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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A Foundation for Dark Winter

A Foundation for Dark Winter

Evenly coloured facial skin is one reward of wearing our own colours, for all complexions of every depth.Wear colours belonging to someone else and next thing you know, colour and shape illusions appear in our face that do us no...

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Return To Your Natural Colours

Return To Your Natural Colours – Chapter e-book – Dark 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.)

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.

Dark Winter Landscapes

Dark Winter Landscapes

In darker colours, Dark Seasons are better defined. They come into focus. The dark clothing is full of colour and vitality, not flat or plain. Dark jewelry shows up against their body, while light jewelry can be harder to see.

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.

Lilia is a Dark Winter

Lilia is a Dark Winter

Many women wonder why they have aversions to their best colours. We lose our path. We hear other voices than our own, we believe compliments to be accurate when in fact, compliments are too emotionally invested to be impartial.

Pam Is a Dark Winter

Pam Is a Dark Winter

Pam's hair is a dark ash brown. What good could highlights do? The same thing they do to most every Dark Winter. They look terrible. The whole dark force is disrupted with light stripes.

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.

Look Bright Winter, Not True Winter

Look Bright Winter, Not True Winter

In the last post, Bright Winter Makeup FAQs, we answered readers’ questions about finding their makeup look.Today’s post looks at clothing, inspired by another terrific question from a Bright Winter reader.Core basics that fit well are offered in black first....

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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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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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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.

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 Dark Autumn

Best Makeup Colours Dark Autumn

This person does have Winter coolness and darkness. Black coffee and muted charcoal make great eyeliners. Just as their navy in clothing or a suit is a fantastic complement to the orange tones in skin, hair, and eyes, so is it a great eyeliner. 

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.

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'.

Winter’s Children

Winter’s Children

Wakes up in the morning thinking, Nobody's going to tell me what I can and can't do. Or, Me against the world. Consider the Summer's morning greeting of, If I am kind to others, they will be kind to me.

Dark Autumn Landscapes

Dark Autumn Landscapes

Autumn has a steady rhythm. You can always hear the faraway sound of a drum. Autumn's complexity exists in all three Autumns, so the combinations of their colours look wonderful (and in this, I include Soft Summer), a world of limitless possibility.

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.

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.

Best Makeup Colours : True Winter

Best Makeup Colours : True Winter

In 12 Season Personal Colour Analysis, True Winter is the pure Season whose most important color fact is its coolness. The saturation and darkness are fairly high but not at the max.

Valeria Is A Dark Autumn

Valeria Is A Dark Autumn

Dark Autumns strive for a bronze glow in makeup, though not necessarily through use of bronzer. When you know your Season, you know your cosmetic colours. In right makeup, the colours diffuse away into your skin because they are already there.

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.

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.

Dark Autumn Jewelry

Dark Autumn Jewelry

The look is expensive, rare, and precious. The feeling is of age and extreme value, as in heirloom pieces and vintage reproductions. The colours are deeply glowing embers. Just as there is weight and luxury to the fabric that suits Dark Autumn, so is there a strong essence to the jewelry.