3 Easy Steps to Fake a Sun-Kissed Glow

Bronzers, shimmer bricks, and highlighters that mimic the golden-hour glow—find out how to maximise on these gorge goodies to get that ‘I-just-got-back-from-a-vacay’ look.  

A glowing, ‘warm’ face has turned into a runway staple. It’s simple, striking, and has the right amount of glam to turn you into a head-turner. Here’s a step-by-step to ensure you look #LIT, always.

1. Prep the Canvas: We mean your face. Skip the foundation and cover up any imperfections with a concealer.

2. Add Colour: Bronzer has become a beauty staple—it adds warmth to your face in summer and helps correct any sallowness in winter. The general rule of thumb is to pick a shade that’s two shades darker than your skin tone, and that works well for medium tones. Fair skin tones can use a darker shade of highlighter for an all-over glow-meets-warmth, while brownish-red tones work for dark skin tones.

Just like highlighter, apply bronzer to the high points of your face, where the sun would naturally hit your skin using a fluffy face brush. Use the formula sparingly and add if need be. Pro tip: bronzers can also double as contour powders (but only the non-shimmer kinds).

3. Finishing Touch: Sweep some across your lids to make it look natural, and apply a few coats of mascara to open up your eyes for a fresh-faced look.

Products to use: 



Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess, 5,500



Smashbox Cosmetics The Cali Contour Palette, 3,750



Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder, 3,625



Clarins Bronzing Compact, price on request



Milani Bronzer XL, 1,300



Paese Mosiac Bronzer, 1,700



M·A·C Mineralize Skinfinish, 2,850



Givenchy Les Saisons Poudre Bonne Mine Bronzer, 4,325