Do the kinds of colors you gravitate toward change with the weather?

Sort of! Sometimes, the weather might make me embrace certain colors — say hot temperatures make me think tropical hues, but sometimes I’ll go in the opposite direction, like wanting brighter, richer, and warmer hues when it’s all dreary outside!

— Christine


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Nancy T Avatar

I would have to say yes to that question. When it’s our broiling hot inferno summer, I tend to gravitate towards sunset eye looks or much more colorful eye looks, brighter lip colors, too. During our farce of a “winter”, I go for grungier, moodier or just darker color combos, darker or red lips, too. However, many times, it’s just my state of mind or mood that dictates what I will wear on a specific day.

Fey Avatar

Yes! I coordinate makeup colors with outfits (sometimes monochrome, complimenting, an overall look), and my clothes change by the season. We have a snowy winter here! Winter calls for holiday glam or snowy pastel and gray colors for my wardrobe. I leave out the bronzer and use more matte cool face shades, too. When it’s hot and sunny (summer), I do bronze, warm looks with bold liner and lashes.

Genevieve Avatar

Yes, the coming of Autumn and Winter here does change my focus of shade colours that I use, particularly for my eyeshadows. I gravitate to more neutral shades of golds, browns, taupes and olive green colours because those are the ones that work with my autumn/winter wardrobe. I also enjoy touches of burgundy shades as well.
I don’t go for dark, smokey looks because they don’t suit me as much as they use to – or I am getting better at working out what works best for me.
My summery shades are more blue/teals/mints, with touches of subtle golds. My lipstick shades are the ones that tend to remain constant these days as I find I can’t wear darker colours on my lips anymore.

Mariella Avatar

Hang on, hang on….don’t you have, love and use Chanel Tisse D’automne? Aren’t you the one whose love of Charlotte Tilbury’s The Rebel compelled me finally to buy it???? If those aren’t “dark, smokey” shadows, I don’t know what is (though I do understand what you mean about not going for dark looks; I know at my age – ahem – I do need to use those darker, smoky shades with some light colours to keep my aged eyes from looking like two black sockets!)

Mariella Avatar

Oh yes. In the summer, with the heat and humidity, I change my makeup just as I change the clothing I wear. Eye looks are less smoky and I prefer cooler, lighter colours or golden bronze shades if I’m going out in the evening for for a special occasion. Chanel’s iconic Empreinte du Desert sort of represents the shadow looks I’d wear for going out. But come autumn, that’s when I really break out the colours I love best – bronze, olive, murky, smoky shades. My lipstick and cheek colours tend to be the same year-round though in cooler weather, I will use more deep or browned reds on my lips and deeper blushes like Frankly Scarlet, a beautiful oldie from MAC that really does replicate the look of having taken a walk in the woods on a snowy winter’s day.

Andrea Avatar

I would say that’s true for lipstick. I wear red all year round but if it’s really miserable outside I’m more prone to reach for it. I also wear a lot of dark clothes so I like a brighter lipstick to balance it off. For eyeshadow it’s more of a seasonal thing, not so much because of the weather but because during summer I get an itsy bitsy little tan so I feel more adventurous and more confident wearing bolder colours.

Helene Avatar

Not really.
I mostly just do what my mood tells me, but sometime in the summer, when it’s really warm I feel a lot like cooling everything of using icy colours, same for winter or these grey, rainy autumn days when I want to warm up and go with brighter golds, greens and/or reds. So I guess I somehow do, but I often go to the opposite of what’s expected.

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