One of the things I love most about living in Tennessee is that there are four distinct seasons. And every year, like a light switch, they turn on and off right on time. My two favourite seasons are spring and fall. Interestingly enough, my seasonal colour palette makes me an autumn. What makes a woman an autumn? Some telltale signs of the autumn woman are:
– Hair colour ranges from bright copper to deep chestnut brown, including golden brown, rich golden red and dark warm brown. Brunettes usually have a gold or metallic red cast to their hair.
– Autumn women have a golden undertone to their skin. Skin tone can be ivory, peach, golden beige, copper, bronze, caramel or golden brown.
– Eye colors for autumn women include dark brown, golden brown, green, and the eyes will have a golden warmth in the iris.
Because the autumn woman’s skin tone has a wide range, there are two different guides to follow when it comes to makeup. One is for light skinned autumn women and the other is for dark skinned autumn women. Some notable dark skinned autumns are Mariah Carey, Beyonce Knowles, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez and Queen Latifah. If your colouring resembles these women, you might be a dark skinned autumn. You can conduct a more in depth analysis using the Color Me Beautiful book as your reference.
Once you have determined that you are an autumn with dark skin, you can update your makeup collection by making sure you use the following colours for your products:
Choose shades of eyeliner that are dark brown to black. Any type of liner will be fine.
For the lids, go with chocolate tones, moss or forest green, or bronze and golden tones. I’ve found that Nars has some great products that come in these colour ranges.
Dust those cheeks with colours like dark copper, cinnamon or walnut to bark. Cream or powder blush works fine. You can even use a bronzer instead, as long as you stay in the same colour family.
Pucker up in the medium to dark brown family. Hues like sable, mocha or raisin are best for dark skinned autumns. If you prefer a metallic look, be sure to choose shades with a bronze or golden honey tone.
Coinciding with the eyeliner, the best mascara colours for dark skinned autumns are dark brown to soft black.