Colour Analysis in London, UK

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

To Compare Is To Despair, Or Is It?

by Lisa Kelly (Ontario, Canada) It’s been intriguing for me to realize there is a pithy piece of wisdom embraced and shared amongst my friends, my like-minded peeps — that always makes me want to say “yes… BUT!” On the one hand, I so agree with the spirit behind those memes on the negatives of

Growing into Bright Winter

by Debi Rushworth (New Brunswick, Canada) I can still remember the elation. The wait was over. The analyst pronounces what we have both seen with our eyes, that I am a Bright Winter. The Luxury drapes have been demonstrated, giving me visual reference on what my colours look like in fabric. …Then what? Maybe it’s just

Aligned Makeup Masterclass with Florentina – Part 6

by Florentina Mossou (The Netherlands) Part 6 Creating Your Signature Makeup Look 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 and

Aligned Makeup Masterclass with Florentina – Part 5

by Florentina Mossou (The Netherlands) Part 5 A Statement of Detail – Highlighter and Eye Makeup for Horizontal Yin 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

Aligned Makeup Masterclass with Florentina – Part 4

by Florentina Mossou (The Netherlands) Part 4 A Statement of Curve – Blush for Vertical Yin 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

Aligned Makeup Masterclass with Florentina – Part 3

by Florentina Mossou (The Netherlands) Part 3   A Statement of Dimension – Contour for Horizontal Yang 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

Aligned Makeup Masterclass with Florentina – Part 2

by Florentina Mossou (The Netherlands) Part 2 A Statement of Scale – Foundation for Vertical Yang 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

Aligned Makeup Masterclass with Florentina – Part 1

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

Announcing FREE Aligned Makeup Masterclass with Florentina

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

One Woman, Two Versions Series

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.

One Analyst, Two Faces

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

3 Things You Can Learn About Your Personal Style During the Pandemic

by Anna Łazarska (Poland) On Friday, March 13th I received a phone call from my manager telling me that our office was being closed due to Covid-19 risk. I have been working from home ever since, with only one visit to the office during this time frame. I quickly adjusted to the “new normal,” in

What You Look Like After a Colour Analysis

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

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

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 I

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

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

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

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

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

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