I recently had a virtual colour analysis done by Lora Alexander and the result was Cool Winter. Lora has a fantastic book out called 'Color Revival' - I think you can order it on amazon. However, my absolute favourite thing is her blog http://www.prettyyourworld.com/ Check it out - I guarantee you that you will not be disappointed!!! - The Cool winter analysis result makes sense to me because I started of my journey being torn between Winter and Autumn and then somehow got convinced that I may be a Soft Summer (I think its easy to think you're a Soft since the colours are so neutral and natural that in reality, they look good on everyone - but after a while, I just wasn't convinced that I was a soft because I started missing the more vivid shades that I used to LOVE and that made me come alive when I wore them - such as red, royal blue, fuschia etc- With the soft palette, I started feeling too 'neutral' - almost lifeless in all the soft, muted colours. My skintone is too intense to be a soft). Without a proper analysis you can convince yourself of 'anything' -I feel I've learned that its not what colours you like or are drawn to, its what colours make your skin tone come alive. I feel really at home with the Cooler, clearer shades:
Cool Winter Makeup:
I started with N4 concealer by Loreal and a tinted moisturizer
I used Breath of plum blush with Gentle blush on the centre of my cheeks (MAC)
Shrinagar Lipstick - a cool raspberry shade (NARS)
On my Eyes, I started with Aspen Summit (Sephora) as a base and applied Cabaret eyeshadow (Marcelle) on the lid into the crease. I then used Aspen Summit again on the lid. I lined my eyes with Phone Number (MAC) and used Cabaret on an angled brush to blend into the upper lashline.
I still like some of the warmer shades - especially the coral and peach shades - I refuse to 'part' with them, but at the same time, I'm looking forward to getting to know my cool winter palette a little better. Its always fun to play around and not see colour analysis as the end all, be all, its more of an awareness of what your best shades and look are and playing these up for special events or times when you really want to make a good first impression!!!