Chrysalis Colour Analysis

A podcast about colour analysis in the wild. The hosts Christine Scaman and Jorunn Hernes talk about topics related to colour analysis and how to use colours to make your days brighter, your wardrobe more enjoyable, and your life easier. For detailed show notes and links, visit

We discuss our own colour challenges and invite each Season to try activities to flex and strengthen their colour muscles.

  1. Christine's challenge (5.46)
  2. Jorunn's challenge (12.51)
  3. Challenges for Winters (30.09)
  4. Challenges for Springs (38.37)
  5. Challenges for Summers (46.29)
  6. Challenges for Autumns (55.23)
  7. Challenges for all (66.01)

Duration: 1hr16min



Photo credit: Photo by Marco Topete on Unsplash

Project 333 by Courtney Carver is here at Be More With Less.

Sheila Matheiken on wearing the same dress for a year with accessories, at The Uniform Project.

Elizabeth Withey on wearing the same dress for a year, here on YouTube.

Book by Cait Flanders, A Year of Less, is here at Amazon.


We discuss the questions that colour analysts are asked often (or wish we got asked!):

  1. So, what Season am I? (1.30 min.)
  2. "I can't tell warm from cool." (5.31 min.)
  3. My Facebook group said...(14.20 min.)
  4. Is colour analysis (PCA) only for Caucasian skin tones? (25.20 min.)
  5. Are the 12 Seasons evenly distributed in the population? (37.42 min.)
  6. How can people who look so different be the same Season? (40.19 min.)
  7. Mythbusting. (41.43 min.)
  8. But first, announcing Jorunn's upcoming online course, How (not) to wear black. (41.53 min.)
  9. Myth #1: Black looks professional. (44.22 min.)
  10. Myth #2: Black is slimming. (49.45 min.)
  11. Myth #3: High quality clothing only comes in black. (52.47 min.)
  12. Jorunn's recent PCA trip to London UK. (54.37 min.)

Duration total: 1hr3min



Photo credit:  Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash

Christine's YouTube video (black tux at 10.31): Colour Analyst Reacts to Eddie Redmayne's Colour Evolution

Journalist Esther Honig’s article, What Being beautiful means in 25 countries: What being beautiful means in 25 countries around the world | indy100 | indy100

Christine's YouTube video on Lupita Nyong'o: Colour Analyst Reacts to Lupita Nyong'o's Colour Evolution

Model gallery at Trinny London with examples of tonal variations in lips with deeper skin tones.

Jorunn's blog post and quiz on warm and cool:

Jorunn's blog post with the 12 LinkedIn videos: Simple business casual outfits

Nordic Simplicity emails signup: 



We share an honest conversation about the hidden costs of chemical hair colour with a focus on women over 40 and the choice to wear silver hair. This is not an episode about which colour to dye for your Season (covered in Episodes 12-17 under the Podcast tab). It is an episode about why not to (besides the time and cost), and how the reasoning that keeping options open might in reality be keeping us further from our real selves and best possibilities.

Duration total: 54.48 minutes



Photo by Valeriia Kogan on Unsplash

Jorunn's Newsletter with the new tagline is Nordic Simplicity, Get Nordic Style.

Christine's YouTube video with the great comment regarding empowerment is entitled, Is Christine A Summer? Part 2.  

The full Chrysalis Colour podcast directory, including the hair colour episodes 12-17, is here


Jorunn and Christine discuss how they use online shopping for themselves, their clients, and their websites. They explain their colour choosing process in detail, and reveal their hits, misses, and the colours and products that cause them anxiety.

Duration total: 68 minutes



J's Nordic Simplicity e-mail newsletter is at: 

J's Bespoke e-mail newsletter is at: 

For C’s Paperback, Season e-books, and makeup Samples Sets:

a)  N. America, visit the shop at

b) Outside N. America, e-mail to or via the Contact form on the 12 Blueprints website link above.

C’s YouTube video on Beyonce is at:

 C’s favourite source for full spectrum lighting is, small bulb size at:  (In any brand of full spectrum bulb, look for CRI >95 and CRT 5000K or higher.)

C’s post on Chrysalis Colour about Choosing Gold for Your Skintone is at: How to Choose Gold for Your Skintone

Beautypedia for excellent reviews on skin care and cosmetic products is at:

J’s BB cream-foundation is at: 

J's link to the blog post on machine wash dye is at: 

C’s Pinterest boards for the 12 Seasons are at:



We speak with nature, professional, and brand photographer, Viktorija Gedrimiene, about her latest venture in boudoir photography. Join us for a candid conversation about the challenges of body image self-perception, the standards that women face, and how seeing ourselves as beautiful can be a first step in healing. (39.10 min.)



Contact information for Viktorija:






Jorunn's book recs:

Beyond Beautiful: A practical guide to being happy, confident and you in a looks-obsessed world. By Anouschka Rees, here at Amazon.

Man’s Search for Meaning. By Viktor Frankl, here at Amazon.

Christine's YouTube videos: 

Colour Analyst Reacts to Women Going Grey

Colour Analyst Reacts to Blondes Going Brunette


We discuss how men's reasons for having a colour analysis differ from women's, as does their experience of the process and application of their Season colours.

  1. Takeaways for Summer (at 26.06) 
  2. Takeaways for Springs (at 28.56)
  3. Takeaways for Autumns (at 28.56)
  4. Takeaways for Winters (at 32.15)

Duration total: 45.05 minutes



Photo credit: NordWood Themes on Unsplash.  (@nordwood on Instagram)

Contact Jorunn for colour analysis at Nordic Simplicity. 

Video series on Jorunn's LinkedIn profile page is here. 

12 Blueprints Pinterest boards are here. 


We discuss managing colours for groups of people with different colouring, specifically a family home and a wedding party.

  1. Interiors and home decor (0.39 min)
  2. Wedding parties and groups (25.50)

Duration total: 41.09  minutes.



Bridal whites for the 12 Seasons are here on Pinterest. 

Photo credit: Adobe stock.



Our conversation takes a practical approach to shopping for gray for the 4 True Seasons and their 8 Neutral (combination) Seasons. 



  1. What is 'neutral gray'? (at 4.05)
  2. Is there a gray that goes with everything? (6.50)
  3. What are warm and cool gray? (8.07)
  4. How do I choose 'saturated gray'? (9.30
  5. Autumn grays (17.00)
  6. Spring grays (27.00)
  7. Summer grays (37.02)
  8. Winter grays (45.23) 

Neutrals Sets  of fabrics are here at 12 BLUEPRINTS.

The 12 BLUEPRINTS Pinterest boards are here

A video with examples of saturated greys with low saturation colours and vice versa is here at Nordic Simplicity.

A Practical Approach to Shopping is here at 12 BLUEPRINTS.

Benjamin Moore Grizzly Bear Brown:

Sherwin Williams Gauntlet Gray:

Photo credit: Photo by Ankhesenamun on Unsplash



In today's show, we discuss ways of using your Seasonal colour palette to see colours as they are and make beautiful choices when shopping.

Duration total: 53.56 minutes

Photo credit: Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash. 



Colour analyst and trainer, Terry Wildfong, is here at Chrysalis Colour.

Jorunn’s free mini-course on using your colour fan is here at Nordic Simplicity. 

Jorunn’s blog post about shopping online is here at Nordic Simplicity.

12 BLUEPRINTS PCA Pinterest boards are here.

Neutrals Sets of fabrics are here at the Shop at 12 BLUEPRINTS.

The blog post, Soft Summer Cosmetics, including harmonizing cosmetics (at 11.08) is here at 12 BLUEPRINTS. 



In today's show,

We discuss shortcuts, tips, and tricks for makeup to apply and appear the way we want. Our conversation is informal, with topics generally covered as follows: 

  1. Lipstick and concealer to avoid 'resting bitch' face as per Lisa Eldridge (video link in Show Notes), at 6.14 min
  2. Lipliner, at 10.14 min
  3. Concealer around eyes, at 11.58 min
  4. Translucent powder on upper lids, at 15.52 min
  5. How not to apply eyeliner, at 18.53 min
  6. Lower lid eyeliner, at 22.40 min
  7. Foundation as extended moisturizer/sunscreen, at 27.16 min
  8. Highlighters and contour, at 36.05  min
  9. Lipstick as blush, at 45.07 min
  10. Foundation and concealer in the T-zone, at 48.27 min
  11. A lipstick brush, at 53.00 min
  12. Brow wax separate from colour, at 57.22 min
  13. Lighting, at 1.02 hr

Duration total: 1.13 hr



Lisa Eldridge video on avoiding resting bitch face is here at YouTube.

Smashbox lid primer is here at Smashbox.

@eyegirlmd on Instagram for information on eyeliner application.

BLUEPRINTS Imperfect eyeshadow is here in the Shop at 12 BLUEPRINTS.

BLUEPRINTS Transformer is here in the Shop at 12 BLUEPRINTS. 

L’Oréal Infallible Super Slim eyeliner is here at L'Oreal Paris USA.     (note, Christine uses Gray on lower lid and Black on upper, both in the thinnest possible line, or gray on both lids for casual wear. In order, apply primer to face first (Cover Girl TruBlend Mattifying) and primer to upper lids (Smashbox above), then apply lower lid liner, next foundation on entire face, then translucent powder to face and upper lids, then upper lid liner and continue with rest of makeup application).

Maybelline Master Chrome Jelly highlighter is here at Maybelline.   (note, Master Chrome Metallic is a different product; while I have not tried it, the shine appears less finely milled)

Inglot Aquastic eyeshadow is here at Inglot

First Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothie Priming Moisturizer is here at First Aid Beauty

BLUEPRINTS Clear Brow Wax is here in the Shop at 12 BLUEPRINTS. 

Clamp light, an example here at Home Depot.

Non-specific bulb for clamp light: Philips 100W (14W) LED Indoor A19 Non-dimmable Daylight (5000K)

Yuji International Lighting Information page.



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