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Match Your Foundation To Your Skin As Seasons Change — How To: Expert Tips

Thu, October 1, 2015 4:23pm EDT by Dory Larrabee 1 Comment
How To Match Foundation
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Fall is this weird time where you aren’t as golden and tan as you were in July, but may not be your lightest skin tone like you are in February, either. Here’s how to always get the perfect shade of makeup.

As the weather changes and you spend more time indoors, your skin tone changes. Many people rely on a “summer” and a “winter” foundation, but what do you do in the fall? Read expert tips below.

At the very end of summer, you want to prolong your tan as long as possible. Use the Million Dollar Tan Sheer Tan Glam to do that. It’s a dual chambered bottle that combines a tinted moisturizer and an anti-aging sunless tanner. You can decide how much of each you want to use to perfectly match your skin tone and body tan.

How To Match Foundation — Pick The Right Shade As The Seasons Change

Makeup artist and co-founder of Stowaway Cosmetics, Chelsa Crowley says: “For complexion, try mixing your winter and summer shades together to cover you for that in-between time when your tan starts to fade.”

Drugstores like CVS allow you to return used foundations and makeup — to pick the right shade, buy a few and return the ones that don’t match. Pay attention to your undertones — cool (silver jewelry is best on you), warm (gold jewelry looks great on you) or neutral (silver and gold look great on you) — and test the shade on your jawline.

I also like using a lighter foundation, or a BB cream in the hot summer, and a thicker, more full coverage formula in the winter.

Do you have a few different foundation shades that you use throughout the year?

— Dory Larrabee-Zayas