It’s the annoying end-of-summer skin dilemma: How do you adjust makeup you bought months ago to match your darker skin tone now—without spending a fortune on all-new products? Three attractive solutions:
Layer a tinted moisturizer over your foundation in a slightly darker shade, like NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $42.
A good tinted moisturizer is a wise investment anyway. It will help with the summer transition and you can use it during winter and spring (or 16-hour work days) when your skin needs a pick-me-up.
Try the professional trick of adding a touch of bronzer to your foundation to deepen the shade. Kill two birds with one compact by picking up MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation ($24), which you can also use by itself in a pinch, more than justifying the cost.
Or, if you really need to buy a new color for a month or two, get your money’s worth with an inexpensive product that’s packed with anti-aging and skin-boosting properties, like CoverGirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation ($14).
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Kristin Booker blogs at Fashion.Style.Beauty.