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Calling any Autumns - newly diagnosed and need help - tell me what to buy!

(29 Posts)
espanol Thu 25-Oct-12 12:16:25

I had my colours analysed yesterday and it appears that I am very definitely an autumn. It was really interesting, particularly as I was very drawn to those colours at the start and the analysis confirmed it. It explains why I already buy quite a bit of teal and loathe pastels smile

The colours that I should particularly buy are apparently marine navy, chocolate brown, teal and mustard. She also suggested I start experimenting with green as they looked surprisingly good on me and I own nothing in green apart from some Converse!

I also should be buying lots of oyster as my basic vests etc. rather than the white I tend to have but not sure where to get that as lots of shops just talk about off white or cream and it's not clear online whether they are oyster or not.

Any top tips on where to buy a few basics in these colours, plus any particularly lovely things you've bought this season?

Also any hints on make up colours? My consultant doesn't do the whole make up selling thing herself but she has a few Jane Fardon to explain what works. She got me to try some lipsticks and it turns out that I have been wearing completely the wrong colour for years (way too pink) - explains why I think I hate the stuff! Anyway, Jane Fardon garnet red looked great on me - I was really surprised how much I liked myself in lipstick for once - so I ordered some online. But now I'm looking for other ideas of colours of lipsticks, blushers, eyeshadows, mascaras to check out in the shops as I really don't know how to choose from the gazillions on offer.

Hopefully Thu 25-Oct-12 12:48:42

Yay, being an autumn is fab.

Re oyster - if it's a warm off-white shade that tones in with your colours, it will be ok. No need to obsessively match your swatches. Just make sure it's a warm cream rather than a grey off-white.

Hopefully Thu 25-Oct-12 12:49:22

What I mean is, the cream has to tone in with oyster, not be an absolute match, <explaining badly>

espanol Thu 25-Oct-12 13:27:17

Yep, I got it smile i think i will just have to start fanning my swatches with gay abandon whenever near the off-whites smile

tourdefrance Thu 25-Oct-12 14:56:19

I'm autumn too. Next have some items in mustard at the moment.

espanol Thu 25-Oct-12 15:53:29

Oooh. Exciting. Shall go and look. It appears to be my very best colour - the one thing I have ever owned in it (a nice but not overly exciting cardiganny thing) gets way more positive comments than anything else, and yesterday confirmed why. So I'm very much on the hunt for mustard.

Iodine Thu 25-Oct-12 16:01:21

Ooh espanol, where did you get your colours done and how much did it cost? (If you don't mind me asking)

ShirleySharpeyes Thu 25-Oct-12 16:14:55

It is a great time of year to be told you are an Autumn - the shops are full of greens, browns, teals and mustards. You can find stuff suitable for all budgets on shop style - here.
I could do with some help on suitable lipsticks for us Autumns as well....I really want a red brick one plus a more neutral everyday one, but not sure I really liked the HOC ones (and they're a bit ££). I guess I should really go and trawl a big department stores make up department but a few suggestions would be very welcome before I brave the tangoed ladies.

nickeldaisical Thu 25-Oct-12 16:24:55

I'm not an autumn because I'm pale and pasty, but actually, autumn colours suit me (because I like the fact they make me look a bit paler! grin )

i love greens, reds and browns. I can carry oranges that are like terracottas, but nothing actually orange.

you want to wear brown skirts and dark green tops with brown tights and boots.

ooh, if you suit mustard, you must look beautiful! I love that colour, but I can't pull it off.
I bought some fabulous mustard fake-silk fabric when I did my fashion HND, and I used it for all my toiles because I couldn't pull it off in a real dress.

monsoon dress
with black tights
next cardi in green
not quite mustard but ooooh
like trews
next again

I would have thought that oyster was a more pinky off-white - like a shell.

nickeldaisical Thu 25-Oct-12 16:26:02

what about these forwinter?

Gillybobs Thu 25-Oct-12 16:27:22

My House of Colour consultant told me that the vast majority of Bobbi Brown lipsticks are suitable for Autumns (not at all helpful to me as a Spring!)

nickeldaisical Thu 25-Oct-12 16:28:24


espanol Thu 25-Oct-12 16:35:55

Love that last dress nickel but unfortunately the neckline is all wrong - I have mahoosive boobs so really really need a V. And thanks for the Next suggestions - must check them out as those colours are great!

Iodine - it was a local lady rather than one of the big franchises. She has a personal styling business and I did a combined colours/styling morning with her. If you're in the Sussex area, I can recommend her to you.

Shirley - the lipstick I got is garnet red by Jane Fardon. It's £12 which is a bit more than I would normally spend on lipstick, but it is the first lippy to ever look lovely on me so should be worth it. It is a good one for daytime for me: the ruby red looked good also but stronger so for night time. The JF website seems to be organised by season, so has other suggestions too. Might give you some ideas?

nickeldaisical Thu 25-Oct-12 16:44:34

ah, okay, v-line and low-neck then?

nickeldaisical Thu 25-Oct-12 16:45:06

yes, that would make big boobs look a bit <ahem> big. shock

it would work on my wasp stings, though

nickeldaisical Thu 25-Oct-12 16:50:44

what about this one?

Iodine Thu 25-Oct-12 16:53:48

Thanks espanol, am a bit far away in Devon but will keep an eye out for adverts for local businesses. I don't know if I would like it though if they turned around and told me that I should wear pastel colours. I'm always drawn to deep colours, jewel purples, teals and navy blue.

How do they figure out your colours? Do they just hold swatches up against your face to see what suits?

ShirleySharpeyes Thu 25-Oct-12 17:00:56

I have never heard of Jane Fardon before, but have googled and it looks interesting especially as organised by season, so thanks. Will also try and get to a Bobby Brown counter IRL and have a look/try.
Espanol - do you wear scarves? When I had first had my colours done it is what I went out and bought as it was a cheap(er) way of updating my wardrobe and also meant that I could see if I actually liked wearing my best colours and also how they go (or not) with other items in my wardrobe. I have this on my wishlist as it would go brilliantly with my navy and khaki coats.

espanol Thu 25-Oct-12 17:08:32

V, scoop or cowl is my mantra smile

Iodine - essentially yes. Different shades of same colour. It's fascinating. I was autumn on everything she tried.

ShirleySharpeyes Thu 25-Oct-12 17:08:54

Iodine - I too am in Devon - and went to a lovely House of Colour lady. Yes, they 'drape' you to decide if you are cool or warm toned and then go through all the colours in the season and tell you which are best for you and how to wear them. It has certainly saved me money since I went as I only buy Autumn colours and they all blend. HOC website is here to find your nearest consultant. I don't work for them by the way, but would really recommend it and I'm currently saving up/trying to justify doing the style day.

espanol Thu 25-Oct-12 17:13:32

Shirley - I own 2 scarves - def need more as will be cheap way of working my new colours like you say. One is slightly wrong colours but missoni which I adore and bought as special present for myself. She's suggested colours to wear with it to look better - it's not far off, just a bit more wintry/bright than ideal. Next one was my nana's which i loved but a square that i could never work out how to wear without looking like my nana, I.e. pointy bit at the back of my neck! it is green and mustard so is actually fantastic for me and she showed me how to wear it better. Thrilled I can wear it finally as have held onto it for 23 years since she died smile

ShirleySharpeyes Thu 25-Oct-12 17:22:29

Your Nana's scarf sounds lovely - I love stuff that means something and reminds you of someone. I have my Grans fairisle cardigan in a dark green which must be at least 50 years old and I love it and still wear it.
As for scarves, I have a bit of a scarf obsession, this is also on my wishlist as is [[ this. But I really can't justify another scarf at the mo.

espanol Thu 25-Oct-12 17:32:16

Thank you for all the links smile I will properly peruse tonight when back on my computer rather than phone

shopafrolic Thu 25-Oct-12 20:13:41

Hovering with interest as have recently also been identified as an Autumn....

lavenderpekins Thu 25-Oct-12 21:30:21

Hopefully I live in east sussex and I've wanted my colours done for ages! Where is she advertised?

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