Bright Winter

Bright Winter

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

A blend of Winter and Spring colours (a Neutral Season), with more Winter than Spring • Pure, clear colour pigments • Medium-cool (or cool-neutral in PCA) • Span from white to black

When you shop...

  • For a Bright Winter, colours look like jewel tones with a barely sunlit or candied effect.
  • Don't invest in colours that are dusty or heathery, faded, or have a harvest or rusty feel.
  • Focus on bright colours with plenty of pure pigment. Bright means no visible gray, neither neon nor fluorescent. Shine is optional.
  • Be flexible about the lightness or darkness of individual items, aiming for an overall fairly light to medium-dark level.
  • Know that your black is clear coal black, or darkest brown with a slight purple tinge.
  • Look for grays that remind you of ice, aluminum, foil, mercury, stainless steel, and charcoal.
  • Find your white in Snowy Owl and tiara whites.
  • Your lightest colours are icy clear (avoid light + muted, which defines pastel).
  • Use the technique demonstrated by your colour analyst for checking colour warmth/coolness (hue). Your temperature level is cool-neutral. Every colour is selected for that amount of coolness. Getting the colour temperature right is key for good results, and hard to 'guesstimate' without comparing to a fan.

Foundation

Foundation matches overtones, as well as your (cool-neutral) undertone. The best match relates to more than just warmth. 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 disappearing colour may appear surprisingly yellow. Precise skin tone is variable in each Season, 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 appearance when the entire face wears the product. Disregard the name of the colour, as makeup and hair colour have their own terminology.

Jewelry

Use your new insight into your best colours to choose the right metal for jewelry. Next to your skin, silver, platinum, and medium yellow gold are gorgeous. Brushed surfaces (especially in larger areas) may give a too-soft impression. Gold that is too yellow, green, or orange may seem overheated next to your skin. Test jewelry to look beautiful with your palette. New and modern tends to look 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 fuchsia rose or turquoise ice. 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.