Online Personal Color Analysis With Red Leopard

Personal color analysis is a fascinating tool that women choose to either embrace or bristle against. You can put me in both camps because the subject fascinates me and I believe the more we know, the better armed we are to make smart choices with what to wear. This week I’m sharing my online color analysis with  Red Leopard.

Over the last several months I’ve had four online personal color analyses to see if it is a viable alternative to being draped in person. Two weeks ago I shared my Online Personal Color Analysis With Your Color Style. Then last week I shared my Virtual Color Analysis With Dress Your Colors.

Red Leopard’s virtual analyses are conducted in much the same way as the previous two. I worked with Manina who had me send her as many photos of myself as possible, without makeup, draped in every color I could find. She suggested I use any and every fabric so I took her at her word;)

I draped myself with tablecloths, tea towels, jackets, and tees from my husband’s wardrobe. I also draped myself with a few of my grandson’s things. As with the other virtual consultations, I took photos with my camera on a tripod in varying lighting conditions.

soft autumn colors for Jennifer Connolly

After Manina decided on my colors, we did a zoom call to discuss. She typed me as a Soft Autumn. The Soft Autumn palette has a wide range of colors which she tested against my images and narrowed them to the above colors that she feels are the most flattering for me.

Some colors are best used as a part of a pattern and just in small amounts. Others are star colors and should be worn in a sweater or large garment.

So far, all three analyses have come up with very different conclusions.

So what do you think?

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I’ll be back next week with my fourth virtual color analysis.

Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel fabulous and confident!




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  1. Christine
    September 17, 2020 / 8:03 am

    I’m curious why you wrote so little about the Red Leopard process, since you were so detailed (thank you!) in describing the other color analyses you had done. Perhaps they are more protective of their client conversations and methods, and asked that you not say too much?

    • Jennifer
      September 17, 2020 / 2:38 pm

      I am sharing what each color consultant sent to me so readers can see what I got. I received nothing personalized from Red Leopard. They knew I was writing a post to share my experiences and had no problem with my doing so.

  2. Lorrie
    September 11, 2020 / 10:11 am

    The fact that you are getting different results from different consultants is not surprising to me. The issue is not with the consultant or their in-person method. The issue is trying to do it using digital images. Unless each party is using the same color calibration on their computer monitor, the results can be wildly different. I’m sure you’ve experienced ordering something online thinking it was red but when you got it, it was orange or pink. Every monitor is different and without calibration, the colors will not show up the same. I learned about working on a print magazine. We had to calibrate our monitors to the printer so what we saw was what we got. (WYSIWYG).

    Also, consistently in lighting in the photos is also important. In bright light, your skin tone may look one way. In lower light, it may look another. I would think all the photos need to be taken in the same light for a good result. Depending on what the consultant wanted, it might mean taking full sets of photos for each lighting type.

    Anyway, this has been an interesting look at color analysis. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

  3. Kathy Campbell
    September 11, 2020 / 6:53 am

    Hi Jennifer
    I’ve followed you for awhile now but this is the first time I’ve commented. No way can I! see you as an autumn! Or a warm undertone! I am a painter and feel I have a good eye for color.. I see you as a cool summer. But YOU know what looks good on you! I do think Susan Blakely…..the other blogger….looks fantastic in her “new” colors. Great subject and looking forward to your conclusions.
    Kathy from Pgh.,Pa.

    • Jennifer
      September 11, 2020 / 7:32 am

      This is a fascinating topic to me.Color is such a great tool. Thanks for weighing in, Kathy.

  4. Lucretia Roletta
    September 10, 2020 / 10:19 pm

    I can’t wait until you reveal your conclusions to us. I find fashion rules quite tedious, dos and don’ts.
    I have followed Susan Blakely for awhile and have watched her bloom from relatively so so to sparkling In her putting together her outfits. Her session with Red Lion changed the colors she now wears in her “pixie” style. Color analysis, seems to be quite subjective.

  5. Jamaica
    September 10, 2020 / 3:41 pm

    I agree with others that you appear to be
    a soft summer and look beautiful in those colors.
    I was curious if anyone was going to mention Sue from Une Femme because I remember being shocked the first time I opened her page to see her new colors and hair color. I don’t find it flattering on her at all. To each her own.
    Looking forward to what you finally decide for your colors! Thanks for sharing.

    • Ellen W.
      September 10, 2020 / 3:59 pm

      I agree! Soft summer would be the way to go for you. It really brings out your eyes and your hair coloring in your skin tone. I do know that from having done color analysis back in the 80’s.The analyzers see what they want to see. Meaning if They’re an autumn, they look for autumn colors in the other person. If they are a winter , they want to see winter colors on the other person. It’s just the way it is. you see what you like and you expect it to look good and others. It’s hard to step away from your own biases. My suggestion, use it as a guideline. Dress in what makes you happy so your true colors of your heart shine though!

  6. Kay
    September 10, 2020 / 2:51 pm

    Red Leopard as been so hyped on blogs that I am automatically skeptical. I still sit over hear in the “waste of money” camp when it comes to color “analysis.” What fantastic fairy godmother good luck is going to come my way if I pay someone to tell me not to wear black next to my face? If I wear a shade of green not “approved,” will I be stoned in public and denied entry into respectable homes? (Yes, I know some people are true believers, so to them, I say, you be you.)

  7. Cannon
    September 10, 2020 / 2:40 pm

    I’m surprised by your Red Leopard analysis, although you definitely are Soft as most of us are at our age. I think that the second color analysis was the best for you- soft and cool. I see you as a Soft Summer, looking good in all your blue clothes. You totally rock a denim jacket! I’m a Soft Autumn (diagnosed by Red Leopard online as well), and denim and blue just wash me out. I’m loving my analysis, having fun experimenting with new tops, scarves, and enjoying gold jewelry. Like others have said, it would be helpful to see you in olive green and dark camel. I think the jury is still out!
    By the way, Color Me Beautiful has a good website for ordering reasonably price seasonal makeup.
    Thanks for taking us on your fun journey!

  8. Lori
    September 10, 2020 / 2:26 pm

    Very interesting. I can’t wait to see the next one and get your feedback.
    I know what I think already, but don’t want to sway anyone.

  9. Susan
    September 10, 2020 / 1:24 pm

    This is fascinating! It really makes me question the ability to do this remotely. Also, it makes me question the science behind it all since there so much subjectivity to it. However, wow, can I ever tell a difference when someone is wearing a color that is just awesome on them!

  10. Eve
    September 10, 2020 / 12:24 pm

    I realized that I’m most drawn to colors that are in the landscape and nature in my birth month of June. The beautiful yellows and pinks, light purples . My sister looks better in colors of her birth month of May with thr roses. My husband was born in February and he looks great in the neutrals and evergreen colors you see in the Winter. If you get too frustrated, think about it.

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