Comparison of Warms-Softs-Lights


In Between, absolutely Fabelhaft Light – pinned this because of the lovely colors on her scarf.

Found this page: Stereotyped ideas about Seasonal Color.


Following from Expressing Your Truth blog by Jane Rekas —–providing some CMAS descriptions. CMAS stands for Colour Me A Season. There is a lot of colour comparing on this page.

GLORIOUS SPRING — (Spring – Autumn, aka Warm Spring

Skin tone has yellow undertone.  Eyes may be blue, aqua, turquoise, golden green, yellow brown or hazel.  Eyes may contain orange or wine. (Skin around the eyes will be yellow in Springs).   —-The GLORIOUS SPRING (Spring-Autumn) looks very close to an Golden Autumn, and these two are the hardest to discern between, and they can actually share the most between palettes.  They may be Classic, Natural or Romantic.   

GOLDEN AUTUMN — (Autumn-Spring, aka Warm Autumn)

Skin has medium golden orange brown under tone.  Eyes may be hazel (possibly containing some blue), golden green, yellow brown.  Eyes may contain orange or wine (interesting! (Skin around the eyes will be orange in Autumns).

Chara: it is vital that you can also take the skin round the eyes into consideration when deciding color seasons and flow seasons. Jane Rekas states, when comparing Warms, that 1. Glorious Spring has Yellow undertone  and Yellow skin round her eyes – picture of Amy’s (I, not being an American, don’t know her full name) eye – but I see more apricot than yellow. And I see more orange in Amy’s than in Marcia’s eye, Marcia’s being more coppery apricote.

2. Golden Autumn has a medium golden brown undertone and orange skin around the eye. I see light copper round Marcia Cross’s eyes. 


An Absolute is a Woman who is directly a Season without any flow into another.

ABSOLUTE AUTUMN — Red hair does not always mean you are Autumn, but copper red (or metallic brown) hair does. We also find some Autumns who have a neutral beige hair coloring. Most Autumns share a very warm under toned complexion, especially when they get “worked up” —Chara: meaning she blushes after efforts, stress and sport activities.

Jane Reka’s comparing Soft Summer – Sarah Jessica Parker – and Soft Autumn – Mischa Barton. And obviously, remember, Jane is following the Colour Me A Season school. This page also featuring so called ”Seasonal Dealbreakers”

Jane Reka writing of the seasonal comarisons: 

How do Amy Adams and Marica Cross compare in warm tints and shades? 
A Warm Spring should be best in tints, but second best in shades. 
A Warm Autumn should be best in shades, but second best in warm tints.
How do Sarah Jessica Parker and Mischa Barton compare in muted tones and shades ?
A Soft Summer should be best in tones, but second best in shades.
A Soft Autumn should be best in shades, but second best in tones.


Here’s Mischa Barton’s eye –

And here’s Sarah Jessica Parker’s .

and Mischa Barton’s. Mischa counted to the Soft Autumns (i.e. Gentle Autumn in the CMAS system. Mischa’s seem to be Summery, though, greyish blue and some light purple? flecks. Around the eye she is – rosy? – Jane Rekas doesn’t say anything about color round the eye.  Chara, me too am rosy around eyes, though red haired.  SJP’s eye look like she has got something stingy in it – maybe sunscreen cream – to make her contract her eyes and twinkle and twinkle to get the stuff out, making her eyes look soar and wet from tears and sniffling.

CMAS is different than other systems, allowing for red hair in a Summer. 16 seasonal types I have copied the images from Bernice Kentners’ book, Color Me A Season, from 1978 being earlier than Carol …’s Colour Me Beautiful from 1980.


And here are coming The Lights:Spring-Summer (Light Spring) seasonal colouring women by thirtysomethingurbangirl on Polyvore

Picture from Thirty-something-urban-girl at Polyvore. Lady in Red, bottom left, could have been me. If she had hot colored her hair red – growing out brownish shows she is not a born redhead. Skin being fair, like mine, cannot tell if it’s cool or warm – cool I think, in which case she is a Light Summer rather than a light Spring. Eyebrows can hardly be seen. Indeed, her very bluish, translucent look makes her appear like a Gossamer kind of redhead. Get link!



Makeup lists for all the season – by Jane Rekas from …………



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