Personal Colour Analysis
September 6, 2009 by Christine Scaman
Let’s begin with the short version:
Everyone has an inborn colour scheme. I do not have the same colours in my hair/skin/eyes as you, or my children, or my parents.
You wouldn’t put certain colours together, because it is ugly, or at least not nice to look at. You wouldn’t decorate a farmhouse and a villa the same way. Those styles would look crazy together.
When the colours you WEAR in makeup/clothes/hair exactly match the colours you are already ARE, it is 100% guaranteed and proven that you will look, feel, and present better. Much better.
When you wear colours that would look better on someone else, it looks disorganized. To the viewer, that translates as “out of control”, “weak”, “too much effort required, look away”, “older, fatter, blotchy skin, more tired”.
Once you know the exact shade of every colour that looks most flattering on YOUR colour composition, you also need to know HOW to wear it. The colour combinations and the clothing style matters. If I did lavender and lace, or beach blonde, it would be completely unbalanced with who I really am. Most people look that way.
To you, it means you’re wasting big time and money on items that detract from how good you could look. Since clothes that make you look old and tired cost as much as those that could make you suddenly very easy on the eyes, communicating the message you want heard about you, why are you wasting another second?
OK. So how do I find out what colours I already am??
Answer : there is ONE way. There is ONLY one way. It always works. It is a Personal Colour Analysis (PCA).
Most people have 20% or less of their clothes, makeup, and hair colour correct before a PCA. Think about what that cost you. After a PCA, you will be 90% or better, and improve to 95% within 6 months. You will know what NOT to buy.
Our aim during your Colour Analysis appointment will be to discover those colours that make your skin tone look as glowing and perfect as possible. The edges of your face (and body) will appear crisp and focused, the edges look sharp, so you look 5-15 lbs. thinner. Shadows on your face will fade away, so you will instantly look healthier, younger, and more rested. Imperfections like ruddiness, oiliness, yellow or white casts, acne scars, and large pores will blend away, as if you were already wearing concealer on those areas.
We will continue to narrow our colour field to those shades that make your skin appear evenly coloured, calm, and in balance with the tones and intensity of your natural design. At all times, the perfection of your skin will take priority. In second place, but still vital, will be the discovery of those colours that particularly intensify the colour strength and luminosity of your eyes.
The point is this: we will identify the exact shades of every colour that are present in your natural, inborn colour scheme. We will give you those colours in a book so that you can replicate them in clothing and makeup.
When your personal decoration is in exact synchrony with your natural personal colour palette, the result is a picture that is extremely pleasant, but highly compelling, to look at. Others will notice the energy and harmony of your completely and perfectly coordinated appearance. They will not be able to recognize why your look works so effectively, but they will be highly sensitive to seeing it nonetheless.
Perhaps you’ve heard of Colour Analysis. Maybe you have read some books or have been analyzed in the past.
The 4 season system of 30 years ago laid the groundwork. BUT, only about 25% of the population is a pure, or True Season. Everyone else is a blend, or a Neutral Season. If you could never feel comfortable being one of the four True Seasons, you will have concluded that the technique must be inaccurate or entirely ineffective.
Let’s move from the 80s to the present. The Sci\ART PCA method is a scientific, systematic series of colour tests that self-checks as you proceed. It will correctly analyze every person, regardless of age, sex, or race. It uses a set of drapes (coloured fabric about the size of a bath towel) that are laid across you, when you’re seated in front of a mirror. The drapes are precisely coloured according to the 3 parameters of colour (warm/cool, light/dark, soft/clear) to assess exactly how YOUR coloring fits into those 3 parameters.
The first impression you make has an enormous impact on how others feel about you. You are not judged on whether you resemble a movie star. Whether you have made the best of what you have been given is most certainly noticed.
You will find answers to the most commonly asked questions about your PCA appointment at www.12blueprints.com/pca-faqs/.