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How To Find a Top Color That Really Works

by Rachel Nachmias (Pennsylvania) On a recent call, one of my beautiful clients showed a top which I suggested looked a bit too light and soft and hence, might not fit into Dark Winter as presumed. She replied that she had checked it with the fan and here’s what it looked like: Is this a

Episode 11: Hair Colour Part 1

In today’s show… For Episodes 11 and 12 (Hair Colour Parts 1 and 2),  our thanks go out to guest contributor, Courtenay St. John of Studio St. John in Massachusetts.  In this Part 1 episode, we discuss what looks good when it comes to hair colour on any Season and how at-home hair colour might

A New Way to Live

by Debi Rushworth (New Brunswick, Canada) At the start of the year, before COVID 19 hit, I decided it was time for a reset. Having a Personal Colour Analysis a couple of years ago and then settling into my new season of Bright Winter was quite the mental shift.   Aside from realising how many clothes

Episode 10: White

In today’s show… Our conversation is all about the colour white and how the Seasons wear their whites in the most beautiful way. General aspects of white as a colour. (begins at 2.04) White for Summers. (5.54) White for Springs. (12.32) White for Autumns. (18.48) White for Winters. (23.36) Duration total: 31.45 minutes Find us

Clothing vs. Cosmetics

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

Episode 9: Colour Instinct and Leaning Warm or Cool

In today’s show… We discuss the following questions: Do people know their colours instinctively? (begins at 1.14 min.) How can I tell if I have a warm or cool undertone? (begins at 13.49 min.) What does it mean to lean warm or cool in our Season? (begins at 19.39 min.) Duration total: 32.03 minutes Find

Episode 8: Seasons and Personality

In today’s show… We answer a single reader question about one of our favourite topics, the personalities associated with the Seasons. The question is: Do you ever colour analyze people whose Season does not match the character stereotype for their Season? We  then ask ourselves,  do character stereotypes for the Seasons have any value? The

Whatever Your Glorious Age: Colour Analysis at 50+

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

Episode 7: Harmony, Hair And Skin Tones

In today’s show… We discuss the following questions: What is harmony? How do you know when you’ve achieved it? (0.58 min.) Do you ever see people coloured out of harmony? (14.20 min.)? (including how non-harmony might appear (16.30 min.) , whether natural hair colour can clash with Season (21.00 min.),  and whether natural hair colour

Why I’m Letting My Hair Go Gray in My Twenties (And Why You Don’t Have to)

by Alane Rode (Wisconsin) (Series – Part 4 of 5) I found my first gray hair at 15. For real. I remember it vividly. Standing in first period with my current crush towering over me, my teenage heart fluttered when he lifted his hand to touch my hair. “Oh hey, you’ve got something in your

Episode 6: Capsule Wardrobe Part 2

In today’s show… Christine explains how she planned the purchase of her first capsule wardrobe item, the neutral coloured top shown in the image for today’s show.  We also explore four very different capsule wardrobes for four specific women. The first woman’s capsule wardrobe is a basic, calm wardrobe that she needs for work (plus

Episode 5: Capsule Wardrobe Part 1

In today’s show… We discuss the ideas and advantages behind capsule wardrobes and consider the choice of the neutral colours upon which the wardrobe will rely.  Duration total: 44:28 min. Show Notes: Links for today’s show: Jorunn’s Capsule Wardrobe Course Find a colour analyst near you by choosing Colour Analysts in the menu bar at

Help, I’m Not Young Anymore!

by Johanna Järvinen (Finland) (Series – Part 3 of 5) Ageing is a natural and inevitable process that happens to all us of, one day at a time. Still, there are moments when time just seems to catch up with your looks all of a sudden. Just google something like, ‘can you age ten years

Episode 4: Makeup for Mature Faces

In today’s show… …our topic is makeup for mature women. We discuss our different approaches to makeup and share our practical tips and tricks. Our conversation is divided under the following topics: Foundation (begins at 5.17) Concealer (9.16) Powder (11.03) Eyebrows (14.37) Eyes (19.49) Cheeks (23.11) Lips (25.43) Duration total: 30.32 minutes Show Notes: What

Makeup As We Age

by Jorunn Hernes (Norway) (Series – Part 2 of 5) As we grow older, our colours fade. Our hair turns grey, and the colour of our eyes fades a little. We don’t shed the outer layer of skin cells like we did when we were young, which results in a duller surface. The skin loses

To Grey Or Not to Grey

by Debi Rushworth (New Brunswick, Canada) (Series – Part 1 of 5) I was chatting with a friend the other day about the challenges of ageing and I realised again how much progress I’d made in coming to terms with my appearance. I went silver at a young age. In fact I found my first grey

Episode 3: Changing Colours with Maturity

In today’s show… We discuss the following questions: How do we use our colours from youth to maturity? (begins at 0.58 on the left side counter) Is it true that the warm seasons are less flattered by silvering hair? (at 15.50 on the left side counter) Duration total: 25.15 minutes Show Notes: The Questions discussed

Color in a Time of Crisis

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

Episode 2: Colour Basics

In today’s show… We discuss the following questions: What do Seasons have to do with natural colouring? (begins at 1.52/20.25) What happens during and right after a colour analysis? (at 8.02/14.10) Why does the Season concept work for choosing clothes and makeup? (at 10.33/11.44) Does Season change with age? (at 15.18/7.01) Duration total: 22.17 minutes

Episode 1: Welcome to the Colour Podcast

In today’s show… Welcome to the first episode of a podcast series dedicated to straight talk about understanding your colours, using your Season’s palette, and applying both to the best shopping decisions you could make. In this show, you’ll meet your hosts, Christine and Jorunn, hear about their personal areas of interest as colour analysts,

The Right Polish for Spring Skin

by Christine Scaman (Prince Edward Island, Canada) Where agreement, order, and a sense of belonging exist between the elements of a composition, for example, apparel and hair colour, we sense harmony. Harmonious relationships give the colours the ability to interact. This is visual magic, as if the colours in an outfit are speaking to one

Love and Colour Analysis

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

That Moment of Wonderment

by Lisa Kelly (Ontario, Canada) That Moment of Wonderment in your Colour Analysis: A Valentine for you I can still feel my gasp, looking in the mirror when the headscarf (which had covered my hair during the analysis) came off.  Was that MY hair? That subtle gorgeous mix of shades – bark, sand, teak, frost

Minimalism, Colour Analysis and Your Cosmetic Bag

by Terry Wildfong (Michigan + California) Are you a minimalist? Minimalism seems to be the in thing to do nowadays. There are many resources to help you remove unwanted and unneeded items from your house and life. There are numerous articles about how to reduce clothing items you may not often wear or no longer