If you’ve been spending some time in the sun this summer (and we certainly hope you have!), you’re probably a shade or two darker than you were in the depths of winter.

Every girl experiences the need to downsize every once in a while, and there’s no time like the summer to skimp down on your daily essentials and get in touch with a simpler way of being.

There’s no unwritten rule discouraging the use of bronzer – especially during the summer! – but if you plan on looking polished and sophisticated versus overeasy and overdone, you’d be wise to pay attention to the fine balancing act that bronzer requires.

Summer, like winter, is a time for being bold – but in totally different ways. The burgundy lips that looked so de mode come late December are better off replaced with a honeysuckle stain once we enter the month of June, and as with all lip colors, there are ways to temper the rest of your makeup to match the dreamy season.

With the combination of heat and sun, women may often sweat off their foundation in the summer months. But, according to Allure magazine, there are a few simple ways that ladies can keep their makeup from melting.

Many summer beauty fads seem to center around bursts of color, but one popular trend embodies exactly the opposite – a "naked" face. But just because the look sounds bare, you still need the appropriate products to create it.