I had to blog about this topic because its actually frustrating me a lot - I've been doing a lot of reading and analyzing various photos of celebrities and people in general who are definitely springs, but with dark brown hair and a clearer skin-tone. However,what angers me, is how often these women are clothed in winter colours and pegged as winters. Why is it that springs are almost always reprsented as being light, warm and 'Blonde' - what about the clear, deep brunette spring? Why is she always left behind??? I have read that although rare, there are even springs that have black, or a raven-red hair colour or springs that have a dark, clear olive or 'deep' peaches and cream complexion. If there are so many varieties of winters, why can't brunette clear springs be represented more? Here are a few examples that illustrate my point:
This model looks absolutely stunning in the clear spring colours - she looks alive and fresh and luckily her makeup and scarf compliment her spring colouring - yet when you think about a spring women, this is not the image that pops up and I can see so many people wanting to drape this women in icy blue and cool shades, telling her she is a cool season - but in my opinion, I think she looks stunning in the clear, bright spring shades.
I have seen so many websites that peg Alexis Bladel as a clear winter, but in my opinion, she is definitely a clear spring. Her dark hair has a golden undertone and she rocks the bright coral, clear red and peach makeup shades.
Scarlett Johansson is always desribed as a spring - when her hair is light blonde, she is the poster girl for the spring colour type and when she adds in reddish tones, she simply takes on the warmer tones of spring. Check out the photo of her with deep, brunette hair - she hasn't changed her season - she hasn't morphed into a winter - she is still a spring and the perfect example of what a dark brunette spring looks like - I'm glad that Scarlett embraced going brunette - not because of the actual hair colour change, but more because it gives us dark-haired spring ladies some makeup examples to work with - go Scarlett!!!
There is no doubt in my mind that Adriana Lima is a spring - she looks so fresh and alive with the spring makeup tones and always looks completely washed out when she wears the cool makeup shades. I found of picture of Adriana with barely any makeup - her skintone is very 'peaches and cream' - why is the peaches and cream skintone always connected with porcelain skin tones - There is a variety of peach shades, from light peach to spicy bronze peach, to a brownish-orange peach - many woman have 'peach' undertones to their skin but aren't anywhere near porcelain, yet their colouring is distinctly 'spring':
I'm sure that Adriana's skintone is often described as olive (which would place her in the winter category), but look at how the 'peaches and cream' undertones are so evident in her skin - there is no way Adriana is anything but a clear spring!
I really wish that colour analysis was more open to representing the various colour types within each season. I wish that women of colour and exotic skin tones were represented better as well - I have always been attracted to colour analysis and knowing what colours look best on me - but I also think that colour analysis can be very 'limiting' if you focus too much on the 'typical' winter, typical spring, typical autumn etc - what about the non-typical winter or spring??? - what about the women who struggles to find her colours because she doesn't fit into the typical mold of a particular season??? I would really like to see colour analysis morph an re-done to fit and accept the various skintones, hair colours that can be represented by each season. I'd love to see 'multiple' photos printed so women can see study the seasons and see where they fit - This would really bring colour analysis to a whole new level!!!