This is one of a few photos that Carolyn sent me. Her eyes, as you can see in the featured photo, are a pretty grey blue. Based on her eyes only, I got the sense she was a cool palette.
She describes her hair…
I do dye my hair but it is as close as possible to my natural color, which at the roots is a generic, nondescript medium brown. It lightens naturally.
Her hair is not naturally auburn, which is really important to know. Because, she looks all wrong in a warm palette.
Knowing she’s cool and her hair is not dark, I can rule out a few seasons. She’s not a spring or autumn. She’s not contrasty enough to be a winter. That leaves me summer. I don’t think she’s light enough to be a light summer.
Down to cool summer and soft summer.
I put her in both seasons. She doesn’t look bad in cool summer but Carolyn isn’t completely cool. She has some warmth to her. So, when I put her in Soft Summer, I knew I had the right season for her.
Here is Carolyn on the left in Cool Summer and in Soft Summer on the right. The cool colors drain her a bit. I love Carolyn in Soft Summer pink! She brightens up.