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House of Colour v. Colour Me Beautiful

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SunnyUpNorth Wed 24-Jul-13 22:32:55

I have found an old thread discussing this but just wanted to ask what the main differences are and which people think are better.

I really want to get my colours done and have found a few local people from both companies.

From reading old threads it seems HoC is more popular but the pictures of the local HoC people are really off putting. The ones near me are all in bright jewel toned outfits with lots of scarves, lipstick etc. ie v OTT and a bit cliched.

There are two Colour Me Beautiful reps near me. Both of their photos are very natural. They look really nice, young and friendly and much more 'me'. So I am much more drawn to having my colours done by one of them. But I am hesitating due to people not really seeming to rate CMB.


SunnyUpNorth Sun 11-Aug-13 15:20:34

Thanks choc, I've been having a look at that winter thread, it's really useful.

I am glad I did the day and don't think it was a waste at all. It is just hard to get my head around my new colours and I keep thinking of favourite things I have in the wrong colours sad

Think I might try the revlon tinted lip butter thing mentioned on the winter thread as a non scary way of trying lip colour.

BeginnerSAHM Sun 11-Aug-13 21:07:18

Hi Sunny - glad it was useful. I feel similarly about lipstick... Shame as, as a spring, I should 'always wear it'.... Hmmm. Still v glad i had it done and think the colours do suit me best. Might have to start a 'HoC Spring' thread to get some ideas about how to deal with that and my paranoia about looking too multicoloured.

Jewel winter sounds lovely though wink! Hope you find it helpful going forward!

SeasonofTheWitch Sun 11-Aug-13 22:08:00

Yay sunny! I'm excited for you.

yy on the lipstick thing - it often takes a while to get your head round but when you do figure out how to do it your way (gloss, tint, stain, whatevs) then you'll see the magic, esp as a winter (same goes for springs). I know loads of women who have 'been done' and 90% of them initially said they hated lippy and would never wear it... a couple of months on and most of them wear it every day, in some form. For some of us it's on a par with oxygen.

It'll deffo take a while to get your head around it but once you've got your wardrobe sorted you'll REALLY see and feel the difference.

When are you having your style day done then? grin

beginner The issue for us, I think, is that HoC's and CMB's advice is quite generic to all springs (and clear warms) and isn't bang on specific for those of us on the winter border. I'm just about to upload another pic of me so you can see how I'll always do multiple colours without looking too multicoloured (I think/hope!) The lighting here's made my face look warmer than I actually am.

BeginnerSAHM Mon 12-Aug-13 07:40:19

Fab! Thanks season! Will try to get on the computer this morning! Can't see it from my iPhone...

Joycey29 Mon 12-Aug-13 07:43:59

Yes to a Spring thread!

BeginnerSAHM Mon 12-Aug-13 08:19:32

Season - v pretty! And you don't look like a clown either (which is how I feel when I try to wear multiple colours)! Ok, am starting a Spring thread Joycey. Sorry to hijack your thread Sunny....!

SunnyUpNorth Mon 12-Aug-13 15:16:32

Thanks beginner. I'm surprised there aren't threads for all the seasons already.

I've joined the winter thread so I can stop floundering like a fish.

I'm jealous of all you springs, I was really hoping I would be. Spring but it was not to be!

Joycey29 Mon 12-Aug-13 18:01:06

Awaiting Spring thread with eager anticipation! wink

cardoon Mon 12-Aug-13 20:13:21

Joins queue for Spring

SunnyUpNorth Mon 12-Aug-13 21:25:01

Spring thread is live!

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