Winter is here. So I thought I would write a post about the difference between summer and winter skin - and how that affects our makeup collection and skin care routine. I also just wanted to reminisce about summer a bit because, well, I miss it.
For the most part, our skin is likely to darken in the summer and lighten in the winter. For those of you who work outside, or those who get a summer glow going on, you probably notice a big difference between the shade of your summer skin and your winter skin. Not only with the tone, but the level of dryness as well.
In the winter I rock more of a 'Snow White' look, then in the summer (due to my olive undertones - thanks mom!) I can get pretty tan. The makeup I would use in the summer does not work for me in the winter. So, if you're anything like me please change your foundation so that your coverage remains a match with your skin tone. If you use a colour that is too light your skin will look ashen and gray and if you use a shade that is too dark your face likely won't match the rest of your body.
If you've been following my blog posts you will know that I love my Loreal BB cream. This winter as my skin began to lighten I had to switch from the Light shade of BB cream to Fair. While I was transitioning from Light to Fair however, I mixed both shades so that I could make a colour that worked for my skin tone at all times. You can do this with BB creams, foundations and concealers.
If you've invested in a good foundation and your thoughts are that it feels like a waste to not use it year round, don't worry. Foundation can last up to two years. So if you spent $50 on the perfect match, you will still get your moneys worth by mixing it with another shade so that it remains your perfect match.
In the summer it is also common to wear less makeup due to humidity and warmer weather. The texture of our skin also changes. My skin in the summer has a lot more moisture than in the winter - but that doesn't mean you should neglect moisturizer. It simply means the level of moisturizer (light vs. rich) should be different. When applying foundation in the winter the key to an even application is hydration! Otherwise your skin can look like crackling old paint. If you are having issues with this try a hydrating night cream and a lighter day cream to maintain that moisture all day long.
My tidbit of advice for colour matching is to find two colours (your summer and winter shades) and mix them accordingly so that everyday you will have your perfect match. Regardless if you're rocking your summer or winter skin.
Thanks for reading,
Favourite Bridal Makeup Artist
I am a freelance makeup artist who works out of Waterloo. I am an Ontario qualified teacher with a passion for makeup. I love to help people look and feel their very best!