I think it’s fair to say that we’re ALL influenced by social media. Whether you’re convinced to buy a new sweater, try a new recipe, or experiment with a new hairstyle trend, you’ve likely seen something on the interwebs that has made you curious.
I found something AMAZING this summer. Actually, so amazing that I couldn’t resist sharing!
How I Found Created Colorful
A few weeks ago, one of my favorite influencers Caralyn Mirand posted that she had a color analysis done. Not only did the idea sound interesting, but she also showed a quick video of what she looked like in colors that didn’t work well with her, and then showed what her best colors looked like. I was mesmerized.
Suddenly, I found myself down the Instagram rabbit hole watching videos of women who were suddenly transformed into their most beautiful selves simply by choosing the right colors for their skin, eye, and hair color! Click here for before/after videos that will blow your mind!
When it comes down to it, aren’t we all trying to accentuate our best features? And, isn’t there something lovely about feeling beautiful in your skin? Don’t all the smart business people say to lean into your strengths? That’s how I operate…
It didn’t take me long to sign up for a Created Colorful consultation, and I’m so glad I did! I also fondly remember my mom getting her colors done back in the late 80s, so there was something nostalgic about the process that made me want to try it too!
How it works
From the Created Colorful website, it’s super easy to sign up for a consultation. Once you complete the initial form, you receive an email with a link for you to submit pictures and general information about yourself! The cost of the consultation is $100, and I’ve heard they send out coupons if you’re on their mailing list – – you know I love a good coupon!
So their team can access your coloring and identify your palette, they’ll ask you to drape various colors in various color palettes across your shoulders and to take a selfie in natural light with no makeup on. They’ll also ask if there are any colors you suspect might be your best colors, as well as if any might be your worst. Within minutes, your application is submitted!
The pictures on the left are the first set I sent to the team.
Within a few days, I received a second email from the team asking for a few more specific color options (which you’ll see on the right above!). Now that I am looking at these colors, the majority are part of my color palette!
I had most of the colors readily available in my closet (and I even used a scarf I had handy for an extra color option!) In the second set of pictures requested, they asked me to get closer to the light and to be sure that they could see my eye color in the picture. Upon sending the second set of pictures to the team, I received a note back that I would have my results within 30 days (and they also included an option to expedite if needed for $30.) I opted to wait, and literally checked my phone multiple times a day looking for the results. I had no idea I was going to be this excited about things!
As promised, my results were sent to me within 30 days, and I was thrilled to dive into my results. I knew that I would receive a comprehensive report that extended beyond a small set of colors — and I was floored by the great information they shared!
First and foremost, I’m officially a deep winter. This definitely didn’t surprise me, considering that jewel tones are some of my favorite colors to wear. Just the same, jewel tones aren’t exclusive to deep winter folks… so there were a few categories that I could have fallen into.
Created Colorful matches each client into one of fourteen different color palettes – all tied to a particular season, yet each distinct.
The color experts paired my skin tone, my dark eyes, and dark hair with the color grouping that brought out my features best connecting me with this beautiful palette. The framed image above is a great one to have on hand as your face is framed by all of your best colors. They’ll send you one along with your results.
In my Deep Winter report, I received recommendations of which colors to wear, which colors to avoid, and how to highlight these colors in my wardrobe! There were recommendations about which type of jewelry metals look best (spoiler alert: mine is silver/platinum.) The team rounded out the recommendations by including makeup and nail polish suggestions! How helpful is that???
Something I didn’t expect to be on the Created Colorful list of resources was a link to a private Facebook group for Deep Winter gals like me who had worked with this team! I’ve joined the group and can already tell that they’re going to have amazing recommendations and offer me all sorts of shopping suggestions. Speaking of shopping suggestions, they’ll also send you regular updates about clothes from Target that are in your palette to make it easier for you to find your colors! Could this be anymore perfect for me??
A Few Things that Surprised Me
- My colors are a little darker than I’d imagined: When I first got my assessment, I was a little disappointed. I’ve always thought that my best colors would be bright and happy, and for some reason these dark colors felt moody at first glance. After spending a little more time with the colors, looking deep winter up on Pinterest, and searching for others that shared my palette… I’ve realized these colors are COMPLETELY me: sapphire blue, rich royal purple, deep berry, deep jade-teal, bold charcoal, and black. These are officially bright, happy, GLOWY colors to me!
- My color assessment led me to a better foundation choice: I started wearing the Clinique Even Better Clinical Foundation after my long-time foundation got discontinued. While the associate at Ulta tried to match me to a foundation, it always felt a little too warm. My Created Colorful analysis told me that my skin tone was neutral with cool undertones, and I’d been wearing one that was neutral with warm undertones. Quickly I moved from Oat to Neutral over the weekend, and it’s been a game changer.
- There were clothes in my closet that I really didn’t like based on color: There were several tops in my closet that just made me feel boring when I wore them. They did have a cute cut, so I had held onto them for whatever reason. I found Catherine at Bringing Sewing Back on Instagram who has also received a color analysis, and she introduced me to dying clothes using Rit Dye!
Above is an example of one of the before and after items that I dyed. I’m super happy with the transformation on this cute summer dress! The color didn’t turn out quite as dark as I would have liked it to, but it’s still STUNNING! I may put it through another round of dye to bring out the purple-ness of it all. The big learning is that these options exist!
I’m just getting started on my color journey, and now I want all of my friends to find out what season they fall into! If you’re interested in learning more (and signing up for a consultation), check out the Created Colorful website, Instagram, and Facebook page!
Note: This is not a sponsored post, instead just something I found that I loved!