For some odd reason, beauty experts use seasons to describe your personal coloring, which is a combination of your skin tone, hair color and eye color. Once you figure out whether you’re a fall, winter, summer or spring, you will have more insight into what colors you should wear. This applies to makeup, clothes and jewelry.
So, let’s get started…
This is considered a “cool” or blue-based color description. People who are considered a winter, typically have hair, eyes and skin that sharply contrasts. For example, a fair skinned person with really dark hair and light eyes would be considered a winter. Winters look good in rich colors like black, red, pink and yellow.
This is also a “cool” or blue-based color description but it’s not as striking as a winter. People who are considered a summer will still have a contrasting look but it won’t be as sharp. For example, a fair skinned person with blond hair and light eyes would be considered a summer. Summers look good in muted pastel colors like powder blue, pale yellow and lavender.
This is a “warm” or yellow-based color description. People who are considered a spring will have a warmer skin tone and less striking coloring. For example, an olive skinned person with blond hair and brown eyes would be considered a spring. Springs look good in peach, bright green and ivory.
This is a “warm” or yellow-based color description like spring that typically applies to the ladies with olive skin, dark hair and brown eyes. Autumns look good in beige, olive, orange and gold.
Once you figure out what season best fits you, it can be helpful when choosing colors that best highlight your skin tone, however, don’t use this as an excuse to not wear on particular color. All colors can be worn by all seasons as long as it’s combined with other colors that do compliment your particular season. This is a guide to help you look your best in your clothes and with your makeup. When I learned about seasons and figured out which one best applied to me, it definitely helped me when I decided to branch out of my comfort zone and start being more daring with color and patterns. So use these seasons as a baseline. Since I didn’t give a lot of detail, here is a link to an article I found that’s much more detailed.
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