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Color Me Younger Paperback – April 15, 2009

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Established in 1983, Color Me Beautiful is the recognized leader in personal and corporate image consulting. Constantly researching the image and style needs of today's women and men and updating its advice to meet ever-changing demands, Color Me Beautiful now has over 1,000 studios around the world.


Veronique Henderson FRSA, joined Color Me Beautiful in 1985 and is now its Creative Director. She is co-author of Color Me Confident and Image Matters for Men, both published by Hamlyn, and has contributed to The Complete Style Guide, Presenting Yourself for Men, Presenting Yourself for Women and Bigger Ideas.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Hamlyn (April 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0600619613
  • ISBN-13: 978-0600619611
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,322,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Lisa Shea HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 10, 2009
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Color Me Younger has an important message at its core - our bodies change over time, and we need to accept and go with that change. I think that's a powerful thought for all of us to absorb. Yes, we might have liked to dress in tiny pink tutus when we were young and our skin was flushed with youth. Yes, we can *choose* to dress that way in our 40s and 50s too. However, we should at least be aware the way our skin and hair now look against the colors and to be cognizant of the impression we are making on those we might be trying to influence.

I want to say first that I am a strong proponent of dressing and looking the way you want to. If you love grey hair, that's wonderful! If you feel that you shine in a leather mini-skirt, then shine away. It's important to understand the trade-offs though. If your lifelong dream is to run the local PTA, you will find it more challenging if you dress in leather miniskirts and spiked heels at age 50. Not impossible, but more hurdles will appear. Each of us chooses our own battles and decides what to compromise on. A nudist hauled into court might choose to - just for a day - put on clothes rather than face a $500 fine.

So with that all in mind, Color Me Younger is a wake-up call for people who found "a look" in their 20s and never varied. Their hair has changed color, their skin has changed color, in many cases even their eyes have changed color - but the person's "inner" mental image has remained stationary. We need to reflect on who we are every once in a while, look at ourselves with open eyes and dress the best we can for the body we have now.

There are six groups - light, deep, warm, cool, clear, and soft. Again, these groups are about how you look NOW.
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I really enjoyed the original "Color Me Beautiful" text which I read about 14 years ago. It was helpful when I read it and I still refer to its principles. I cannot say the same for "Color Me Younger". This is about the worst fashion/beauty self-help book I ever read. The advice is outdated and the models are "realistic" to the point of dowdiness, especially in the "after" photos. The two authors, who have no fashion sense, must be living on the moon.
Some of their advice is ignorant, much of it inane, and for the over-60 reader, downright condescending. The suggested over-60s core wardrobe, for instance, includes six casual dresses.( If you are over 40, you're only supposed to need 4, and when you're over 50, 5.) Six tee shirts are mandatory in your forties; older than that, you only need 5. Why? Why do you need 8 sweaters in your 50's, and only 6 if you are in your 40's or 60's?? Jeans? Pretty much forget them after your 40s. Let's not discuss the suggested blue eye-liner and the lipliner pencil. I won't even go there in fantasy.
If you're over 60,"abandon your spike heels."And make sure your "sensible underwear is still pretty" (presumably because some misguided male might want to have sex with you.) Just to make sure everybody understands your Granny status, "Try replacing your jacket with a beautiful knitted cardigan in your colors". After that, head for the rocking chair, where, since you "have more time" (when?) you can "read fashion magazines" and find out what younger women are wearing.
I am 62 and perfectly comfortable and happy in my silky, sexy underwear, lovely fitted jeans, and heels. I like owning more than one coat and I don't want any day-dresses. I ignorantly thought some advice on color might boost my look even more.
If you are considering buying this book, don't waste your money. If you have already bought it, throw it away. My copy is going on E-bay.
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Over 40 and wondering why the colors which used to look so perfect for you now darken your face or make you look ghostly? You, my friend, need a color makeover, which Veronique Henderson and Pat Henshaw provide in this wonderful book. They help us identify our dominant coloring characteristics, which must be done first prior to achieving a more youthful appearance.

Inappropriate colors may cast dark shadows across our faces, emphasizing lines which age us, and making our skin, hair and eyes look dull. Color Me Younger covers everything from hair, to makeup, to clothing styles . . . helping us turn back the clock to find our most youthful look. The authors tell us that even our accessories play a big role in how we look.

I think we have all seen women who age themselves by wearing either far too youthful clothing for their age, or far too frumpy, as well as the wrong colors. Have a friend or family member in this category? It might be too hard to come out and tell them they are ruining their looks with the clothing they choose, so buy them a gift which will help them become more beautiful as they age. I recommend this book, as well as Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45. Order both to feel and look your best!
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This book shows you which colors to choose for your wardrobe in your 40's, 50's and 60's. As we age the colors that compliment our changing hair and skin tones change. Absolutely the easiest book to understand with celebrity examples and clear
picture examples to show the 6 different types light dominant, deep dominant, warm
dominant, cool dominant, clear dominant and soft dominant. I plan to become a professional Image Consultant and working towards a diploma so this book is indespensable for me since the 4 Seasons do not cover everything I will need to know
to find a clients best colors.
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