When I first looked at Samantha’s photos, my impression of her was that she was a cool color palette. Cool dark hair, cool grey eyes and cool fair skin. I immediately assumed she was a soft summer, but she did have a bit of higher contrast between hair and skin… which could mean she’s a winter.
Here’s how Samantha describes herself…
I was told was a spring and started wearing coral and yellow etc but actually I much prefer blues and greys, ballet pink, sea foam or berry shades. Hair is a medium brown. I do tint it (greys!!) but it’s as near as natural as I can get it. Eyes are a grey green and change depending on what I wear also been told they sometimes look blue.
And it’s no wonder she prefers blues and greys. Just look at her eyes! Just in case you didn’t know, you can wear any color found in your eyes. I am very surprised that someone told her she was a spring. I can’t even fathom how they got that from her coloring. Springs are light and bright and you will likely never see a spring with dark hair… unless they colored it.
So, if Samantha was a winter, she wouldn’t be a deep winter. Her eyes are too light. She’s not a clear winter because she has no “Clear” qualities about her. She would be a cool winter because of her cool eyes and overall tone.
So, I tried her in cool winter. Meh. I really don’t think this is right for her. She just looks a little drained.
I also put her in deep winter, just to see. She’s not a deep winter, but I can see how some of the “Warmer” colors could look good on her. Overall, though, I think the deep winter’s jewel tones are little too much for her. I’m convinced she is soft.
I love Samantha in soft summer. This mint green I put her in below really brightens her up. The colors of the soft summer color palette complement her soft eyes and overall soft coloring. Darker hair is often dismissed as a winter but soft grey eyes and dark hair CAN be a soft summer. Angelina Jolie is a soft summer too.