by Anna Łazarska (Poland) and Christine Scaman (Canada) In the past 3 years the world as we used to know it has dramatically changed, which affects us even on such a mundane level as makeup availiblity. The Covid pandemic, Brexit and wars in different parts of the world changed our lives more than we expected.
by Anna Łazarska (Poland) One of the first clothing items I purchased after my PCA was a purple t-shirt. Keeping in mind my analyst’s advice how I needed time and practice in order to learn how to recognize my colors, I avoided major closet investments in the first couple of months. I figured buying just
by Terry Wildfong (Michigan + California) During my almost 30-year career as a personal color analyst and doing colors in both the 4-season and 12-season systems, one thing remains consistent – the misunderstood season. In the early 90s, before the internet and social media were the norm, my clients came from my talking with people
by Jorunn Hernes (Norway) Why do I ask you to bring clothes to the colour analysis? Well, you’ll show up wearing clothes, but when you book a colour analysis with me, I always ask you to bring clothes too (and accessories) to the appointment. Some bring a few select items, others come hauling a suitcase
by Jorunn Hernes (Norway) Hello! I am Jorunn Hernes of Nordic Simplicity, 12 BLUEPRINTS Personal Colour Analyst based in Norway. If you don’t know me from before, I am based in Norway, and have been seeing clients in my Fargeporten studio on the west coast of Norway since 2013. I’m also writing about how to
by Florentina Mossou (The Netherlands) Part 1 Introduction – Light, colour and shape Overview Introduction – Light, colour and shape A Statement of Scale – Foundation for Vertical Yang A Statement of Dimension – Contour for Horizontal Yang A Statement of Curve – Blush and Lipstick for Vertical Yin A Statement of Detail – Highlighter
by Florentina Mossou (The Netherlands) Featuring 12B colour analysis and Align style analysis You’re invited! The real magic of makeup is to draw attention to the eyes. Harmonious colours, proportions and textures do not distract the gaze, but guide it. The viewer settles peacefully on the eyes. Body type is key to knowing how to
by Anna Fraś (Poland) Illuminated by different colours Following the thread of looking at the same face illuminated by different colours, we wish to present here a striking series of posts created by our analysts. Recently we have had the chance to read about Michelle’s experience and look at Anna’s project here at Chrysalis Colour.
by Anna Łazarska (Poland) I love looking at pictures of women before and after their personal color analysis. I can see how random color choices are replaced with consequent patterns. How a blurred face turns into a focused one. How the colors of the person, which used to be so painfully separate from her apparel,
by Michelle Boni (Orlando, Florida) A tale of two professional photographs and two color seasons. The picture on the left is from Korea, and the picture on the right is from America. The first encounter Unlike many of my other color analyst colleagues, my first exposure to Personal Color Analysis was through a Korean TV
by Anna Fraś (Poland) Sitting across from Christine Scaman, I wondered where exactly her age could be seen. I am a little ashamed to admit that while waiting for the waitress, reading the menu and talking about matters that were of interest to us, I looked carefully at the face, hair, neck, and hands of
by Terry Wildfong (Michigan + California) While lipsticks and blush relate to an individual’s undertone, foundation is matched to overtone as it is dealing with the outer layer of skin. I have had many Winters who have a lot of yellow in their skin. They are cool (or cool neutral) but need a yellow (warmer) beige foundation. Don’t be
by Lisa Kelly (Ontario, Canada) (Series – Part 5 of 5) For my 50th birthday back in 2013, I did something very out of character: I spent $300 on my appearance, on a personal colour analysis. Me, a jeans-and-t-shirt casual woman, intimidated by anything stronger than lipgloss. And yet the decision felt simple, and the
by Brynn Kaufman (California) I am writing this to you on the seventeenth day that I and my family have been isolating ourselves, doing our part to slow the virus that is growing around the globe. Like I imagine yours has, my life has gone through some rapid changes – my kindergartener is home, there
by Anna Fraś (Poland) A fleeting impression An unusual smile awarded my queueing today at the department of motor vehicles. The lady looked up from her desk: I saw a truly extraordinary expression on her face. The smile was not only kind and welcoming, but radiant, showing gladness to be there and this kind of