Surprising Seasonal Deal-Breakers
Not all of the colors in your correct seasonal palette will be your absolute favorites.
Depending on your depth of coloring, your level of contrast, and the specific colors of your body, some will be more useful to you than others, and in different ways.
A dark-skinned Winter, for example, might use black as an accent, while a fair-skinned Winter might wear it in large blocks.
But no color in your palette will be awful on you. The colors in your palette are all harmonious with each other, and if it's your proper palette, they'll all be harmonious with you too.
So for those of you still searching for your season, I give you colors that are seasonal deal-breakers.
If the given color absolutely doesn't work for you, the deal's off. Move this season to the end of the list.
You can't use this list to identify your single best season. But you can use it to rule seasons out.
If you can't rock hot pink, rule out Bright Spring.
Bright Spring has a handful of pinks in this general vicinity. You may not associate pink with Spring. But moving Spring reds toward Winter means making them both darker and brighter. Reds that are both deep and very bright are purple-reds. So in Bright Spring, we find hot pinks.
If you think you're a Spring but hot pink is no good for you, True Spring may be your home.
If you're not fabulous in lime green, rule out Bright Winter.
Taking True Winter's greens lighter and brighter, all the way into Bright Winter, moves them toward yellow. One of the results is a sort of fluorescent lime. On Bright Winters, this color is amazing. It contrasts beautifully with both very dark and very light skin.
If this color's not right for you, but you think you're a Winter, try Dark Winter next.
If you can't wear clear lemon yellow, rule out True Winter.
Be careful applying this one. I'm not talking about a golden yellow, or a pastel yellow, or a yellow-orange. True Winter's few yellows don't show a bit of brown or orange or grey. They're the pure, clear complements of TW's vivid sapphire blues.
If you need a more moderated yellow that's still vivid, try Dark Winter.
If you don't look great in mint green, rule out True Summer.
A handful of the seasons have some sort of mint. True Summer's is not a pure, saturated mint that's close to aqua. Instead it's a delicate and slightly hazy mint. It's lovely with a delicate fuchsia lip.
If this feels all wrong to you, perhaps vivid mint is beter? You might be a Winter.
If you wouldn't call your good yellow "goldenrod," rule out Dark Winter.
Dark Winter yellows are tricky. They're not clear and pure like True Winter's. They're not blindingly bright. They're just slightly warmed, a little rich - but not Autumn rich. Penelope Cruz is lovely here in what looks like one of Dark Winter's elusive yellows.
If you need your yellows purer, try one of the other Winters. And if you need a more delicate yellow, try one of the Summers.
If you can't wear this medium warmed violet, rule out Dark Autumn.
This Dark Autumn color always surprises me. Call it orchid or begonia perhaps. It's not a color I would label Dark Autumn if I saw it in a pile of a hundred other colors. Yet it's gorgeous with the intense dark olives and vivid teals of the season.
Dark Autumn Natalie Portman's been photographed in three or four dresses in something like this color. They're all great on her. If it's not great on you, perhaps try True Autumn or Bright Spring.
If a light olive-khaki is not a good neutral for you, rule out Light Spring.
Was it Christine Scaman who said Light Spring colors are popsicle colors? It's true. But every season has neutrals, of course. This unusual Light Spring color is like your usual khaki, but with a suggestion of green and gold. On a Light Spring, it may pick up tones in the eye or hair.
If this color's a no-go on you, perhaps look at Light Summer instead.
If you're not flattered by light pinky coral, rule out Light Summer.
Light Summer doesn't get very warm, but in the pinks it does go as far as a pinky coral. It's a bit pinker than what you see here, but still warmish. On a Light Summer it picks up healthy color in the face.
If you think you're a Summer but can't wear this light, delicate, warm tone, look at True Summer.
If you're not beautiful in bright blue, rule out True Spring.
True Spring's colors are Crayola colors. You can see them in this picture of Nicole Kidman: blue dress, yellow hair, red-orange lips. In these simple primaries, True Spring is gorgeous.
If you struggle to articulate the names of your best colors, they're not True Spring's. You might consider Summer or Autumn.
If rich burgundy isn't gorgeous on you, rule out True Autumn.
True Autumn has a few beautiful burgundies that go beautifully with the rich greens and oranges of the season. You can see all those colors here, in Noa Tishby's face.
Those burgundies make good lippies too.
If this burgundy overwhelms you, try something from Soft Autumn.
If you're not lovely in cocoa brown, rule out Soft Summer
This is not a warm golden brown or a milk chocolate brown. If you're a Summer, none of those browns will work for you. Browns are generally bad for Summers, as a rule. But if you're a Soft Summer, you will be lovely in cocoa brown. It's a brown that looks both slightly greyed and slightly purpled. It may pick up tones in your hair.
If this color just isn't right for you, try True Summer next.
If you can't do dusty medium blue, you're not a Soft Autumn.
This blue feels both rich and muted, and quite medium - neiher purpley nor greenish. I's similar to the color you get if you Google "French blue."
Though it's a subtle color, on Soft Autumn skin it's just as powerful as it needs to be. Notice how rich it looks on Natascha McElhone.
If you need a blue that's much richer than this, you might try a Winter or a Spring.
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For any of these seasons, Google the season's name in quotes to see images of the palette. Images that say "Sci/Art" are usually quite accurate. Or order sheets of color from all 12 seasons to try the seasons out in person.
As always, I hope this helps you find your correct season. :-)
This post first ran in April of 2013.
4/22/2013 02:25:14 am
4/15/2013 12:45:53 pm
Many of the suggested colors seem like they'd be very difficult to find without help and very easy to confuse with another season's. For example, white and black seems easier to find for TW than a precise shade of cool yellow. Likewise, how to find SA's exact blue among the many other shades? I have a couple of SA blues, and I never would have thought I'd find them on that fan. I eliminated Light Spring with the yellow-green you suggested in another post; if I went for that khaki, I'd be afraid of erring into SA.
4/15/2013 04:30:45 pm
I really appreciate this article -- love creative ideas for getting a starting point for someone who hasn't had a PCA.
4/16/2013 02:15:44 pm
I very much like the color choices in this article - they are not the most common or even the "signature" colors of the seasons (such as black & white for TW), but they are the most "distinguishing" colors - unique to the palette and singularly unattractive on many other seasons. The point of the article is to help us to SEE what makes a season work. Thanks very much for your unique perspective in this very helpful article.
4/16/2013 03:50:27 pm
I'm a Dark Autumn as well, and I was fascinated by that medium purple. I never would've expected that cool a violet to be part of my palette! Would you happen to have any other photos of that color as part of an outfit? I can tell that Natalie is wearing a close color but it's also quite a bit lighter.
3/20/2023 11:58:07 am
Search for photos of Natalie Portman at the 2011 Academy Awards. The dress is a darker version of the violet, definitely a warm purple. Stunning on her. And closer to the swatch color here.
4/16/2013 08:49:45 pm
This is fabulous! I can see you've really chosen some of those decisive colours from within the palettes. If I had seen something like this six months ago it would have helped me to rule out a number of potential seasons quite quickly. After my PCA, one of the first indications that LSp wasn't correct was when I saw the khaki colours in the palette. I don't know if all PCAs are the same, but we never looked at any neutrals. I think considering the neutrals of a palette is just as important as looking at the colours, and we often don't hear much about them. Great photos too!
4/17/2013 03:46:52 pm
This is quite interesting. It shows some of the seasonal colours that don't appear to fit with the seasonal characteristics (yellows in winter palettes, that Dark Autumn's gorgeous orchid, coral on a summer season, etc.) and they look really good. If there's one I'm not wild about it's the TW lemon yellow pic, but maybe I just don't like the dress.
4/21/2013 08:08:32 pm
While I usually find your articles nice to read, I agree with Ashley Dodson here. If you're new to colour analysis, don't have an extremely well developed eye for colour and don't own a fan, it's impossible to separate a lot of these colours from their equivalents in other seasons. While those of us who've been colour crazy for some years will be able to pick at least some of these out from the pile, a lot of them will still get mixed up. There's not really that much difference between the DA purple and the purples seen in TW, TSu, DW, etc. At times it can be hard enough noticing the differences between some dots/squares between seasons while looking at the fans.
4/22/2013 02:57:40 am
4/22/2013 04:34:40 am
Reba and Lisa -
4/22/2013 04:55:14 am
For all with palettes who had questions about True Aummer's mint: What I had in mind was the lightest green on your all-green strip. The neighboring lightest green, though, is also a color many would call "mint," and is also a color people don't necessarily expect to see in True Summer. :-)
4/25/2013 09:18:13 am
Hi Rachel! I like this post and found it helpful. I am trying to work out my season on my own and this helped me find some commonalities between the colors that are wrong for me. Those I eliminated are anything too soft or too light. The light khaki you have listed for light spring is without a doubt, one of my worst colors! I also look horrible in the brown for soft summer. I actually look putrid in any season's brown. The only brownish color I can wear is taupe. Anyway, thank you for the post!
4/26/2013 03:39:59 pm
I do like this article! It's an unusual look at what I wouldn't expect to work on a Season but does. I know some of those colors would wear me if I tried to wear them, and that reminds me that some Seasons are out for me. On the other hand, I can wear most of the lighter, softer colors, but Light Spring's light olive khaki knocks that Season out for me! Thanks for another enlightening post!
8/10/2013 07:11:43 am
12/14/2013 06:18:20 pm
This post has made me realize that I'm not as dark autumn as I thought. I'm african american and get shoved in that category a lot...sometimes I agree and sometimes I don't. Some of the darker more muted tones are NOT for me. Those tones had me thinking I was a winter, but I'm definately warm. So I think now, that I'm probably a True Spring or Bright Spring, as hot pink has always been my best color. In the 16 color system there is something called bright autumn...I may be that...definitely brighter than dark autumn though!
7/18/2015 02:25:52 pm
The `bright` autumn is the warm autumn, because it have the most bright colors of the autumns.
9/9/2016 12:37:46 pm
If you don't look good in muddy colors, you're probably not an autumn. Springs need bright, clear colors. I am very fair and need those brights. So do you, so follow your gut.
9/6/2014 05:19:57 pm
So, I'm sure I am either soft autumn or soft summer, but I look good in both cocoa brown and french blue... :(
9/7/2014 03:49:02 am
Mimi, that sounds like Soft Summer. French blue could work for both Soft seasons, but cocoa brown would be too cool for Soft Autumn.
2/27/2015 07:03:08 am
I did some tests online, including yours, which I took 3 times... Everytime I'm a Soft Summer. Sometimes I feel like a Cool Summer or a Soft Autumn. Definately no true season in me! But this test says I should look fantastic in cocoa brown, and I look terrible in all brownish/beige colours.
2/8/2015 06:12:39 am
This is great! I just got back from a deeply surprising shopping trip where I'd picked out a delicate mint-green top, thinking, "I never look good in these ultra-pale colors..." But when I saw it in the mirror, that 'right color' magic happened. I was still skeptical when I bought it, but it harmonized perfectly when I got it home. I've been very dubious all along about whether I'm truly a Cool Summer, but these past few thrifting expeditions have proven it. (Thrift stores are AMAZING for discerning your right colors, if you're willing to put in the time.) Thanks for the final confirmation! :)
3/2/2015 07:17:12 am
that true summer mint... why does it feel somewhat warmed to me?
6/30/2015 01:37:26 pm
That's interesting. It's true that TSu colors are slightly warmer than True Winter (but only slightly). I wouldn't particularly describe this color as warm--on my monitor it looks like a cartoon lily pad or Ariel's tail, very aquatic--except for the fact that as a green it contains some yellow. The model balances it well, so maybe it doesn't look noticeably cool on her for that reason.
7/20/2015 04:24:12 am
Dark Autumn colors are actually more saturated than True Autumn colors.
9/4/2015 06:33:53 am
I am certainly a soft autumn but I think because I have ginger hair that "french blue" would not look great. I also don't like it against any gray. Could just be a personal preference.
12/11/2015 09:16:46 pm
I am not at all versed in colour(color) theory but I have been trying. I noticed one colour that looks sickly on me to the point where even makeup doesn't make up for it much - white gold. I bought this gorgeous top/jacket type garment because it was on sale and in my size and it was such a unique piece I just had to have it. I have NEVER worn it. Every time I put it on I just have to take it off. I think I always convince myself - oh maybe it won't be so bad this time, I'll try it - but no, I can't. I am honestly not sure what season(s) this would likely rule out? Also - if white/pale gold is a bad colour are there other corresponding colours that should be easily ruled out too?
1/11/2016 03:55:08 pm
Is white gold white with a hint of yellow?
2/21/2016 03:02:52 pm
2/25/2016 02:06:53 pm
11/13/2017 11:16:42 am
2/12/2019 04:03:51 am
Actually, I'm sorry to contradict here, but *every* season has yellow(s) and orange(s), even TW (as incredible as it may sound)! :) Even though for some seasons they are not included in the seasonal fans, as they are not the most important colours for that season- but we all know that not all possible colours for a season make the fans / palettes, as their space is obviously limited. This is according to a Sci/Art professional analyst. Yellow is even included in the Sci/Art BW fan (several yellows in fact), and here a different analyst shows on her Pinterest page what BW orange is like:
4/6/2016 10:18:01 am
I have never felt I looked good in any of these colors...
8/18/2016 07:38:22 am
Is Carole Radziwill a soft autumn? Also, how would her style be categorized?
8/22/2016 03:06:58 pm
Gosh, she sure looks like a Soft Autumn. It's hard to see without fully analyzing her, but I'm guessing she at least has some Natural and some Dramatic...
9/19/2016 10:13:29 am
Hmm, that yellow in the Dark Winter example is a bit misleading to me, it seems way too muted and pale... I googled "goldenrod" as a colour (as a non-native speaker I only had a vague idea what goldenrod is), and what came up was a colour that I would call "mustard"! Especially the Pantone color examples. A much richer and darker yellow than the one above. So I feel people may mistakenly rule out DW because of that... Interestingly, that's a colour I've recently noticed really flatters me, and have thought it proof that I'm an Autumn, as I've been goign back and forth between DA and DW, but now I'm not at all sure anymore...
6/2/2017 01:12:42 am
Go by the color swatch here, not the name. I agree "goldenrod yellow" is a much brighter yellow than is depicted here. But as a dark winter my best yellow matches the swatch given here and it is indeed a muted yellow. I call my yellow "old gold".
6/2/2017 01:04:02 am
Surprisingly helpful. I'm a deep winter and sometimes feel too muted for the season. But of all the colors above, surprisingly i look best in dark winter's yellow. I'm distinctly cool, so yellow being a deal breaker is weird. :) For a yellow to look good on me, it must be very particular indeed. I can wear pale to dark yellows, but they must have a particular muted, toasted quality to them. Too icy and it looks wrong, too rich and it looks wrong. It's exactly this particular-ness that helps me decide I'm a dark winter, rather than another winter or a dark autumn.
11/13/2017 11:19:42 am
I wish I could! But unlike the seasons, which are categorical, the style types are more dimensional -- people can have a mix of essences, in varying proportions. A person could have a very small amount of an essence as well, so it would be impossible to rule out an essence based on a single factor, or even a combination of factors. I'm sorry I can't be more helpful on this! The Style ID Calculator is my attempt to simplify style self-typing for people.
Thanks for the reply, and explination. I was hoping to get a hint to the style direction from the way button front shirts/blouses (except sleeveless), most dresses, and Chanel style jackets all make me look frumpy, and anything with a peplum makes me look like Mrs Wiggins (aka Carol Burnett). I'm 5'7" and a size 10 and not overweight, and it seems like everything that "should" look good does not. I know with new posts and new ideas from the comments I'm sure to figure it out. Onward!
11/14/2017 04:21:23 pm
1/31/2018 01:02:57 pm
Hi Rachel! I'm fascinated by your work. Recently bought your style calculator, I'm having tremendous fun with it. Thank you so much for this website.
2/21/2018 07:59:16 pm
Hi Rachel, this is a very interesting article! I've been obsessed as of late trying to figure out my sub season. I would love your take. I had a free 5 min color analysis and was told i'm a winter. But i'm so confused when trying to figure out which sub season- I have medium blue/green eyes, ruddy complexion with light skin and my hair was bright red as a baby and went more into a golden brown as a young child and now is dark brown with slight red/golden highlights after the summer. I don't feel I look good in any of the winter colors you mentioned. I don't feel i'm a true winter as I think I have some warmth to my coloring, but my eyes are not light/sparkling enough to be a bright winter. Any advice?
2/28/2018 07:31:45 pm
Thanks to this post (and to yellows) I finally know which Season I am. I am sure for 99% that I'm a True Winter (I can say I FELT it for all my life and I was always choosing right colours, but I wasn't SURE). I was hesitating between True Summer and True Winter. But this mint is too muted for me and I look perfect in clear lemon yellow (I'd even say that's my best colour), so ta-dam, the mystery is solved.
7/5/2018 09:11:40 pm
This post is enormously helpful and I have revisited it over and over. For a long time I thought I was an Autumn but a year ago began to suspect I am a Spring and when I actually took the time to compare Burgundy and the warm bright blue it's pretty obvious the blue is gorgeous and the burgundy is just meh.
12/3/2018 01:28:49 pm
Ooh, I actually have a tank top in a color similar to the dress that Natalie Portman is wearing! I must admit, every time I wear that top, it brings out a beautiful bronzy tone in my skin that doesn't look dirty or gross. (Trying to wear bronzer makes my face look dirty AND gross.) I'd definitely say I AM Dark Autumn for this reason. Thanks for this.
1/14/2019 08:10:36 pm
I am definitely a Dark Winter! When I use Rachel's draping cards Dark Winter is definitely the best on me. Several times, I've thought I can't be a DW because I'm just not dark enough (or gotten confused by descriptions of DW that make it sound too bright and cool for me) - but whenever I try the draping cards again, DW is clearly the best on me (I've asked others' opinions too, and everyone I've asked agreed that Dark Winter is best on me).
1/15/2019 09:32:49 am
I agree that "goldenrod" is not a good word to describe DW yellows - actual goldenrod flowers are very bright warm yellow - I like "old gold" as a description much better.
1/15/2019 09:58:07 am
From War to Peace does still offer a Treble Clef necklace in Peace Bronze:
1/15/2019 11:29:45 am
Have you checked them for radioactivity? I would be cautious on these recycled nuclear weapons metals.
1/15/2019 12:07:01 pm
Judi, I thought of that too! But they respond to the question in their FAQs:
1/25/2019 09:57:05 am
Alex, I have the same experience in that in the draping cards, DW seems definitely the best, but then again what comes to lipsticks, my best shades are in BW & BSp!! And DW lippies mostly make me look goth. (I'm not going by any one or two lippies, but the whole range for each of he seasons; and the same goes for nail polishes, btw.) That's very confusing, and I'm sorry to say it makes me doubt a bit the accuracy of the draping cards (and I've seen a few others express their doubts about them as well, here and elsewhere).
1/15/2019 12:37:14 pm
Thanks Alex, I checked out the website and FAQ. The jewelry is gorgeous!
1/16/2019 11:10:18 pm
I love this post! It helped me find my color season for sure. Years ago a savvy saleswoman handed me a top in that light summer coral pink. It was stunning. I've since gotten several tops and dresses in that range of coral pink and they're all Wow.
1/18/2019 04:43:01 pm
Does anyone know what type of Gamine Natalie Portman is?
2/9/2019 11:13:28 am
8/15/2019 06:31:48 pm
It always makes me laugh... Theoretically I'm a Light Spring. I would NEVER wear this "light olive-khaki", meaning both the sample and the photo. However I WOULD wear Bright Spring's hot pink - it's even one of my favorite color on me (my very favorite color is either Summer's or Autumn's red - I can not guess :/ it's a bit softer and a bit deeper shade of red, but not as deep as eg. burgundy), I would also wear Light's Summer's light pinky coral and True Spring's bright blue.
8/16/2019 03:23:23 am
Alex, I'm intrigued - what does "theoretically I'm a Light Spring" mean - that you have been draped LSp (but don't feel it's right), or something else? :)
8/16/2019 10:12:46 am
As I said, I feel more like a mixture of BSp, TSp and LSu, than LSp. Sure, that mixture still means LSp, but it's... weird? I was diagnosed LSp, without the drapes I couldn't tell if I was Spring or Summer (Light for sure). My skin tone is very neutral - it's colder than my mom's who is DA and than my ex-gf's - BSp, but it's warmer than my dad's - BW and my bro's - TSu. My eyes look green with sapphire makeup and blue with emerald makeup, but when I tried Zyla colors it appeared that those are all graphite and... turqouise? I'm a natural blonde (level 9 in hair dyes). And I would also say it's neutral - even barbers and assistants at hair stores have problem with matching the color, it's always either too warm or too cool. I have a friend who is LSu and I wouldn't say she's colder than me, rather she has bigger contrast than me - we've got similar hair color, but my skin and eyes are MUCH lighter than her's.
9/23/2019 05:50:57 pm
This FINALLY made things clear for me. I've been typed a bright winter or bright spring (the latter of which was certainly wrong) over and over. I never really felt like either was right, although bright winter felt pretty close, as some of those staple colors are regulars in my wardrobe... but lime green is a bit much for me.
Carol Dianne Murray
1/27/2021 01:43:25 am
Hi Rachel, someone has lifted this wonderful article and put it under their own damn byline :( https://weheartit.com/articles/298521152-surprising-seasonal-deal-breakers.
2/22/2021 05:35:16 pm
I would love to see a post about one color, e.g. "Greens," and point out the differences between each of the 12 seasons using their green (even better, a light, medium, and dark green from each season). It would be so much easier to tell the difference between them if they were side by side on one page. Then you could point out "This green is too warm for a Summer," "This green is too greyed for a Winter," "This green is too bright for a Soft Autumn," etc. Even if our monitors/screens are different, pointing out the *contrast* between colors in hue, chroma, and value would be so helpful!! (Especially because we can't order the draping cards anymore to see the colors in person!)
3/23/2021 04:44:22 am
Elise, this is not on this site but a good article comparing greens: https://www.elegancecolourconsulting.com/the-properties-of-colour/ Though it has picked just one green for each season, but anyway :)
4/12/2021 01:30:20 pm
This is so helpful- coco brown is the only brown my complexion tolerates. I like that you used deal-breakers to help define our matches rather than possible great colors. It’s so easy to be attracted to colors our eye like rather than those that flatter our tones.
4/22/2021 03:46:12 am
Just a heads-up - these are best taken ith a pinch of salt, as in various seasonal FB groups there's a consensus that these are not very reliable; for example a draped TSu saying that that mint looks horrible on her, etc.! So it would be better not to place too much emphasis on these "deal-breakers".
7/5/2021 06:23:03 pm
Thank you so much, I was between true winter and true summer for such a long time, but seeing that yellow in comparison to the mint green made it so clear to me. I'm definetly a true summer, probably my hair was confusing me because i died it a cool burgundy, so my contrast went up, but my natural hair color is a deep ash blonde. Oh and I look awful in that yellow omg.
7/26/2021 06:34:15 pm
None of those colours look good on me! I sit somewhere between Summer and Winter none of those colours is good!
9/14/2021 04:45:18 pm
Corroborating evidence: I just tried this exercise, and was able to easily rule out 6 seasons (in no particular order), but couldn't rule out the other 6 seasons.
9/18/2021 04:15:36 am
Lucky you, I can only definitely rule out the Light seasons and TSu ;) But I've also seen comments to the effect of this not being a very reliable way, as someone said above.
1/20/2022 04:41:35 pm
I wish it were this easy, but I think it’s just not the case. I’m a twice-draped TSu and few TSus I know can wear mint green with ease - especially the mint shown above. It’s too light in value, and too warm. Our greens are more blue-based.
9/16/2022 10:12:47 am
This is perhaps the type of article about seasonal colour analysis that I’ve dreamed of (to help rule out 2-3 of the colour seasons I wasn’t sure about). But now I’m a bit more confused, because according to this post, only one season fits me - and yet, the rest of that season doesn’t!
10/13/2022 07:39:20 am
Hi Kate, as you may have seen from posts above yours, these deal-breaker colours are unfortunately not a very reliable way to determine season ;) (The Color quiz on this same site is much better, though not 100% infallible either.) Also, one's hair colour actually doesn't rule out any season, in itself (nor does eye or skin colour)! Any season can have any hair colour, basically (though some are more common than others, for sure). Many Bright Winters have blonde hair, including dark as blonde. :)
12/12/2022 04:45:48 pm
This is really so helpful! I was having a very hard time deciding between True Winter and True Summer. I am naturally blonde and fair, but I have a lot of purple and pink in my undertone, both skin and hair, and my eyes are a very dark blue-green. The most obvious thing when draping is that I need cool colors. Black looks pretty good but can be a *little* overpowering, blue grays are definitely deflating, white is fantastic. I've taken you're wonderful quiz and because of being somewhat middling with black I've gotten both TW and TSu. This was my tie breaker! Due to seasonal stereotypes, and having a lot of Ethereal in my essence, I was honestly expecting True Summer. But with draping I was shocked to see that lemon yellow (which is a color I dislike btw) defined my features, made my hair look shiny, and brought out the blue in my eyes. Whereas True Summer mint (a color I love) made my hair take on a green cast, grayed my face, and made my features blur and widen. I am absolutely floored! I cross checked Bright Winter's lime (because blonde!) and it was not the absolute worst but it was a bit too much, made my skin look greasy, and I just looked a little tired in comparison. The vibe was "trying to hard to be noticed", haha! Thank you so much for this fantastic hack!! I'm so excited to be able to explore TW with confidence. Time to make peace with lemon yellow.
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