Here’s the dilemma: You search high and low for your perfect foundation match, but once you find it, you realize the shade is only ideal when you’re on the paler side, like in fall and winter. No one wants to get re-matched every time they get a little more sun-kissed, let alone purchase an arsenal of foundations to suit each season. Luckily, there’s a much simpler solution: gel bronzer.
Mix gel bronzer in with your winter foundation to deepen the shade for summer. Start with just one drop at the first sign of a tan, and build up the bronze as the season progresses. The key is to use a tint that will darken your face makeup without altering the tone. We like Chantecaille’s Radiance Anti-Age Gel Bronzer ($56) and Dr. Hauschka Skin Care’s Translucent Bronzing Tint ($40). Keep one on hand and you’ll never be faced with the too-pale-to-use foundation dilemma again.
Do you switch to entirely different face makeup in the summer?