Please note: Do not worry too much if one characteristic of your appearance deviates from the below descriptions. You may still fall into this colour season if your overall appearance matches the profile.
The following images are examples of Bright Winters. You may look different but still be a Bright Winter.
You are a Bright Winter if the dominant characteristic of your overall appearance is bright, and the secondary characteristic is cool – meaning cool colours suit you better than warmer ones.
When you look in the mirror the first thing you notice about your colouring is that there is a very high contrast between your hair, skin, and eyes. Your features are clear and bright with no muddiness, giving you a crisp and clear appearance. Possibly, your eyes may be your most striking feature. Sparkling like jewels, they stand in contrast against the darker hair.
In addition, your skin, eyes, and hair have mainly cool undertones, which can be either blue or pink, or red if you are dark-skinned.
Bright Winters often have strikingly bright, sparkling eyes – they are the first thing people notice. Eye colours range from bright blue to bright, pale hazel. They can also be rosy brown-black - especially on darker ethnicities. Regardless of the colour, they are always cool with blueish undertones. Typical of the Winter eye, you may see a border defining iris and possible spokes on the iris. There is also a high contrast between the iris and the whites of the eye.
The skin is either neutral or neutral-cool – meaning both silver and gold look good against it, but silver looks better. Skin tones range from fair all the way to deep (I to VI on the Fitzpatrick scale). Its appearance is clear and pale, and it often has a certain translucent quality to it. Darker skins have a glowing, almost glassy shine to them. Some Bright Winters also have freckles.
This sub-season's hair is quite dark in contrast to the lighter skin and eyes. It can range from medium brown to black, and can have either blue or ash undertones or simply be neutral.
Out of all the seasons, Bright Winter is the one with the highest contrast between skin, hair, and eyes. There is even a high contrast between the iris and whites of the eye. In the images below, you can see the big differences in shades between the features. While the hair is extremely dark, the eyes and skin are really light in contrast.
Bright Winter vs Bright Spring
Bright Winters can be mistaken for Bright Springs, as both sub-seasons have a very high contrast between the features and both can have sparkling, jewel-like eyes.
Both Bright Winter and Bright Spring have bright as their dominant characteristic. The distinguishing feature between them is their secondary characteristic – Bright Spring is warm, and Bright Winter is cool.
Bright Winter features have distinct blue, cool undertones, whereas Bright Spring has distinct warm, golden undertones.