What’s your seasonal skin tone?
Every person has a certain skin tone, and this tone can be labelled a particular season: winter, spring, summer, or fall. Seasonal skin tones are based on what colours look best on you, and are a fantastic way to figure out what will complement you. Use it as a basic rule of thumb for everything from clothes to makeup (to a certain extent). Trust us, it makes shopping so much easier and your skin will look much more vibrant, like you’ve just had a photofacial (well, not quite, but kind of)!
To figure out your season, the first thing you’ll want to do is determine whether your skin tone is warm or cool. This can be done by examining your naked skin (preferably on your arm) outside, in natural daylight. You’ll need to concentrate on the undertones of your skin colour. Warm skin tones are distinguished by yellow undertones with greener veins, while cool tones are pink or blue, with bluish veins. This is the first step which allows you to narrow down the specific season.
Next, look at your natural hair colour and your eyes.
Winter: You have darker hair and a dramatic contrast between the colour of your hair, your eyes, and skin tone.
Your best colours are blue, red and hot pink. Avoid earthy tones and neutrals.
Spring: You have a warm skin tone and have lighter hair, perhaps ranging from light brown to blonde or red.
Your best colours are pale, clear and bright, like light pink. Avoid darker colours.
Summer: You have light hair and a cool skin tone.
Your best colours are pastels and neutrals. Avoid bright colours.
Fall: You have a warm skin tone with any colour of hair, particularly black, dark brown or even red.
Your best colours are earthy browns, reds and burgandy. Avoid pastels.