Colour and Style
Alison White is a Colour Me Beautiful consultant and loves her job because it literally changes people’s lives for the better. She first discovered colour twenty years ago and after a long career in public affairs, decided to help others enjoy colour too, so trained to become a consultant herself.
Colour Me Beautiful have been leaders in image consulting for over thirty years, and with good reason! With a range of top-to toe services, Alison can help you feel and look good every day. You only get one chance to make a first impression, so you need to make sure it’s a good one. You need to be confident that you are wearing colours and clothes that suit you and bring out your personality, allowing you to shine.
Whether you are looking for a complete makeover, colour analysis, wardrobe de-cluttering, or some personal shopping assistance to buy a special outfit , or even a fun evening party for the girls, Alison will be able to help.
The Alison White Studio
Alison White is a Colour Me Beautiful Style and Image consultant serving Lancashire, Lytham St Annes, Blackburn, Preston, Bolton, Wigan, Blackpool, Darwen, Lancaster and Morecambe.
Alison also offers Bridal Styling, Bridal Services, Beauty Services, Makeover Re-styling, Wardrobe Weeding and Image Consultancy services in these areas.
Alison can provide the full range of Colour Me Beautiful products. Please call or send an email for advice and to place your order and arrange payment and delivery.
- Books – instructional manuals that explain the colour me beautiful philosophy of dominant colour palettes, make up advice and styling tips.
- Make Up – a full range of cosmetics in the colours to suit YOU. Everything from Skin primer to lip gloss.
- Accessories – A range of quality scarves in beautiful colours to complement your colour-co-ordinated and styled wardrobe
- Gift Vouchers – a lovely present for one of our quality services, in full or part payment. From £5 upwards
A full colour consultation. You will learn why some colours look better on you than others. Alison will show you your dominant colour palette and how to wear it. with secondary and tertiary colours which will compliment your colouring perfectly. Learn to shop with confidence and wear combine colours to achieve the look you want. You will find that buying less clothes in the right colours lets you to co-ordinate more outfits, knowing that whatever you wear, will look good. This will revolutionise how you shop for clothes!
Alison will also advise you on how best to wear the colours you already have in your wardrobe as you gradually adjust to your wonderful new palette. Alison will also complete full personalised make up for you in your colours, to suit your personality.
You will receive a personalised make up ‘prescription’ and a 42- colour swatch wallet in your colours to help you when shopping.
Cost £120 – lasts about 2 hours
Image & Styling
You will never worry about what to wear again! Firstly, Alison will take you through a questionnaire of your likes and dislikes of your body shape, clothing, your lifestyle and the image you would like to project.
Then Alison will discuss with you your body shape, frame and proportions, giving advice on how to dress to flatter your shape to its best advantage – including disguising those areas you may not wish to have attention drawn to. This includes cut and shape, style, fabrics, scale and type of patterns.
Alison will discuss with you those items of clothing you have brought with you. Those you enjoy wearing and others you like but somehow never wear – so you can ‘get your eye in,’ on how to make your existing wardrobe work for you, and how best to shop for clothes in future.
Alison will show you how to avoid shopping mistakes and dress with style and confidence for any occasion. She will also take you through how to develop a co-ordinated wardrobe, with less clothes, but more outfits – so you can always find the perfect thing to wear.
You will receive personalised style guide, indicating the type of shapes, fabrics, styles that work best for you which will make shopping in the future so much easier!
Cost £120 – lasts about 2 hours
The whole package! Here you have a complete makeover in a day which includes all the elements of a colour analysis, style consultation and make up lesson in one. This includes a fabric swatch colour wallet, a make up lesson with personalised beauty workbook and a full style consultation with personalised style workbook.
Cost £240 lasts about 4 hours
Make Up Class
Whether you’ve never worn make up before, or are using the same routine you have been for years, Alison will be able to help. You will learn how to care for your skin and then how to apply a full make up in the right colours to suit your colouring and personality and create the look you want.
You will know how to apply foundation easily and evenly, how to enhance your eyes with eye make up so they look the best, and how to correctly apply lip colours. You will also learn a suitable day make up and evening make up and take away a personalised workbook with advice and tips to keep.
You will have the opportunity to apply some make up yourself, to make sure you are familiar with the techniques required to maintain your new look.
Costs £50. lasts 1½ hours
Have you ever wanted someone to take the pain out of clothes shopping for you? Well Alison will! In advance of the shopping trip, you will chat with Alison about what you are looking for – whether it’s for general pieces for your wardrobe or an outfit for a special occasion. Then on the day, Alison will find a range of items to try in the most flattering shapes and styles for your body. Full advice from putting a whole ‘look’ together with accessories will be given so you will be confident you will look your best.
Cost – £50 per hour
Do you have lots of clothes but can never find the right thing to wear? Then Alison can help. Most of us wear the same things over and over again and leave some outfits on the hanger. There is a better way to be and to make your clothes work for you.
A wardrobe weeding will consider everything in your wardrobe and how you wear it – or not. Often you will find that you haven’t thought of combining various pieces or altering their shape slightly to make it work better for you. Looking at things in a new way, and how to make best use of accessories and jewellery can reinvigorate your wardrobe. You’ll learn how to organise your wardrobe to make it work for you and to always look your best.
Cost – £50 an hour
A popular session where Alison helps each person discover which of this seasons fashions and cosmetics will work best for their colouring and body shape. Alison will also provide some ideas for wardrobe updates and how to use accessories and jewellery to keep you ‘current’ even on a budget.
Cost £18 per person, including a ‘seasonal update’ booklet
Alison is available to give talks on colour and styling to your Ladies Circle, Women’s Institute groups and so on.
Please contact Alison for details.
Every bride deserves to look her best. Alison will help guide you to finding the colours and styles most flattering for you to achieve the bridal look you desire.
This consultation includes a full colour analysis and style consultation to help find the right colour for your very special bridal gown. Also to help you find a ‘theme’ colour suited to your personality and the look you are aiming for and the most appropriate colours and styles for your bridesmaids. The full analysis will also help you put together clothes in your best colours through your honeymoon and beyond.
Alison will give advice on accessories – including wedding veils, tiaras, jeweler and headdresses to best suit your natural colouring and style. Also Alison will recommend the most flattering hairstyles for your shape.
Alison will also apply a full make up application – in the most flattering colours for your dream look. You will have the opportunity to put make up on yourself, to ensure you have the tips and techniques you need to repeat the look.
You will receive a personalised bridal style guide, style workbook, 42 colour swatch wallet with additional ‘bridal’ swatches to help you choose the perfect dress for your perfect day. You will also receive a personalised make up workbook to help you replicate the perfect make up. To complete this package you will receive your own copy of the Colour Me Beautiful, ‘Be a Beautiful Bride,’ book to help with your finishing touches.
Cost £250 – lasts about 4 hours
If you are looking for a fun evening with friends whilst learning how to help make the best of yourself, then a party might be just what you’re looking for. This is an informal and budget-friendly way of discovering what Colour Me Beautiful can offer.
Parties can be designed to suit your needs – contact Alison for details. Some examples are given below.
Alison will show everyone their dominant colouring and how to use this wisely in your clothes and make up.
Cost – £60 per person to include a fabric swatch wallet for each person as a guide for shopping
£30 per person including a copy of the Colour me Beautiful book for each person.
Alison will help everyone discover their style personality and how to select the most flattering styles and fabrics for their body shape.
Cost £60 per person including a personalised style workbook for each person.
Alison will show each person which cosmetic colours work best for them and what their beauty personality is. Alison will give a demonstration on applying make up and there will be the opportunity to apply make up individually to learn the techniques needed.
Cost – £25 per person, including a personalised beauty workbook.
A colour me beautiful consultation will make your life easier! Considering your natural colouring you will learn which are the shades to enhance your appearance and achieve the look you strive for.
You will learn how best to combine these colours for all occasions to suit your lifestyle, from formal to casual.
How to make the colours you have in your wardrobe already work best for you.
How to shop for clothes to suit your lifestyle and be confident you will always look good.
Cost £120 – lasts about 2 hours
20 Apr 2017Events Coming up!
There’s a lot going on over the next few weeks so I hope to see some of you at these upcoming events!
Thursday 11th May, 6-8pm, L.K.Bennett Liverpool, 43 Whitechapel, the Met Quarter, L1 6DA
Women in Business Network evening at L.K.Bennett with Colour me Beautiful Consultant and style columnist Alison White.
Tickets WIBN members free, guests, £15. Includes prosecco on arrival, 20% discount on evening, gift from LK Bennett. For details contact Anne Marie Swift on 07469 714291
Saturday 14th May, Fusion Bride and Beauty Show with World Bridal Event, Best Western Salmesbury Hotel, Preston New Road, Preston, PR5 OUL. 11-5pm.
Demonstrations and presentations from experts in the fashion and beauty industry, including Colour Me Beautiful Consultant and style columnist Alison White.
Beauty Expo and bridal fair with competitions and makeovers galore and awards ceremony. Free entry and free parking. For further information call 07066 170366 or just turn up on the day!
May, 6-8pm, L.K.Bennett Chester, Grosvenor Shopping Centre, CH1 1EF.
Women in Business Network evening at L.K.Bennett, Chester
with Colour me Beautiful Consultant and style columnist, Alison White. Tickets WIBN members free, guests, £15. Includes prosecco reception, 20% discount on evening, gift from LK BennettFor details contact Anne Marie Swift on 07469 714291
Saturday 3rd June, 2-5.00pm, Colour Me Beautiful, Blackburn, BB2 6QF.
Fundraising fashion show for the British Heart Foundation with Colour Me Beautiful consultant and style columnist Alison White.
Tickets £10 to include prosecco on arrival, cream tea, free entry to door prize and goody bag with contents worth over £10.
For tickets or further information contact Alison White, 07721 080564 or book online at:- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bhfcolour-me-beautiful-fundraising-fashion-show-tickets-33495800842?aff=efbevent
04 Apr 2017Time saving tips!
Now that we’ve got the lighter nights we’re more inclined to find things to do in the evenings, so we need all the time saving tips we can get! Here’s three to get you going
1. Plan Ahead
If you’ve had your colours and style done with me, it’s likely you’ll have a carefully put together set of clothes with each item being versatile enough to wear with several others in your wardrobe, but there’s still nothing worse than going to pull an outfit out to wear in the morning only to find its in the wash/needs ironing. Decide what you’re going to wear the night before, along with accessories and have it all to hand for the morning.
2. Opt for Ease
Forgo a lip base and lipstick combo and add a slick of lip gloss instead. Lip glosses are easy to apply and will give you the perfect pout with one quick application so you’ll be heading out of the door in a flash.
3. Handbags at the Ready
Pack your handbag (which you’ll already have selected to perfectly match your outfit), the night before with all your essentials so all you need to do come morning is pick it up and head out of the door.
Watch this space for news of some fabulous events coming up.
Until then, live a colourful life!
31 Jan 2017Have a heart!
Can you believe how quickly January has gone? I can’t – it’s just flown by! If I’m honest I find this time of the year difficult to get motivated – I think I secretly have the DNA of an animal that hibernates.
But maybe that’s what it’s all about. A time to recharge and refresh – spring is on its way, bringing lots of new colours to brighten up our lives!
With that in mind, I wanted to tell you about a new role I have taken on with my business, that of a Corporate Ambassador with the British Heart Foundation. Many of you know that I lost my beautiful daughter Miranda, two and a half years ago, aged just 26 to a heart problem – which was, and always will be devastating. A long time ago I aligned my Colour Me Beautiful Business to the British Heart Foundation and now am delighted to say I have become a Corporate Ambassador with them.
This means that I will be able to work with businesses who want to support the BHF with their fundraising activities and believe me, I will throw myself into it wholeheartedly. There is so much we can do if we work together to raise awareness and fund research. And what’s more – you can have fun along the way. Your business will benefit too as everyone has been touched somewhere along the line by someone with a heart problem and there are so many ways to getting involved. From fashion shows to sponsored walks to health campaigns.
Red is the Colour of the Heart Foundation – and I too can help bring red – and lots of colours into your life. If your business would like to get involved, please contact me and I’d be happy to come and talk to you. As an incentive, I can offer a free colour and style presentation for your staff – that should brighten up their day for sure!
So go on, have a heart, let’s get colourful and together support the British Heart Foundation. Please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
30 Nov 2016Open Day Success!
Well! What a fabulous day we had on Sunday 20th, November! Thank you to all who came to the open day. Lancashire rocked that day!
There was prosecco and Christmas nibbles! There were handbags from Antonia’s handbags – pure joy! https://www.facebook.com/Antonias-Handbags-451579351541662/?fref=ts
We had wonderful sparkling jewellery from Aura Jewellery https://www.facebook.com/aurabeadedjewellery/?hc_ref=SEARCH and stunning silver from Bijoux Silver .
There was more jewellery from me, plus handmade accessories – my on-trend velvet cowls in a range of rainbow colours flew out! I’m busy making more like one of Santa’s elves, so if you want one, do contact me! They are £12 each, gift boxed, plus £3.00 P&P.
There were colour, style and make up demos! You can see the real difference this makes. The top left photo shows this lady in the ‘wrong colours’ while the top right, you can see her skin glow and her eyes sparkle when she is in the right colours! Bottom left, make up is added and bottom right – ta da! Looking gorgeous in some of her best colours! It truly is amazing!
Not forgetting the hand-made chocolate from Creative Chocolates! https://www.facebook.com/groups/124037964288607/
All in one glorious afternoon with the raffle and fabulous prizes with all proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation. https://www.facebook.com/bhf/?fref=ts I’m delighted to say we raised over £500 for the British Heart Foundation in memory of my daughter Miranda. Thank you so much.
Following numerous requests, I’m launching a series of workshops as an additional service and will give full details in my next newsletter. If you’re not on my list and would like to be, then just let me know!
My facebook group with colour and style tips is up and running and if you’d like to be a part of that (it’s free) then just let me know!
I’ll be back soon with more tips for the party season. Is it really that close to Christmas? How did that happen?!
05 Oct 2016Are you warm or cool? The importance of undertone!
If you have visited me for a colour consultation, then you will have been told as part of your analysis, whether you have a Warm or a Cool undertone as your second characteristic. Of course, you could also be Warm or Cool as your main dominant colour category.
What are undertones?
Your undertone is the colour just below the surface of your skin and regardless of whether you have a tan or not, it doesn’t change. Ensuring the colours you wear in both your clothes and make-up complement your undertone is essential as if you get it wrong it could cause your skin to look lacklustre, sallow or grey.
Determining your skin tone
A quick way to determine whether you have a Warm or Cool undertone is to look at the inside of your forearm. On those with a Cool undertone veins will appear blue/purple in natural light, whilst those with a Warm undertone will have green/olive veins in natural light. You could also compare the overall colour of the inside of your forearm with that of friends – as long as you don’t all have the same colouring, you will notice some striking differences. This test is not an exact science though so get in touch if you’d like a definitive answer!
Once you know your undertone you can use the guidelines below to help you select the best make-up shades for your undertone.
EYES If you have a Warm undertone draw attention to your eyes with gorgeous colour me beautiful Tuscany Olive eyeshadow and Sage eye pencil. Cool undertones can play around with pinks, purples and pewters; we love a slick of Navy mascara, particularly if you have blue eyes (it makes them really pop!)
FACE If you’re warm opt for peach or coral shades. A smudge of our colour me beautiful Melba cream blush will give you a subtle of hint of colour. Those with a Cool undertone should go for something a little pinker. Our colour me beautiful Appleberry blush compact is perfect to pop into your bag for touch-ups on the go.
LIPS Finish your look with a little lip! Feeling bright and bold? Go for our fresh and fun colour me beautiful Mango Punch cream lipstick if you have a Warm undertone. Our Cool customers could opt for our colour me beautiful Pink Shell lip gloss; the perfect finishing touch to your make-up look!
So enjoy and live a colourful life! If you’ve yet to have a colour consultation then there’s no time like the present, just give me a call and we’ll set one up!
19 Sep 2016Autumn/Winter Fashion and Personal Style
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Miss England, Miss Elizabeth Grant and she is beautiful both inside and out. Soon she will be heading to the Miss World contest and I wish her all the luck in the world. Her personal style and lovely manner will take her far.
As fashion month gets into full swing around the world and Summer draws to an end, the start of a new season means many of us will be thinking about our Autumn/Winter wardrobes and personal style.
We can all get stuck in a rut, or style of dressing that almost becomes like a ‘uniform’ which we end up wearing day in, day out. However, with a few simple steps you can transform your personal style to leave you looking and feeling refreshed for the months ahead!
1.Keep it current
Not all of us are slaves to fashion, however it is important that you keep your look current. Glossy magazines and online sites are packed with image inspiration for the coming season and top tips on what is going to be ‘on trend’. Focus on the trends that appeal to you and then decide how you are going to incorporate them into your look in a way that is still ‘you’.
2. Shoe business
Your footwear can make or break your outfit. Throw away those battered boots and invest in a new pair, in one of your neutral shades, to see you through Autumn/Winter. If you can afford to invest a little more they will last you several seasons before they need replacing.
3. Good foundations
Ideally you should be measured and fitted for a new bra around every six months. If you’re overdue then head to the fitting room before you buy a single new item for Autumn! Good foundations are key to ensure comfort and smooth lines on your clothes.
4. Keep it colourful
There are some gorgeous shades around for the coming season so take this opportunity to try some new colours! Even after a colour consultation it can be easy to gravitate towards the same few colours as time goes on so take this opportunity to take another look at your colour swatches and add some new shades into the mix!
5. Buy what you love
Don’t buy anything that is just ‘fine’, you (and your wardrobe) deserve more than that! If you put something on that you feel truly fabulous in, then go ahead and purchase it. When you wear something you feel amazing in you will exude confidence and this will guarantee you look amazing too!
Here’s to a fabulously stylish Autumn/Winter! We are all beauty queens in our own world!