The makeup has to change just as the weather changes from one season to the next. Just as you move from summer glow-in-the-dark nail polishes to intense autumn shades, you also need to update the products you use for your face. You don't need to be a professional makeup artist to make these changes, and you don't have to spend a fortune on perfumery four times a year. However, there are rules, tips and general techniques that can help you renew your beauty case in the blink of an eye, easily passing from hot summer days to cold snowy days (and vice versa).
Part 1 of 4: Summer Makeup
Step 1. Apply sunscreen before putting on makeup
Healthy skin is the best canvas for make-up, so it's vital to protect it with the right sun protection factor (SPF). Before you go out, apply a cream with an SPF between 30 and 50. Let it soak in for three to five minutes before putting on your makeup.
To learn more about how to apply sunscreen, read this article
Step 2. Avoid using foundation
Summer is the perfect season to let your skin breathe. Instead of creating a base with full coverage foundation, simply apply concealer to pimples and other blemishes. In this way, when it is scorching heat, the foundation will not prevent the skin from breathing. Do a light makeup and you will be more than satisfied.
If you don't feel like ditching your beloved foundation, you can find a good compromise by using a tinted moisturizer
Step 3. Warm up your complexion with the bronzer
When the skin undergoes color changes (including through tanning), it is damaged. To get a healthy glow without stressing her, use the bronzer. Apply it to the points of the face where the sun naturally shines, such as the cheeks, temples and bridge of the nose. Summer is the right season to show off a tanned and luminous complexion, so take advantage of it!
To complete the makeup, apply some fuchsia blush on the knobs
Step 4. Use water resistant mascara
When the weather is hot and humid, regular mascara can smudge and run, while waterproof mascara will stay in place, even when you swim, sweat, or engage in other summer activities in contact with water.
Step 5. Choose warm color eyeshadows
The bright shades of pink, peach and gold look particularly good on tanned skin. If you want to create smokey makeup, go for a copper-colored eyeshadow over the classic black or silver. Summer is the right season to bring out warm, glittery eyeshadows.
Step 6. Use a light product on the lips
Just like the skin, the lips also need to breathe during the summer season. Instead of using a full-bodied, matte lipstick, try lip tints and moisturizing balms in bright colors. If you have a summer lipstick that you love, apply a veil with your fingertip, do not rub it over your lips as usual.
Remember that in the summer it is best to use everything in minimal quantities, except sunscreen
Part 2 of 4: Fall makeup
Step 1. Choose deep, warm and neutral colors for the eyes
Be inspired by the carpet of leaves you see on the street. Go for warm and muted shades of red, intense and deep shades of brown, gold and olive green. In autumn, focus on size, so put aside the bright and bright colors, prefer more intense shades. Outline the eyes using brown and gold during the day, while at night intensify the look with a black eyeliner.
Autumn is the right season to draw thick and elongated lines of eyeliner. Also, you can create cat eye makeup
Step 2. Darken your brows
To change your look, don't underestimate their power. Just as you use thicker clothing, you make your brows thicker and more intense. Fill the hairless and thin parts with a special powder or pencil. Keep them well cared for, but try not to thin them too much.
Step 3. Replace the bronzer with a contouring kit
Instead of creating an artificial tan, try to enhance your features with contouring. Apply the darker shade to the temples, upper forehead, lower jaw and bridge of the nose. Blend it carefully with a soft brush to make sure you get a subtle effect. As the tan (natural or otherwise) goes away, gently contour your face to prevent the skin from looking dull and dull.
Step 4. Use intense lipsticks
Fall is the season to use deeper shades, such as blueberry, burgundy and purple. Just like in summer you have to aim for simplicity and lightness, autumn makeup has to be warmer and slightly heavier. If you use a dark lip color, use neutral eye makeup to achieve a pleasing and balanced effect.
Part 3 of 4: Winter Makeup
Step 1. Apply foundation with a moist Beauty Blender or dual fiber brush
Winter is the right season to use a full coverage foundation, but it is important to avoid the so-called mask effect. By adding a drop of water you can obtain a smooth and uniform result. You can find the applicators at a perfumery or other beauty shop.
Step 2. Warm up the complexion with a light contour
After having evened and smoothed the skin with the foundation, sculpt the face with the contouring technique focusing on the temples, cheekbones, forehead, jaw and bridge of the nose. You have to proceed with a light hand, because otherwise you will get an unnatural effect and far from suitable for the winter season. Finally, apply a thin layer of warm pink blush to the knobs.
Step 3. As for the eyes, go for neutral shades
When choosing eye shadows and eyeliner for the winter season, you will always be on the safe side with any shade of brown. Add deep gray eyeshadows or slightly shimmering earth tones and the vanity case will be complete. If you use neutral colors for the eyes, you can be more daring with the lips.
On darker days, enlarge and brighten your eyes by curling your lashes and using a dark volumizing mascara
Step 4. Use a moisturizing dark lipstick
Winter is the right season for intense lipsticks of colors such as wine, chestnut and bright red. A vibrant lipstick will warm your complexion on cold days, just when you need it more than ever! Choose moisturizers, as lips tend to crack when the air is cold and humid.
For an intense effect and visibly plumper lips, apply a lip gloss after putting on the lipstick
Part 4 of 4: Spring makeup
Step 1. Choose lightweight products
When the snow melts and the sun begins to peek, it begins to lighten the makeup. Put aside the intense and dark colors, opt for fresh and delicate shades. You can also replace powdered products with cream products to invigorate the skin.
Step 2. Add pastel shades, be it eye shadow or lipstick
Spring is the right season to use more delicate colors, which will brighten the skin after using dark colors all winter. For the eyes, light and bright colors will be fine, while for the lips and cheeks you are always on the safe side with pink. The secret is to aim for lightness.
Step 3. Lighten the foundation to let your skin breathe
The crisp air typical of spring is good for your mood and skin. Replace full coverage foundations with medium or light coverage foundations, or avoid this product altogether. Tinted moisturizers are ideal in spring, but you can also hide pimples and other blemishes with a simple concealer.