The theory of color types can be a great help in creating a harmonious image. Consider the "summer" color type and find out what rules are recommended for "summer" girls to follow in choosing makeup, clothes, hair color and fragrances

What is the summer color type?

As you might guess, there are four color types in total: "summer" , "autumn" , "winter" and "spring" . The "summer" is characterized by soft features, the absence of strong contrasts and the predominance of shades of the cold range.

Girls' hair is often ash-blond or dark with a cold tint. The skin is light, with a pinkish or blue undertone - without a hint of a warm range. The eyes are usually blue, grey, light green or dark brown.

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What kind of skin do you have?

  • Warm tone, closer to peach
  • Cool tone, slight contrast between skin and hair color
  • Warm tone with golden undertones, slight contrast between skin and hair color
  • Cold, "porcelain" tone, great contrast between skin and hair color
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What color is your hair?

  • Lighter, closer to golden hue
  • Light blonde to chestnut, cool undertones with ashy undertones
  • Brown to black. Golden or red undertone
  • Dark chestnut to black with ashy undertones
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What eyes do you have?

  • Blue, green, light brown
  • Blue, gray-blue, gray-brown
  • Hazel, dark brown, olive or warm green
  • Medium brown to black, blue-grey, cool green

The summer color type also has its own subtypes, each of which has its own characteristics.

Soft "summer"

Soft "summer" is characterized by a complete lack of contrasts. Pale skin, light eyes and blond hair are the main signs of this subtype.

Cold "summer"

Grey ash hair, porcelain skin with blue undertones and light gray or blue eyes are typical signs of a cold "summer" .

Contrasting "summer"

Representatives of the color type have a contrasting "summer" dark hair, dark skin and bright eyes - blue, brown or green. Not quite typical signs for a summer type of appearance? Perhaps, and yet, all the shades in the palette of the appearance of this subtype are muted and devoid of warm nuances, which allows us to classify it as a contrasting “summer”.

Bright "summer"

Blondes with sky-colored eyes and pinkish skin are typical representatives of a light “summer”. At the same time, the hair can be light blond, but not with a golden tint, but rather a sandy shade.

Natural "summer"

Natural "summer" is very similar in color to the soft subtype, but in this case, the hair is dark blond, and the skin is transparent with a delicate pink undertone.

Choosing a hair color for the "summer" color type

If you decide to change your hair color, then when choosing the right shade, knowing your color type will definitely be useful. Girls of the summer type of appearance are unlikely to face the colors of the fiery spectrum - red, copper or red. Of course, the choice is yours, but before you decide on a major change, we strongly recommend using the online shade fitting service. This way you can see and evaluate the potential result.

What hair color suits the “summer” color type? We advise you to choose colors of cold colors, with ashy or frosty notes.

L'Oréal Paris' Excellence Cool Crème color line is recommended for fair-haired girls who want beautiful dark curls. Try shades 6.11 Dark Blonde and 7.11 Blonde.

In addition to the cream paint itself, the set includes purple shampoo and mask that neutralize unwanted yellowness and redness.

Garnier Color Naturals paints will cope with the task of lightening hair. For girls of the “summer” color type, we advise you to pay attention to shades No. 113 “Sandy Blonde” and No. 1001 “Ash Ultra Blonde”.

Soft muted colors are suitable for color experiments, such as Pastel Pink or Delicate Lavender from the Garnier Color Sensation collection.

You can do color highlighting, which will add bohemian romance to the image.

Not ready for radical changes, but from time to time the soul asks for something bright? Washable coloring products, the effect of which can be one-day or weekly, will be an excellent solution.Coloring balm "Pink hair" from L'Oréal Paris Colorista, for example, will last on the strands for up to two or three shampoos.

A more durable option is coloring jelly, which promises to keep a new color on the hair for a week. There are shades for every taste: blue, purple, fuchsia and many others.


Makeup for girls with a summer color type

Let's figure out which palette is optimal in makeup for the summer color type.

Perfect Skin Tone

We have already found out that the skin of girls of the "summer" color type has a cold shade - pinkish or porcelain.

Get a long-lasting matte finish with Maybelline NY's Fit Me foundation. In order not to get confused at the sight of a wide palette of shades, we advise you to first try No. 95 "Light Porcelain" or No. 110 "Ivory" . They should be suitable for "summer" skin.

Satiny glow and hydration for your skin with Affinitone foundation from Maybelline NY. It's a great everyday option, won't clog pores and thanks to its hyaluronic acid formula, it keeps skin hydrated throughout the day.

The colorless HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder from NYX Professional Makeup will help you securely set your makeup. It fixes the make-up, hides imperfections and at the same time remains invisible.

Eye makeup

When choosing shadows, start from the color of the eyes. So you can emphasize their natural beauty. For gray, light blue and green eyes, light brown, gray and cream shades will be a good solution. These are in the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics palette. These are calm and noble colors for a natural look.

Shadows with a shimmer are good for evening make-up. In particular, NYX Professional Makeup's Cosmic Metals Shadow Palette includes incredibly eye-catching shades that will brighten up your makeup and add radiance.

As for the eyeliner, in addition to the standard black, "summer" girls are shown blue, gray and brown shades. Matte Signature Liner in Graphite and Metal Signature in Blue from L'Oréal Paris are a great choice.

Eyebrow makeup

"Summer" is characterized by soft features, and eyebrows are no exception. Do not make them too bright and contrasting. In a harmonious image, the eyebrows should be darker (or lighter) than the main hair color by one or two tones, no more.

If you are satisfied with the color and density of your eyebrows, great! It remains only to give them shape. This is where Control Freak Eye Brow Gel from NYX Professional Makeup comes in handy, which will securely fix the hairs in a given position for the whole day.

Grow fuller brows with Maybelline NY Brow Fast Sculpt Mascara. The shade "Blonde" is perfect for eyebrows for girls of the "summer" color type.

Lip makeup

Coral, soft pink or cherry shades are the best options for lipstick or lip gloss if your appearance belongs to the summer color type.

Superstay Matte Ink from Maybelline NY in shade 70 Amazonian will make an interesting accent on the lips.

Spontaneity and tenderness - this is about "Infaillible Mega Glitter Flawless" in shade No. 101 "The Top of Perfection" from L'Oréal Paris. Glitter is good for everyday day makeup.

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Basic wardrobe colors for the "summer" color type

Cold natural colors should prevail in clothes - these are gray, blue, lilac shades. The abundance of dark things in the wardrobe is best avoided.

In a bright palette for girls of the "summer" color type, cherry and purple shades will be the most advantageous.

Fragrances preferred by "summer" girls

Freshness, purity and lightness - these are the main associations with perfume for a "summer" girl. Try the combination of mint, lemon, jasmine and peony in Acqua Di Gioia fragrance - the composition will open up beautifully on the skin and will "sound" beautifully throughout the day.

For a festive party, we advise you to choose more tart flavors. Black Opium by YSL Beauté seems to be made for the summer color type. In the first moments, it envelops with a coffee-pear haze, and then leaves a gentle sensual trail woven from patchouli and musk.