Light Spring

Light Spring

As a Light Spring, the key features of your colouring are:

A blend of Spring and Summer colours (a Neutral Season), mostly Spring • Medium-warm (or warm-neutral in PCA) • Span from warm ivory to gray otter

When you shop...

  • These are warm, light colours, like macaroons, milkshakes, and spring bulb garden colours. Medium and dark colours are adjusted for the palette, never becoming too dark.
  • Don't invest in colours that feel earthy, heavy, or very dark with the other colours.
  • Focus on colours that are creamy, airy, sunlit, and moderate. Shine is optional.
  • Know that your black is warm stone gray.
  • Use your cantaloupe, turquoise, and violet with many other beautiful colours that don’t get darker than Chinese blue and spring khaki, to aim for an overall darkness level of light to medium.
  • Look for grays that remind you of natural linen, seashell, dove, and warm taupe.
  • Find your white in warm white that has a touch of egg yolk yellow.
  • Your lightest colours are pastels with some brightness (you remember colours from your PCA that were icy and cool and you learned how to tell the difference)
  • Use the technique demonstrated by your colour analyst for checking colour warmth/coolness (hue). Your warmth level is warm-neutral. Every colour is selected for that amount of warmth. 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 (warm-neutral) undertone. The best match relates to more than just warmth. As a Spring, your foundation may be light warm beige, yellow beige (not orange or tan), and sometimes very light, in a neutral warmth (for Caucasians).  If your skin is deeper in pigmentation, the colour may appear darker. Precise skin tone is variable in each Season. Try products from a variety of brands. The colour that disappears into your skin, and into your appearance when the entire face wears the product, is the right choice. 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 and gold are attractive and look great with your clothing. Look for peachy or yellow gold, in a colour that could slide in among your palette yellows without anyone noticing. Avoid sharp green-gold, like dandelions, or dark and brassy. Rose-gold is warm, peachy, and light. Choose silver that is neutral, without frozen blue reflections. The metal may be shiny, best if the colour is warm, slightly brushed, which is a great way to soften cooler colours to be perfect next to your skin and wardrobe.

Who knows?...

You might be an individual who looks drop dead gorgeous (men, we’re talking to you too) in apricot cream and new moss green. 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.