Does your makeup routine change as temperatures get warmer?

Not so much, since I spend most of my time indoors! Usually, if I’m going to be outdoors for a prolonged time, I’m doing something specific and avoid testing products then if I can.

— Christine


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Mariella Avatar

It sure does. The weather here goes from brutally cold and drying in winter to hot, muggy and humid in summer so I wear less on my face – moisturizer if I need it and then tinted sunscreen to take the place of foundation. I’ll use a powder part way through the day if oil and shine become an issue. Eyeshadow primer for sure (though I always wear e/s primer anyway) and a lighter look on my eyes – the murky, smoky look doesn’t look right when the temps soar and I’m wearing less of everything (fewer layers of clothing = fewer layers on my face and eyes).

DVa Avatar

It does and doesn’t.
We’ve got a mild climate, never too cold in the winter, never too warm in the summer by the water at 23-25 degrees average (75-77F). I don’t deal well with heat, unless I’m on vacation, so our temperatures agree with me.
I likely use less powders in the summer and I’m more minimalist in my look.
I love cream and liquid products anyway, so there’s not a huge difference in application. What is more obvious are my colour schemes. In the spring with all the fresh growth and longer days I reach for my happy colours: pinks and peaches.
By full summer when I’m tanned I like to accentuate that and glow with neutrals, bronze, flesh tones. I get to use all my body highlighters in the summer too. I have so many and have barely touched them this past year ๐Ÿ™

Ana Maria Avatar

I keep my makeup routine the same year round, I don’t switch things as the weather becomes colder or warmer. I don’t even switch my skincare routine, I’m an SPF 50 year round woman. ๐Ÿ˜…

I would maybe like to be able to incorporate in my routine an SPF re-touch product in the warmer months, like an SPF powder or spray, but I haven’t had luck with finding a good one.
SPF sprays usually have alcohol or other issues with the formula.
I have tried various SPF powder retouchers, like the Tarte Tarteguard (didn’t like the strong vanilla scent), the ones from Peter Thomas Roth and Superfood (bad formula and packaging from my perspective), Paula’s Choice (discontinued), etc. None was good enough for me to repurchase, so I’m scoping other options.

Helene Avatar

Re-touching SPF is something I also want to do, I’ve not tried the products you mentioned, I did try a mist like one, I don’t think I liked it and cannot for my life recall where it came from.
For me it’s a bit of a mystery why there aren’t loads of SPF touch-up products when we all know that it’s something we actually should do.
I wear a brimmed hat outdoors when it’s sunny as an extra protection, and I think it’s fun.
I’m also an SPF 50 all year round.

Jen Avatar

Retouching SPF is definitely an untapped market. I recently picked up an empty cushion compact and DIY’d my own to use with a small puff so I can press the product in rather than rub. I just put it together a couple of days ago so I haven’t had a chance to use it yet but I’m hoping it works out.

Genevieve Avatar

The main difference my makeup routine changes for warmer temperatures is that I use a dedicated SPF 50 sunscreen instead of SPF 20 for autumn and winter.
I tend to use brighter and more colourful eyeshadows of jade, blue, teal etc too in summer, with more ginger and orangey lipsticks.

Debbie Avatar

I just like to keep things light and airy. I need my skin to breathe and be protected. SPF as high as it can go and with multi products. And a very light hand with my foundation, and with my eyes so that they don’t melt.

Rachel R. Avatar

Not until late July or early August, when temperatures go above 85 F. That’s the point where I start losing the battle with my oily eyelids and skin.

I wear powder foundation, blush, highlighter, and eyeshadow, because creams will melt off. I skip very dark or bright eyeshadow colors. Usually I skip eyeliner, but if I don’t, I go with liquid or gel liners that dry down instead of my usual pencils. I skip bullet lipsticks, because I don’t want them melting in my purse or car.

I wear lighter makeup: I skip primer and use powder foundation instead of liquid, coral blush, a one-and-done neutral shimmery eyeshadow, mascara, and a gloss or liquid lipstick. I skip contour and face highlights. I may put a little highlighter on top of my cheekbones.

Jen Avatar

Definitely. I spend most of my time at home but if I’m out I stay away from most foundations. It’s warm and muggy here in the summer and I’m sensitive to temperatures so I overheat easily. That’s just a terrible combination for makeup so at most I’ll use something like a tinted moisturizer or BB cream and keep an applicator sponge handy. I picked up this thing from Beauty Blender a few years back that’s meant to replace blotting sheets, it’s the same material as their sponges in a sheet form and you’re supposed to use it dry for blotting. It works great for midday touchups as well.

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