These products will solve 5 classic summer makeup problems

For as fun as summer can be, it can be a bummer for your skin.

For instance, if you’re anything like me, it’s almost impossible to maintain your same skin tone shade all year round. In the winter, you get lighter, and in the summer, even if you swear you’ll never go outside, it gets darker.

I always dread that summer realization that my foundation no longer matches your face. The last thing you want is to walk around looking like you did your makeup in the dark, but it can also be excessive to buy completely new products every time your skin tone changes.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

It takes a lot for your skin to get over a seasonal transition, but don’t worry, we’ve got the answers to all of your summer skin problems.

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Got a little too tan and now your foundation doesn’t match your skin anymore?

Don’t worry, as long as your tan isn’t too drastic, you don’t have to buy all new foundation. Just get some pigment drops. This highly concentrated liquid helps create a custom color and coverage to your foundation, and when mixed with a moisturizer you can make your own BB or CC cream. They usually come in a dropper bottle so you can add as little or as much as you need.

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Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

Clinique BIY Pigment Drops

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

Hard Candy Glamoflauge Mix In Pigment Makeup Drops

Did your skin get extra dry from all the sunbathing?

Then forego the foundation altogether and opt for a tinted moisturizer or BB cream to help with any dryness from sunburns or harsh weather. They’re often more lightweight, but still give great coverage. It helps create a more natural look while hydrating your skin, and makes wearing concealer optional.

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(For Oily Skin)

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

NYX Beauty Balm

(For Dry Skin)

Estee Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB Cream

Elf Tinted Moisturizer

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Is your powder blush sliding off?

Use a cream or liquid blush instead! They are easier to blend and a little goes a long way. Plus as the temperature drops, a little extra moisture can make all the difference. Also this typically lasts longer than powder blush and gives off a natural dewy finish! And who doesn’t want to look dewy af?

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NARS The Multiple

Glossier Cloud Paint

L’oreal Visible Lift Blur Blush

Is that powder foundation you always use suddenly looking a little cakey?

Ditch the powder foundation and opt for loose or setting powder. Not only is it lighter on the skin, but you can also use less of it. Concentrate on using it in problem areas like your t-zone and to prevent any creasing under the eyes.

Dust a little on your whole face using a fluffy powder brush and you’ll be good to go! And good news! You aren’t as oily in cold weather, so as it gets colder outside you can use even less. In fact, it’s important that you do so your skin retains as much moisture as possible.

Recommended Products

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Cover FX Illuminating Setting Powder

Ben Nye Luxury Powder

Elf Cosmetics Studio HD Powder

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Are your lips sunburnt?

Girl, don’t sweat it! Switch out the matte lip for a gloss. Not only does it help keep your lips from peeling or chapping longer, it makes them look fuller for those that need a little extra plumping for their pout. Adding a gloss to your lipstick enhances the color and gives it a high definition finish.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer

NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss

Glossier Clear Lip Gloss

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Gloss

Seasonal changes to your skin tone are normal, so don’t freak out the next time you lay on the beach for three shades too long. Adjusting the smallest things in your beauty routine can make the biggest difference in your makeup without breaking out your skin, or putting a hole in your pocket.

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