Knowing your white might be the biggest payoff to having your colouring analyzed if you happen to be an Autumn, on whom wearing white every day is a series of unfortunate events.
Where I live, the natural colours of most people are cool or cool-neutral. From what I hear about which colour analysis palettes need replacing most often, this is probably true of many places. Too much hair is coloured too warm, as is most foundation.
First, I needed to have a PCA to experience it for myself and figure out which season I was (I know many of you reading have felt that pull!). Second, I knew that it might be a possible career option for me.
There is a lot more to intensifying eye colour than eye makeup.
A warm gold eyeshadow, placed as a dot in the center of the upper eyelid, just above the eyeliner, then covered with the usual matte eyeshadow, adds dimension and accentuates that impossible antique gold in the eye. It is like fire inside the eye. A particle of MAC Woodwinked works well.
The makeup that looks most believable, youngest, the least severe (synonymous with aging), and the least fake is found in our natural colouring.
There is a simple system that matches up every piece of the makeup puzzle so it works together, and with the person, with their clothes, with their hair. The legwork is done for you forever more. You have a map of your own colouring. Personal Colour Analysis is the GPS that points you directly to your best makeup colours.
The red flush in the skin of women with too-yellow hair, or the yellow overtone in the cool dark Seasons when they wear too-warm colour, these are just effects created by wrong colour. They clear away as soon as you change your shirt or hair colour.
By comparing swatches, True Summer is just the slightest bit washed out. On the person, the colours are just as vivid as Spring colours on a Spring person.
Colour makes us feel certain feelings and think certain thoughts. A big block of why that is comes from the most primitive associations humans have made with colour. It is embedded in our genetics and the evolution of our brains from the beginnings of our consciousness.