3 Summer Skin Solutions

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.

Cover Girl


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).


Out of the Box
It’s not too late to do right by your skin: Check out the Environmental Working Group’s 2012 list of the best sunscreens (most protection, least harmful ingredients).


Lookin’ good. Do you spend more on your look for summer or for fall?

Kristin Booker blogs at Fashion.Style.Beauty.