Do you change your foundation formula as the seasons change?

Do you change your foundation formula as the seasons change? (Not color, the formula.) Share!

My skin is pretty normal and doesn’t seem to get as dry as it used to, so it’s not as necessary to switch between finishes as it used to be, but I still find myself reaching for more luminous/less matte foundations in late winter. In the summer, I tend to look for more satin to semi-matte ones!

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We don’t really have seasons here, just the really wet and rainy ones, and the really hot days (sometimes we get both on the same day). I tend to use powders on the rainy days, and a BB cream or tinted moisurizer on the hot days so it doesn’t look so bad melting off my face.

Yessss! In the winter: Nars Sheer Glow (i wish i would wear it 24/7 but i have oily skin and live somewhere extremely humid). fall/spring/summer: Estee Lauder DW for if I’ll be outside or wearing my makeup more than 6 hours or MUFE Mat Velvet/Tarte Amazonian Clay if I’m wearing my makeup for less than 6 hours and not outdoors! 🙂

My skin is very dry all year round so I would never want something totally matte and would prefer something dewy to maybe satin all year round.

First of all… Do you ever sleep!?! Lol. I normally wear lingerie de peau except on special occasions I’ll break out parure de lumiere for the extra coverage. I dont think I would get away with parure in the summer though, I feel like it might get cakey from the humidity. The only product I really switch is powders, I would go for something more mattified to keep any oily skin at bay.

I’ve found that I really have to, to a point—I’ve got oily skin (plus my T-zone has a life of its own), and it’s been consistently 33-degree weather where I’m from. I can still rely on my Estée Lauder Double Wear for its magical longevity properties, but I’ve had to put it on sheerer so my face could breathe. I actually now like it better this way, haha. This foundation girl has also been trying, ever so slowly, using tinted moisturizers or BB creams—so long as they settle to a respectable dewiness.

I’ve been thinking of switching to a sunscreen that’s more conducive to makeup, too; my Neutrogena Ultra Sheer stands no chance against this heat. I’m thinking the Clarins Day Screen Tint, but holy cheesecake, is it expensive.

Absolutely. It’s hot and humid in summer here and cold and drying in winter. So in summer, I’m much more likely to use either a mineral powder foundation or a matte type of BB/CC Cream (the Smashbox CC cream is a perfect example – much too matte for cooler months and would need a rich moisturizer if I did want to use it so it’s my summer time “all in one”). In summer, I’m far more likely to use a setting spray if I really want my foundation to last for a special event. I really like Clarins’s Fix Makeup (even more than UD’s All Nighter!)

Yes, you’re right. I reach for a more moisturizing formula in the winter, even in concealer, though that ends up affecting the longevity. My favorite is Kryolan ultra cream foundation, it has a creamy texture and a dewy finish. For summer I prefer Estee Lauder Double wear, it has a matte finish and is pretty much summer proof.

Absolutely, I do like heavier, higher coverage foundations in the winter and it seems to suit the ‘heavier’ palette I tend to wear.. Love it because it gives me such a flawless complexion. But as soon as spring rolls around, I’m ready to get rid of the heavier look and feel and start reaching for a tinted moisturizer. I then use a light and glowy foundation to touch up areas where I need a bit of extra coverage due to redness. My perfect combo right now is NARS tinted Moisturizer in Alaska allover and Becca Radiant Skin satin finish foundation in Buff on any areas with redness. By the time summer is in full swing, I tend to grab the tinted moisturizer only as I can’t stand the weight of anything else on my face.

Not really. The only thing that changes would be my skincare, where I’d mix more or less rosehip oil with my moisturizer depending on how dry the weather makes my skin feels. As far as foundations go, I favor a skin-like finish year-round.

I have very normal skin as well. I usually wear skin79 bb cream in orange or green. But here in Miami summers are hotter and more humid than other times of the years, so I tend to wear mac pro longwear foundation during summer, because it won’t melt on my face as fast and easy as my bb cream.

Absolutely! I’m in NYC and the summers are hot and humid. I’ve just bought MAC’s Pro Longwear Foundation & Concealer, hoping they’ll last me through all the sweat! In cooler months, I’ll wear Revlon’s BB Cream day-to-day since my skin can get very flaky in the winter; for special occasions I’ll throw some bareMinerals powder foundation over that.

Only really in the sense that I will go heavier on the moisturiser during winter, and maybe also lean more towards waterproof formulae as well. It rains a lot here, and a big drop always manages to find its way into your eye makeup…

Absolutely yes. Winters are tough my combo skin even more than humidity summer air conditioning. Which means I require more moisturizers and I can get away with heavier foundations while summer takes me to more lightweight and powder foundations without a liquid base under it. My greatest discovery is setting spray for melting in either snow or humidity.

I have came to that same idea of changing foundation during the different seasons. In the winter I would wear makeup forever 155 but it is a little heavier and I wanted something a little lighter in feel on my face so I just tried MAC matchmaker 4 I’m hoping it works out for me. I have very sensitivie and dry skin that is very acne prone. If anyone has good information on a really good foundation for this type of skin please let me know.

Definitely! In Winter, I always go for the fullest coverage I can find with more of a matte finish. Come Summer time I drop the coverage level and want glow all the way! I think everyone feels like they can get away with less coverage in Summer because of tans. I like MAC Studio Fix or Laura Mercier Silk Creme in Winter & Nars Sheer Glow or Armani Luminous Silk in Summer 🙂

Absolutely! When you live in the Deep South, you are subject to sub-tropical climate in the summer months which general means severe humidity. It’s impossible to wear the same foundation in December as in August. August requires a much lighter hand!!

During spring and summer, it’s humid where I live and my skin is oily, so I reach for my powder foundation and setting spray for a lighter, satin finish. In the fall and winter, I typically use a luminous liquid foundation because my skin is so dry.

I tend to gravitate towards tinted moisturizers in the summer but also oil-free foundations that I know will hold up all day! I have oily skin all year round but I like a lighter coverage in summer 😀

I live in South Florida, so the weather stays about the same all year. I do tend to like more dewy bases in the spring and summer, but I change up my foundation almost daily.

Yes, i need change my makeup, mi face skin is oily, into the summer has a blemishes and pimples, in summer i use a bbcream and rice powder i’m looking for something light

I change foundation formulas based on what my skin is doing. It can get really dry any season depending on what I am doing with my skincare. The more aggressive regimens, such as a peel, will make my skin drier. If it is beastly hot in the summer I will wear a waterproof foundation otherwise I make sure I set it with UD’s setting spray.

Not since I discovered It Cosmetics Celebration foundation and their ByeBye Pores powder.They work all year long and last forever.The big bonus is the compliments on my skin.

While temperature and humidity change, my skin may be affected, but foundation doesn’t solve that. My skincare routine may alter somewhat to keep my skin well, and I feel of a base is necessary, we usually have specific go-to bases and if our skin is taken care if, why would there be need to change them? I hear many say they’re lighter in winter, darker in summer.. Things like that. I don’t change so I’m not one of those.

Although my skin is more normal than dry or oily, I prefer semi-matte for summer (MAC Matchmaster helped me survive three Sea World trips!) while moisturizing/luminous works for me when it is chilly.

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