Bright Winter Makeup FAQs

Bright Winter Makeup FAQs

Jorunn Hernes (Nordic Simplicity) and I recently posted a 3-minute video on LinkedIn (Take the Guesswork Out of Buying Colour), with colours relating to Soft Summer.The most recent short video is Look Better Tomorrow: Bright Winter, here at LinkedIn, along...

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Return To Your Natural Colours

Return To Your Natural Colours – Chapter e-book – Bright Winter

E-books are complete chapters for individual Seasons, excerpted from the paperback book available here
To minimize permission requirements on your end, files are minimally protected after purchase. However, please know that a light gray watermark of the website name is positioned diagonally across each page.

E-books are available in Canada and the USA.
(Prices in Canadian dollars.)

Jackie and Annie Are Bright Winters

Jackie and Annie Are Bright Winters

I didn't imagine she would balance Bright Winter. A colour analyst has the same comparison-based sense of vision as everyone else. We can guess but we know how much money you will part with based on our advice. We don't guess. We measure. She balanced it and then some. Her eyes were clean and crisp - what happens to part of the face happens to the whole face. It's just that some features are better markers for it. If your eyes are clear, so is your skin. If their edges are clean, so are the rest of your features'.

Myles Is A Bright Winter

Myles Is A Bright Winter

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 colour 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.

Best Makeup Colours : Bright Winter

Best Makeup Colours : Bright Winter

The eyeshadow in icy violet is incredible. Merle Norman makes Freesia and it is gorgeous for a reason. The icy is Winter. The violet is the complement of yellow, a component of all Spring skin.

Jocelyn Is A Bright Winter

Jocelyn Is A Bright Winter

As a Bright Winter, Jocelyn is primarily a Winter person, but she has a trace of Spring. When you combine the 2 Seasons of highest colour saturation, the energy of these colours is unwearable by anyone else. They will disappear inside such colour intensity, and therefore appear reduced.

Colour Analysis Questions From A Winter Reader

Colour Analysis Questions From A Winter Reader

Many readers live too far from colour analysts to have access to the in-person experience and try to work through eliminations on their own. This post offers my answers to some of the questions I receive.The most useful part of...

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Queenie: Flesh-tone Lips for Dark Winter

Queenie: Flesh-tone Lips for Dark Winter

True Story was a high performing lipstick in the Dark Winter collection of the BLUEPRINTS cosmetics line (from the Shop on this website). Unfortunately, the colour has been discontinued and sold out.As you can see from the image below, True...

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Pantone Greenery for the 3 Winters

Pantone Greenery for the 3 Winters

I'm a big believer in everyone in a Season wearing the entire palette, though how much they wear of each colour and where they use it can have as many interpretations as there are people in the Season.

Green and Purple for Dark Winter

Green and Purple for Dark Winter

To choose that best palette, the colour agreement between all the colours in the palette is evaluated, in addition to the best apparent match. After all, every colour in you will be wearing your clothing. We don’t see only your greens when you wear a green blouse. We see all your colours.

Please No Colours for Winters

Please No Colours for Winters

We could eat whatever we want, decorate our house however we choose, and invest our money however we want. We know that those will not be our best choices.

3 Types of True Winter

3 Types of True Winter

This True Winter can be, if not monochromatic, then not very colour-animated to look at. The skin can be beige gray with little natural blush. The eyes and hair colours would not look much different on a B&W TV.

Best Makeup Colours Bright Spring

Best Makeup Colours Bright Spring

For all 12 Seasons, the white is a beautiful brow bone highlight. Here, it is a clear yellow-green clear white, as buttermilk. Clear peachy pink or pale gold are beautiful, especially for a Season that wears colour so well.

Hot Weather Colour for Dark Winter

Hot Weather Colour for Dark Winter

The navy and dark brown in this palette are near black, fine colours but not a first choice in high humidity. I'm very partial to the very dark tobacco colour as a neutral, even in hot weather, maybe because it's jungly.

Comparing Light and Bright Spring

Comparing Light and Bright Spring

the lighter of Bright Spring's palette might cross into Light Spring nicely. The cooler, darker side of Light Spring could also be fine. The decision is made one garment at at time. If the items appear balanced, with the attention equally divided between them, that's a good sign.

True Winter Sans Drama and A Gentle Dark Autumn

True Winter Sans Drama and A Gentle Dark Autumn

Drama might simply be colour (or style) minimalism. Women exist in every Season who benefit from intricate adornment just to look normal, and so are there women who look better in sleek functionality in every Season.

The Best Skin Finish on Winter Colouring

The Best Skin Finish on Winter Colouring

On a Soft Season, the liner, lid, and contour are quite close in darkness level, as in medium, with contour only slightly darker. They distinguish their roles by being of different colours in similar darkness levels, rather than Winter's variations on one colour (gray) in extremes of darkness levels. On a Winter, light means really light and dark means really dark.

The Consistent Bright Spring Landscape

The Consistent Bright Spring Landscape

These persons look more delicate than they are, like the finest icicles and waterfalls. This is not daintiness, frills, or fragility. Rather, think of the morning after a freezing rainstorm.

How Winters Intensify Eye Colour

How Winters Intensify Eye Colour

Of all the Winters, True adds the fewest colour elements. They are perfectly defined and refined by B&W alone, in symmetric but strongly defined shapes. One colour should stand alone, like one leaf left on a frozen tree, one red berry on a bush.

Emily is a True Winter

Emily is a True Winter

The blue-eyed winter with a soft feeling about her may do better in soft fuchsia than red, but too much colour would be outside Em's comfort zone. We used Cover Girl Amazemint in 615 (Cozy Plum) and it's lovely.

Time for a Change in Hair Colour

Time for a Change in Hair Colour

Examples of small changes and staying in control of the process: A Bright Winter who stays blonde but cools the colour. A Light Season who replaces the bleached look with more colour pigment. A Dark Autumn who switches from blonde highlights to auburn over three salon trips. A Soft Season who allows more natural colour to come through over a few months.

Light Seasons and Blonde Highlights

Light Seasons and Blonde Highlights

She might have soft gray blue eyes and sandy yellow ringlets. She’s 25, an organic farmer.Or bright turquoise eyes and light brown hair with cinnamon overtones. She’s 55, has a 6AM yoga class every morning, and is taking courses towards...

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Colours from Other Seasons

Colours from Other Seasons

Clothing colours from other Seasons can look terrific and maintain shopping productivity and shopper sanity. Highlight on the word clothing. Sharing CosmeticsIn the first video (here on YouTube), we talk about why cosmetics need a tighter fit with our own Season, and...

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Choosing Gold for Your Skin Tone

Choosing Gold for Your Skin Tone

In any given person, like you reading this for example, every colour sings in perfect harmony with every other. These eyes go with that skin. This skin would grow this hair colour, not that one.Harmony means getting along, implying at...

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Your Red Lipstick

Your Red Lipstick

12 BLUEPRINTS RelocatingIn the video below, I mention visiting a colour analyst to learn your Season. If you thought of visiting me, and I’d be delighted to meet you, you will soon find me in a new place. Presently located in...

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Eyeglass Frames for Your Natural Colouring

Eyeglass Frames for Your Natural Colouring

When you know your colours, you step into a themed world, decorated with all the things you wear, from eyeliner to boots.The theme is Your Natural Colours, the colours that are in you right now.Group your colours into a palette...

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