of us has unique skin and hair colors. Finding the color palette that compliments your natural tones can bring out a special beauty. The right colors smooth and clarify the complexion. They minimize fine lines, shadows and circles and bring a healthy glow to your face.
The wrong colors, on the other hand, can make your complexion look pale or muddy. They accentuate flaws and can even age your face.
Melissa Wittmer, a local cosmetologist, salon owner and certified colorist, specializes in color analysis and has teamed up with Albert Lea magazine and three Albert Lea women to demonstrate the transforming power of choosing one’s best colors.
Among the many color tips she provided, Wittmer noted that everyone “can wear every color in the rainbow.” It’s all about finding the right shade. She also said that for a polished appearance, a person’s color palette should be the foundation for their entire look — not limited to just clothing choices, but applied to makeup and nail polish colors as well.
Melissa Wittmer, owner of Polished Salon, does the hair and makeup for Brooke McKinney.
Brooke should avoid overly intense colors such as black and white and also warm, earthy tones and frosted colors.
Brooke McKinney of Albert Lea is an eyelash extensionist at Dinah’s Style in Albert Lea and also an independent distributor for LipSense.
Brooke’s color tips:
Brooke’s coloring is cool and light. Her best colors have a slight grayed undertone, and she looks fantastic in mint, violet, rose, sky blue, gray and taupe. For makeup, Brooke should choose cool gray, silver, blue or purple eye shadow, and her lip color should be bright.
Makeup used on Brooke:
Eyes: Victorious and Tenacious Splurge Cream Shadows by Younique
Lips: Strawberry Shortcake by LipSense
Jenny should avoid warm, earthy colors, light pastels and frosted colors.
Jenny Nelson lives in Albert Lea and is the administrative assistant for the Albert Lea Parks and Recreation Department. She is also a Team Beach Body coach.
Jenny’s color tips:
Jenny’s coloring is strong with cool undertones. She looks her best in pure, vivid colors such as white, black, royal blue, purple, fuchsia and emerald. For makeup, Jenny should stick with cool eye shadows in grays and blues. Her lip color should be bold or sheer.
Makeup used on Jenny:
Eyes: Addition Shadow Pallet 2 by Younique
Lips: Fly Girl by LipSense
Margaret should avoid intense, cool jewel tones.
Margaret Knutson lives in Albert Lea and works at Albert Lea Public Library.
Margaret’s color tips:
Margaret’s complexion is warm but bright. She is her best in colors that look as if they are bathed in sunlight, such as peach, light coral and salmon, lime green, ivory, khaki and warm grays. For her makeup, Margaret should stick with golden brown eye shadows, and her lip color should be warm, but not too bold. Frosted colors compliment her.
Makeup used on Margaret:
Eyes: Addiction Shadow Palette 1 by Younique
Lips: Aussie Rose by LipSense