Cool Summer Palette (True Summer, Cool Light)

Cool Summer

Cool Summer is also known as True Summer in the sci/Art method, and it’s the opposite season to Cool or True Winter. They are both Cool seasons, but while Winter is dark and contrasting, True Summer is Light and Soft and cannot wear the intense colors of Winter, or black. It shines in cool and subdued pastels, greys, and blues instead. Cool summers have an overall ashy or cool coloring, with grey, blue, or slate eyes, ash brown hair (that can become quite dark but not black), and cool or neutral beige skin.

General Characteristics Of The Cool Summer Palette

You are likely to be a Cool Summer if you have several of the following characteristics:


Hair can be a medium or dark ash brown, grey or a very light ash blonde. There is no warmth in the air, so redheads aren’t usually Cool Summers unless they dye their hair and have extremely pale alabaster skin.


Cool Summer skin is always cool, with a blue undertone and often a pink blush. It can be light alabaster to beige, but above all it’s very cool and doesn’t tan naturally.


Eyes are usually blue, green, light hazel or even a very light brown.

Are You A Cool Summer?

The easiest way of figuring out if you are a Cool Summer Celebrities is looking at how your skin reacts to yellow-green, golden brown or burnt orange colors. If you look awful in those colors you are most likely a Cool Summer. The coolness of this season is uncompromising: anything warm and the skin becomes orange or yellow instead of looking healthy and alive. This season doesn’t look as good in black as Cool Winter and lacks the depth of color of Deep Winter but depending on the amounts of makeup it’s easy to get them confused.

Cool Summer Celebrities

If you are looking for celebrity examples of the Cool Summer season, the following are good examples:

  • Kate Middleton can be a great example as she usually gets clothes in colours that suit her natural colouring despite the fake tan.
  • Emily Deschanel
  • Kimberly Williams
  • Paulina Porizkova
  • Christie Brinkley

Cool Summer Palette

The best colors for Cool Summer are cool, so blues and cool pinks feature abundantly. Cool browns such as cocoa or Taupe, or dark blues such as Navy also look great and work as neutrals, accented by pastels such as soft fuchsia or cranberry but keeping to low contrast combinations.

Some colors from the Cool Summer Palette
Some colors from the Cool Summer Palette

Cool Summer Makeup

The best makeup colors for True Summer are cool and muted. Most shades of grey will look great on you, as will most cool blues and plums. For browns, avoid golden browns and those with orange undertones and stick to cocoa and taupe. As a highlight, try mint or lavender, or even a soft pink. Avoid black eye pencil and try charcoal, cocoa or navy instead for a less harsh look. In terms of lipsticks, Cool summer lipsticks are in the pink and plum range: soft fuchsia, rose, mauve or a soft berry would look great on you.

Cool Summer Makeup Looks for Daytime and Nighttime

Cool Summer Makeup Looks for Daytime

For a cool summer makeup look during the daytime, you can try a buttery soft pink eyeshadow, a nude lip, and fluffy soap brows. This combination creates a fresh, effortless appearance that is perfect for casual outings or daytime events. The soft pink eyeshadow adds a touch of femininity to your eyes, while the nude lip complements the overall coolness of the look. Remember to enhance your brows with fluffy, soapy brows for a polished and trendy finish.

Experimenting with Bright Colors and Fun Looks

Feel free to experiment with bright colors and fun looks regarding cool summer makeup. Try a vibrant purple brush over the lid for a bold, eye-catching statement. To add a playful touch, create faux freckles that bring a youthful and whimsical vibe. Complete the look with a purple ombre glossy lip for a unique and daring pop of color. Let your creativity shine through, and embrace the adventurous side of cool summer makeup.

Cool Summer Makeup Looks for Nighttime

For a captivating nighttime look, try a blend of copper and gold shadows that perfectly mirror the mesmerizing hues of a summer sunset. This combination adds depth and warmth to your eyes, creating a sultry and glamorous appearance. Alternatively, opt for a smokey eye look using primarily dark brown tones for a seductive and mysterious feel. Both options are ideal for evening events or a night out on the town, exuding confidence and allure.

Complementing Cool Summer Features

Cool summer makeup colors are characterized by cool and medium-dark shades, such as grays, pinks, and blues, which beautifully complement the natural features of cool summer individuals. These shades work harmoniously with icy and cool blue, green, hazel, and brown eyes, enhancing their unique beauty. Additionally, cool summer makeup palettes highlight the ash-toned blonde and brown hair commonly seen in this color season and cool skin tones. Embrace the coolness of your features and let them shine through your makeup choices.

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  1. says: Andrea

    I just want to day Thank you. I am Analysed as a soft Summer, but i often feel Loopings sick in the colors. Now i read your sentence here which colors to Test for knowing it. It’s really that Anything warm like beige and Brown Makes me Look yellow-Grey-Orange. In Orange i Look not like myself, so awful this Color on me. I will try now more cool Summer colors and Hope i am Right now!!
    Greetings Andrea

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