Summer/Winter Makeup – #CollabmasInJuly

Everyone should have one safe makeup which they can wear all around the year. With a little change on summer makeup, you can wear it in winter too
Do you have any makeup look which you would like to wear all around the year? I think it is best to have one safe makeup option which you can always rely on no matter which season of the year it is. Can you think about summer makeup which you can also wear it as winter makeup?

Bronzy makeup and natural makeup fit into this category! If I am not wearing minimal makeup in summer, then I am probably wearing bronzy makeup. I just like how it looks. Also when you change the lip colour to something berry or burgundy then it will be perfect autumn/winter makeup. Don’t you think so? My latest summer makeup obsession is something like Zoe Saldana’s, basically minimal no makeup look!

For natural looking makeup, it is important to start with a good base. After the skincare routine applying a spray like MAC Fix+ will help your base go smoothly. Since this year glow is the trend just before the foundation, I apply MAC Strobe Cream and let it set. Then I use Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint to achieve medium coverage which is not heavy on the skin.

Once I finish the base, theBalm Bahama Mama is good for contouring and bronzing, it is cool toned and help me define the face. I like peachy toned blushes and MAC Peachykeen then apply theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer to highlight the whole face and also inner corner of my eyes.

When I don’t wear any eyeshadow, I make sure to apply decent amount of mascara (at least 2 coats) to make my eyes stand out. When I am patient enough to wait Smashbox X-Rated Mascara gives good volume. If I am in hurry then I combine Maybelline Lash Sensational and this mascara, I love the result!

MAC Twig is a soft muted brownish pink

If you keep the makeup relatively minimal then you should focus on the lips. Whether you like pinks or nudes, just pick a lipstick you will feel comfortable. MAC Twig is dusky brownish pink and it is perfect everyday colour!

How is your daily summer makeup? Do you like changing your favourite summer look to make it more wearable in winter?

This post is a collaboration with Anjelique, go and check her blog also have a look at her winter makeup. If you’re living on the other side of the world then it might be the perfect makeup look for you!
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  • I definitely don’t change up my makeup too much – although in the winter I switch out bronzing for some blush (which I’ve recently begun to really love!) Autumn/Fall berry lips for sure – and more pink/nude for summer!
    Neat idea for a post 🙂

    • Can’t do without berry lips in Autumn/Winter, they are my favourite 🙂

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    I will check the winter makeup but i love wear the simple summer makeup all around the year. xx

  • Abby Evans

    I like adding lots of bronzer to my Winter look, basically to mimic the real tan I had during the Summer.

  • oooh I love this picture! And you always have a great selection of makeup! :DDD

  • So lovely, love this selection perfect for winter & summer x

    Aicha | The Fashion Heist

  • Interesting read! I only have the one lipstick and wear nothing or BB cream year round, but if I was to start having a collection of eyeshadows again I could see myself changing them based on the seasons when I’m in the office and wearing makeup. No time for that now though sadly, haha. I was never that great at applying it anyway 😉

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • BB creams are good for all around the year, they are light and I love it 🙂

  • Everytime I think I have enough Mac lipsticks, I find another that I need to check out! Noted Twig!

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

    • Ha ha, definitely check it out. It is a gorgeous colour 🙂

  • Such a great pleasure to visit your blog, with such great post, interesting items, thanks for sharing!!!


  • I’m keen to try the Mac Strobe cream, it sounds brilliant!

  • Erin Russell

    That lipstick is STUNNING! I am away to MAC later now too, lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  • Great tips dear 😀 This lipstick is amazing 😀

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  • Kyna Gem Sy

    definitely gonna try the strobe cream!!! 🙂 Thanks so much!

  • Love the idea of focusing on the lips, I keep the make up very minimal. Have a great day! Gemma x

  • I still need to purchase a bottle of Fix +! Haha
    I feel like I say that every time I read your blog Ela, but I really need to get to it this time!

    Thank you so much again for taking part of my #CollabmasInJuly!


    Anjelique | snapchat: anjeliquetv

    • I’d highly recommend it, just give it a try first 🙂

      Thank you so much for involving me in your #CollabmasInJuly x

  • My go-to makeup look all year around is just a heavy liner and mascara. Think I’ve worn it so much that it’s either no makeup at all or heavy eyes that counts! But love to do more colorful lips during summer! Xx

    • Most of the time I apply heavy liner too, I just like how it brings out the eyes! x

  • Emily

    I am a fan of bronze makeup all year round too! I want to try the Smashbox mascara, it looks so good!
    x Emily

  • Charlotte

    I notice that in the Summer I don’t wear as much make-up but I do use the same products!
    Charlotte //

  • I am a fan of bronzy makeup too, and think it’s a great look year round. I try to keep my makeup style minimal, but I love to add a little bronzer.

    Eden | Mint Notion

  • I love me my Bahama Mama! It’s seriously my favorite bronzer!

  • Neha 14wow

    Great Post…That lipstick is fabulous! xo, Neha

  • I feel like I definitely use more bronzer in the summer! Loving the look of Twig!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • Liv

    I really want to try the Balm Bahama Mama and some more of their cheek products! The Mary-Loumanizer is one of my favourite highlighters along with NARS Albatross :)x

    Liv | Ramblings of a Makeup Lover

    • I love theBalm’s face products, I have a few of them and never had a single problem 🙂 x

  • Beauty Journal

    I love MAC Fix+. Keeping minimal look and wearing a bright lipstick is what I always prefer. Loved your post 🙂

  • I have been wearing minimal makeup with a bright bold lips or strong matte eyes with nude lips. Recently I bought Maybelline Colour Tattoo in shade Creamy Beige and it’s the perfect everyday shade. Have you tried that?

    ps: This is a fun collab with Anjelique, will check her post!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • It is one of the colours I want to try but I keep forgetting that, I need to set a reminder to check it out 🙂

  • Katie

    I bronze every day of the year so this is a great choice for summer and winter makeup!

  • Sisters and Glitters

    I love the color of that mac lipstick! It’s just perfect for summer! xo, Sophia from


    Love a good bronzed face, anytime of the year

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

  • Great blog post!! I love keeping a good light makeup look during summer but bronzer is definitely necessary all times of the year haha!
    Kathy x

    • Bronzer is definitely an essential for me, I can’t imagine my makeup without it! x

  • Oo lala Twig is a really pretty lip shade; brownish pinks are one of my to go’s to look natural but also put together! I just started using bronzer again and love it!!!

    • Twig is gorgeous and I’ve been wearing it a lot recently! I can’t do without bronzer, I love how it defines the face.

  • Shwetali

    lipstick and blush color looks supper awesome.. I do prefer bronzer specially in summers 🙂
    Nice post Ela

  • Twig looks beautiful! I’ll check out Anjelique’s blog now xx

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  • Mac Twig is such a pretty lipstick Ela. I like to go for bronzy look. Recently I am being drawn towards terracotta browns lip shades and i think Gerard Cosmetics hydra matte lipstick in ‘Everything Nice’ is the lip colour I can wear all year around.
    Ash |

    • Everything nice sounds so lovely, I need to check it out!

  • Neutral makeup incorporating bronzes and nude lips it’s perfect all year round. And change of a lipstick is the easiest way to match makeup to a season 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  • The only thing I wear all year round is mascara. Not the biggest make up lover, haha – But I would love to wear some more :))

  • Lenya

    Love the MAC twig, it’s such a gorgeous color.

  • Neha 14wow

    Great post dear…xo, NEHA

  • I LOVE the sound of a bronzy eye look with burgundy lips and I’m sure it look absolutely gorgeous on YOU! I don’t typically wear eyeshadow, just liner and mascara, unless it’s for a special occasion, where I’ll explore more options. Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and i hope you’re having the best week so far!



    • I prefer to have similar makeup most of the time, unless it’s for a special occasion then I like to go all in 🙂
      I wish you a great weekend, beauty! x

  • My daily summer makeup is bare face, haha. I can’t be bothered to put any on my face when it’s so boiling hot outside! But I do admire girls who manage to look flawless in this heat 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • I can relate to that. Makeup just melts off and it feels so icky, so it is best to keep it bare 🙂

  • Liv

    Usually my makeup routine is similar throughout the entire year-i do like to change up my lipstick colors though 🙂 When it is summer though, I like to keep a bare face and let my skin breath a little more!

    • I like to change my lipstick depending on the season, it makes a big difference on the makeup 🙂

  • Becky Hughff

    Great post and I quite often seem to wear a lot of the same products all year round!

  • Carina Vardie

    When it’s super hot outside I like a bare face with a bold lip, maybe some mascara.


    • When it is super hot then applying full face makeup is the last thing I want! x

  • Lovely picks! I usually just change up my base in winter and summer.. everything else I wear year round..
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

    • I can’t imagine wearing heavy coverage foundations in summer 🙂 x

  • I love the maybelline lash sensational mascara! There are some great picks here x

  • Pisa

    I wear all year the same products. I only change the lipstick color 🙂
    Love, Pisa

  • Twig is lovely 🙂
    I love colours on my face 😀 So I don’t have a specific look I wear year-round. However, I’ve really been into orange tones lately… I don’t really care about the seasons, I wear whatever I feel like wearing, really 😀 Love your choices 🙂 xx


    • Orange tones actually looks so good, however I couldn’t find my perfect tone yet so I avoid it most of the time 🙂 x

  • I definitely have a go to summer look. Usually it’s pretty minimal because I live in Phoenix and the makeup just melts off your face! Great picks! I tend to prefer pinky colours too. 🙂


    • Minimal makeup is the best thing for hot summer days. I can’t imagine wearing full face heavy makeup in summer 🙂

  • That look of Zoe’s really is gorgeous! Bronzy shades are so beautiful in the summer, I’ll have to check out Bahama Mama.

  • Nice products! I prefer natural look for summer and bronze shades are must-haves for me. I’ll check Anjelique’s look too. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Personally I don’t tend to change my makeup much depending on the seasons, and like to stick to the same sort of shades all year round. 🙂 Having said that, if the weather is really warm then I will skip foundation overall and just go for a nicely tinted BB cream. <3 Bronze shades are gorgeous all year round, and I love the Bahama Mama bronzer! x x You really can't go wrong with TheBalm. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, love. x x


    • Most of the time I change my foundation and my lipstick then keep the rest relatively similar. Agree that you can’t go wrong with theBalm, their products are good! x

  • Deepti Karulkar

    Such a nice selection of products you have here. I am currently using the X-rated Mascara too. I find it is great for that natural lash look, but takes a while to build volume. I like how you layer two mascaras to get your perfect volume.

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other on social media?

    Deepti |

    • I have the same problem with X-Rated, I need to build it up to get a nice volume and sometimes I don’t have time for it.

  • It’s summer in my country all year round so waterproof mascara is definitely an essential! 🙂 I love the Covergirl lash blast as it gives me volume and lasts all day in the heat & humidity!


    • Ah you’re so lucky 🙂 Soon we will be having freezing Winter and I really need waterproof makeup then 🙂 x

  • Nadia

    I would love to see that mascara on you, hon!
    It sounds amazing though <3
    When it comes to seasons & makeup, I tend to switch up my lipstick shades going a bit darker in autumn & winter. But then again, I love my reds all year round.
    As for the bronze shades, I am a bit fan of them 365 days a year but, of course, if it's all kept natural and tidy looking 🙂
    xox Nadia

    • Lipstick is one of the first things I change when the season changes. Dark berry lips is a must have in Autumn 🙂 x