Texas Summer Beauty Challenge: Seasonal Makeup Matching

Live through a Texas summer and you know: survival is the goal. But don’t let three-digit temperatures get the best of you. Tune in to our Texas Summer Beauty Challenge series. Intern Kristi McCann is tracking down expert advice to help you get through the summer and look good doing it.

It’s nearly August, and after beach vacations and weekends by the pool, your skin is probably pretty bronzed. (Hopefully you’ve been wearing sunscreen.) But if you’re like me, you’re starting to notice your year-round foundation doesn’t quite match up to your freshly tanned skin. That’s why this week, we spoke with one of Grand Spa’s makeup artists Angela Alan to learn how to find the perfect tint for your summer foundation.

Angela strongly advises you match the color of the foundation to your jawline and never to your neck. In the summer, your face generally will become the darkest, but you want to find a foundation that will blend nicely. Your jawline is a good place to start. “The trick is to find a shade that practically disappears on your skin and works with your undertones,” she says. “If you have pink undertones, go for a more yellow based foundation to conceal the pink.” And visa versa. It also can be helpful to wear a foundation for a day before you purchase it to see if it still looks even and matches your skin in the natural light.

And for Angela’s favorite products, she says it depends on the preference of the wearer. If you have a quick morning makeup routine, she suggests purchasing a tinted moisturizer, such as Revision Skincare’s Intellishade, $50 (also beloved by our shopping editor), which has SPF and anti-aging properties. It can be purchased at dermatologist offices and at med spas, including Grand Spa. But if you’re more of a mineral makeup girl, Angela personally uses La Bella Donna’s Loose Minerals powder, $55, which has SPF and is waterproof. This product can be purchased online.

Kristi McCann is a shopping intern.