How do you vary your makeup look from season to season?

There’s nothing I really do in particular! For me, I end up using products that may be more trendy at times than others, since I am mostly wear newly released things!

— Christine


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Nancy T Avatar

Because I live in the desert, with it’s wickedly brutal, harsh summers, about the only significant changes I make season-wise are that during the hot months I switch over from regular foundation to a BB or CC cream for comfort. I also tend to wear more moisturizing lipstick formulas during those months. And sunscreen becomes HG!!!
As for color? I may go a bit seasonal, but 95% of my looks are mood based or drawn from something I’ve seen that’s inspired me.

Katherine T. Avatar

My makeup varies more by my mood, but I go with seasonal themes (if the mood fits me!). For spring, I’ll wear softer lip colors and pastel shadows -looking forward to incorporating some Panetone colors soon. For summer, more illuminizing/bronzing powders, coral or peachy nude lipsticks. For fall, autumn, I like shades of green/bronze/copper/gold on lids. For winter/holidays, the smoky eyes, vampier lip colors, gold shimmer, and bright red festive lipsticks.

Heather aka Makeup Junkie Avatar

I wear heavier, cream foundation in the winter. I wear light powder foundation in the summer. I tend to wear more elaborate eyeshadow and eyeliner in the summer and fall, due to dry, watery eyes in the winter from the cold, and spring allergies. In the spring I usually just wear waterproof mascara and brow pencil for my eyes but I experiment more with blush, highlighter, and bronzer. I usually favor a bold lip year round but wear a nude lip occasionally. I love ColourPop for trying new trendy colors for cheap!

Mariella Avatar

Other than the usual (going lighter generally in summer – lighter weight products for my face, especially, and more sunscreen) and a bit darker/murkier in autumn (colours like Chanel’s Tisse d’automne palette get more use) and maybe a bit brighter/more glittery for parties during the holiday season, I tend to wear just what I like and what I’m in the mood for all year ’round. I really don’t vary all that much and will wear a favourite summer palette in the dead of winter, for example.

pePear Avatar

at first I changed the eyeshadow and lipstick shades to the popular tone in that season like plum lipstick for fall season but I stop doing that for sometime now,I just done my makeup whatever I like,if I want to wear orange lipstick on winter, I’ll do it! 🙂

Cat Avatar

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TheOtherHelen Avatar

I don’t allow seasons to dictate how I wear my makeup. My looks mainly depend on how I feel that day and I’ll rock vampy lips in summer and brights in winter if I feel like it.

Pearl Avatar

I never thought I did, but I guess I do. Fall and Winter, sometimes I feel like wearing deeper, darker eye shadow and/or I’ll try a vampy lip occasionally. For the holidays, I go a bit glittery and sheeny on the skin. For Spring and Summer, I like lighter, maybe more shimmery eye shadow and a bright or nude lip.

Lacey Avatar

I tend to switch along traditional color palettes–lighter colors in the spring, bright in the summer, warm colors in the fall, and deeper and jewel-toned shades in winter. But I don’t impose hard and fast rules. If I want to wear bright coral in November or burgundy in July, I do! I occasionally try out a new trend when they come along, but I don’t always ha e to have the latest shade, either. 🙂

Meghan Avatar

I tend to gravitate towards “socially acceptable” lip colours for spring/ summer vs. fall/ winter but I’d really like to get to a point where I just wear whatever I want, whenever. I know it’s not really a big deal, but I live in a smaller place and work in a professional setting, so it’s not always easy to do all the time. On my off-time I don’t even usually wear a lot of makeup! 😛

Raeanne Avatar

I always do holiday themed manicures that vary from season to season. In terms of makeup, I typically go for more “autumn” themed lip colors like berries, reds, purples, etc ; however, the biggest change I make from summer to fall is to stop using peachy toned nude blushes, lipsticks, and eyeshadows, because I like to use those colors with my deeper summer tan. In the fall I go for more brown and mauve based nudes.

Rachel R. Avatar

Not a whole lot, except for summer. In the summer, I wear higher SPF sunscreen under my makeup. I wear mineral foundation more, because it’s lightweight and more comfortable to wear when it’s really hot out. It also stands up to heat, sweat and oily skin without melting. For super-hot days when my eye makeup may melt and crease, I go for much simpler eye looks and take care to use eyeliners that won’t melt or smear.

I typically wear whatever colors I want for whatever season. Year round my wardrobe is mostly black and gray with some jewel tones and brights, so I don’t have to accommodate for changes in my wardrobe much.

slick Avatar

My nail polish tends to be more seasonal that my makeup. I do have some eyeshadows that I gravitate more toward during the seasons, like UD Smog during the summer, MAC Twinks and Antiqued during the fall, and Satin Taupe and Shale during the winter/spring lol.

Brandi Avatar

I tend to wear brighter colors in the summer and bright golds because I’m more tan. When that tan goes bye bye I tend to wear lighter eye colors and heavier lipstick colors. Blacks and darker reds.

kellly Avatar

Usually, yes. Because everybody always puts out new stuff so I end up buying new things and then using them until usually I get bored or see something else I like/want and change up my look. I used to think I have at least 10 of every color in the known universe but somehow the companies always manage to come out with something I don’t already have and “NEED” to have!

Erin Avatar

I tend to change formulas more than colors! I do usually only rock coral lips or orange lips in the summer or late spring. Being fair, I really need that touch of sun. I also only tend to wear bright colored liners or colored mascara in the summer too. I also wear neon polishes in the summer. The rest of the year I kind of wear darker colors in general and lighten up as it gets warmer.

Karen Avatar

During summer the palette goes lighter shadows and sheer it brighter lip colors. Winter makes for more dry patches and redness so probably more skin care than heavier foundation. A foundation/BB cream/tinted moisturizer with sunscreen has become a must year round.

Genevieve Avatar

Like Nancy above, I live in a city (Melbourne, Australia), that has extremely hot summers (today is 38 Celsius and tomorrow is going to be 42 – that’s 107 degrees F). So sunscreen and light makeup is the order of the day. The rest of the time, it depends on what I am wearing, where I am going to and my mood. Certainly in autumn and winter I will wear darker, berry lipsticks more often.

Anne Avatar

Usually for me it’s climate-dependant. I tend to only use tinted moisturizers/BB creams or very light coverage foundations when it’s hot out, and I use more serum-based foundations when it’s cold and dry out. I do tend to shift my lip, cheek and eye colors seasonally, but not “on trend” necessarily, more based on what mood the seasons tend to bring for me.

Claire L Avatar

I too vary my makeup according to the seasons. In the spring and summer I’ll wear light, pretty or bright colours and more shimmer, with a sheer base. In the autumn and winter I’ll wear darker, more dramatic colours, possibly with some sparkle. I do have fun with colour and experimenting with different combinations.

fuji Avatar

i barely care about seasonal trends. I pair my makeup more towards the overall look I want to achieve. E.g. I might wear bright lips in winter when pairing full-black outfit to lighten it up. Or I’ll go very vampy to strengthen the gothic look, even in spring

Amara Avatar

for me it’s mostly just changing my foundation routine… i naturally gravitate towards lighter, more my lips but better lipstick shades for the summer just so they’re easier to maintain but for the most part i don’t care what season it is, if i want to wear it i will.

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