True Autumn colours might be unexpected. At least, they are to me.
True Autumn is one of the 4 True Seasons. Far more people fall into the 8 blended or Neutral Seasons. This is 12 Seasonal Colour Analysis.
This person does not look very dark. The palette colours reach a darkness level about like black coffee, somewhat darker than True Spring. It is when the entire palette is fanned out that we perceive more overall darkness.
What these colors are, above all else, is warm. This is the pivot point of the Autumn cosmetic colour and clothing colour palette: warmed by gold.
Gold is grayer than yellow, hence the earthier colours relative to the fruit salad feeling of Spring. Are the colours drab? Maybe if the only colour in sight is army green. Pumpkin, curry, warm turquoise and teal, deep periwinkle, and bronzed red and purple are a long way from dreary. There is way too much heat and glow to be monotonous. True Autumns are often practical women who run from excessive show, so they need practice to get comfortable in their colour temperature.
The colour I most typically think of as simple brown is not here. It is located in True Spring, in Soft Autumn, and other groups, but not here. Most Autumns love brown, and wear a lot of it, but very often some other Season version. In True Autumn, browns are grayer, greener, redder, or more orange.
The skin of True Autumn wearing her colours can look like a recent dermabrasion, the skin tone is so smooth in the right colours. I see this skin smoothing effect with correct colour in Soft Autumn also. The person seems lit by an Arizona sun. Seems a shame not to work that a little. Matte bronzer is a fabulous way to heighten the warm burnish of the skin. Pink blush is not ideal, but a touch of warm gold, brick, or adobe blush along with the bronzer is hard to beat.
They also can have metal colors (gold, copper, bronze) in the iris, a most amazing effect. A warm gold eyeshadow, placed as a dot in the center of the upper eyelid, just above the eyeliner, then covered with the usual matte eyeshadow, adds dimension and accentuates that impossible antique gold in the eye. It is like fire inside the eye. A particle of MAC Woodwinked works well.
The makeup looks like this. Are there other possibilites? Sure, your Colours Book gives you about 15 eyeshadow/lipstick/blush choices.
Are you a True Autumn? Look at Clinique lipstick in Paprika, Lancome Couture Suede, and Revlon Sandalwood Beige. Do they look too bright? Is it because your hair color is too light/blonde/cool?