Deep Autumn, also known as Dark Autumn or Deep Warm, is an Autumn season which flows into Winter. Like all Autumns, their coloring is warm and muted, but the main characteristic of the Deep Autumn palette is the depth of the color. The overall effect is rich and vivid, not as contrasting as a Deep Winter but still striking. Deep Autumns are less warm than Warm Autumns as well. This means if you fall within this season you can get away with some pretty cool colors, as well as a higher level of contrast. Overall, you read as neutral-warm, without the golden undertones of the pure warm seasons but still more golden than Deep Winter, your sister season. The contrast level between your eyes, skin and hair is high.
General Characteristics Of The Deep Autumn Palette
You are likely to be a deep Autumn if you have several of the following characteristics:
Medium or dark brown, deep chestnut, deep auburn or even black brown but with golden or yellow undertones. Look at Natalie Portman, Kim Kardashian or Oprah for reference.
Your skin is neutral but with a warmish undertone, ranging from golden beige and warm olive to bronze, caramel or warm black. You can be pretty pale in winter and have freckles but generally speaking Deep Autumns tan instead of burning.
Deep Autumn eyes can be all colors, but the most common ones are warm black, warm dark brown or dark hazel or green. There are some Dark Autumns with muted dark blue eyes, but if your eyes are very light or bright you may be a Clear season instead.
You may have got compliments wearing rich, warm shades such as Orchid or deep chocolate. People may ask you if you are sick when you wear lavender, pastel pinks or lilac. Dusty, pastel colors make you look tired and in some cases may even make your skin look sallow and yellow.
Famous Deep Autumn Celebrities
If you have a similar coloring to some of the following celebrities, you are likely a Deep Autumn:
- Kristin Kreuk
- Natalie Portman
- Hilary Swank
- Angela Bassett
- Julia Roberts
- Eva Longoria
- Jessica Alba
The Deep Autumn Palette
The Deep Autumn palette is Warm and Deep, but it requires relatively high levels of contrast so your best combinations will involve both light and dark colors. You will get compliments with dark outfits accented with bright pieces on your warm, statement shades. You can wear black, but you may look even better wearing deep chocolate or replacing that little black dress with a deep red one. If you have dark skin, create contrast by wearing outfits in lighter colors and accenting with darker ones.
Some Dark Autumns are overall slightly cooler, and can borrow from the Deep Winter palette. However, the best way to borrow is to stick with the darker colors of the palette. The icy light tones of Deep Winter won’t do Deep Autumn any favors! Often you can also borrow the pumpkin and spicy colors of Warm Autumn but they can look too much unless used as accent colors.
Deep Autumn Worst Colors
Anything pastel, dusky and muted will suck the life out of Deep Autumn skin, and cool colors are even worse. Metallic colors look great on you, and you can wear both silver and gold jewelry, but anything too white or cool will wash out your skin. If you are looking at metallic colored clothes, copper and dark golds usually fit better with your natural coloring.
Pure white will age you 10 years, whereas Ivory will give a healthy glow to your skin. However, an outfit that is too light may be too low contrast for you. If you look at the Summer palette you can see the kind of colors you should avoid, but some brights from the Bright Spring palette, particularly pinks, are equally deadly to your complexion.
Deep And Warm Makeup
Since your natural coloring is strong, you can get away with more makeup than other seasons and you will be positively glowing in red lipsticks and smoky eyes. Tomato red, Rush and Paprika are great colors for you, but you can also get away with some Berry colors. MAC Brick-o-la is just the go to shade for Dark Autumns, a perfect slightly berry red that wears intense but not too bright and warms up the Dark Autumn complexion beautifully. You can get away with black eyeliner, but a deep charcoal or warm chocolate can be easier to wear on a daily basis and will compliment your eyes beautifully. If you have hazel eyes, try a deep purple liner to bring out the green tones.