Later, this was refined into a 12 season system that also takes into account how muted or clear someone is, and that most people are a mix of two seasons (i.e. not completely cool or warm).
Zuzu over at Everyday Beauty got draped in the Sci Art system last Christmas (her post is here: Everyday Beauty: I got draped). I missed this post at the time, but discovered it when Zuzu shared the contents of her dressing table in June.
I think I'm a Dark Winter. I look better in cooler colours, and I need contrast and depth (I tend to look ill in warmer colours, not in black). I also tend to mute lipsticks - bright and deep lipsticks don't look as bright and deep on me, and we all know how much I like a red lip! I can't wear nude lipsticks - even colours that look quite rosy and natural on other people look like liver pate on me. Let's not talk about how orange lipstick doesn't work for me. I have also wondered if I might be a Dark Autumn (but I think I'm more cool/neutral olive skinned than warm-toned - people see olive and try to match me with yellow foundation).
I also enjoy trying to categorise the people around me - Ma is definitely an Autumn, either True or Dark. When I was a child she was always trying to force me into the brown shades she loves, which I hated. Mr London is a light season, possibly a Soft Summer and I think Miss London is definitely one of the softs, probably a Soft Autumn as she is quite golden toned (which explains why her shopping trips with Ma are much happier than mine ever were).
|A lesser spotted shot of all three Londons|
Have any of you had your season done? Would you put me in Dark Winter, or a different season?