Dark Winter is a Neutral Season, meaning that its colours (and those of the members of this colouring group) are a combination of the True Winter palette with a smaller contribution from Autumn.
Colours are neutral to cool, fairly bright and a little muted by the Autumn touch, and range from basic (not bleached) white to basic (not blued) black.
For all of us, makeup looks most natural and healthy when we wear our flesh tones. For Dark Winter, these span within a gradient of smoked berry red to plum rose for blush and lip colours.
Grays (for neutral eyeshadow, eyeshadow highlight, and eyeliner) include ice gray, gunmetal, lead, iron, and dark coal. The Season also includes cool dark browns.
Together, these colours create the ideal composition of a dark and contrasting background with accents of barely-dulled jewel tones.
The most attractive reflectivity in cosmetics ranges from matte to metallic. The nature of the colours tolerate extremes fairly well, with Autumn's influence making a drier mineral or metallic effect most flattering.