Myles Is A Bright Winter

All out glamour.

All out colour. Such flamboyance of colour that it takes Bright Winters time to get used to wearing it. Not Myles. He got it instantly, like he had always known it.

Men are usually more intensely coloured than women of the same Season. This natural colouring is a great example of that. The concentration of pigment in the hair colour alone is a testament to the high colour saturation of the entire person. It is less obvious in the Bright Winter woman, but Jocelyn (Jocelyn Is A Bright Winter) could still dominate every colour she wore, almost including black.

As a Bright Winter, in 12 Season (Tone) Colour Analysis, he is fundamentally a Winter, but incorporates a small element of Spring. That means that the True Winter palette, with its dark reds, blues, and especially purples, has a pale yellow light shining on it. Colours become lighter and so slightly yellowed. The effect is of brightness and high energy, conveyed by the highest colour saturation in the spectrum. (To understand saturation better, see the article What Are Clear And Soft Colours?)

You met Myles before in Clear and Muted Orange In Eyes, in the first photograph illustrating beer bottle transparency in the browns and oranges coloring the iris. Here is his eye, once more. Notice the very sharp transitions between hair/skin/eye colour, and how generously pigmented the colors are.

Myles had one of the most sophisticated internal colour guidance systems that I have seen, man or woman. He could see the effects with ease, in others and in himself. He could describe what was happening under the colour influence using unconventional analogies that scratched well beyond the surface. He could direct his own analysis after having watched his wife. He originated the expression, the face in hi-def, that I have used to describe the sharp focus of the facial structure in right colour.

Draping

On such uncommon colouring, we were bound to see some extraordinary effects. The draping begins with 4 drapes representing extremes of the 4 True Seasons. The Spring drape is a deep shimmering golden caramel. Those eyes of his were enormous and glowed with a shockingly golden yellow light, not something I had ever seen at 10AM, or any other time. It was like meeting an owl in a dark night forest.

His skin was too yellow in the Spring drape. It follows that the whites of his eyes were quite yellow. That was bound to happen in a pure Spring drape on a person of predominantly cool skin, since Myles is a Winter type. We quickly got all that sorted, but for a moment, the blazing luminosity in the eye made you forget everything else.

The PCA proceeded quite quickly because the optical effects were so undeniable. There was no other Season to which he could possibly have belonged.

Among the Bright Winter test drapes is a gleaming dark sapphire fabric. Not only is it electric blue, it is very shiny. Nobody, but nobody, can balance that color unless they are Bright Winter. It dominates even True Winter unquestionably. Myles wore it with ease, and without fidgeting the way men do in shiny fabric. He felt confident, attractive, and relaxed.

The final point is to notice the very fine quality of the skin texture. Many Springs have this very youthful, poreless appearance in the skin. If the skin were fabric, Spring would be handkerchief cotton to satin. Many Springs also have a triangular or pointed feature, like this finely carved nose.

The uplifted outer corners of Audrey Hepburn eyes are another example. On a child, they look like the eyes of an elf or Tinkerbell. You might see the more pointed chin of a heart shaped face, a prominent bow in the upper lip, or the outer corners of the mouth tipped upwards. For these reasons, Springs can look very youthful and alert.

The Bright Winter Man

Men are harder to know from their attire because there is more social pressure on them to conform to guy looks and behaviors. I see it already in my 13 year old son. A woman can communicate the unrestrained allure of a Bright Winter with jewels, shiny accessories, luxurious fabric, and large blocks of very bright colour.

What does a man do? First of all, what is he trying to communicate?

The Bright Winter man combines the Winter power signal with Spring positivity and enthusiasm. His subliminal statement is dynamic force. He is the contrast of sunshine and ice. Is there a more glorious, energizing place to be than a ski hill in March? The bracing wind, the speed of the run, the sun we have waited all winter to feel on our skin, combined. No wonder people are euphoric.

The overall effect of his look should be dark, like all Winters. It should also of the highest contrast, the most important component of Winter dressing. There is maxed separation between the lightness of the skin and the darkness of the hair, so clothing combinations feel right to look at when they repeat that.

Spring makes this personal colour palette the lightest of the 3 Winters, so he wears white extremely well. White combined with a bigger dark block is better. White (or icy light)+bigger very dark block+small bright accent=even better. Dark + bright is equally great. Only Bright Winter men can still be taken seriously in these pairings. Men of other Seasons are somewhere between dominated-by-clothing and rapper-snowboarder-silly.

His biggest problem may be not looking too formal. Even a black-brown or ink-navy suit will look like a tux with a white shirt. Dark charcoal gray will be a fantastic suit color. With an icy violet shirt? Only one guy in the room will be doing that, the only one everyone is looking at. He looks commanding and interesting, but that violet softens him a bit. It even hints at playfulness.

When he wants to look formal, dominant, imposing, and authoritative, he can wear the night sky suit, even better with a little shine in it, the white shirt, and what about ties?

I love ties. I can look at them for hours. A man can say more with a tie than a woman can with anything. This guy can go as wild as his Bright Spring brother can, his Winter reserve just would not let him. He is better on the formal side. When he chooses more traditional (still high contrast) designs with larger dark blocks that repeat the suit colour, the element of bright colour will seem less bold.

Winter does not want to come across as unpredictable or random. Nor do you want a design where all the colours and lines seem to flow together, which happens when the pieces of the puzzle are small. The Winter exterior should look composed and quiet, but dramatic.

Lines should be thicker, rather than fine, which balances the strength of the colors better. The print should be obvious, which tie designers seem to do mostly in stripes. The other choice is 10,000 ladybugs, lots of colour but from a distance, they blur together. The edges of each color block should be crisp, since they are in the natural colouring. This tie could be worn well by the Bright Spring, and even the Bright Spring man. The tie is here, at Nordstrom.

As a Neutral Season, meaning a blend of 2 True Seasons, the palette offers a warmer go-to golden red and a cooler blue-red, a strong fuchsia. Even as a very small constituent in the overall look, the harmony gets noticed. Women can create this effect with lipstick or eyeglass frames. The red in this tie repeats that golden, strawberry red undertone, and looks electric on this coloring. It is here, at J.Crew.

I like this tie too. It is a Winter grey, like clean sharp steel, a blade, a knife edge, a scalpel. There is a slight jewel effect in the lighter stripes, like platinum, or crystallized sugar, that sparkles without being obnoxious. Tie here at Nordstrom.

On no group of man does safe colour fall flatter. Casual clothing in general is very difficult because of the inherent formality and intensity of the appearance. All 3 Winters have some difficulty with jeans, but this group most of all. Nothing works, not the faded colour, the almost-sloppiness, the rugged strong quality. Jeans should be the darkest possible black or blue in a classic cut.

T-shirts should be shockingly saturated with color, hopefully more IRL than in the photo. The diagonal line in this polo (here at Nordstrom) gives a triangular effect that repeats that physical traits we talked about earlier. Zigzag lines add energy and asymmetry, both Spring influences.

For men, Colour Analysis is more about looking good than the spiritual journey that it becomes for women. They understand that the viewer interprets appearance as education, social status, risk-taking, and creativity. For a man, clothing is an investment in themselves and their business. Fair or not, appearance is a factor that helps people decide how much money they are willing to give us.

Men, you attract trust with your clothing, a commodity that men don’t come by easily. Making these choices is not what your wife is for (until after your PCA).

 

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41 thoughts on “Myles Is A Bright Winter”

  1. I have a skirt made from fabric looking just like the gleaming sapphire drape. It’s definitely one of my best colours. I guess I’m a Bright Winter after all, since I have never seen a colour that is too saturated or too dominating for me (and my eyes have uplifted outer corners ;))

    One more thing: in the CMB system there are Clear seasons, the equivalent of Brights. I noticed that your examples of Brights (Myles, Jocelyn, Audrey Hepburn) are dark-eyed, while CMB Clears have light eyes. Interesting.

  2. Interesting article. Great pictures!

    Christine, as you know I was analyzed as a bright winter but I have my doubts (especially since I was also done as a soft autumn (and in another system soft summer). When I wear bright winter clothes I see the face in hi def image along with undereye circles and smile lines in hi def. When I wear soft autumn the edges of my face go blurry and perhaps heavier but the circles and lines also get softer. This may seem like a dumb question – but how do you know which effect is better?

    Thanks!
    Denise

  3. Christine, This was such a good article. I hope I don’t annoy you by asking simular questions as in other articles. You wrote in this article that Myles is going to run into the problem of being too formal. That is my issue also. Do you have any tips on dressing casual for Winters. I agree jeans unless very dark or black do not blend well with very saturated intense colors. I’ve got work clothes down, and also dresses that I would wear to a place of worship. But my casual clothes are a mess, I just can’t seem to find my nich. Can you write an article about that, or better yet, a video would be fantastic.
    Also would Myles wear his eye color? I guess that is another part of the 12 tones that I don’t get yet. Do all the 12 tones get to wear their eye color?

  4. Betty

    I have the exact same problem when it comes to casual wear for us Bright Winters :) I’d appreaciate some guidance too.

  5. Me too. Nothing in the casual arena works well – and it frustrates me because work and formal are so easy.

    Denise

  6. Itari – that whole clear-eye thing… it’s a confusion…so is using photos of people, because the tendency is to read absolute-ness into a random example. There are many Bright Seasons people with very light bottle-blue-green eyes. I’m told they’re called turtle eyes in Virginia.

    Denise – get analyzed in person. Something is being misinterpreted and/or the colors you’re testing with are not measured accurately enough.

    Betty – everyone should wear their eye and/or hair color somehow every day. Problem is knowing which of the hundred tones in each to pick out to perfect the skin. The Colours Book includes them automatically. They are always there, because they are in the skin too. Pulling together a casual look just means never getting too casual. Dark jeans/yoga pants that fit well. Dark sweaters, fleece, well-fitting shirts. You just always look a bit fancier than everyone else, because you look that way even before you dress. Ask me some more specific Q. Tell me what you try that doesn’t work. I can build an article better from that.

    Jessica – best thing by far about PCA is the people it brings into my life. The men have left the usual “guy” stuff far behind. They’re masculine, sensitive, chivalrous, kind, perceptive, and free of the less evolved stereotypic behaviours. Myles is as natural and unaffected as he is handsome.

  7. Hi
    I so agree about the casual clothes. I have resorted to cotton flowy shirts. Cargo pants don’t really work for winters…

  8. Christine,

    I came to the same conclusion about needing to be analyzed by someone else (again!). Had a careful analysis and turned out to be true winter. It makes sense to me.

    Thanks for your encouragement.

    Denise

  9. Christine,
    As I said earlier, I have work, worship, and even excersise wear pretty much undercontrol. But I need help with casual wear. For instance, I live in very casual California ( people wear pj’s to the Donut shop on Saturday mornings…not me of course!) Summer wear should be easy, Brite colored T-shirts with black capris or shorts. But Black anything is not a good idea in 109 degree temps. When I go to summer pinics, with my hubby’s friend’s, I have to work doubly hard to be friendly to make the other ladies, know that I am not stuck-up, or aloof. Also my hubby is quiet the outdoorsman, and likes me to (try) tag along camping, hiking, kayaking etc. Quite often I’m ready to go, and he will look at me and say “are you wearing that”, or “don’t you know how to relax?”. I was wearing a red button up top, black capris and flat black sandals. Cold weather clothing is a bit easier, but still abit too formal. I was just wondering if you had any ideas, in being more approachable.

  10. Betty,
    I am not a Bright Winter, so I cannot say from my own experience, but I think there are some shades of grey in the Bright Winter palette that can be worn instead of black. Bright colors with grey are more casual than combinations with black. Bright Winter also has icy colors and pure white when you want something lighter for hot weather, maybe together with black sunglasses to add some contrast. Just my suggestion :)

  11. Thanks Andrea! I feel a little foolish now…as I saw Charcoal gray (and the other shades of gray) as “cold weather colors”…lol. I have serveral gray sweaters and wool skirts in differing shades! How funny. Has anybody else done this? Ok, time to re-look at my colors with this new perspective. :)
    Another problem I have with Hot weather casual clothing in Winter colors, is that casual clothing seems to fade quickly after a few washes. So next year I will need to look at the fabric content to prevent the fading issue.

  12. Also, when everyone else is wearing khaki pants with muted shirts, there’s nothing in the palette that doesn’t stand out (when worn by a winter). The old Color Me Wonderful system recommends wearing the right colors but with a lower level of contrast than we would normally. That might work.

  13. Thanks Denise, I’ll try to look at that option too! Wearing high contrast clothing is very comfortable to me in every arena of my life except the casual, or times when I want to be more approachable. Or (saying this with tongue in cheek) I’ll just have to find a bunch of Winter friends to hang out with, so I won’t stick out so much lol! Thanks you all for your ideas, this is a great sharing forum. :)

  14. Betty,
    I went out to eat with my husband for our anniversary…wore a nice black dress with a simple necklace….EVERYONE in the restaurant was wearing jeans and t-shirts. It was a nice restaurant, I didn’t think I was that dress up but I certainly was. It is hard to find Winter gray in summer fabrics, I always find blue-grays. I have seen some gray jeans along with some simple athletic suits in nice winter colors, a contrasty t-shirt would be nice with it.

  15. Jeannie,
    What is this world coming to?? I would love to dress up to go to a nice restaurant, especially for a celebration like an anniversary (congrats by the way. This is good news considering that most do not honor their marriages anymore).
    My husband wears suits for work everyday so he balks at having to wear one at any other time. Also he is an ultra casual guy, like most of his friends (and darnit! he looks great in faded jeans and a faded gray blue t-shirt, it really brings out his dreamy blue eyes!)
    Thanks for the ideas, I am on the hunt nice athletic suits, and or yoga pants in dark navy,maybe that will “look” a bit more casual. :)

  16. Thanks Betty, I am pround I have been married 17 years, something my parents didn’t do :) I also had the thought of bootcut legging with a fitted tunic…could still be in your color but definitely a more relaxed feel to it. My husband is a True Summer and jeans are a staple for him too.

  17. I have a translucent skin color, blue gray eyes with yellow tone around the iris.
    I was a dark brunette. Some say I look good in bright colors. What Season am I?
    Thank you

  18. I have decided, when I I’m watching a TV show and I see a cute outfit (casual or otherwise) to try and imagine them in my ‘Winter colors’. Today I was watching the Food Network and was watching Rachel Ray and Giada Di Larentis (I might have spelled her name wrong). Giada was on the beach with a cute Lavander short sleeve hoodie and navy capris, I think I could use that idea for next years casual summer wear. :)

  19. Betty
    – agreed about the fading problem; everyone who wear saturated color and crisp white goes through this; certain textiles hold onto color better, like wool, but practically speaking, yes, it is annoying to keep replacing colors, darks, AND whites
    – Andrea’s suggestion about grey is excellent; remember too that you could do a stone colored pant with a dark top; as a Winter, the overall effect should be pretty dark, but a stone capri and dark peacock top is lovely
    – as far as lowering your contrast level, yeah maybe. Your colors are inherently highly saturated so contrasts tend to be sharper anyhow. Perhaps it’s time to rethink the whole blending in thing. Being a toned-down version of me and muddying my real self would send me a message internally that I’d be uncomfortable with, maybe like a compromise I’m just not willing to make. I is what I is, and I’m not diminishing myself because of how society tells us we should look. Many of these reservations exist more in our own minds than anyone else’s, I think – meaning that others might feel less daunted than you fear if you just presented yourself as you. A white tank, a turquoise tank layered on top, looks casual. A silver necklace. Charcaol, white, or stone capris. It’s all out there. Maybe it’s just practice shopping and forbidding your eyes from seeing black. Let black become invisible and you’ll be amazed at what pops out on shelves, and in your imagination.
    -Jeannie , you’re well on your way, just keep working at it. A navy turtleneck and black jeans is simple but not too fancy for the coffee shop. Get to know your purples, they’re uncanny on True Winter. So you look better dressed than the ripped jeans and hoodies. You’ve earned it. Bootcut yoga pants and high end athletic tops are great.

  20. Sue,
    Not only can I not know Season from verbal description, I can’t even figure it from photos. For me, only a 2 hour draping process will give us that answer.

  21. Thanks Christine,
    I think you are right, I was letting black dominate my wordrobe, and therefore limiting my the wardrobe possiblities. I need to re-think and study my color palette, to open up new possiblities. I have tried stone and white capris before, so thanks for the reminder that, that is an option. It is still a little more formal, than the super casual environment that I live in, so I will just need to ‘get over it’, and just be proud of how great my wardrobe looks, and how well it makes the “real me look”. Thanks everybody! ;)

  22. Just switched to Illamasqua from MAC. I thinks it’s a brand that will work really well for the brighter colour types as thier colours are really ‘clean’ – proper red blushers, proper grey eye shadows which are just black and white- not murky or muted at all.

    I was getting fed up with MAC for the follwing reasons:
    -They bring out limited editions every month and it’s getting too gimiky
    -Thier colours are a tad on the muted side, too murky- not ‘clean’
    -Thier skin colour range is rubbish- i’m tired of mixing shades
    – They just stopped public access to the pro site so I can’t order any new pro products (which are not that good actually anyway)

    I was matched to the shade 115 at Illamasqua (very light with neutral undertones) and it’s perfect- it was a tie with Nars Siberia though. I got the rich liquid foundatioin, the loose and pressed powder and the under eye concealer. I’m planning on the light foundation, the spot concealer, the satin primer (the matte one was too dry for the foudnation) and the gleam cream next.

  23. Trish,
    I hear what you’re saying. I’m never entirely comfortable with blind, automatic adulation, which too many of the huge brands carry. They’re making colored powder to meet a certain economic market. Instead of distinguishing themselves by NOT trying to please everybody, many of these companies do the opposite. Or paint clowns. Fine if you’re 22 and never need to be employed. They’re rich and consumers are frustrated. I like brands like J.Crew, who manage to supply a wide market, but also go out on a limb for color and commit to doing it uniquely, expressing uniqueness instead of bizarreness. Where do you buy Illamasqua? I must look it up, I’m hearing more about it.

  24. Hi all,
    Thanks Christine for another informative article!
    I have some thoughts regarding lipstick colors for Bright Winter. I don’t like bright lipstick colors – on anyone. Not even on Bright Winters and Springs. To my eye, natural or should I say, naturally occurring lip colors are much more flattering. A matter of opinion, sure. But look at Myles and picture him, if you will, with a bright lip color. Yes, I know he’s a guy and doesn’t wear lipstick. But in a way the whole idea becomes so clear – pardon the pun – when it’s a guy, since there is no being used to seeing color added to the lips of a guy and therefore a lesser risk of not being objective. Do you see what I mean? Even if a bright, clear pink would look good on him in a shirt, it just doesn’t seem like it would fit on his face. Nobody has bright colored lips. Some women can pull off those colors, but there has to be a certain element of a bright personality to go with it, and I don’t think every Bright Winter (or Spring) necessarily has that personality.
    There MUST be natural looking lip colors that can fit the Brights. There must be. Anybody have any tips?

  25. Utterly agree with you, Kristina. Supposing though, that we put eyeliner and blush on the face. Suddenly, a lipstick that matches a person’s gray-pink-flesh lip color doesn’t balance the rest of the makeup, let alone the bright, dark, clear clothing the person wears.
    We were just discussing this on Facebook, with respect to Revlon’s Colorburst lipsticks in Ruby and Fuchsia. Both clear, both bright. The problem is that once the colorist has committed to this degree of clarity and coolness, they are designing a Winter color. Too cool and bright for anyone else. So, unless the colorist adds enough purple to darken the color enough, it just looks too light, like a bright azalea. Obvious, fake, not natural at all. That’s the problem the True and Bright Winters face. The Darks have an opposite problem, where most makeup is over darkened.
    If the lipstick were, say, sugarplums, or the frosted cranberries on a Christmas table, it really does mesh with this face most tastefully. Anything lighter is so dominated that the lips appear grayish.
    Also, don’t picture it as a gunky thick lacquered gloss, or an opaque dry lip. Just imagine the stain of pomegranate juice. What do you think? Can you picture it, or no?

  26. Hi Christine,

    Yes, I can picture the stain of pomegranate juice! I totally agree with everything you just wrote and it dawned on me that yes, that elusive “natural” color for Winter is next to impossible to create in a lipstick tube, because just like you say, the colors will be too light and no longer fit Winter if they don’t make it cool and bright enough. You’re spot on!
    This has me thinking about Bobbi Brown’s mantra, that a lipcolor that looks like your natural lipcolor is the one that will be the perfect match to you. And by saying this I mean, a Bright Winter (or Spring) ought to look good in her own natural lip color without it being too flat/light/dull/colorless etc. Yes, there might be the issue of the lip not being colorful enough once the eyes have been made up, and although that’s a very good and valid point, there must be another half of that truth somewhere. I guess what I’m after is that elusive lip color one gets after having exercised. In my book that would be a lip color very much like some of True Winter’s blueish reds or possibly even Summer’s blue-reds. In any case a deeper lip color than one would have when just sitting still doing nothing. What do you think?

  27. Hi Christine

    I’m in the UK and I got my Illamasqua at Selfridges in Manchester- The rich liquid is quite powdery though and shows up my pores( like a kaolin clay mask does- where it absorbs oil) but i hear if you mix it with the satin primer it goes on nicely- and also I’ve just had a cold so my skin is a little dry but over-compensating with it’s oil production at the same time! It’s not as good as the MAC studio stick in NW15 – which is actually more like a NW10 but it’s sadly discontinued.

    I actually love bright lipstick on both bright springs and bright winters- I wear a pinky red- MAC Ruby Woo and a red-pink- Revlon’s Cherries in the Snow. I have a kind of Snow white thing going on (porcelian skin and dark brown hair with grey eyes) and it just really suits me, so much so that my Mum hates it when I’ve got no lippy on. Yes it looks very fake but it can look very chic too.

    Also on the topic of shimmer- I was experimenting with my bright spring sister at the weekend and shimmer looked playful on her but just really wrong on me… its really interesting – if anyone needed an illustration between the two brights they need look no further than us two- the difference is so subtle but so obvious once you notice it :)

  28. Trish,
    I don’t mean to be rude when I say that I don’t like bright lipstick on anyone. I recognize that it suits a person if she’s a Bright season, sure – but even so, I don’t like the look. Do you see what I mean? I guess I just like the feeling of someone’s face being “approachable” and to me, bright lipstick doesn’t give me that feeling. It’s just a question of my personal taste. :)
    Christine,
    I just had a lightbulb moment the other day. In another post on AGT you had written something along the lines of “it’s not what you look like here today, it’s how your skin reacts to a set of colors”. I know you’ve preached this a hundred times, still I didn’t absorb it fully until now. I finally realized that I’m a Bright Winter after all, because those colors suit me so well. Getting the palette (through my dear friend Fil, whom I “met” on AGT) has verified it. Who cares if I don’t fit the stereotype Snow White or Elizabeth Taylor look? These colors make my skin look clear and rested like no other colors do. I can even wear the greens! I’ve never ever found a green color before that hasn’t made ME turn green, but these clear my skin and make my own colors pop. Amazing, amazing, amazing. :)

  29. Hi again,
    I just wanted to add that it’s all thanks to the wonderful and extraordinary Fil that I found my season! She’s spent hours discussing colors back and forth with me, tireless in her quest to help me. And would you believe she actually GAVE me the Bright Winter palette as a gift? She deserves the Nobel Prize (and I can say that, being a Swede, LOL). I can’t say how much figuring out my season has actually meant to me, but it’s like now I finally understand so many things that didn’t seem logical before. For example, why I like salmon (there’s a salmon in the palette), why I look good in blues (plenty of those as well), why shimmery eyeshadow was nothing short of a revelation, why so many makeup colors look “muddy” on me, etc, etc. It’s a whole new world opening up.
    And finding a good friend on “the other side of the pond” as Fil so amusingly put it – that is a wonderful gift that I truly cherish.

  30. I live in the uk; any recommendations as to who offers colour analysis using this system. I struggle between deciding whether I am a bright winter, dark winter/true winter – I do have exactly the same colour eyes as Myles though – so that is interesting. Which means whenever I have had make-overs, the make-up artist insists on using brown, warm eyeshadows!! I have been reading above re colour trousers (pants) for summer; I have moved away from black, have tried the charcoal options/dark stone; seems to work much better with the bright tops and I feel exactly the same re trying to find suitable colours for summer when everyone else is wearing toned down stuff.

  31. Hello, Heidy,
    The only Sci\ART analysts I know are listed along the right column of the blog articles. Lynda Tarantino will do a Sci\ART analysis online. I hear you about the warm brown eyeshadow when they see brown eyes, and it is indeed impossible on a Bright Spring.

  32. Hi, I’ve been reading through this site to understand more about color analysis and so far I’m learning a lot. I am having a hard time finding my season. For the longest time I thought I was an autumn of some sort but I am having doubts. My hair is a medium chestnut brown, and my eyes are a deep hazel color that is very much like the bright winter man, Myles. My skin color is extremely pale like Anne Hathaway or Emmy Rossum. I always have to wear the lightest foundation that isn’t too yellow/biege. Overall people say my skin is cool. I think I may be some sort of high contrast summer or a winter but there may be a dash of warmth. I think the eye color I have makes things confusing for me.

  33. Can I just say how freaking awesome it is to read these Bright Winter articles. The things you wrote in it such as the facial features,the clearing of the skin,and so much more is right on the dot with me. If I had found your article earlier it would have been no problem. And its true that Bright Clear colors just look right on the bright season and mutted colors just look muddy and make us look dull/thick. My mom is also a winter and in pictures next to her I always noticed the clear bright look that I had. And she commented on this to when in group pictures with others.

  34. Jade,

    BW is a Neutral Seasons. All 8 Neutral Seasons have both warm and cool colours in their skin since they’re a mix of warm and cool parent Seasons, and so their palette contains warm and cool versions of every colour. There will be a more golden strawberry red and a cool fuchsia or cherry red.
    A list of BW – look at http://www.truth-is-beauty.com and http://www.prettyyourworld.com – not lists, but good photos and examples and intelligent discussion. Some terminology may differ, opinions about celebs may differ, PCA systems may differ, but both very good.

  35. Think about Barbara Walters, Cathy Lee Gifford, Jennifer Lopez. Google their Images. Ignore their hair (though notice they are not as attractive blonde as darker choices). Square jaw, round cheekbones. Often square shoulders, not a round or soft body. Often squared type face. That’s why they look so right wearing right angles.

  36. Well I was just analysed as a Bright Winter by Nikki B in London, and it’s been a revelation. She put a similar Sapphire satin drape on me near the end of my analysis, and we just started grinning at each other in the mirror.

    I bought your book from Nikki at the same time as my analysis, and apart from the cost of my PCA itself, it’s the best £25 I’ve ever spent. I’m so giddy with the colours I’d be tempted to go Bright Spring and wear them all, all at the same time. RTYNC is reining me in a little and keeping me on my Bright Winter path :)

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