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

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

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

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

Three Shopping Strategies You NEED Before You Spend Another Dime

by Rachel Nachmias (Pennsylvania) One of my gorgeous clients recently confessed something to me: she hates to shop! The truth is, many women feel this way – they want to look good, but just can’t get out of the mall fast enough. Unfortunately, this often results in walking out the door with something you don’t

Dressing My Changing Size and Shape

by Cate Linden (Kentucky) After gaining a significant amount of weight in the past 8 months – easily the most dramatic weight shift I’ve undergone aside from pregnancy – I was forced back to the drawing board with my closet. Practically speaking, I outgrew a tremendous number of things at once, including all of my

Christmas: The 12 Seasons in Your Home

by Elegance Colour Consulting (British Columbia, Canada) Expressing Your Season At Christmas… DARK WINTER Christmas Red Dark Winter is Winter influenced by Autumn. Bringing a dash of Autumn into Winter produces a palette that’s slightly warmed and slightly softened relative to the other Winters.  Since both Winter and Autumn colors are comparatively dark, depth of color is the most

How I Built a Kickass Wardrobe at Thrift Stores

by Cate Linden (Kentucky) I rarely buy my clothing new anymore, and I’ve never been so excited by my closet. Switching to thrift stores wasn’t a momentous or even a very conscious decision for me; I was just finding so much amazing stuff that I lost the motivation to look elsewhere. A couple of weeks

3 Reasons to Wear Lipstick

by Jorunn Hernes (Norway) Let me be crystal clear. You don’t have to wear lipstick. It is perfectly possible to live a rich and fulfilling life without it. However, lipstick is one of the most powerfully feminine icons of our culture. It is difficult to be a grown woman and not have a relationship with lipstick, whether you are

The Right Polish for Autumn Skin

by Christine Scaman (Prince Edward Island, Canada) In the autumn time of year in the Northern hemisphere or the late afternoon of any given day, light from the sun travels a long distance at a low angle. Colours are imbued with particular qualities as a result, appearing rich and warm with emphasis on shape and

Dos and Don’ts for Post-PCA

by Alane Rode (Wisconsin) I can always see the look in a client’s eyes settling in just before they leave the appointment. It’s the “How the *bleep* am I going to do this by myself?” look. I get it. I’ve been there. The thing about finding your season is that it doesn’t actually work that

The Minimalist Travel Wardrobe

by Jorunn Hernes (Norway) A simple rule to keep in mind when travelling: Everything you bring shall match all the other items. Travel Wardrobe = a condensed capsule wardrobe. If there is something you pick that doesn’t match the shoes you are thinking of bringing, choose something else instead. This is much easier if you

Makeup: Finding Balance

by Florentina Mossou (The Netherlands) With colour analysis, I spend a lot of time around makeup. While I was swatching, testing, and applying makeup, I started to wonder… What separates normal, average, seen-it-everywhere makeup from totally great makeup? Before we begin, please don’t think makeup for PCA is obligatory in any way. It’s not. You’ll

Tips For Great Hair Color Without Going to the Salon

by Courtenay St. John (Connecticut/Massachusetts) A Personal Decision Not To Go Gray… There are two things I remember Grandmom saying that must have deeply imprinted my ideas about hair color. Grandmom unfavorably viewed those blond TV personalities whose “roots were showing.” And, in her 90’s, Grandmom still crowed, “I have never seen a gray hair