Freckles! So I thought I'd do a fun post about freckles.  What can we tell about season based on this attribute?  Freckles add a warm element, but can occur in people with cool skin as well.  Just like red hair, don't make the assumption that freckles puts you into Warm Spring or Warm Autumn.  Types of freckles do vary, as well as how easily each season will sunburn and then tan, or not.

Freckles: Spring

SPRINGS: "Skin gets suntanned slowly but well darkened, gradually acquiring to golden-brown, honey or reddish–honey hue. Often golden or light brown freckles are presented as well as delicate blush."  source

GLORIOUS SPRING — (Spring – Autumn, aka Warm Spring) red to light blonde red or yellow blonde, with freckled skin.  Redheads who are Warm Springs or Warm Autumns can have two kinds of freckles, small golden and large or medium brown, and they are easily sunburned.

Evangeline Lily, Spring
Emma Stone, True Spring acc to PYW,
Bright Spring acc to 30 something urban girl
Summer acc to Glowing Color

PASTEL SPRING — (Spring mixed with Summer, aka Light Spring) kin tone is often light pink peach, or may have a slight green cast. (Skin around the eyes will be yellow in Springs).  Light Spring may have a few brown freckles.

Blake Lively, Light Spring

Ilva Hertmann, from
30 something urban girl
Taylor Swift
Diora Baird, Light Spring Soft PYW

STRIKING SPRING — (Spring – Winter, aka Bright/Clear Spring) medium to dark brunette, root beer brown, black (with warm tones), also blonde or platinum, or silver, gray or white hair. Skin tone is porcelain to dark olive but with yellow or clear pink under base. Clear Spring doesn't burn as easily as other springs, but still gets freckles.

Brittany Snow, Bright Spring

Jo Molenaar, Bright Spring according to
30 something urban girl

Freckles: Summer

SUMMERS: "Your skin is thin and delicate in appearance, gives cool tone; might have freckles. skin colors: olive, light olive, pink-beige, pink, ivory and porcelain." source

SUNSHINE SUMMER — (Summer – Spring, aka Light Summer)  Eyes will most often be blue, possibly have transparency of summer, with Spring’s twinkle (and possibly a touch of yellow).  Skin tone has blue undertone, may also have Spring’s yellow overtone, creating a light green cast.  (Skin around the eyes will be pink in Summers).  Summers can have a few light brown freckles.

Gwenyth Paltrow, Light Summer acc to Truth is Beauty and
 30 something urban girl, Early Spring acc to David Zyla

INDIAN SUMMER — (Summer – Autumn, aka Soft Summer) Skin tone has a medium grayed-blue undertone and possible chatoyance (luminessence).  (Skin around the eyes will be pink in Summers).  Summers can have a few light brown freckles.

Jennifer Lawrence is a Soft Summer acc to Pretty Your World,
but elsewhere as a Tinted Autumn

Kristen Stewart
Soft Summer acc to Truth is Beauty

MOONLIGHT SUMMER — (Summer mixed with Winter, aka Cool Summer)  They often have rosy cheeks and a light rose-beige complexion. (Skin around the eyes will be pink in Summers).  Summers can have a few light brown freckles.

Emily Blunt, Cool Summer

Freckles: Autumn

AUTUMNS: "Your skin looks tight and smooth. Almost not tend to redness and other minor flaws. But might have freckles. The blush is extremely rare, however if is presented, it is with the peach tone and barely visible." source

ABSOLUTE AUTUMN — Red hair does not always mean you are Autumn, but copper red (or metallic brown) hair does. Most Autumns share a very warm under toned complexion, especially when they get “worked up ”   (Skin around the eyes will be orange in Autumns). 
Redheads who are Warm Springs or Warm Autumns can have two kinds of freckles, small golden and large or medium brown, and they are easily sunburned.

Julianne Moore, Warm/True Autumn
acc to most sources (Clear Spring acc
 to 30 something urban girl)

GOLDEN AUTUMN — (Autumn-Spring, aka Warm Autumn) Blonde Autumns (with possible red tinge, full red heads may also be included, or may be Absolute Autumns) .  (Skin around the eyes will be orange in Autumns).

GENTLE AUTUMN — (Autumn-Summer, aka Soft Autumn)  Skin tone has undertones of amber and blue, may appear coppery.  Skin is often lighter than other Autumns.   (Skin around the eyes will be orange in Autumns). 

Gisele Bundchen, Soft Autumn
Mischa Barton, Soft Autumn

Emma Watson, Spring acc to Glowing Color,
Clear/Bright Spring acc to Cardigan Empire,
Soft Autumn Deep acc to Pretty Your World 
STRIKING or BRONZE AUTUMN — (Autumn-Winter, aka Deep/Dark Autumn)   Skin will have warm dark red orange undertone.  May have oval face shape, with prominent cheek bones, or broad or angular face. (Skin around the eyes will be orange in Autumns).  Dark or Deep Autumn can have medium to large, light colored freckles. 

Victoria Beckham, Dark Autumn

Freckles: Winter

WINTERS: "Skin as a rule, sufficiently thick and even (it reminds canvas) with transparent bluish tint. Brownish-olive, pink, olive, beige, ash brown, porcelain, white and beige. Freckles appear very rarely."  source

FIRELIGHT WINTER — (Winter with Spring blend , aka Clear/Bright Winter) They also have Winter contrast. Skin will have strawberry undertone and will have light bisque complexion.   (Skin around the eyes will be grey in Winters).  Clear Winter may have a few small brown freckles.

Alexis Bleidel, Clear Winter,
acc to PYW and 30 Something urban girl 

Olivia Munn, Winter acc to Glowing Color
Bright Winter acc to Truth is Beauty
SUNSET WINTER — (Winter mixed with Autumn)   Hair contrasts with very cool skin.  Light skin is milky white, with very little evidence of freckles.  Cool skin undertone will be mulberry.  (Skin around the eyes will be grey in Winters).

Lucy Liu, Deep Winter

SNOW FROST WINTER — (Winter mixed with Summer, aka Cool Winter) Clear primary colors of Winter bring out sparkle in complexion.  Very light skin tone with blue undertone.  They may not have as dark hair as other Winters, but their complexion sparkles in Winter colors.  (Skin around the eyes will be grey in Winters). Cool Winter has few to no freckles.

Brooke Shields, Cool Winter
Jennifer Connelly, Cool Winter


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