I have recently partnered with a spa called Skin Perfect. This isn’t your normal kind of spa; it is an Image Wellness Spa. The goal at Skin Perfect is to educate, inspire and encourage women to look and feel their best every day . . . on the inside and the outside. There are four pillars of service that Skin Perfect offers. The services are skin and body, color and fashion, nutrition and wellness and inspiration and motivation. I am partnering with Skin Perfect and offering health and lifestyle coaching to their clients. It has been great working with the clients at Skin Perfect! I am also learning a lot of new things about taking care of my own skin and about color!
At Skin Perfect, there is a service that they offer that is changing my life in a very interesting way. It is the color analysis service. Let me explain what a color analysis is because it is fantastic! In fact, if every girl could have it done early in life it would save a lot of time and money and it would help boost her self-confidence.
Color analysis is a way to find out what colors look best on your natural skin tone. Now, that may seem like a simple thing but it can be life changing from the inside and the outside. It is divided by season, but it is more in depth than just the four seasons. The colors are based on chroma, which is bright – soft; hue, which is cool – warm – neutral; and value which is light – dark. There are actually 12 options that you could fall under and they use different color fabric to help determine what season you are. I ended up being a true summer. The colors that look best on me are cool colors.
It was amazing to me how my wrinkles were accentuated with some colors, colors that weren’t good with my skin tone. Not only were my wrinkles more noticeable but I looked heavier with some colors. Then there were the colors that made my skin look green. Who knew? I sure didn’t.
When you have your colors done you also get a swatch booklet that easily fits in your purse and you can pull it out whenever you go shopping. I have not been one that enjoys going shopping and I am a quick shopper. The booklet has saved me tons of time and it makes it quick and efficient to actually go shopping for new clothes.
My closet was mostly black. I am not kidding there was very little color. I had a good friend tell me one time before I went shopping to stay away from black and get something with color. I laughed because if something came in the color black and I liked it I would buy it over one of a different color. I am happy to say that my closet it coming alive with color! While the color chart picture does not show you all the colors in my swatch booklet it gives you a good idea of them. If you look closely you might notice that there is no black on my color chart. I had a funny feeling black was not going to turn out to be a color that looks best on my skin but I was hoping for it, after all my closet was practically all black.
Having my colors done and knowing what colors look best on my skin tone has:
Increased my self-confidence. I no longer put on a shirt and wonder if it makes me look washed out, or if the color looks good on me. I know what colors look the best and there is no need to even try with the colors that don’t.
It works for hair color too! Well, not the rainbow of colors but knowing if cool or warm tones look best on you. For those of us that color our hair this is important. I actually had a lot of warm in my hair with my coloring and I am in the process of getting that out. Cool colors look best with my skin and that includes with hair color.
It’s been great for makeup. I would never call myself a makeup girl. I have always been one to get makeup tips from my friends and have my makeup done from a makeup artist at one of the counters at the mall. I would always buy whatever they put on me because I was pretty much clueless in that department. Well, now I know what colors look best because with your color analysis you also get your makeup done and they show you what colors work best. Wouldn’t you know I was wearing black eyeliner too and that had to go.
Made me not dread shopping. Now that I know what colors look the best on my skin tone, I feel like I have a whole new lease on me when I go shopping! I am for the first time in my life excited to go shopping. I still like to make it quick but at least I don’t dread it anymore.
Getting my colors done has been a great experience and is changing how I feel about myself. While the color changes are subtle they are making a difference in the way I look. Never in my life have I had so many genuine compliments. The colors work in harmony with your skin tone and help you shine! There are still times I am not wearing my colors because it takes some time to have a wardrobe full of the colors that look best on you but I am getting there . . . slowly but surely.
Color is opening my world and affecting me in very cool ways. Who knew that making simple changes with color would be so impactful and transformational in my life? I am grateful for knowing my colors and grateful to be part of the team at Skin Perfect!