Suggested Pre-read: Before you jump into this blog, it's suggested that you get familiar with the Color Season Analysis, as covered in this blog.
Imagine yourself in a beautiful pasture; there’s a slight breeze, the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and everything is perfect. See the colors? Those are the spring color season shades. If you’re a spring color season, this is the ultimate guide for finding your subset and the best colors to make your complexion pop.
How do I Know if I’m a Spring?
Springs are warm-toned, meaning gold jewelry looks better on them than platinum or silver. Their eyes are light to medium in darkness and are usually shades like clear blue, bright green, hazel, or light grey. Springs have a sort of golden aura to them.
Skin tone-wise, most springs are white in shades ranging from fair, light, medium, or tan, each with a golden undertone.
Got all the characteristics mentioned above? Try taking this quick 2-minute quiz to double-check your color season.
What are the Spring Subsets?
There are three subsets under the spring color season umbrella: light spring, warm spring, and bright spring. Though they share many traits in common, these subgroups are different, and it’s essential to differentiate yourself from the other two.
1. Light Spring
Light springs will usually have a very fair and overall light complexion with little contrast between the facial features and hair. A light spring’s eyes are generally pale, such as pale grey, light blue, light green, light hazel, and light brown, and hair colors with golden or reddish undertones like light golden blonde, medium golden blonde, strawberry blonde, pale copper, or light golden brown. In addition, light springs have neutral or warm-neutral skin tones in shades such as fair, light, or medium.
Colors to wear and do makeup with: Light colors, gentle greys, greens, pinks, blues, and purples.
Colors to avoid: Dark, cool colors, such as black, dark browns, oranges, and bright shades.
Celebrities: Amanda Seyfried, Dove Cameron, Scarlet Johannson
2. Warm/True Spring
A true spring is warm and bright. If you are a true spring, your eyes are warm blue, warm green, light hazel, or topaz, and your hair is golden-hued in shades like medium golden blonde, strawberry blonde, copper, light golden brown, or medium golden brown. Your skin tone is warm and golden, such as fair, light, medium, and tan. There is a medium level of contrast between your features.
Colors to wear and do makeup with: warm greens, orangey reds, yellows, peaches, light browns, teals, and sky blues.
Colors to avoid: Icy colors, deep purples and blues, and black.
Celebrities: Nicole Kidman, Kristen Bell, Jayma Mays
3. Clear/Bright Spring
Bright springs are very vibrant and warm. There is no greyness to their features. Their eyes are bright blue, green, topaz, or brown, and their hair is medium golden blonde, dark golden blonde, copper, auburn, or medium brown. Their skin tones are neutral or warm-neutral in shades such as fair, light, medium, or tan.
Colors to wear and do makeup with: Highly saturated colors; pinks, greens, medium to light blues, and off-whites.
Colors to avoid: Dusty and icy colors, cold browns, and cold pinks/purples.
Celebrities: Gina Rodriguez, Deepika Padukone, Emma Stone
Great, but does this mean I have to change my whole wardrobe and makeup?
Not at all. The key is to bring your colors closer to your face. So, for sure go ahead and wear all the colors in your wardrobe, but just a neck scarf, or big earrings, or the right color lipstick from your personal color palette will do the trick.
We've all had faux-pas with colors, especially makeup colors. And who can blame us? All the cool makeup brands make it look like our lives would be sorted if wee just get that hot pink lip on the model's face. It's too tempting. But what they don't tell you, is that they pick the model, based on the lip color and it doesn't look as striking on everyone.
So if you want to stop playing tag with the makeup brands, then consider choosing the GoPlay LIPSKIT 2.0 which lets you create your personal best lip colors in seconds in a sustainable way. The colors are high quality, highly pigmented (think Tarté lip paint), and you can even change the texture from matte-to-moist-to-tint. The kit is custom assembled for your undertone, and the GoPlay app suggests you your personal best colors with their LIPSKIT blends.
What if I’m Not a Spring?
About the Author:
This blog post is written by Sabrina Cooklin for GoPlay Cosmetics. Sabrina is a fashion and beauty blogger and a professional makeup and nail artist.