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Do you use a different shade of foundation summer and winter?
Yes always. Pale and creamy in winter but golden in summer. I also wear a thicker foundation in winter and a waterbased foundation in summer as i have oily skin. I also do the mixing in between seasons. I love MAC face&body in summer and Boursior gel in winter.
Yes, in summer I use a light tinted moisturiser as I usually get a pretty good natural colour; I've had a Bare Minerals one this year. In winter I change to a light foundation - I bought Bobbi Brown 'Skin' foundation and bronzing powder the other day in readiness for the changeover!
I've only ever done this after taking holidays abroad! I currently have a foundation which is a bit darker than my usual shade and I do like it, luckily for me I'm very freckled so even if I wore it throughout the winter I don't think it would look silly!
If you are using the same foundation in winter/summer but need a different shade then I would just buy the lighter one and buy a dark colour adjuster. Body shop and Nyx do one off the top of my head If you are using different formulas altogether e.g. a sheerer base in summer and a fuller coverage in winter then obviously you would need two
Interesting reading - it had never occurred to me to do so. Anyway it turns out I wear the palest foundation anyway but g it a lovely makeover and, whilst my wallet is sonewgat lighter, I've come away with a host of new products and a new approach. Going to have to have a trial run or three on my eyes!