Going to a tanning salon can give you a sun-kissed glow. However, the change to your skin tone likely means your current makeup supplies are no longer a complementary shade. The guide below offers advice for updating your cosmetics to suit the new you.

How to Wear Makeup After Tanning

1. Abandon the Foundation

Tanning will give your skin a naturally bronzed sheen and help even out its tone. In most cases, foundation will only dull your radiant look. Also, it can be challenging to find a foundation that correctly matches your new skin color.

For these reasons, opt for a tinted moisturizer or concealer instead. If you need a bit more color, use bronzer in lieu of blush to enhance your tan. 

2. Explore New Lip Colors 

tanningA tan presents the ideal opportunity to try different lip shades. Go for warmer colors to match your warmer complexion, such as neutrals, corals, oranges, and bright reds rather than plum or other cool-toned reds. Instead of applying lip liner, use a brush and the lipstick to line your lips.

3. Go Lighter Around the Eyes 

With a deep tan, darker eye shadows can weigh your eyelids down. Therefore, go for peach undertones or shimmery pinks over cool colors. Also, try abstaining from eyeliner. Use brown mascara to lightly coat your lashes instead of black to help enliven the face and amplify your bronze glow.


If you’re looking for a positive and relaxing atmosphere to tan in, visit Touch of Bronze Tanning Salon in Stillwater, OK. They offer state-of-the-art equipment, a clean facility, and Smart Tan certified staff members who are readily available to answer your questions. Call (405) 533-1826 to schedule an appointment or visit them online for information about their current specials. This includes getting your first tan for free. Read satisfied customer reviews on Facebook.