The sweet revival of pink sees this usually carefree hue transform into a modern, sophisticated colour statement that offers women a wonderfully diverse palette ranging from the pretty to the powerful.
The allure of pink is deeply rooted in any woman’s fashion soul and goes as far back as picking your first pink party dress. It’s this feminine connection to all shades of pink, combined with the modernity of grey, that we want to celebrate and ultimately show that regardless of your skin tone, occasion or lifestyle, this is a colour combination that should be part of your new season wardrobe.
You’ll always find the soft greys work the best with the subtle pinks like blush, blossom and bubble-gum, while the in-between greys including smoke and silver beautifully match rose and raspberry. Then there’s the bright charisma of cerise, fuchsia and plum that demand the striking refinement of slate and charcoal. It’s all about balance and when considering this decadent palette thinking about the impact of the shade of pink and how it works with your skin tone. So if you’re wondering about the perfect shade of pink for your skin tone, scroll down for a few tips.
Next up in our grey colour combination journey we go regal in imperial purple – watch this space : ) !
SOFT SKIN TONE
Soft skin tones, think very pale and fair like Cate Blanchett, should wear soft and clear pink shades that include blossom, rose and sherbet. These gentle colour choices should continue into the overall tone of the colours you choose while staying clear of bright pinks and very dark greys.
MEDIUM SKIN TONE
The golden sun-kissed Medium skin tone of actress Julia Roberts loves subtle yet striking pinks like rose, candyfloss and bubble-gum. Swap very soft and very dark colours for a bright and fresh palette like candy and coral and find a balanced combination that complements your skin tone.
DEEP SKIN TONE
A Deep, lighter darker skin tone, like Jennifer Lopez, looks amazing in bright shades of pink including cerise, magnolia and deep pink. When it comes to pink – and all other shades – brighter is better, and remember soft colours will simply vanish against a Deep skin tone.
RICH SKIN TONE
If you have a beautiful Rich skin tone, this is your chance to go for complementing shades of pink. Think fuchsia and magenta matched with equally rich shades of grey. Oprah is your celebrity inspiration as she also loves to wear bold pink hues.
MAKEOVERS & CONSULTATIONS
Chata and her consultants work according to her renowned and trusted philosophy, The Complete Image Solution® – a personal image revelation where your skin tone’s best colours, combined with fashion-that-fits, come together to create a wardrobe that works for your lifestyle.
We offer consultations of various durations, for both individuals and groups. At their simplest, these comprise of a ten-minute colour consultation. The most intensive is our life-changing ‘magical makeover’, during which we devote an entire day, or two, to the hair, makeup, and wardrobe capsule that makes the most of who you are.
BOOK YOUR COLOUR CONSULTATION
Anyone can wear pink; it just depends on the tone and the shade of your skin tone! Discover your perfect pink and grey colour palette; click here to book for your personal colour consultation.
BOOK A COLOUR WORKSHOP
Enjoy a sense of renewed confidence and book a colour workshop for your colleagues, or group of friends. Click here to make your booking.
ORDER YOUR COLOUR CHART
Click here to order your personal hair, makeup and colour chart – perfect to keep in your handbag!
Content created by Chata Romano
Co-created by Leandra Roelofsz
Copywriter Lucille Strauss, The Pink Pen Word Studio
Makeovers by Chata Romano
Hairdresser Lunatic Fringe (011 783 4280) using L’Oreal Majirel and finishing products from Kérastase and L’Oreal Professionnel
Makeup Artist Charlie Runge using products from Clarins
Clothing from Truworths
Accessories from Truworths
Makeover photography by Francois Booyens
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