I think I know, but I'm not positive. Let me lay out my logic for you.
First off, when analyzing celebs' colors, I recommend using red carpet pics. They're taken under very bright lights and generally not Photoshopped or otherwise color-altered. So I'll look at a lot of those.
(Magazine editorial shoots are particularly unhelpful for color analysis; those are generally highly edited to create an artistic effect.)
The makeup above looks Soft Summery. Its not bad, though that eyeliner is darker than she is. (That's true of almost every pic of almost every celeb, unfortunately.)
This makeup looks a bit pinker (cooler) than she is, to my eye. And, again, the eyeliner and mascara are darker than she is. I'm going to rule out the very coolest seasons, True Summer and True Winter.
This block of black color is unconnected to her relatively makeup-free face here. I'm ruling out seasons that can wear black, so we additionally lose Dark Autumn, Dark Winter, Bright Winter, and Bright Spring.
I do find this hair color flattering for her, though it's obviously not her natural color. (Look at the roots.) Few people can wear lightened hair convincingly, but True Springs, Light Springs and Light Summers tend to be able to pull it off pretty well. I'm going to put a star next to those seasons.
Do I love her in a cool, light pink lippie, though? I don't know. I would expect this to be great on a Light Summer, such as Gwyneth Paltrow:
But I don't see it harmonizing with Lawrence's skin. It looks a little too cool. That makes me think Light Summer is unlikely.
I'd expect a True Spring to look pretty darn good in this vivid red. Do I love this for her? Not sure. Any sense of harmony I'm getting may simply be because the red dress matches the red lips, not because either of them matches her skin.
That saturated red, which could very well be a True Spring red, is so much more powerful than JLaw's skin is.
If that's hard for you to see, try squinting, or unfocusing your eyes:
The red is dominating her. Not good.
This appears to be complete Soft Summer look, including the hair, and I just don't love this for her skin. This palette looks a little muddy on her, like there's a film over her. It looks like it's concealing her authentic self instead of revealing it.
Wow. I like this lippie for her, and this blush. And the eye's not bad, either. (Though maybe too warm? Again, there's a faint impression of a film having been laid over her, though a warm one this time... )
It can be tough to tell a lippie's true color when it's on someone's skin, because the underlying skin color affects the appearance of the lippie's color. But my best guess about this lippie is that it's Soft Autumn or True Autumn. It looks warm, somewhat muted, a little orange-y but not a lot.
This makeup looks warm and muted; I think it's Soft Autumn or True Autumn (second choice.) I like it for her.
Try to ignore the super-light hair here, and just notice the effect of the pumpkin-y orange. Is it making her glow? Is it resonating with her natural skin tone? Especially look at the effect of the orange on her chest, where she's probably wearing less makeup than on her face.
I don't see the color making her skin look more alive. I'm willing to rule out True Autumn.
I think I've got it narrowed down to Soft Autumn and Light Spring. (Which are both warm and gentle, though in different ways; Light Spring is lighter and more vivid, while Soft Autumn is darker and more hushed. Easter colors vs. desert colors.)
I was feeling pretty sure about Soft Autumn, but look at this light warmish pink lippie and blush. (Ignore the inharmonious black liner.)
Could a Soft Autumn look authentic in this? I don't think so. Yet, I don't hate it here. And I don't hate the big block of light yellow next to her face (i.e., the dyed blonde hair.)
Is it possible Jennifer Lawrence is a Light Spring? Or is Soft Autumn correct? Or another season?
What do you think?
3/5/2018 03:11:41 pm
I'd lean towards light spring. Some of her worst looks from a quick Google are in the kind of dusky cadet blue that's suppposed to be great on a soft autumn, though to be fair she also had the dark cool brown hair at the time which could be throwing me off.
3/5/2018 04:44:00 pm
I see your thought process here but don't agree on the soft seasons for her. Some interesting things I see for her are that the whites of her eyes are so bright. This pushes her into more contrast if you ask me. The second thing I notice is that her skin appears to have alot of depth meaning she can hold darker colors or brights much better than a soft season. Also, when she is made up with string makeup I think she looks pretty fabulous in black and red and even bright white, bc of her eyes. So I would push her back into a winter. Now I'm not sure what color system you use but I find the ones that allow for softer strong seasons very useful. Anyways, that's my analysis and thank you for asking our input.
3/6/2018 04:14:39 am
The thing is though, if J-Law is a light spring (which I think she is) light spring is brighter. Yes it’s not super super bright, like bright spring, but it’s brighter than other seasons. I think the thing to remember is that she is still really young, so the wrong colours won’t look as terrible as they will in 10 years time. I do think black ages her, it sucks all the life out of her eyes. In our best colours, our eyes shine and glow and stand out, in black, you notice her too dark eyelashes, and the shadows under her eyes and on her face. Also, nearly everyone looks decent in true red, whatever season they are, and most light springs really suit a red lip.
3/11/2018 12:40:22 pm
DrMer - IMO, the systems that allow for softer strong seasons are quite illogical and counterintuitive... (And don't even get me started on something like Color Breeze systems!)
3/5/2018 04:58:59 pm
I vote Light Spring--LSp makeup makes Jennifer Lawrence's skin and eyes look delicate and luminous, whereas you'd expect it to look too twee and Barbie-like on a Soft Autumn. Plus, as you noted, she can believably pull off yellow blonde; SAs tend to look better with dirty or honey blonde hair. SA makeup is passable, but compared to LSp, I think it orangifies her, makes her features look a little puffy, dulls her eyes, and, like with Soft Summer, "conceals her authentic self instead of revealing it."
3/5/2018 07:17:28 pm
I always thought LSp for her. She looks great in those lovely, shiny/beaded gold gowns that look so fantastic on Charlize Theron. She is a convincing blonde and she seems more clear than muted to me also. She can handle some color and clarity. I vote LSp.
3/5/2018 07:20:55 pm
A Winter. I agree with DrMer. She's a Zyla Classic Winter btw.
3/6/2018 04:23:39 am
I think Jennifer is primarily warm with a slight neutrality to her look. I don't think Soft Autumn is an option because to me she is more clear than muted. According to me she is not clear enough to be a Light spring either. I think she could be a Dusty Soft Spring. I know that Rachel doesn't acknowledge Lora Alexanders Color Breeze System, but I do and I think Jennifer could be a muted Spring.
3/6/2018 06:06:36 pm
Hi, I love your blog!
3/6/2018 07:06:53 pm
Of the two, she leans more light spring than soft autumn to me. The LSp-ish orange popsicle lipcolor (at least on my screen) and corresponding sheer blush in the top right picture of the square of images is my favorite application of makeup on her. You're right, her coloring is tricky. Similar to Nancy's comment, I don't think the 12 season system is right for every single person's coloring. Could be the case she doesn't fit well into this system.
3/7/2018 11:34:56 am
This is fascinating! I don't have an opinion Jennifer Lawrence's season, but I find it so interesting to see the analysis laid out like this.
3/8/2018 11:41:51 am
I love your process. I am leaning toward Light Spring for her. Do you do this for normal people as well, for a fee?
3/14/2018 03:29:01 pm
Hi, Sarrah! I don't currently do virtual color analysis; it's just too time-consuming to get it right from photos, and the chance for error is high. But a lot of women have had success using the color sheets at home. They're here, if you're interested...
3/20/2018 02:46:04 pm
3/12/2018 05:12:52 pm
Before this post appeared, I was almost certain she was an Autumn, and I still think she is. To me she looked most beautiful as Katniss, with warm brown hair and surrounded by earthy hues. Soft Autumn ftw.:)
3/15/2018 09:55:18 am
I'm not sure what season she is, but I'm a True Spring and I'd look terrible in that vivid red. My reds are warmer, lighter and more orangey. I agree with Rachel that primary colors are True Spring's best colors but imho their more "natural" or "autumny" versions are better for us. True Spring is a tricky season.
3/20/2018 11:26:42 am
Barbara, thanks for this feedback. A person living the season every day is most familiar with it!
5/7/2019 03:59:14 am
Her colouring is definitely unique. At first glance I immediately thought light spring but she doesn't seem to fit the pastelly colours as well as she should. She's for sure a warm as her first characteristic because she seems to look great in both autumn and spring equally while leaning towards the muted end. If anyone's seen cardigan empires site, on the colour palettes it's written a scale of how warm/cool muted/clear and deep/light. True autumn and true spring have the same warmth (very warm) and depth (medium/ vibrant) but the the clarity differs slightly. Could she be in between that line? Or maybe she's where soft autumn and light spring meet. The mutedness of SA with the vibrancy of LS. I was also thinking maybe the confusion is due to her mixed colouring. She had low contrast with the depth of her skin and hair which is soft autumn the vibrancy of her skin being true autumn/ spring and her slightly cooler blue eyes being a light spring.
7/14/2019 10:32:18 am
She might be a True Spring because of her freckles, don't you think?
7/8/2020 01:20:48 pm
Honestly?! I am sort of convinced she is true summer...
8/23/2020 02:01:05 am
Her natural color is a dark golden blonde if that helps. I found pictures of her before she became famous.
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