Saturday, April 28, 2012

76. Before and After Color Analysis Photos

There is a pervasive trend in seasonal color analysis websites and books to  stage "before" and "after" photos.  The "before" pictures appear in a disparaging light, and the "after" pictures are enhanced.  Take a close look.  It's actually effective, though deceiving, advertising. 

You might see the following staging effects, among others. All strive to present the "after" model who's wearing a color from the "correct" palette in a favorable light.

In "before" photos
  • Hard, bright lighting that leaves the subject looking "washed out."
  • An unflattering facial expression, such as an unnecessarily wrinkled forehead.
  • An unflattering pose.
  • Unflattering clothing, accessory, and/or hair style.
In "after" photos
  • Soft lighting with proper exposure.
  • A relaxed, pleasant facial expression.
  • Small, but significant, improvement in pose.
  • More becoming clothing, accessories, and/or hair style.
Notice that the photographer's tricks, above, disallow an objective judgement of the better color choice.

Friday, April 20, 2012

75. Analagous Color Scheme, Neutral 5 Color Palette

Brilliant new color analysis technology, used by, creates Smart Palettes so that your best color choices can readily be applied.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

74. Something Special

Here's a playful video by for all color analysis lovers who want to discover what colors to wear for their skin tone.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

73. Analagous Color Scheme, Cool 2 Color Palette

This NEW color analysis method finds your set of 380 best colors to wear through
color quantification computer technology. We search millions of colors, and precisely select a harmonically cohesive palette of 380 best colors for your skin tone. All of them will mix-and-match with stunning success, and any two or more will harmonize perfectly
with your complexion.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

71. How to Print Your Personal Color Palettes

Once purchased, your requested personal color palette will be emailed to you within 24 hours. To print colors that accurately match your color analysis palette do one of the following:  use a personal photo printer at home (Kodak and Hp are very good at producing accurate color), or go to a self-serve photo printing kiosk.  Places like Walgreens, Walmart and Kinko's have these.  The print color is almost always very, very good.  It's quick, too.  And the price is right.  While you're at one of those stores you can also purchase a simple hardcover $2.00 photo album that will do a good job of holding up to a lot of use.

Please be aware that you must not have your palette printed on one of the large $10,000 commercial printers.  They use a process that will render colors much too dark.  Even the Kodak printing by mail system uses this inaccurate system.  Again, use a self-serve photo kiosk.  Proceed cautiously.  It would be a good idea to print only 1 page initially to check the color quality. If that particular kiosk is not up to par, then select another one.

This process will assure that you have an accurate resource for the best colors to wear for your skin tone.