The early feedback from my own use with clients and pictures and comments from the analysts using it is better than good.
From Rachel (Best Dressed) in Philadelphia: “These lipsticks are fantastic. Never before has finding flattering makeup for each season been so foolproof.”
From Margareta (email to email@example.com) in Sweden: “We tried Delicacy on my Soft Summer friend. It was PERFECTION.”
From Shahna (U In Colour) in Edmonton: “My Light Summer client said that she has always had troubles finding the right blush when she bought Orchidee.”
Foremost, a remarkable colour selection. My colour classification is 100% based in the original Sci\ART palettes. I am quite particular about that, not out of any historical loyalty but because people look, dress, and shop significantly better given a little time to learn their place in the system. I could not put my name next to loose colour categories.
A definite colour deposit that remains true. I understand preference for sheer product or no makeup. I also have some personal knowledge of resistance to the unfamiliar and the changing face of personal perception. Like any kind of fear, makeup can look like a wall until you take a run at it and find out that it isn’t a wall at all. It was only ever a picture of a wall. When colour is correct, the need to be especially careful with application subsides. That said, these colours know who they are and you may prefer to dilute them with gloss or translucent powder till you are used to working with them.
No animal testing at any stage.
Made in Canada, not just assembled in Canada.
Blushes are pressed powders in individual containers. Palettes exist and will appear later this year as eyeshadow trios.
Paraben and fragrance free.
Triple milled. Of the private label cosmetic manufacturers, this is by far the best quality I have seen. It is also more expensive. Powders feel like creams. Shimmer and certain pigments necessarily mean a less tightly pressed product and one with a slightly rougher texture.
12B Cosmetic Line, Stages 1&2
The product line has begun with one, two, or more lipsticks for each Season. The analysts have a access to lipstick libraries to offer your best lipstick, with a fair bit of texture variation.
For the reader who wanted a warm, deep red lip for Soft Summer to match the graphic in the Best Makeup Colours for Soft Summer post, look at Delicacy and Red Heat.
There are numerous matte colours that go on dry, which I nonetheless prefer for not moving outside the lip line, staying truer to original colour on women with more or darker lip pigmentation, lasting longer, and avoiding too much shine on certain Seasons. They wear very comfortably can easily be topped with gloss or a layer of balm applied first.
A blush is (or will be) offered for each Season, or more than one blush if needed to create beautiful colour for the various presentations of those Seasons. True Summer and True Winter have five colours between them to allow them to be lightened or softened, to add purple to Winter red, or to darken or add violet to Summer pastel pink.
Lots of flex is provided to cover warm and cool iterations of colours in each Season, both matte and sheer. One blush for most Seasons is the norm because I am not very permissive about colour placement and Seasons. Every colour and person can be placed better in one Season palette than any other. Only one of the available blushes represented the women of that palette best, but some mixing of products might attain a yet better colour. In clothing, every person can and should wear the entire Season. Cosmetics are a little different, requiring adjustments for individual pigmentation in ways that a chart in colour space cannot predict.
In Stage 2, no doubt the analysts and clients will begin creating photo uploads on their own sites. I will too, adding them to the list of products below, and eventually splitting them to their own page. Product will continue being added, so some colours may require a bit of waiting. Analysts will explain their pricing and shipping models. They may post available colours so you know who has what inventory. Their business, their decision.
The analysts do have the full size items as in-studio testers. Analysts in Canada, the US, and the EU will each have their own process to handle tester/sample requests for distant clients. Analysts who carry the line are listed below. Eventually, this page will move to another subheading under PCA Client Resources tab called 12 Blueprints Cosmetics.
Lipgloss will join the collection within 4-6 months and eyeshadow trios before the end of the year. Bronzer is a strong possibility but my first aim is to provide clients with a complete and perfect look that they can take home from their colour analysis.
If you are Canadian, I am happy to sell the product to you. The price is the same as from the other Canadian analysts, $23.00 per blush or lipstick, plus HST and shipping. Samples (one or more) can be mailed in small plastic bags at $0.25 each plus the cost of shipping.
Elsewhere, please contact an analyst in or near your home country. The product will sell only through the analysts whom Terry Wildfong or I have trained and who wish to carry the line. Their names are lower down in this post.
Product is boxed in EU-Responsible containers. We have had no problem with entry to North America and EU countries. It is not approved for Russia. I am still working through permission requirements for Australia and will add that info here when I have it.
My personal policy is of no returns unless packaging or product is defective. We are not Revlon or Wal-Mart, who serve their purpose admirably for anyone who prefers $6 blush that can be returned when you could not try it first, you took your best guess, and the colour was not right.
Numbers indicate the closest match in the True Colour Australia Classic palette books.
Delicacy (Pearlized Creme) (5.4-5.5) (deep soft rose red, a warm SSu and may be good SA red)
Red Heat (Pearlized Creme) (6.4) (warmest and lightest of the three, a natural lip colour)
Barry (Pearl Creme) (6.4-7.4) (muted cool berry with silver sheen)
Perfection (Pearlized Creme) (6.2) (mid-light coral pink with silver sheen)
Del Rio Rose (Matte) (7.3-7.4) (barely-coral strong petal pink, at the max saturation for the Season)
Flowergirl (High Gloss) (6.3) (may be a good red for cool LSp also) (beautiful natural lip-pink, an MLBB)
Supreme (Creme) (2.9, bit redder and more saturated) (lavender violet)
Centre Stage (Matte) (not in the fan, deep rose petal pink, hoping it will read as watermelon)
Transcending (High gloss) (7.3) (Summer’s sheer coral pink)
Allure (between 7.2 and 2.7) (ethereal light coral pink with soft sheen, may look too white if lip pigmentation is strong)
Daydream (Creme) (7.3 – 7.4) (gentle orange)
Hawaiian Red (High Gloss) (6.4) (bright nectarine red-orange, for some True Spring, “the best red she’s ever worn”)
Honey Mandarin (High Gloss) (7.1) (clear melon orange, lovely everyday colour)
Orange Crush (Pearl Creme) (almost 7.2) (might be a light option for TA also) (clear, slightly coppered orange)
Peony (Extreme Shine) (7.5 but lighter) (bright, warm, lively coral pink)
Superstar (Matte) (2.9) (deceptively warm bright pink)
Hula Hoop (Matte) (6.5) (saturated clear red orange)
True Story (Matte) (6.2) (full coverage dark warm red, cooler and darker than DA’s Red Hollyhock)
Cherry Brandy (Matte) (coolest darkest on Sci/ART fan, 5.5 but cooler) (cranberry red, may work on all Winters)
Russian (all W) (Creme) (5.1-6.1) (cool coral red, looks more orange indoors, warm pink-red in daylight, nice coral for DW)
True Brit (Creme), between 6.2 and 6.3 (slightly smoked true red, a.k.a. the red that melds with Christine’s face)
Blackberry (Creme) (6.4) (red-violet for DW, moderately dark)
Darling Pink (High Gloss) (3.9) (beautiful clear violet-fuchsia pink)
For darker red-violet, try Cherry Brandy from the Dark Winter list.
Have Mercy (Creme) (4.8 – 4.9) (purpley pomegranate)
Red Amaryllis (Creme) (6.4) (bright pink red)
Violet Cerise (Matte) (6.2-6.3) (for a cautious BW or a LSu) (barely softened pink-red, similar to LSu’s DelRioRose but bluer)
Scintillate (Creme) (6.2) (clear vivid fuchsia pink)
Marilyn (Matte) (BW 5.2) (vivid red coral)
Volcano (Pearlized Creme) (bit lighter than 2.8) (easy and natural lip colour for DA, warm red brown with copper pearl)
Smudge (High Gloss) (for all A, about 3.8 in TA book, could be good dark on SA 3.9-3.10) (sheer and build-able warm brick red)
Red Hollyhock (Creme) (bit cooler than 2.7, bright red-orange on me, could try also on TA) (warm soft red)
The Same Soul (Creme) (7.4) (spicy dark russet)
Flame (Pearl Creme) (3.7-3.8, quite metallic) (pearly red-brown, can appear red/copper/brown with movement and light)
Carnelian (Creme) (7.3 in DA book, could do both) (rich warm russet red)
Grown Up (Creme) (might do both TA (more sat than 2.7) and Tsp (7.4)) (rich coral)
Copper Sunset (Pearl Creme) (TA 2.7, very warm, possible for warm SA) (coppery rich mid-terracotta)
Gorgeous (Creme) (2.8) (pearlescent mocha rose)
Fascination (Pearl Creme) (SA 2.7) (gingered apricot with golden sheen)
ADDING after more samples viewed.
Orchidee (6.3) (pink with coral-peach added, fine gold shimmer)
Watered Silk (TSu 2.7) (medium pink for TSu; a nice light option for TW who doesn’t want red)
Angel Wings (TSu 7.1) (soft, cool, light pink to lighten any Summer colour, workable alone on TSu and LSu, and to adjust all Winter and Summer colours; visible medium silver shimmer)
ADDING Blue Fuchsia (approx. TSu 2.8-2.9/ TW 4.8) (excellent mixed with Angel Wings to create True Summer fuchsia in a watercolour effect)
Unsung (7.3-7.4) (pretty apricot pink)
Expert (7.4) (ripe cantaloupe)
This One Day (7.4-7.5) (bright warm coral)
Bulgarian Rose (6.4) (smoked deep berry)
Crystal Apple (4.5, a bit bluer and clearer) (will work alone or mixed with a TSu option)
ADDING Blue Fuchsia (see under True Summer) (with Watered Silk to make TW blue-pink, and to create red-violet with TW’s Crystal Apple)
Fast Track (TW 4.7) (red pink, and makes redder mixtures than Blue Fuchsia which is cooler and a bit darker)
Enchantment (6.3-6.4) (Bright Winter clear red, lovely alone or swirled with a wash of Pink Boost)
Baha (bit cooler than DA 7.3) (warm red rust, enough red to work as a warm DW option on some, maybe)
ADDING, will have to order a few singles, choose the best, and then place a larger order. Will KYP.
ADDING, as TA.
Various to brighten and add cool or warm.
Pink Boost(TW 3.8) (candy pink to lighten and energize BW, TW, and BSp)
Blood Orange (very vivid red-orange)
Jorunn Hernes, Norway. At Fargeporten.
Johanna Jarvinen, Finland. At Flow With Nature.
Margareta Palmquish-Whyte, Sweden.
Rachel Nachmias, Philadelphia. At Best Dressed.
Katherine Schlagal Bullock, San Antonio. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Katherine’s intro post will appear within two weeks, with a business set to launch in June.)
Leslie Chatzinoff, New York. At Colour Essence NYC.
Lisa Kelly, Ottawa, Ontario. Email to lisa@DNAmycolours.com
Shahna McNally, Edmonton, Alberta. At U In Colour.
Christine Scaman, Chatham, Ontario. Here at 12 Blueprints. Email to email@example.com
The Featured Image wrapped around the title is a section of wall art available for sale at The Dunes Restaurant and Gift Shop near Brackley Beach, Prince Edward Island.