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LIGHT SPRING

WARM + LIGHT

This is the WARM + LIGHT season. They are slightly bright but still delicate. Think about late spring landscapes right before summer starts.

Color Dimensions

You are a Light Spring if your features are light and blend with your skin, but they are not desaturated. In a typic color analysis being a light type would mean that you have light eyes, hair, and skin, but the color values in this system have been modified to suit darker complexions, therefore, you will be able to find POC in this section.

Something interesting to take into account for Dark Skin Light types, is that they don’t necessarily have a main color aspect like the other seasons, but it becomes a middle point. Meaning that typically the main color aspect would be their Value level, in the sense of how light their colors are, but that is not the case when you have darker features.

 

If you remember when we were talking about color dimensions, you will remember that you can alter the Value of a color by adding white into the mix (tint) or adding black into the mix (shade). Since we are talking about Light types, their colors will be tinted colors.

CONTRAST AND VALUE

There are two types of contrast that will indicate if you are a Light Type.

 

The first one is if your 3 features (skin, hair, and eyes) all have a similar coloring. Since all of them are very similar, none of them stand out by themselves. They will also be light, light skin, light eyes, and light hair.

 

Now, the second one applies to ethnic Light types that have darker features. In this case They would have lighter features for their ethnicity. This happens when their features don’t create a lot of contrast between each other (the are not necessarily light, but they won’t be too dark), but they are also not muted, therefore, being a Soft type would be discarded.

SATURATION

The saturation level of a Light Spring would either be medium or slightly bright, it won’t be very bright because that would turn them into a Clear Spring and it won’t be muted because it would turn them into a Soft Autumn.

HUE AND TEMPERATURE

As a warm season, you will look your best in warm colors. If you are neutral warm, then your colors will be warm, but not extremely warm and you can also wear some cooler colors.

If you feel like this might be your type you must be able to wear light pastel colors. See if you look good in colors such as mint, watermelon, and marigold yellow. Since you are LIGHT + WARM, the opposite would be DARK + COOL, try to see if your worst colors are plum, deep ocean blue, and raisin.

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LIGHT SPRING VS. LIGHT SUMMER

Your sister palette is the Light Summer palette, you can borrow the cooler colors from it. Let's also remember that since your two main color characteristics are WARM and LIGHT, when you want to wear colors that are not from your palette, they should match one of those. For example, if you want to wear a cool color, it should be light, and if you want to wear a dark color, it should be warm, still, these won't be the best hues for you; also, try to avoid wearing them near from your face.

LIGHT SPRING VS. SOFT AUTUMN

We already established Light Summer is your sister palette, now let's talk a bit about your cousin palette, Soft Autumn. They are both the low contrast types of their respective seasons, but the colors of a Soft Autumn will be more muted and a bit darker and the colors of a Light Spring will be lighter and d a bit brighter. For example, taffy vs. rose, mint vs. opal, pistachio vs. olive

More resources for Light Springs

DYI color season guide

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Colors for Light Springs

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  • What you want to do is replicate your warm undertone and the brightness of your features in your colors. Your colors will be lighter, so they don’t compete with your features. But since they are not muted, your colors will still be a bit more saturated.

  • If you can wear bright pastel colors without being washed out by them, you are definitely a Light Spring. However, Light Springs with darker skin will still need a bit more contrast especially if they have darker features, to do that they can incorporate a few pops of darker colors from the clear spring palette.​​

  • Your accent colors are a mix of all sorts of greens, minty hues, and a wide range of peachy and warm pinks. You can also wear blue and purple, as long as it is a light and delicate version of it.

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*Keep in mind lighting affects how skin might look, so we might move some celebrities to the cooler or warmer counterpart. It’s very useful when they post their makeup routines because they mention their foundation shade letting us know if they are warm, cool, or neutral.*

ZENDAYA

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ALICIA KEYS

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YARA SHAHIDI

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TIANNA ST. LOUIS

DAIANE SODRE

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RAPHAEL BALZER

MASAO PARRIS

AXEL KWENKEU

SHAN BOODRAM

CARISSA PINKSTON

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