Soft Summer Inspiration WITHOUT USING BLUE

by Jorunn Hernes (Norway) I get the most wonderful inspiration from the readers of my Nordic Simplicity blog. I loved this comment from my reader Mandy, who is a Soft Summer and shone a light on the (blue) elephant in the room. Challenge accepted. Blue is an easy colour for Summers, perhaps too easy, to

The Misunderstood Season

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

More Than Meets The Eye (Using Your Colour Fan)

by Lisa Kelly (Ontario, Canada) Let’s face it:   Learning to use our colour fans to shop for clothes can be… daunting? To say the least. Especially having to overcome an instinct to try matching the item colour with an individual colour in the fan.  We call this “dot matching” – and oh man, can it

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