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Get A New Foundation Shade for Summer!

Do you need a new foundation shade for summer? In terms of skin tone, some people look exactly the same year-round. This can be true if you’re extra-careful about avoiding the sun, for example. However, even using sunblock every time you go outside doesn’t guarantee that there won’t be a minor change in your skin tone from winter to summer.

“[D]espite your best efforts to slather on the SPF and stay out of the sun, there’s a good chance your face will be slightly darker in July than it was in January. You’ll want to choose a shade that enhances your sun-kissed skin rather than make it look pasty,” advises Health.com beauty writer Lisa De Santis.

That’s why Smart Cover’s makeup kits are so ideal. The Deluxe 10-Piece Starter Kit comes with three shades of the Concealing Crème. With the Light kit you get Light, Medium and Dark Beige. With the Dark Kit you get Golden Tan, Dark Beige and Deep Beige.

Remember, you can blend shades to find your perfect match. Just squeeze a little of each (about a dime-sized drop) into the palm of your hand and mix them together with your finger. Then apply. This video can help you find your shade.

Byrdie.com‘s Kaitlyn Mclintock has some suggestions for summer lip shades. If you have a deep complexion, your options are virtually boundless. Everything from hot pink to reds with hints of orange or even purple will be gorgeous on you. For medium to olive tones, think orange and sheer corals.

If you have a light complexion, this year is all about coral pinks or even just shiny glosses with a hint of pink, like Smart Cover’s Two-in-One Glowstick. Once you have the right foundation shade for summer, and a fun new lipstick, the summer is yours to enjoy!