Friday, 10 March 2017

Transitional Beauty

Do you change your beauty products to suit the seasons the same way you would your fashion choices?

We are finally experiencing some milder days thrown in the bitter cold. The evenings are brighter for longer and it's just not quite as dark when you wake up in the morning.

The in-betweens of seasons can be such an uncertain time in the way of weather, although let's face it in the UK we are never really guaranteed weather by season, but is isn't just the weather that changes with the seasons.

There are particular clothes perfect for the transitions from Winter to Spring and then Summer to Autumn. The perfect boots and jumpers for when it's too warm for a coat but too cold for no layers. Jackets for cooler nights on the bridge of Autumn and tights for when it's a little too fresh for your dresses. Or if you live in London, something waterproof on hand 10 months out of the year.

See I understand the purpose of transitional fashion and embrace it as much as I can. I love the layering, I love seeing a new season of styles appearing in the shops and I love being able to change things up.

But I am not sure how much I get transitional beauty.

Now my skin doesn't really change too much throughout the year. 90% of the time I am oily, I have to exfoliate a lot as I get a lot of congestion and build up, and I need a shit ton of lip balm whether it is snowing or I am in the Caribbean.  Very rarely, in fact almost never, have I had to switch up a product due to skin changes. It has changed drastically recently but I don't think that has anything to do with the weather and will be talking about it in a separate post. 

I might wear a lighter base when it's warm or when I have a tan and my skin looks better anyway, but I tend to use all of my makeup regardless of the season.

Most confusing for me are to change up in the colours you use. I know that warm oranges and browns may be considered 'Autumnal' but I will rock an orange lid on an average Thursday in the spring because they are my favourite shades to wear therefore the majority of my eyeshadow palettes are warm toned. The same goes for a deep burgundy lip, why does it matter if it is October or April? I suppose what I am getting at is how do people cycle through different products completely dependant on the time of year?

I feel like those who do not have an extensive cosmetics collection may not have enough product to change it up month to month, and people who have masses of makeup would waste so much product by only using it for a particular time of the year. Does the average person really change it up for any other reason than they fancy something different? This is something that I have really been wondering recently. I don't know whether it is due to having more time on my hands to read through people's transitional posts or having to really look at what makeup I own and try and get full use of everything rather than be able to buy all the new products releasing, but my curiosity has been sparked.

What do you guys think? Do you invest in transitional beauty? Do you change up your routines and looks regularly in sync with the seasons?

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