Some people call a colour consult ‘getting your colours done’. It’s actually more of a collaboration rather than something ‘being done’ to you. Whether we do it in person or I do it on my computer screen with your photo, I look at lots of different colour swatches held near your face to find the kinds of colours that make you look your best.
The Absolute Colour System I use has 18 different palettes or types (rather than the old four-seasonal system you might have heard of). Every palette contains a selection of colours with similar qualities – warmth/coolness, lightness/darkness, brightness/smokiness. Those qualities are what allow you to easily mix and match between the colours in any given palette.
The draping process is one of looking, seeing and elimination, to narrow down the colours that make your skin, hair and eyes look naturally amazing.
You’ll see for yourself which colours appear too bright or too dull, and which ones look just right. The end result is a fabulous swatch of 50–60 colours you can use when you shop, like the ones shown here. You can take this with you when you shop, or look at what you’ve bought online when it arrives, to find the colours that make you look your best with or without makeup.
I’ll help you to identify your absolute best colours – these are your signature colours. They make your eyes, skin, lips or hair look terrific and they’re great to wear close to your face.
I’ll also check your existing make-up (if you wear any) against your new swatch to make sure it’s going to flatter you and teach you how to use your swatch to buy new makeup.
There’s usually time to have a quick look at a few things from your wardrobe to identify some pieces that work with your new palette. You don’t have to throw out your whole wardrobe. Knowing how to use what you have, with your most flattering shades near your face, will immediately make you look more vibrant.
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