If you are interested in getting your colors, well, we’ve got them.
There are three paths you can take on your color journey.
One path is that of coming in and having one of our lovely Coloristas match your foundation and locate any other color needs you may have. Afterwards you can purchase what you desire- you don’t have to worry about forgetting what works for you and doesn’t- we write everything down on a card and file it.
Eyeshadow: $10.50 – $18
Lip Palettes: $39.99
- Adding fragrances is $10 extra
Another path is to utilize the many shopping tools we have provided for our far away online clients. We know, we know, we have a ton of colors. The best way to find out what to try first is to get our ebhues drape kits which include multiple samples of our colors and instructions on how to locate hue are you.
The other path is that of scheduling a Personal Color Analysis with Darin, the color reader.
Personal Color Analysis Explained:
What is it?
Personal Color Analysis isn’t new, it has been around for some time now, but this isn’t your average color analysis, this is ebhues. There are a lot of technical explanations for what ebhues is, but basically it comes to this: You know how there are days where you do your same morning routine but everyone is complimenting you and telling you how good you look? Well that has to do with the color you are wearing and how it is interacting with your skin tone. What we have done is create a scientific way to find that color in each hue. We use specially tested and designed color tools to locate what colors work best with your skin tone. Once your color tone is found you will be tested in each hue and have your own color space determined utilizing attributes such as warm, cool, and neutral as well as hue, value and chroma to define the skins undertones and colors that make you look your best. The process is extensive, and includes a consultation to talk about your personal preferences, a draping, a custom color swatch book, custom designed makeup application, makeup lesson, and a color manager booklet to take home with you and help you retain all the information we give you as well as how to find your best makeup online.
Okay I get it but WHY should I do it?
Once your color analysis is complete within the ebhues system you are given a custom swatchbook filled with colors to use when buying clothes, changing hair colors, picking out jewelry, paint colors, color palettes, etc. You are also given all the information you need to accurately and easily find matches within our vast makeup system even after your initial match up and makeup lesson. All our codes are written within each makeup product for your ease.
This process teaches and prepares you to avoid wearing colors that detract from your appearance by making you look sickly or washed-out. Knowing your colors helps minimize annoying facial concerns, such as blemishes and dark spots and help you feel better and be more confident. These game changing skills help you present a positive first impression and provide you with the colors you should wear for your intention.
Of course, color analysis doesn’t just help your appearance, it also helps save time and money; you can stop wasting those precious resources on clothes that don’t make you look or feel your best. Shopping time is reduced, wardrobe foundations can be built, and finding an outfit for a big event is much less stressful when you know your personal colors. Your color swatchbook will help you make the best purchases for your wardrobe, furnishings/interiors/exteriors, and of course, your makeup. We firmly believe that embracing your appropriate colors makes you feel and look good which does wonders and has a profound effect on your overall well being.
The swatchbook you receive will be an easily transported booklet which has all your colors in your personal color space that makes shopping easier and picking paint colors less stressful.
How do I know whether the makeup on your website fits in my palette?
Our makeup colors fit within each person’s color palette and one can use filters, search codes, and read the descriptions to find your best matches. Upon being analyzed, clients receive a swatchbook of recommended colors within their spectrum to make your life easy when looking for colors on our website with a special tool for locating your best colors.
There are many personal color systems in the market today and we have researched and been certified in several. Based on our clientele we have coded our colors using the following swatchbooks; OMSA- Original Master Sci/Art, 12-tones, and CMAS- Color Me A Season. These codes are what all those strange numbers and symbols are in our color description area.
Of course though, our website is designed with ebhues customers in mind first and you can type in the ebhues codes in the search bar to find makeup within that color spectrum!
I heard you help brides with their color schemes and dress color?
Yes we do! Personal Color Analysis is highly recommended for women who are preparing for the adventure of getting married. When your personal color palette is completed, your wedding planning process will be so much more simple as you will be confident the colors you choose will look fabulous on you! Check out this blog post for more on the subject and see our Bridal page for booking information on your wedding day. If you don’t want the complete Personal Color Analysis we do offer Bridal specific options as well. However, when beginning your new life with another person it is a wonderful experience to know your colors for your wardrobe, home, and makeup needs!
Give it to me! How do I book?
The service is booked through phone or email. Make sure to schedule ahead as it is an intensive process that takes 2.5-3 hours!
How much is it?
Personal Color Analysis is $550 and includes the following:
Custom Designed Makeup Application
About ebhues terms:
When we talk about ebhues we tend to use a lot of color adjectives that may or may not make sense to you. That is why we created a bit of the short and dirty about color for you to understand what we are talking about.
The name given to a group of like pure pigments. For example, the reds, the yellow reds, the yellows, the green yellows, the greens, the blue greens, the blues, the purple blues, the purples and the red purples. Within the specific hue family there are specific hues that have their own color personality.
So lets take that one step further. Let’s compare a color family to a human family, than each hue has it’s own specific identity or personalty just like people. In fact even identical twins are not completely alike as each has their very own uniqueness. This is how color works as well.
The temperature of a color is considered in two ways: Perceived Temperature and Relative Temperature.
In art, the term warm and cool is used. In the science of psychology we relate color temperature visually and by feeling, i.e. perceived color. We perceive the color families of red, yellow red, yellow, and yellow green to be warm and Green, blue green, blue, blue purple, purple and red purple as cool.
The more yellow the color has, the tendency for it to be perceived as warmer and the more blue the color offers the more it is seen as cool.
In art the color wheel or hue circle as related to Munsell, the color theory we have based our system on is divided in half. One half is perceived to be warm and the other is perceived to be cool.
In application we use the method of Relative Temperature to determine which hue(s) enhance your aesthetic and are the best for your coloring per color family.
Relative temperature is comparing each hue to one another in the same color family. Going back to the varying reds, all perceived as warms, have relative temperature changes from coolest to warmest (left to right).
Light colors advance and deeper colors recede. Warm colors are thought to be vivid and energetic and advance space while cooler colors create a relaxed feeling.
The term chroma is basically how much saturation is in the color. The words saturation, intensity and brightness all refer to chroma.
The terms light and dark refer to the value of the color. If we take any color and add a drop of black, we make the color darker in value. If we add drops of white, we tint the color making the color lighter in value.
In ebhues the term washed is when the color at high value (meaning with more white in it) is tinged with pure color giving it a clear, crisp, hint of the true color.
In ebhues the term tint is the pure color that is mixed with white.
In ebhues the term shades relates to the pure color with black added, giving the color depth and lowering the value, and depending on the amount added lowering the chroma (saturation) as well.
In ebhues the term muted refers to the neutralization of the pure color bringing the color towards an achromatic state – true neutral.
The hue circle commonly referred to as a color wheel was created by Albert Henry Munsell (January 6, 1858 – June 28, 1918). Munsell was an American painter, teacher of art, and the inventor of the Munsell color system, which is what the ebhues system is based on. The hue circle visually shows the relationship of colors to one another and assists in creating color combinations that are pleasing and harmonious. While there are many color options that are available below are some basic color scheme options.
Complementary: Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel are considered to be complementary colors (example: red and blue green).
The use of complimentary colors in varying levels of lightness and darkness (value) as well as Chroma (saturation) is perfectly acceptable and can prove to be very pleasing to the eye.
Caution is to be used when creating text for business purposes as the affect can be overwhelming. In fashion using complimentary colors in pure hue form will be bold.
Analogous color scheme: Analogous color schemes use colors that are next to each other on the hue circle. They flow well and create soothing and comfortable designs.
Analogous color schemes are common in nature and are harmonious and pleasing to the eye.
Make sure you have enough contrast when choosing an analogous color scheme. Choose one color to dominate, a second to support. The third color is used (along with black, white or gray) as an accent.
Triadic color scheme: A triadic color scheme uses colors that are evenly spaced around the hue circle. Triadic color schemes tend to be energetic, even if you use pale or unsaturated versions of your hues.
To use a triadic harmony successfully, the colors should be carefully balanced – let one color dominate and use the two others for accent.
Split-Complementary color scheme: The split-complementary color scheme is a variation of the complementary color scheme. In addition to the base color, it uses the two colors adjacent to its complement.
This color scheme has the same strong visual contrast as the complementary color scheme, but has less tension. It is easy to use and is very enjoyable.
Rectangle (tetradic) color scheme: The rectangle or tetradic color scheme uses four colors arranged into two complementary pairs.
This rich color scheme offers plenty of possibilities for variation. Tetradic color schemes works best if you let one color be dominant. You should also pay attention to the balance between warm and cool colors in your design.
Square color scheme The square color scheme is similar to the rectangle, but with all four colors spaced evenly around the color circle. Square color schemes works best if you let one color be dominant.