When you think of winter, what comes to mind? Snow? Hot chocolate? Skiing? What about beautiful women? What about beautiful women bundled up in stylish coats, scarves and snow boots? What about beautiful women like Salma Hayek and Halle Berry? These are just two women whose seasonal colour palette is winter, and whose skin tone puts them in the dark skinned category.
What makes them winter women? Winters have the following physical features:
– Hair with no red highlights. Jet black hair, brown black hair or blue-black hair. Medium to dark brown hair with ash highlights. Silver, white and salt or pepper hair. Winter women do not have blonde hair.
– Skin tone can range from porcelain white to ebony. Many women of colour, as well as Asian women and Middle Eastern women fall into the winter category.
– Winter women usually have deep, dark eyes, such as black, black brown or cool hazel with blue or green. However, some winters have dark blue, grey blue, grey green or charcoal eyes. An indication of winter eyes is a grey rim around the iris.
For the dark skinned winter woman, the makeup colour palette also includes dark colours. More specifically, here are the best colours for the dark skinned winter woman when it comes to makeup:
Black and dark indigo blue are the best eyeliner colours for the dark skinned winter woman.
Dark skinned winter women should wear shadow in hues that include deep greys, deep plums and deep teals.
Winter women should dust their cheeks with deep shades of brandy or cranberry.
No pouting for winter women, unless those lips are topped with black cherry, medium purples, deep pinks or rich reds. The winter woman should only wear metallic glosses that have a cool, silver tone to them, not warm or gold.
Soft black mascara is best for the winter woman during the day, and true black mascara works well for a more dramatic evening look.
If you believe you are a dark skinned winter, get yourself a copy of the Color Me Beautiful book for a more in depth look at your colour palette. The book will assist you with finding the best clothing colours and jewellery tones to go along with your makeup, so you will be the absolute best version of you! My favourite brands for great makeup colours include MAC, Nars, Urban Decay and Bobbi Brown.