Sticking to Your Old Shade
It can be frustrating to purchase makeup and find that after a couple of days in the sun your foundation and concealer are the wrong shade. But it's a big mistake to continue wearing your Winter shade when you've got a tan. Even if you use sunscreen, there's no way around this if you're living in a place that has a significant change of seasons. In the heart of the Summer, you could be two full shades darker than the shade you were wearing in February.
The good news is that most makeup won't go bad if placed aside in a cool, dark storage area, so you can pull your lighter shades back out of the drawer when your Summer tan starts fading. An easy way to make the shift is by switching to a CC or BB cream for the Summer months. These formulas offer a high level of SPF and often come in four to six shade choices, making it easy to choose the right shade for you. A favorite of mine is the IT Cosmetics CC Cream in shades "medium-tan" and "tan."