The winter complexion consists of a cool skin tone. You will tend to have pink/rosy or bluish undertones, but the colour of your skin can vary slightly from being pale/porcelain white, yellowish-olive or dark. Many Asians and African Americans full into this category and are usually brunettes with deep, dark eyes. However, some natural white-blondes can also have a winter skin tone.
Try to stay away from colours that make you look faded and ashen (e.g. earthy tones or subdued colours – beige, orange and gold), as you don’t want to be constantly asked if you are feeling unwell. As winter complexions tend to have a lot of depth to their colouring, due to their hair, eye and skin colouring, you should wear rich and intense colours. Powerful shades help to complement the complexion, so go for colours such as red, black, navy or hot pink. However, if your skin tone is a little lighter, go for more icy shades, such as cool blues, pinks and yellows – if you do choose to go with yellow, try to team it up with a darker colour, such as deep purple or bottle green. Pastel colours can also be worn but need to be sharp, clear and vivid.
Here is an ideal dress for a winter complexion from the Zeleb collection: