Calling all HOC winters.....

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QueenCadbury Sun 21-Apr-13 09:21:05

So, I had my colours done yesterday and I am now a sprinter winter. My best colours being royal blue, electric blue, damson, lagoon blue and light emerald.

Of course a shopping trip is now required grin so I'm just after any inspiration by what you fellow winters have recently bought...

QueenCadbury Fri 10-May-13 20:48:53

hops basically you sit there with no makeup on, hair scraped back so looking about as bad as possible. The consultant will then drape lots of coloured scarves around you firstly to work out whether you are better in cool or warm tones and will then work you out to be a season (either spring or autumn if warm or summer or winter if cool). It really is amazing seeing how different colours have such an effect on how you look but with the right colours you just look more alive. You also get to try out lipsticks and given basic make up advice. You get a wallet with swatches of your colours in which get scored to which ones are best for you. It really is well worth the money. I love the prescriptiveness of knowing what is right or wrong and when I go shopping you can zone in on just your colours.

Maraki Fri 17-May-13 09:54:21

Good morning fellow winters!
I just wanted to share that I bought a cobalt blue top yesterday for a tenner from good old H&M. It's long and loose, so it looks great with skinnies and hides my mummy tummy and wide hips wink

JennySense Fri 17-May-13 13:32:31

Nice colour but pockets on my norks are a no, no for me!

Levantine Fri 17-May-13 14:29:05

Lovely but pockets no good for me either

I saw someone in a pale grey jumper with a grass green blazer the other day and thought what a great colour combo for winters. I am strictly navy, denim and black and am bored of it.

Bought a lovely pink t shirt in toast sale. They had a grass green one but it had sold out

Levantine Fri 17-May-13 18:37:29

Just looking at kettle well colours and saw that grass green is not a winter colour. I seem to be going a little off piste.

LakeFlyPie Fri 17-May-13 21:28:18

Levantine I think it depends on the shade of your grass grin
I got an emerald green Gap blazer and have a cardigan in same colour from TKMaxx and think they're perfect bright, clear colours for me.
Works well with navy too.
Some of the Kettlewell colours are a bit softer in tone IME so maybe their grass is a bit warm and summery!

QueenCadbury Fri 17-May-13 21:43:08

I'm desperate for something emerald as there's a real green hole in my wardrobe but I just haven't found anything suitable yet. I'm hoping come winter there may be more about.

maraki great colour, but like the others the pockets would not suit me.

I found a great damson coloured top in a charity shop the other day. I'm really after some coloured belts at the moment to lift my more neutral outfits. If anyone comes across any decent quality (preferably leather) with a silver buckle do let me know.

fruitcorner Fri 17-May-13 23:36:24

COS had some lovely emerald coloured cardigans and other bits when I went in the other day. Gap have an emerald green blazer too.

QueenCadbury Sat 18-May-13 07:29:42

Ooh thanks fruit. I will check cos out. Never think to look at them online. Unfortunately blazers don't look great on me. I'm strictly a cardi girl!

QueenCadbury Mon 20-May-13 17:56:49

Went for a browse today and thought I'd report back. Gap have some light emerald jumpers and oasis have a royal blue cardigan (neither are on line to link). Mango also still have the electric blue cardi that I bought last year. This belt is a Chinese blue colour.

What I actually was browsing for was a pink top or dress for dm birthday but couldn't find anything I liked.

fruit I like that cos cardi online but will wait till I go somewhere that has a store. In the meantime I'm going to attempt to dye a couple of cardigans that I have as they're 95% cotton so hopefully should work ok.

MadAboutHotChoc Tue 21-May-13 11:45:44

H&M have cardigans in a wide range of winter colours.

Maraki Thu 23-May-13 14:30:13

Look what I've found here! A perfect selection of MAC eyeshadows and blushers from MAC for us Winters smile

QueenCadbury Thu 23-May-13 21:15:02

Those eye colours scare me grin

Maraki Thu 23-May-13 22:33:22

I agree the colours remind me of parots, but I love the neutral palettes!

QueenCadbury Thu 23-May-13 22:45:11

I think I may need to try purple again. I remember trying it probably some time in the 80s and it looked like I had a black eye.

Anyone else do purple eyeshadow?

Maraki Fri 24-May-13 07:23:45

Deep dark purple eyeshadow looks great with my dark brown eyes. I blend it with dark grey for a smoky eye, but not this time of the year, it just looks wrong.

Parisisalwaysagoodidea Fri 24-May-13 09:20:50

I do purple eyeshadow and eyeliner as my 'smoky eye'. I have green eyes and it makes them look very bright. Not too much under the eye though as it blends in with my dark circles!

QueenCadbury Fri 24-May-13 11:43:00

Ok you've inspired me. Next time I'm in boots I shall check out purple eye shadows.

Parisisalwaysagoodidea Fri 24-May-13 11:58:35

QueenC You could try purple eyeliner with your normal eyeshadow to ease you into it!

QueenCadbury Fri 24-May-13 12:01:39

Any recommendations paris?

Parisisalwaysagoodidea Fri 24-May-13 12:24:33

QueenC I have Bourjois Violet Artiste eyeliner. It isn't too vivid. I bought it as I had heard it was good for green eyes but didn't want to spend too much in case it looked crap.

Re eyeshadow. The Sleek Au Naturel palette has a purple shadow in it. Again, not too vibrant, more browny than proper purple. It's a good transition from total neutrals and the other colours in the palette are true neutrals like brown, grey and beige so are useable.

I am rhinking of getting some more vibrant purple so if anyone has any suggestions I would be very grateful smile

If you can find it, though I heard they've been discontinued, Dainty Doll has a fantastic purple eyeshadow. i think it's called purple haze or something similar. Tiny bit of sparkle in it and it really makes my blue/green eyes stand out. It's definitely good for the smoky eye look

QueenCadbury Fri 24-May-13 13:50:10

Thanks all. I shall check it out next time I'm in boots.

QueenCadbury Tue 28-May-13 12:44:07

I bought a bourjois purple liner and I really like it. Think I'll save the eyeshadow until winter when I tend to do smoky eyes more.

Bought this top. It's the perfect match for the cerise swatch.

Mashedupbanana Sun 02-Jun-13 22:49:52

For work I'm looking for a few cardis to wear over a top which I can put a belt round. I'd love a raspberry or fuschia one. Also on the look out for some winter coloured skinny jeans eg raspberry or burgundy. Any recommendations?
On the lip colour front, I bought a Soap and Glory 'Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick' in 'plum jam' and it is awesome - a very sheer shine of colour

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