What Seasons colours are you?

With colour trends and styles, constantly changing,  it can be be difficult to find a look/colour that we feel really suits our complexion. 

Figuring out what seasonal colour you fit into, doesn't have to be confusing and complicated. There are several simple things you can check and ask yourself.


1. Ask yourself, what is your dominant features?

Look at yourself in a mirror in ambient light and concentrate your your features i.e, the colour of your eyes and hair.

Now choose from one of the categories bellow which you think you come under.


Hair - Dark brown, black,dark auburn and chestnut brown,

Eyes - Black, dark brown, dark auburn, dark green, dark hazel, dark blue


Hair - Light to medium ash, golden brown, light/soft auburn,golden blond, white

Eyes - Light to medium blue or green, light hazel


Hair - Mousy brown, soft auburn, medium to deep ash brown, golden or strawberry blond, light grey hair

Eyes - Brown to hazel, blue grey, clear blue or a mix of colours


Hair - Black, black-brown, bright golden, deep blond, red hair, golden white blonde

Eyes - Clear blue or green, turquoise blue or green, sparkly amber

2. Skin Undertone

Your skin’s surface tone is the color that you can see on the surface of your skin, often described as light, medium, tan, deep, and so on.

But it is your skin’s undertone (the color underneath the surface) which determines which season you fall in.

You can have the same skin color as someone, but a different undertone.

The way to test what your undertone is with two pieces of fabric one which is cool(silver, colours with blue and cold tones in) and one which is warm(gold, colours with yellow and warm tones in)

Hold these fabrics up against your face to see which one reflects a healthy(not dull) glow in your skin.

If you find that both fabrics light up your face, this means that you are lucky and suit both warms and cool colours!

3. What season do you come under?

Winter and Summer colors are cool.

Autumn and Spring colors are warm.

Here is the results:-

Spring - Light Warm, Clear Warm     

Recommended colours for light warm - Bright coral, camel, light moss

Recommended colours for clear warm - Teal blue, warm pink & true green


Summer - Light Cool, Soft Cool

Recommended colours light cool- Deep rose, cocoa,aqua green

Recommended coloursfor soft cool - blue green, soft fuchsia & burgundy


Autumn - Deep Warm, Soft Warm

Recommended coloursfor deep warm- Salmon pink, peach & terracotta

Recommended coloursfor soft warm - olive green, salmon pink & mahogany


Winter - Deep Cool, Clear Cool

Recommended colours for deep cool -  Fushia, icy pink & burgundy        

Recommended colours for clear cool - Royal blue, magenta, pine green

I have created a seasonal colour checker below to make it easier to find your colour.

Greek Goddess Inspired Shoot at the Priory Bay

Greek Mythology was a theme I decided to go with as It is a trend used on the catwalk this summer 2014.Lots of gold,whites and cream



The Greek goddess Aphrodite was a big inspiration for this shoot. She rises from the foam of the waves of the sea, enchanting anyone who sees her and inciting feelings of love and lust wherever she goes.

So I thought no better place to have this shoot than the Priory Bay, renowned for its natural beauty on the Isle of Wight.

Inspiration Board

Here is a collection of the ideas that I pieced together, along with my finished makeup design sheet that I sketched out.


I managed to find an amazing hair stylist Gemma Gorman who had over 15 years experience in this field and has trained with Charles Worthington. I knew instantly that she was the right stylist for the job, as soon as I briefed her, she got to work drafting out a look which would marry perfectly with the whole overall look and style I was going for. Gemma and I worked closely with the model to make sure her skin and hair was in good condition for the day of the shoot.

The makeup style I finished with consisted of a bronzed complexion, dramatic eyes and subtle lips, but incorporating the tones in the skin, the season and the style.

The photographer Simon Hawkins, captured this late afternoon when the sun was softer and more defused, to enhance and capture the warm tones in the model.

Here is the finished pictures, hope you enjoy looking at these as much as we enjoyed capturing them!

Ruth xx









Photography - Simon Hawkins

Makeup - Ruth Hawkins

Hair - Gemma Gorman

Model - Sophie Scott