We all know the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. And we all know that Snow White was the “fairest of them all.” Has anyone ever said that you resemble Snow White? If so, take it as a compliment! You know who else looks like Snow White, at least a little bit? Hollywood hotties like Megan Fox, Courtney Cox, Jennifer Connelly, Demi Moore and Liv Tyler. Do you know why all of these women look like Snow White? Because all of them share her colouring- they are winter women. Specifically, light skinned winter women.
The winter woman has the following characteristics:
– Black hair with no red highlights, rather, jet-black, brown black or blue-black. Brown hair that is medium to dark with ash highlights, or silver, white or salt and pepper hair. Winter women do not have blonde hair.
– The winter woman can have a skin tone that ranges from porcelain to ebony. Skin tones that are beige, rosy beige, olive, almond, mocha or mahogany are winter skin tones. Many African Americans, Asians, Latinas and Middle Eastern women are winters.
– Most winter women have deep, dark eyes. Some winter women have dark blue, grey blue, grey green or charcoal eyes. One indicator of the winter eye is a grey rim around the iris.
If you have most of these features and believe you are a light skinned winter, here are the makeup colours that are best for you. These can be worn for either day or night, depending on how dramatic you make your look. For example, you can thicken up your eyeliner for an evening look, or go lighter on blush during the day. As long as you stick to the winter colour palette, you are sure to look your best.
For light skinned winter women, eyeliner should be charcoal or navy. Cosmetics brand Urban Decay has a great eyeliner range. Depending on your personal preference, UD offers liquid, gel, and pencil liners in these colours.
The best shades to dust your lids with are medium to dark greys, plums and teals.
The light skinned winter woman’s cheeks look best with blush that is soft red, deep pink or wine coloured.
Light skinned winters should pucker up in shades of hot pink, ruby, bright red or plum. Make sure any metallic tones are silver and not gold.
Since black mascara can enhance the lines and wrinkles around your eyes, the best mascara colour for light skinned winters is navy. However, you can wear black in the evening to make your look more dramatic.
You can find more detailed information regarding the winter colour palette, including what clothing colours, jewellery colours and shoe colours suit you best in the book Color Me Beautiful.