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How a color analysis by a professional can help build your wardrobe

How a color analysis by a professional can help build your wardrobe

I’m pretty sure you have come across the filter on TikTok that analyzes your personal seasonal colors. Well, since that filter can’t really confirm nor deny what the result of my color season is, I decided to go to a professional image consultant who can confirm and analyze my colors.

Before we go into the details of my experience, let me share how this service could be relevant in your daily life. Knowing what your personal seasonal color is will help you build your wardrobe. Not only is this practical when buying clothes, but you’ll also feel good knowing that the colors you stick to make your complexion glow better.

Flair Image, founded by Ginny Villegas, is an image consultancy company that offers image development services, including etiquette, interpersonal communication, and color analysis, among others. Ginny is a Certified Image Consultant by the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) and a Certified Corporate Etiquette Consultant by the Protocol School of Palm Beach.

Ginny Villegas of Flair Image

You may have also tried to figure out what your skin undertone is by looking at your veins, but through this experience, I learned that our features, like the colors of our eyes, hair, brows, lips, and even teeth, play a part in figuring out the best seasonal colors.

The color analysis service with Ginny takes around an hour to complete, that is, if you have a pure and solid color season (unlike me). The analysis begins by taking all the unnatural and unnecessary colors around your face, including makeup, jewelry, and hair (colored or not).

Cool indicator vs warm indicator

In my experience, and just like what I saw online, Ginny took out her palettes called the “indicators” and draped them under my chin where our shirts usually land. The indicators include metallic colors like silvers and golds and colors categorized by their temperature (warm, cold, neutral) and intensity (bright, muted, soft, and deep), which will determine if you belong to summer, winter, spring, or autumn. These indicators will help you figure out what your skin’s undertone is and what type of intensity best looks with your skin. To my surprise, some of the colors actually lit up my face while some made my dark spots more prominent, casting more shadow on my face.

My result was actually more complex than I expected. I always thought my skin leans toward an olive undertone to a warm undertone, but to my surprise, my color temperature is quite neutral and leans towards a cooler palette. This analysis led me to figure out that winter colors best suit my skin tone, but I have a “cool flow,” which means some summer colors on the cooler side can also look good on me.

I was also able to figure out that colors with brown/orange tones don’t pair well with my skin. When Ginny placed the colors with brown tinges near my face, the dark marks caused by pimples, as well as other discolorations on my face, showed up more.

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Although this service helps you figure out what looks best on you, Ginny reiterates that color analysis is not limiting. You can still wear other seasonal colors, but wear them far away from your face or balance them with your personal colors through accessories and makeup.

Now that I know I’m a winter with cool flow, I have an idea of what I should buy (or not buy) during the next sale season and be smart with my color choices.

To know more about Flair and the programs they offer, visit their website.

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