True Winter

True Winter

As a True Winter, the key features of your colouring are:

Cool colours based in blue, red, and purple • Pure, clear colour pigments • Span from white to black

When you shop...

  • You will never get a 'farm' feeling from True Winter, and nor do the colours feel playful. For a True Winter, your colours look like jewel tones.
  • Don't invest in colours that are dusty or heathery, faded, or have a harvest or rusty feel.
  • Focus on bright colours. Bright means pure pigment, without visible gray from mixing colours. It doesn’t mean neon. Shine is optional.
  • Be flexible about the lightness or darkness of individual items, aiming for an overall medium-light to fairly dark level.
  • Look for your black – true black, which may look a little purple or intensely black-brown.
  • Look for grays that remind you of ice, crystal, iron, stainless steel, and charcoal.
  • Look for your white – true white, which may look a little blue but doesn’t have to as long as you don’t see orange, green, or yellow in it.
  • Your lightest colours are icy clear (avoid light + muted = pastel), in the coolest variation of each colour.
  • Use the technique demonstrated by your colour analyst for checking colour coolness (hue). Coolness is the most important property of the colours that flatter you. Getting the coolness level right is hard to 'guesstimate' without comparing to a fan.


Foundation matches overtones, as well as your (cool) undertone. The best match relates to more than just coolness. As a Winter, your foundation may be porcelain pale, even lighter than your skin appears. Your best colours may also be slightly blue, green, or gray to match the coolness or olive tones in your skin. If your skin is deeper in pigmentation, the colour may appear surprisingly yellow or be labeled as a warm colour. Precise skin tone is variable in each Season, and especially in Winter where pigmentation is the most highly varied. Try products from a variety of brands. Choose the colour that disappears into your skin and into your appearance when the entire face wears the product. Disregard the name of the colour, as makeup and hair colour have their own terminology.


Use your new insight into your best colours to choose the right metal for jewelry. Next to your skin, silver and platinum are most becoming and look great with your clothing and makeup. You know to avoid brushed surfaces (especially in larger areas) that give the metal a grayed or softened look. The colour should feel frozen and sharp. New and modern works better than antique or vintage.

Who knows?...

You might be an individual who looks drop dead gorgeous (men, we’re talking to you, too) in cherry red or starry sky purple. All it takes is your 'wow' colour in an earring or a stripe in a navy blue tie, and your appearance moves one step higher.