Seasonal Colour Analysis: Dark Autumn (Dark, Warm)
Deep Autumn is the last Autumn season before entering Winter, and it’s the sister season to Deep Winter. As such, they share Deep colours, but while Deep Winter has a cool undertone, Dark Autumns are clearly warm. You may be asking yourself “Am I a Deep Autumn?” if your contrast level is high but the very bright Winter colours look garish on you, as this season can take fairly intense colours and still look perfectly natural. Most people who fall within this season get wrongly typed as a Warm Autumn because they can take a lot of warm colours, but the contrast levels are generally higher and the main characteristic is Deep, instead of Warm.
Are You A Deep Autumn?
Deep Autumns typically have dark eyes, either dark chocolate brown or even black, but you can find Dark Autumns with very deep blue eyes or an unusual dark green. The hair is also dark, in varying shades of brown and black, a deep medium brown or even a very deep auburn. If you have light hair you are most likely a Warm or Soft Autumn instead. Your skin will have a warm undertone, from black to olive or bronze, ivory and golden beige. The three words that describe your colouring are deep, warm and muted.
Deep Autumn Celebrities
Some Dark Autumn examples of celebrities are Jessica Alba, Julia Roberts, Eva Mendes or Kristin Kreuk. You will find many latino women fall on this category, as well as colour and asian women. This is mostly due to their naturally darker hair and skin, however it’s important to keep in mind that they could be Dark Winters too!
Deep Autumn Palette
One of the tell-tale signs of a Deep Autumn colouring is that you can easily wear black, but look sick when wearing pastel colours. Unlike Deep Winter, you will look better in muted pewter than silver, and burnt orange instead of fuchsia or raspberry. You look great in strong colours and high contrast combinations, for example coffee green with turquoise or mustard. Lime and True Red are also great highlight colours. You should avoid stark white and wear Ivory or Cream shades instead.
Deep Autumn Makeup
Dark Autumn natural colouring allows for quite striking and bold makeup, preferably in warmer shades of red and oranges. Try a rust, mahogany or tomato red for a bold lip, or a more subdued nude shade such as camel or coffee. You can also wear salmon orange colours easily, but try to avoid cool pinks as they won’t look good with your skin. Anything with a yellow or golden undertone to it will look great on you, as do most warm metallics such as bronze or gold.
For your eyes, try a forest green or dark teal, or any metallic shade. Black eyeliner and mascara will look good on you, but for a more subtle effect you may want to try coffee or navy for a daytime look. Just make sure your makeup matches the natural intensity of your colouring. You will suit ivory and light gold for highlights much better than silver or white. Try applying a subtle dot of light gold eyeshadow in the middle of your upper lid to make your eyes look more open and brighter.