Apr 142014
 


Simultaneous contrast refers to the change in the appearance of a color due to the influence of other color(s) nearby.

When I started wearing Maybelline New York Color Whisper by Color Sensational Lipcolor, Petal Rebel, 0.11 Ounce, I wondered if I could be imagining the effect: my teeth look yellower. I suspect it is the coolness of the color, which looks quite lovely against my skin. As long as I don’t open my mouth 😉

Warm-Cold Contrast:

In the colour wheel, the warm colours with red and yellow components are located opposite to the cold blue hues. Green and magenta form the neutral transitions. The effect of a predominant colour can be increased when combined with an accent from the opposite colour. This combination makes warm hues appear warmer, and vice versa. (Cartouche)

To be honest, I am not exactly certain how to apply this observation. But I took some pictures. (The color on the right is: Maybelline New York Color Whisper by Color Sensational Lipcolor, Coral Ambition, 0.11 Ounce)
Petal rebel close upcoral ambition close up
Petal rebelCoral ambition
Now, if only I could figure out how to insert them right-side-up!

  2 Responses to “Simultaneous Contrast”

  1. “my teeth look yellower. I suspect it is the coolness of the color, which looks quite lovely against my skin.”
    Have you just sunk the entire cosmetics industry? And the economy? (women buy lipsticks in austere times)

    Or “As long as I don’t open my mouth”, the entire feminist movement? 😀

  2. Lol! Prob’ly not, since so many people whiten their teeth now 😉

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