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Nope, it doesn’t effect it at all. I agree the only thing would be drier skin, but I moisturize and I already wear a foundation for dry skin.

Christine, why does it say “Thanks to reader Me for todays question” in every post? Why does it say “Me”?

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YES! In a good way, I don’t have to worry about sweating it all off. My makeup stays looking good all day. I live in the desert and sometimes regardless of all my efforts to wear long lasting makeup with primers, setting sprays ect it comes off and looks crazy within a couples hours. I enjoy maleup more in cold weather. 🙂

Dry dry dry skin! I usually skip foundation, sometimes even BB cream, altogether because everything clings to my flaky patches. I stick to a liquid concealor to spot-cover instead. It’s also very dark in the winter mornings, here, not to mention FREEZING cold in my room, so I tend to stay in bed until the last minute… meaning my makeup routine ends up being very simple! My true loves, matte matte lipstick, has to be foregone, as my lips are also crazy flaky. They get replaced by Benefit hydramooth lipstick or some kind of balm stain (Revlon, Rimmel, Clinique…)

Yes. I normally have oily skin, but during winter/cold weather I have combination/drier skin. I found that my HG winter/cold weather foundation is Nars Sheer Glow. I also like wearing more moisturizing products, like a moisturizing lipstick – Lipstick Queen Lipsticks.

Might want to revise the question to: “Do arctic conditions affect your makeup routine?”

Yep. Between the bitterly cold temperatures and the raging gusts, I can’t wear *any* when I have to cover my face with a thick, woolly scarf before going outside! When I’m back inside, I must drink boiling coffee and apply lots of lotions!

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Normally no, but this winter my skin’s drier than normal and I’m struggling to find a routine that’s flattering without making me overly oily in my t-zone and still lasts well throughout the day. It’s strange! I’m trying to moisturize well and use less powder, and shift to a creamier primer that’ll absorb less oil.
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If it’s cold, dry, and windy my eyes tend to get watery (well, more than usual, anyway), so I tend to opt for simpler eye looks, often paired with bold lips.

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yup it affects my makeup routine cause my skin turns really flaky and dry on winter months so i use mac strobe cream after my moisturizer and before foundation to give more moisture on my face. and i usually don’t over powder my face, just under the eyes to set the concealer and for touch ups i only use oil blotting sheets instead of mac blot powder.

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No. Unfortunately my skin is still an oily mess even when it’s freezing outside, so I still need to wear the same foundation with plenty of setting powder. I sometimes make sure to wear a more waterproof under eye concealer when it’s extremely cold, though, because it makes my eyes water really bad. Combined with some wind I’ll have tears pouring down my face within seconds, literally.

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It does. In the winter because I have eczema I tend to get drier skin on my face so my foundation maybe more flakely. I try to use a non-drying foundation in the winter. Also in the summer or on holiday my makeup slides off so I need to use more primers and product to set my makeup.

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Only in the sense of using a more “kind” moisturizer (one with less water since in the really cold weather, a true “moisturizer” with water can actually freeze on/damage your skin). When I used to ski, I used a water-free petroleum jelly like product called Melkfett (lovely, no?) by Ombra. I still use it if I’m going out walking in cold weather. And in the colder months, I use a more emollient foundation (still not one of the really creamy ones but I stay away from things like Smashbox CC cream, for example – it’s very dry and matte). Lipstick choices might be different too if I’ve been careless and my lips are dry – more chance I’ll be wearing a balm or gloss than a lipstick.

I don’t really change my day to routine. If my eyes are really dry, I won’t wear eyeliner or I will use a color to try to balance out the redness.

My makeup pretty much stays the same. My skincare sees more moisturizing and exfoliation because I’m prone to dry patches. It’s also the only time of year that I remember I own a lip scrub!

Yep. If I’m cold I’d rather spend an extra few minutes in my warm and cosy bed than on doing my makeup. Hehe. 🙂

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I tend to wear a full face more often since base products last better than when it’s warm. In general I enjoy wearing make up a lot more when it’s colder.

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