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Are You a Winter-Summer (Cool Winter)?

Cool Winter seasonal color palette description by 30somethingurbangirl.com

Update from March 2016: I uploaded a new photo with face examples for a better understanding of this seasonal color palette. Although I can't be certain about the celebrities' exact seasonal color palettes I would like to show some examples to visualize each color palettes.

Cool Winter, Winter-Summer seasonal color celebrities by 30somethingurbangirl.com

Jennifer Connelly / Brooke Shields / Liv Tyler
Sarah Engelland / Rachel Finninger
Jamie Lee Curtis / Selma Blair / Kristen Davis

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You are a Winter woman who flows into Summer. Your colors are cool (both Winter and Summer) with high contrast between your skin tone, your eyes and hair color. You can have light grayish blue/green eyes or soft darker brown like Snow White has. This seasonal color palette is one of the most common in the Western countries. Your overall look is vibrant, classy and chic.  

Your hair: ashy medium or dark brown, black-brown, blue-black without red or golden highlights, silver

Your skin: rosy beige, cool beige, soft olive, tan easily

Your eyes: grayish blue or green, soft dark brown

Your #colors: cool and clear the light ones are icy

Best colors for Cool Winter seasonal color women; Cool Winter color palette

Your basic neutral colors: pure white, black, navy, gray

Avoid: warm and golden colors - brown, orange, coral

Your makeup: use your palette colors to your eyes, lips and nails, foundation and blusher should be cool with rosy undertones, avoid bronzer

Your jewelry: silver, white gold

Your #style: dramatic and classic

Your sister color palette: Cool Summer (Summer-Winter)
Note: You can wear the clearest colors of the palette of the Cool Summer season.

More famous Cool Winters: Krysten Ritter, Dita von Teese, Gwen Stefani, Lauren Graham, Zhang Ziyi, Helen Mirren

Also known as: Cool Clear or True Winter

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  1. Natalie Portman is a light spring.

  2. Dita von Teese is a soft autumn.

  3. Kristen Stewart is a clear spring.

  4. Agnes, I can see from visiting this and other posts on seasonal color analysis that you've made a friend^ haha. While I do think there's room for doubt in some of your celebrity examples (and I applaud anyone who even tries to provide celebrity examples with all the spray tans and professional hair and makeup standing in the way), I feel a sort of moral obligation to question the above comments.

    I would believe anything anyone told me about Madonna *except* that she's a natural summer. But I think that Sonia over on Diary of a Colour Addict is right to see some warmth in Madge, so she's probably not a winter.

    Natalie Portman obviously isn't a light anything. I do agree with Lora at Pretty Your World that she's a deep autumn and not a winter, though. http://www.prettyyourworld.com/ColorRevival_Review-ezine-issue-005.html

    As for Dita von Teese, photos of her when she was young and naturally blonde are pretty grainy, but it still looks like she's more rosy-beige than golden. Perhaps she was originally a soft summer. (e.g. http://acidcow.com/famous/48797-young-dita-von-tesse-6-pics.html which also shows a photo of her as an adult with limbs than look much pinker than the makeup on her face.)

    Kristen Stewart is *definitely* not a warm season of any sort. She's probably a soft summer. In this photo, she looks very pretty with what is likely her natural hair color, but her foundation looks a bit orange, which further convinces me that she's a cool: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/76/5a/71/765a715f04abab23c258e7accc309c18.jpg

    Gwen Stefani looks pretty darn cool to me, so I doubt that she's a "soft." (When she was younger: https://scdailymakeover.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/7_89.jpg )

    1. Hi Ashley,

      thank you for your comment and thoughts.
      I published Giselle's comments for reading an interesting point of view.

      I agree with you in that analysing celebrities isn't an easy task -especially finding a photo with "normal" light... but I would have liked to show some examples and faces to demonstrate each seasonal palettes... maybe I'll create another board with stock photo models but that can be also tricky because of the photoshop manipulations.
      And when I collected the photos about celebs for my Pinterest boards I also took into consideration their street style that can also indicate their seasonal palettes... :)
      Maybe in the future, I will write some more detailed posts about these "arguable" ladies.

      I also re-think my former suggestions time to time:
      I think Madonna probably has a mixed season like one of the soft seasons but she changes her look in really drastic ways and many seem to fit her well...

      Kristen Steward can be a Soft Summer and probably Angelina Jolie as well.
      And wow finding that old pictures about Dita von Teese! She looks so different... I can imagine that she was a Clear Spring before and she just emphasised her Winter side with the dark hair and really light foundation...

  5. Jenifer Connolly is not a cool winter for sure. Her skin is more warm therefore going more towards the spring.The young model on the left is probably a true summer and not a winter at all.The actress on the left bottom is a deep winter or even an autumn.

    1. Hello Dunja,
      thanks for your opinion.
      I think Jennifer Connelly is a Winter however it can be that she is rather a Clear Winter. Although you will find her categorized as a Cool Winter most of the time. Maybe on my photo it isn't shown correctly.
      Yes, the model on the left can be a Cool Summer that is the sister palette of Cool Winter.
      However I don't think Kristen Davis is a Deep Winter, her eyes are lighter than a Deep Winter has.
      I'm working on refreshing my face example boards and the palettes as well. I hope you will like the new one better.

  6. Thank you Agnes for your reply. I can see now that there is so much more to this whole thing than I previously thought. I am trying to diagnose myself and I found out that there is also such thing as the chrome. It turns out that you can have a bright and a soft coloring in any season. Also every season has its secondary season. In regard to my comment and your answer, Jennifer Connolly is indeed a bright winter ( at least in this picture:))which means that she is a secondary spring, which means that she is for sure not a cold winter. The model to me now looks like a winter, the cool one ( so she is a secondary summer). Catherine Zeta Jones looks like she could be an exotic winter, that is a winter with the secondary autumn,Kristen Davis looks like cool winter indeed as well as Brooke Shields. The girl on the right in the middle has this soft coloring, it looks to me like she couldn't take to much brightness, she appears to be more natural than most winters, so this is an interesting subject also. I think that for sure you should exclude Catherine Zeta Jones from this list and maybe do another post about this brightness versus non-brightness thing. Anyway I think that I am a soft winter, and the world makes much more sense to me now.:) P.S. Sorry for commenting a little bit to strong the first time.

  7. All signs point to me being a cool winter except... I am white as white (cheeks get pink easy) and I burn not tan...

    1. Hi Adelissa,
      thanks for reading my blog :)
      Winters can have pale and light skin tone however milky white skin is a trait of Clear Winters. I suggest to check out the Cool Summer - sister palette - season as well because Summers can have a lighter and easily burning skin tone.

    2. I have medium ash brown hair, hazel eyes (light brown with a grey ring around them) and don't need blush as my cheeks are pink all the time but the rest of me, yeah milky white sounds right, but clear winters can't have brown or hazel eyes can they? I will check out the summer as well, thanks.

  8. I used to be a deep winter with very dark brown hair, brown, almost black eyes, light olive skin. Now my hair is silver (colored medium ash brown)skin is a bit faded and cooler,but my eyes are still very dark and not soft. I think I look better in cool rather than deep winter colors, so I think I'm a cool winter, even though my eyes are very deep. Can you advise. Many thanks

  9. This is almost perfect with the exception that I can rock coral.


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