Ever heard of the Color Me Beautiful book? The authors believe, to put it simply, that people fall into four categories according to their skin tone and hair color, and that these categories can help you choose the best colors to wear to make you look your best. The four categories were named after the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
Have you ever worn a particular color that's gotten you tons of compliments? That's because it's a color that highlights your best features and makes you look more radiant. On the other hand, if you wore a certain color and people asked you if you were sick or tired, that color casts harsh shadows on your face and accentuates your expression lines.
Once you find which season you belong to, shopping will be much easier, because you can immediately ignore the colors that are not favorable to you. Of course, you can get away with certain colors if you wear them away from your face, or if you wear a little more makeup so as not to look washed out. But for the most part, you should try to stick to your seasonal palette. Below is a fun test to help you evaluate your season. However, if you'd like to get a better idea of what works best for you, you should always consult a color professional.
Mostly A's. You're a Spring!
Springs have light skin with light blonde, brown, or strawberry blonde hair and light eyes. Thanks to your warm undertones you will always look good in turquoise, powder blue, and peach.
Mostly B's. You're a Summer!
Summers have cool undertones and not a lot of contrast between their skin and their hair, and have light eyes, such as blue, grey or green. Stay away from clothes that will clash with your skin tone and hair, like black or very dark hues. You will get more compliments if you wear pastel colors.
Mostly C's. You're an Autumn!
Just like the season before them, Autumns don't have a lot of contrast between skin and hair. They have darker skin and hair, with gold undertones. As an Autumn you will look your best in Fall colors, like dark orange, mustard, and hunter green.
Mostly D's. You're a Winter!
Winters have a lot of contrast between their hair, their skin, and their eyes. Hair color is dark just like their skin, with cool undertones. Make the most out of your coloring by picking highly striking shades, like jewel tones or black.