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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: 

 

1

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess, 5,500

 

2

Smashbox Cosmetics The Cali Contour Palette, 3,750

 

3

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder, 3,625

 

4

Clarins Bronzing Compact, price on request

 

5

Milani Bronzer XL, 1,300

 

6

Paese Mosiac Bronzer, 1,700

 

7

M·A·C Mineralize Skinfinish, 2,850

 

8

Givenchy Les Saisons Poudre Bonne Mine Bronzer, 4,325