Winter time is the right time to change your foundation color

Unless you’re Snooki of MTV’s “Jersey Shore”fame, chances are your skin isn’t a neon apricot color year round.

As temperatures drop and the sun shines a little bit less outside, it’s time to don a lighter foundation color or shade. Consider it a required winter fashion staple, right up there with Steve Madden bootiesand sequin tops. If you’re normally tan in the summer, try wearing a fair, normal or nude tinted foundation to compensate for weather changes. Otherwise your face will look unnaturally orange. Sunlight does change the shade and undertones of naturally dark skin too, so no matter how dark your skin is already, consider swapping your foundation color for something more suited to the way your skin looks in the winter.

I’ve recently switched out my fave tinted moisturizer from Stilafor a different shade. It’s only one shade lighter — but the light pink tones in the “fair” shade suit my features more than the slightly-beige moisturizer I used during the summer.

You can use your hand to find the right foundation shade for winter, but be careful because the foundation that you end up picking needs to be a few shades lighter than your hand, in most cases. Foundation should match your neck color, so use that as a reference.

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Emileigh Clare

Multimedia copy editor at the York Daily Record/Sunday News

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