You are a Light Summer if the dominant characteristic of your overall appearance is light, and the secondary characteristic is cool – meaning cooler 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 low contrast between skin, eyes, and hair. All of your features are very light.
This means that if you have dark eyes or dark hair, but you aren’t a person of colour, then you are most likely one of the darker seasons. If you are a person of colour, but you have very light colouring for your ethnicity, you may be a Light Summer.
In addition, your features have mainly cool (blue and grey) undertones.
Light Summer eyes can be light grey, light blue, light azure, or a light green tone. There is no darkness about them and they generally have a cool, greyish undertone. Typical of the Summer eye, you may notice a crackled glass pattern and a soft separation between the iris and the whites of the eye.
Light Summer skin is either neutral or neutral-cool with beige or pinkish undertones. It ranges from fair to medium (I to III on the Fitzpatrick scale). You know you have neutral-cool skin if both gold and silver look good on you, but silver looks better.
Like the rest of the features, this sub-season’s hair is light. It can range from icy light to medium ash blonde or light ash brown. Typically, the hair does not have natural highlights. Many Light Summers were blonde as children but their hair has darkened with age.
Light Summer is a sub-season of very low contrast between skin, hair, and eyes. There is even a low contrast between the iris and the whites of the eye. In the images below, you can see how little difference in shades there is between the features. There are no dark areas anywhere.
Light Summer vs Light Spring
Due to the very low contrast and delicate appearance of the two light seasons, Light Summers may easily be mistaken for Light Springs. Both sub-seasons have a light colouring with very low contrast.
However, unlike Light Spring, Light Summer is cool as opposed to warm. The features do not have golden or peachy undertones but blue, beige, and grey ones. The hair is generally ash blonde or very light ash brown with no hints of gold or red. The appearance of Light Summer tends to be toned-down or “greyed out”, whereas Light Spring is brighter and clearer.