Winter Makeup; What Difference Do You Make To Your Routine?

Autumnal/winter makeup can be so different to spring/summer makeup; what do you do differently?

It might be the products you use, you need more moisturising products, or maybe you crave more of a pop of colour! The sun barely wants to be seen in the months we’re in so we almost have to make our own spotlight on our face! We can’t rely on natural sunshine to make us look more radiant so we might apply a bit extra makeup like highlighter or eyeshadow to get that extra oomph.

I have a few extra tips for this season. It’s not more makeup or products as such, it’s just how to use them for the cold weather. Firstly, I moisturise more before any makeup or primer application. Then, after I apply the foundation and concealer, I set with powder. Now in the summer I firstly set with the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Powder then I apply a pretty decent amount of the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder to really set my makeup and lock in into place.

In the winter though I could literally just set it with the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Finish Powder. As it’s so finely milled, it really is a phenomenal lightweight powder. Then I just add a touch of Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder in the areas where I know I’ll get a little oily, just to lock it a bit in place. You don’t need anywhere near as much as you would in the summer. As on the chilly days, the cold almost sets your makeup for you!

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On my eyes, when I apply eyeshadow, I add more of a crease shade to really define the eyes. For example, in the summer I might just add a light wash of a medium/dark brown eyeshadow in my crease, in winter I’ll apply that same shade or darker, and I’ll apply a lot more of it. As I like more of an intense colour payoff in the colder months as there’s hardly any natural light. The Nars Skin Deep Palette has an amazing range of autumnal, earthy shades, perfect for this time of year. Beautiful, buttery shades and Nars is one of the best makeup brands out there. The shadows and formula themselves blend like a dream, one of my favourite palettes for a long time.

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Next, I apply more bronzer/contour whatever your preference is, to the perimeters of my face, to add more warmth mostly, but also to add a bit of structure to the face. I apply this in the summer also but I apply a bit more in the winter as it won’t seem as strong because again, there isn’t really any strong sunlight if any. So makeup doesn’t seem as strong as you think it would look. Also, applying more warmth (bronzer) to your face in the winter months is so fundamentally important towards completing your makeup as, let’s face it, our complexions gets lighter in the colder months as there’s not much visible sun which means not a sufficient amount of vitamin D either.

IMPORTANT TIP: Health services advice that we ALL take vitamin D supplements, as we all start lacking that vitamin in the winter months. Contact your pharmacist or GP for more advice, and to know what amount of international units you should be taking.

Lastly, I moisturise my lips a LOT more than usual, as the cold dries out our lips like no other, and can even cause the fragile skin on our lips to split and bleed. One more tip I do: apply more highlighter. I don’t like the tin-man look many of us millennials strive for, but I like a little visible dewy glow in the summer. But as soon as the colder more dull months strike, I apply more than usual. Probably about twice the amount than usual. Why? The sun isn’t out as much so you will barely get any glow if you use a very tiny amount. Secondly, it’s almost Christmas! Why not?

What do you think? What changes do you make in your makeup routine? Do you prefer winter or summer makeup? Comment below!

25 thoughts on “Winter Makeup; What Difference Do You Make To Your Routine?

  1. Very pretty picture. I live in a state of perpetual sunshine…Florida. Our winters are milder than most places. Our fall weather is Indian Summer. I crave our few days of cool weather. But I have lived in colder climates and you are right. It makes a difference in skin care. Thanks for the tips. Never know what you can use.

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    1. Aww thankyouu so much! Ohhh really? That must be amazing for you that you never really have to go through cold temperatures! You’re lucky to be in Florida as I think temperatures in New York and Washington are much colder? I mean if you compare the winters in England to Russia, England’s boiling!😂😂 but it’s cold to us!
      I love winter but my skin doesn’t!
      Thankyouu so much for reading and commenting!
      Have a lovely day😊

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      1. You’re welcome. I love fall and spring. I like temps that are high 60s to low 70s during the day and 40 at night. Being in Florida has its drawbacks. Very high humidity is not good for your skin either. Your comparison to Russia and England’s temperatures are funny. But I understand. Watching HGTV, I see people coming from colder climates seeking the warmth. ☺

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      2. High humidity must be so annoying for the reasons you raised and I imagine if you style your hair, it just ruins it the moment you step out your front door!
        Haha I’m glad my dad jokes made someone laugh! ‘Mum’ jokes doesn’t have the same ring to it 🤔.
        Thankyouu so much for reading and commenting beautiful! 😊

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      3. Your hair sounds and looks lovely! People would kill for the natural coils you have. I know I would (not literally but you get what I mean)! My hair naturally is a mixture of waves, frizz, straight strands, and hardly any curls😩. I braid my hair to get those curls which I crave and love!
        You’re so lucky!
        Thankyouu so much for reading and commenting!
        Have a lovely day😊

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    1. Haha same!! The cold takes all the moisture out of my skin and lips😭.
      Thankyouu so much for reading and commenting!
      Have a lovely day😊

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    1. Aww thankyouu so much! Trust me it makes your eyes pop so much! The depth and definition is all down to the crease trick!
      Thankyouu so much for reading and commenting!
      Have a lovely day😊

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    1. Oh really wow! Do you love the heat around December or wish it’d be colder?
      You’re so lucky! It must be like you’re on holiday all the time in that heat😃.
      Thankyouu so much for reading and commenting!
      Have a lovely day😊

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  2. I don’t know what moisturizer is really, I’m in Santa Ana, California (US), the weather here is 67-70°, almost always sunny (less than 2″ of rain in the wetter season leaves a constant drought so much that toilet water gets recycled to drinking water here). I found that it’s nice having bronzer though, even though it’s always sunny the sun is weaker and everyone does get paler. So for me, bronzer and better attention to putting on my favorite lip gloss (Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm SPF 20 Sunny Berry). There are so many chemicals in the lip gloss I like: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Petrolatum, Polybutene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Lanolin, Ozokerite, Myristyl Myristate, Polyethylene, Cetyl Lactate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Bis-behenyl/isostearyl/phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Silica, Zinc, Stearoxymethicone/dimethicone Copolymer, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Synthetic Wax, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Copper Powder, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Red 7, yet I’ve never liked any natural coconut oil lip glosses because they are quite watery in my weather and also they don’t usually have sunblock. Anyone find a really good natural lip gloss yet? 🌻

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    1. Oooh wow you’re so lucky!! Bronzer is always a lifesaver!! Can give you that flush of colour you want sometimes. Wow yes that is quite a lot of chemicals! As soon as I find a more natural lip gloss I’ll let you know! I don’t wear lip gloss that much but I’ll definitely be on the lookout for some more natural ones now!
      Thankyouu so much for reading and sharing such an interesting insight!
      Have a lovely day😃

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