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  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (December 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811865231
  • ASIN: B0030ILW8I
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #481,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jesse Garza and Joe Lupo are the founders of Visual Therapy Luxury Lifestyle Consulting, based in New York City. They've been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine; Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, In Style, and Elle.

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A lot of good information and photos.
rescueAdog
This book puts a fresh new spin on the concept of choosing colors that suit your personal body and hair coloring.
Citygirl
Like cutting your own hair...I'm not saying it can't be done.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Mailee on February 28, 2009
Format: Paperback
I know practically nothing about color. I love fashion and style and own several books regarding these topics, but very few of them address color, and if they do at all it's in passing. For someone with as rudimentary knowledge as I have, Life in Color has been a great help in understanding what suits me and why. The color type quiz is fun and easy, and the four types, Sun, Moon, Earth and Star, are pretty and inspiring; much more so than seasons if you ask me! The palettes are varied, and I particularly enjoy how the authors also went on to describe various iconic styletypes and hair and makeup options and how to blend them with your palette.

It's true that when they feature before and after pictures of women wearing the wrong colors versus wearing the correct ones that the "before" pictures are always without makeup and boring poses, while the "after" ones are done with flattering makeup and dynamic poses. However, this is true of every book I've ever seen that has before and after features, and as far as I'm able to tell the lighting hasn't been changed at all, which is really the most crucial element in photography. And the women still look pretty in the "before" ones, if you ask me. I'm certain they've been photoshopped, but it's only the cynic in me, not because it's overt. For all of the women the "right" colors certainly do look better on them than the "wrong" colors, with or without makeup and editing, and that's the real point.

However this book does have its flaws. Personally, I'm a little confused about their color typing. One of the authors classes himself as a Star (cool tones) when he looks warm toned to me. They claim that it's because the undertones have nothing to do with ethnicity, but then perhaps I'm bad at reading undertones.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By E. K. on February 22, 2009
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I had a terrible time trying to determine my color type according to their guidelines. I found myself in three different categories! It was very frustrating. In general I look better in warm colors, but there are many cool tones that are also beautiful on me. Their palettes simply did not work for me. I also agree with the reviewer who pointed out the "dishonest" photos and silly and irrelevant digressions. Don't spend good money on this book. Borrow it or wait until it hits the bargain bin.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Citygirl on December 27, 2008
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This book puts a fresh new spin on the concept of choosing colors that suit your personal body and hair coloring. Without totally abandoning the concept of warm/cool, and seasonal color types as first revealed in "Color Me Beautiful", "Life in Color" goes beyond yet is somehow more specific, tying in the colors that suit you with your personal style. After reading and studying every book I could find on the subject, and even working as a color consultant, I finally found a book that made absolute sense, and gave a new clarity to choosing the colors in your wardrobe. Lots of great photos, well-written, a really enjoyable read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Elisabeth on May 18, 2010
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This book starts out with a brief description of the science behind color. However, unless you're an art student who already has a background on color theory, this section will probably feel too brief and unclear to you.

Next, there's a quiz to help you determine which ColorType you fall under: Sun, Moon, Earth or Star. The quiz is also supposed to help you determine whether your skin tone is warm or cool. However, I found the quiz to be confusing since, at the end of it, I ended up falling into 3 categories...when you're only supposed to fall into one.

Luckily, I know my skin tone is warm, so that left me being either a Sun or an Earth, but they both seemed so similar that I'm still not sure I've got mine right. The ColorTypes Moon and Star also felt very similar, too.

Once you discover your ColorType, you'll be presented with the colors that work best with your skin tone. Some of the colors under my ColorType I know look good on me, but others I've never tried before, so I'm looking forward to experimenting. I disagree with the authors, though, that black is universally flattering. Black against my warm skintone makes my face look washed out.

Next, there's examples of models demonstrating the wrong color for their ColorType and the right color for their ColorType. However, this is very misleading since, in the before photos, the models aren't wearing makeup, they're sitting under harsh lighting, and they're not smiling. In their after photos, they're wearing makeup, they're sitting under flattering lighting and they're smiling (some are even laughing). So, of course, the after photos are going to look better! Anyone would look better under more flattering conditions.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jl Mcdonnell on April 21, 2009
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I own almost every book written on this subject but this gives a modern take on the subject with additional helpful information on clothing items for your particular style and colour. A slightly different method of analysing a person's colour but it worked for me. Definitely one for the bookshelves if colour is a passion for you.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By art chick on May 18, 2009
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This is a very fun book but I am still feeling a bit clueless. I can't tell the subtle differences between some of the colors in the book, and I'm still not sure what color type I am even with the book. Plus the style types were a bit confusing, and seemed like a plug for the authors' other book. The style types all seemed kind of unusual to me - I didn't feel like I fit into any of their style catagories. So over all, a fun book, perhaps for a coffee table book or for a gift to someone, but not as useful a book as I had hoped for.
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