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 True Springs. You may look different but still be a True Spring.
You are a True Spring if the dominant characteristic of your overall appearance is warm, and the secondary characteristic is bright (or clear).
When you look in the mirror, the first thing you notice about your colouring is its warmth. There is no cool quality in your appearance and golden and honey hues dominate your features.
In addition, your skin, eyes, and hair have a fresh and clear appearance. Instead of blending together, they contrast each other and there is no muddiness or softness about them. Overall, the contrast between your features is medium.
True Spring eyes are medium-light with enhanced brightness and warmth. They range from warm blue over warm green and light hazel in colour. Light brown or topaz are also common (especially with darker ethnicities). And while they definitely stand out in contrast to skin and hair, they are not as overly bright and vibrant as Bright Spring eyes. You may also notice a sunburst pattern around the pupil, which is characteristic of Spring eyes.
True Spring skin is characterised by warm and golden undertones. This means that while gold looks very flattering, silver looks very disharmonious against it. Skin tones range from fair to dark (I to V on the Fitzpatrick scale). True Springs may also have freckles.
Warm, golden tones also reign the hair. It comes in a variety of shades, from medium golden blonde over strawberry blonde and coppery red to light golden brown. Many True Springs were blonde as children and have grown up into brunettes. For darker ethnicities, light to medium golden brown is common.
True Spring is a season of medium contrast between skin, hair, and eyes. In the images below, you can see how how the features contrast each other, but there are no truly dark areas.
True Spring vs True Autumn
True Spring and True Autumn sit opposite each other on the seasonal flow chart. Both seasons have warm as their dominant characteristic. The distinguishing feature between them is their secondary characteristic – True Spring is bright, whereas True Autumn is muted.
This means that True Autumn’s appearance is toned down and the features’ colouring blends together. There is also a lower contrast between the features compared to True Spring.
True Spring, on the other hand, has a fresh and clear colouring. Where True Autumn features complement each other, True Spring features contrast each other. Because of their contrasting appearance, True Springs can handle a lot of colour, and they look better in contrasting colours than True Autumns do.