Distinguishing Seasons

NOTES: Keeping in mind that the Ingenue is a young or shorter Romantic (or Classic), and the Gamine is a young or shorter Dramatic (or Natural). /  Many people are also living in their secondary season, energetically, with color and design. / Click on the pics to go to the makeup lists for each season.

ABSOLUTE SPRING –  [personality description]

The STRIKING SPRING (Spring-Winter) looks somewhat like a Firelight Winter.  They can be Classic or Dramatic with the addition of being Creative, which is more fun and flirty, than the Dramatic style of a Winter.  Sometimes a Striking Spring will think they are an Autumn in terms of personality, not understanding the strong duality of their nature.  They may also think they are a Summer because they appear soft without the right makeup on, and both Spring and Winter are caring, when combined this may feel like the Phlegmatic nurturing quality.   [spring-winter personality description]

Interestingly, at 12 Blueprints it is noted that Bright Spring and Soft Summer have some similarities.

 

The GLORIOUS SPRING (Spring-Autumn) looks very close to an Golden Autumn, and these two are the hardest to discern between, and they can actually share the most between palettes.  They may be Classic, Natural or Romantic.   [spring-autumn personality description]

The PASTEL SPRING (Spring-Summer) looks somewhat like a Summer and compares a little to a Golden Autumn.  They may be Classic, Natural or Romantic.  Because they are not the life of the party, they may not identify as much with the Spring characteristics.  They may identify as a Summer because they have shut some of their energy down. [spring-summer personality description]
The SUNSHINE SUMMER (Summer-Spring) looks somewhat like Spring.  They can be Natural, Romantic or Classic  She compares somewhat to Gentle Autumn.  (Some women will misclassify themselves as Summers, because the feminine nature is so associated with females in our culture).  [summer-spring personality description]
The MOONLIGHT SUMMER (Winter-Summer) looks somewhat like a Winter, and may get misclassified as one. They can be Romantic or Classic, but not contrasting enough to be Dramatic.  (Some women will misclassify themselves as Summers, because the feminine nature is so associated with females in our culture).  summer-winter [personality description]
The INDIAN SUMMER (Summer-Autumn) looks somewhat like an Autumn, but is nothing like one, though she may compare to a Gentle Autumn perhaps.  They may be Classic or Natural.  (Some women will misclassify themselves as Summers, because the feminine nature is so associated with females in our culture).  [summer-autumn personality description]

Interestingly, at 12 Blueprints it is noted that Bright Spring and Soft Summer have some similarities.

 

ABSOLUTE AUTUMN —   [personality description]

The GOLDEN AUTUMN (Autumn-Spring, or red haired Absolute Autumn) looks a lot like a Glorious Spring, as these two are the hardest to tell apart.  They may be Creative Natural (sporty) or Alluring Classic.  [autumn-spring personality description]
The GENTLE AUTUMN (Autumn-Summer) looks somewhat like an Indian Summer or a Pastel Spring.  Their style may be Natural, Classic or Romantic (soft, not lacy).  Some Autumn women will misidentify themselves as a Summer, because they have been socialized to be less brusque.  [autumn-summer personality description]
The STRIKING AUTUMN (Autumn-Winter) may look somewhat like a Sunset Winter, and they may be misidentified as a Winter because they are not indicated to dress Natural, like other Autumns.  They may be Exotic Dramatic or Creative Classic.  [autumn-winter personality description]
ABSOLUTE WINTER — [personality description]

The FIRELIGHT WINTER (Winter-Spring) looks somewhat like a Striking Spring, but with more poise and elegance.  Their style may be Alluring Romantic or Creative Classic.  Sometimes a Firelight Winter will think they are an Autumn in terms of personality, not understanding the extreme duality of their energy.  [winter-spring personality description]

The SNOWFROST WINTER (Winter-Summer) looks somewhat like a Moonlight Summer.  Their style will be Alluring Romantic or Classic.  Some Winter-Summers may be dressing more Summer because they are uncomfortable with the attention they expect to receive if they dress with more contrast. [winter-autumn personality description]

The SUNSET WINTER (Winter-Autumn) looks somewhat like a Striking Autumn.  They may dress in Elegant Classic or Exotic Dramatic style. [winter-summer personality description]

 

SOURCE: Bernice Kentner, CMAS material