Makeup colors and shades differ from season to season. Colors worn in fall and winter are not necessarily appropriate for spring and summer. Flowers and leaves of plants and trees change throughout the seasons, and so should makeup colors. Makeup colors tend to transition from light or pastel shades in the winter to bright shades during the warmer months and then to darker shades in the fall. For summertime, not only should women pay attention to the colors, they should also think about the lasting effects that their makeup color choices will have as the hot days of summer take their toll on all types of skins.
Blue has a calming and cooling effect just like the ocean does, making it a good choice of makeup color during the summer. Use blue eye shadow. Women with fair complexions should use a light wash of powder blue over the lids to avoid a look that is too overwhelming. For darker skin tones, use a darker shade of blue, particularly denim or periwinkle hues. And instead of using the usual black eyeliner, complement your blue eye shadow with blue eyeliner. Do not be afraid to mix your blue eyeliner with a different color of eye shadow, such as a neutral taupe. Navy or cobalt eyeliner would look smashing with a light taupe eye shadow. Mixing and matching will make the impact stronger, thus making your appearance glow.
Coral is a color that you usually see in the tropics, making it another great color choice for the summer. Coral looks beautiful on bronze or olive skin. Choose a lipstick with a coral shade, and combine it with a peach-tone blush. For fair complexions and women with blond hair, a lighter shade — similar to apricot — would be softer and avoid a look that appears too orange on the skin. A coral eye shadow also looks beautiful on women with green eyes, making the eyes come alive.
Pink is a popular summer color, especially for teenagers. There are different shades that young girls can choose from to complement their skin tones. For girls with lighter complexions, bright bubblegum pink shades work best. For girls with darker skin tones, a darker shade of pink, such as magenta, will look good. During the summer, it is best to avoid frosted formulas or too much shimmer, for they will make the makeup look too heavy. A pink lip gloss will look more refreshing than a heavy frosted lipstick.