The early feedback from my own use with clients and pictures and comments from the analysts using it is better than good.
From Rachel (Best Dressed) in Philadelphia: “These lipsticks are fantastic. Never before has finding flattering makeup for each season been so foolproof.”
From Margareta (email to firstname.lastname@example.org) in Sweden: “We tried Delicacy on my Soft Summer friend. It was PERFECTION.”
From Shahna (U In Colour) in Edmonton: “My Light Summer client said that she has always had troubles finding the right blush when she bought Orchidee.”
Foremost, a remarkable colour selection. My colour classification is 100% based in the original Sci\ART palettes. I am quite particular about that, not out of any historical loyalty but because people look, dress, and shop significantly better given a little time to learn their place in the system.
A definite colour deposit that remains true. I understand preference for sheer product or no makeup. I also have some personal knowledge of resistance to the unfamiliar and the changing face of personal perception. Like any kind of fear, makeup can look like a wall until you take a run at it and find out that it isn’t a wall at all. It was only ever a picture of a wall. When colour is correct, the need to be especially careful with application subsides. That said, these colours know who they are and you may prefer to dilute them with gloss or translucent powder till you are used to working with them.
No animal testing at any stage.
Made in Canada, not just assembled in Canada.
Blushes are pressed powders in individual containers. Palettes exist and will appear later this year as eyeshadow 5-pans.
Paraben and fragrance free.
Triple milled. Of the private label cosmetic manufacturers, this is by far the best quality I have seen. It is also more expensive. Powders feel like creams. Shimmer and certain pigments necessarily mean a less tightly pressed product and one with a slightly rougher texture.
LISPTICK INGREDIENTS: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Oleyl Oleate, Mica, Lanolin Oil, Octyldodecanol, Propylene Glycol Ricinoleate, Euphorbia Cerifera( Candelilla) Wax, Isopropyl Lanolate, Oleyl Alcohol, Lanolin, Ozokerite, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cera Alba, Paraffin, Polybutene, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Ethyl Palmitate (and) Tibehenin (and) Sorbitan Isostearate (and) Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Prunus Armeniaca ( Apricot) Kernel Oil, Vanillin, Butyl Stearate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate. May contain (+/-): CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 15850:1, CI 15850:2, CI 77200, CI 19140, CI 45410:2, CI 15985:1, CI 15850, CI 42090.
BLUSH INGREDIENTS: Talc, Mica, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid. May contain (+/-): Cl 77002, Cl 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 19140, CI 15985, CI 42090, CI 77891, CI 77163, CI 75470, CI 15850:2, CI 15850:1, CI 45410:2, CI 77288, CI 77289, CI 77510, CI 77742, CI 77007, CI 77400, CI 77861.
CONTOUR POWDER INGREDIENTS: Talc, Mica, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid. May contain (+/-): CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 15850:2, CI 15850:1, CI 45410:2, CI 42090:2, CI 19140, CI 15985:1, CI 77163, CI 77288, CI 77289, CI 77510, CI 77742, CI 77007, CI 77861, CI 77400, CI 77000.
LIPGLOSS INGREDIENTS: Polybutene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, PEG-8, Vanillin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sodium Saccharin, Glycine Soja Oil, Tocopherol, Colophonium. May contain (+/-): CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77120, CI 42090, CI 15850, CI 77163, CI 75470, CI 19140, CI 15985, CI 15850:1, CI 1585:2, CI 45410:2, CI 17200.
BROW POWDER INGREDIENTS: Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid. MAY CONTAIN (+/–): CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 19140, CI 42090, CI 16035:1, CI 77891, CI 77163, CI 17470, CI 77288, CI 77289, CI 77510, CI 77742, CI 77007, CI 77400, CI 77861.
BROW WAX INGREDIENTS: Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Microcrystaline Wax, Caprylic Capric Tryglyceride, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cera Alba, Boron Nitride, Silica, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Ozokerite Wax, Silica, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Mica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropyl Myristate, Lauroyl Lysine, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbic Acid. May contain (+/–): CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499.
EYESHADOW INGREDIENTS: Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid. May contain (+/–): CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 19140, CI 42090, CI 16035:1, CI 77891, CI 77163, CI 17470, CI 77288, CI 77289, CI 77510, CI 77742, CI 77007, CI 77400, CI 77861.
TRANSFORMER INGREDIENTS: Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Quaternium-15.
REGARDING ALL PRODUCTS: The tocopherol is gluten free however we do not make any claims that the line as a whole is gluten free or vegan.
One of the company’s foundations contains wheat germ, meaning that cross contamination in the laboratory is possible.
THE BLUEPRINTS LINE OVERVIEW
The product line has begun with 2-5 lipstick choices for each Season. The analysts have a access to lipstick libraries to offer your best lipstick, with a fair bit of texture variation.
There are numerous matte colours. Some apply drier than others and can be preceded by a layer of balm or followed with gloss. They all wear very comfortably. The formulation is preferred for not moving outside the lip line, staying truer to original colour on women with more or darker lip pigmentation, lasting longer, and avoiding too much shine on certain Seasons.
A blush is offered for each Season, or more than one blush if needed to create beautiful colour for the various presentations of those Seasons. True Summer and True Winter have five colours between them to allow them to be lightened or softened, to add purple to Winter red, or to darken or add violet to Summer pastel pink.
Lots of flex is provided to cover warm and cool iterations of colours in each Season, both matte and sheer. One blush for most Seasons is the norm because I am not very permissive about colour placement and Seasons. Every colour and person can be placed better in one Season palette than any other, but some mixing of products might attain a yet better colour.
In clothing, every person can and should wear the entire Season. Cosmetics are a little different, requiring adjustments for individual pigmentation in ways that a chart in colour space cannot predict. Analysts may try Winter cosmetics on Summers, or Dark Autumn choices on Soft Autumn women, depending on the natural pigmentation and reactions with cosmetics.
The analysts listed below do have the full size items as in-studio testers. Analysts in Canada, the US, and the EU will each have their own process to handle tester/sample requests for distant clients.
As of August, 2015, lipgloss has joined the collection. I am so pleased to offer this, gloss being among the standout products in this line.
Matte Contour powders in a cool-neutral and warm-neutral are here, both excellent for contouring Soft Summer and Soft Autumn. They work with their blushers to look absolutely dreamy.
Brow colours are available in 6 choices. These were added because they are such real-brow colours. In the single powder pots, the application is great, much like eyeshadow. The brow duos offer the same great colours, plus an excellent wax, and great little application tools.
Jorunn Hernes, Norway. At an online store for EU clients, at Fargeporten.
Johanna Jarvinen, Finland. At Flow With Nature.
Rachel Nachmias, Philadelphia. At Best Dressed.
Katherine Schlagal Bullock, San Antonio. Email to email@example.com (Katherine’s intro post will appear within two weeks, with a business set to launch in June.)
Leslie Chatzinoff, New York. At Colour Essence NYC. Leslie carries the full and largest inventory of the cosmetics in the US, selling to both analysts and clients.
Lisa Kelly, Ottawa, Ontario. Email to lisa@DNAmycolours.com
Shahna McNally, Edmonton, Alberta. At U In Colour.
Heather Noakes, California. At Moda In Color.
Cate Linden, Kentucky. At Cate Linden Chromatics. Cate has a beautiful online store on her site where you can see, sample, and purchase the colours if you live in the US. You can also find a recent review of the products in the blog.
Amanda Brown, Wisconsin. At Color Therapy PCA.
Christine Scaman, Ontario, selling to Canadian clients only, contact by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the US, contact Leslie Chatzinoff above, in the EU, contact Jorunn Hernes above.