I have a fair skin tone that's usually the second colour depth in foundation because of light tanning. In untanned areas it's lighter, neutral and kind of translucent. Yellow based foundation makes me look sick and jaundiced. Pink based foundation makes me look muddy, terrible. Neutral foundation isn't really neutral. It makes me look grey or still leans orange or pink. I go with neutral foundation as the closest but I have a terrible time getting a great match so I think I am a natural season. I tan and go a light golden colour. For makeup I noticed in eyeshadow grey and ice pink look very cold, not warm enough. Pale yellow highlight is better than white. In nail polish a slightly warmed bright pink is better than a cold hot pink.
My hair is dark brown with ash in it. I have started to lose some of the colour in my hair and it goes pure stark white, there is zero grey. In dying my hair the colour I need has some degree of ash but too much and I look too near black and like there's some warmth missing. I need to turn the dial in some way towards warmth. As a child I was never blonde but my hair was more of a mid brown with golden highlights. It gradually got to be dark brown. I used to have some natural blonde highlights through it from the sun but now it's dyed they're gone and it's dark brown with a mix of ash and chocolate.
My eyes are a uniform bluegreen colour with a thick defined rim around the iris in a navy or grey. With good light on them or black eyeliner my eyes can show bluegreen but in poor light grey. There is no yellow or brown in them.
I seem to suit white. In looking at wedding dresses people said to look at ivory because wedding dress white is whiter than tshirt white and very stark. I started with that and then one day they only had the sample in the white. The designer in the shop and the assistants told me wow that white really makes me pop with my dark hair.
I used to think I suited black but now I think while I can wear it it's a bit flat and not as good as white or a cobalt or royal blue. I get lots or complements in those blues.
I also seem to suit some pinks but getting the right shade isn't easy. It's like I need to find a clear bright hot pink that's tilted a little bit warmer than the traditional cold fushia. Neon bright pink looks terrible. Baby pink looks terrible.
I think reds look bad on me except if it's like red-pink or red-hot orange.
Bright coral seems too warm and you see the colour not me. Orange is no good.
I can do a light yellow and quite like it.
Charcoal grey is better than mid grey.
I cannot wear brown, orange, red, beige, or any dirty or muted tones. I look terrible. I started finding myself attracted to clear colours even before I started trying to work out my season. Light times like a light aqua make me look drab and that there's not enough colour.
I was thinking I could be bright winter because so many elements match up, the clear, bright and coolness with touches of warmth, but there's some things that don't fit. Some of the bright winter celebrities have seriously lovely striking eyes. My husband said he noticed and loved my eyes when we met but I don't think they are as striking as the pictures you see. Tilted into the light I think they could more but a lot of the time the blue green looks grey. I also can't do neon colours and while I look better with a lot of strong colour I think some could be too bright and black and white mixed in the one item are too high contrast for me.
I cannot wear the warmer colours in the bright spring palette and peach is awful. So I figured that proved I was not that.
I started to wonder if I could be True Summer because some of the blues, pinks and greens look saturated with some warmth. I have a lot or contrast but not the maximum possible which could fit TS. I saw one image that compared blue, pink and green colours for true summer and true winter and true summer seemed better for a little more warmth. A clear suitably bright teal or mid-darker aqua looks good. I know bright winter has more warmth than true winter though so I would have lighted a true summer to bright winter comparison. I also think I could share some colouring with some of the examples in both seasons and some websites put the same celebrity in one while anger puts it in the other. But there seem to be some colours in the TS palette that seem to have more brown or less clarity. There's more in that palette I am doubtful on but the ones that are good seek great. I can do taupe I think but that's about it for me and browns!
Do you need to perfectly fit your season description? What do you think is most likely my season? Is there any colour or colours that would help me to prove one or the other?
Thanks so much.