We all covet that post-holiday sun kissed look, where our skin is glowing, even and radiant with health.
But whether you’ve been to the White Island or not, this summer you can look like you’ve been soaking up the rays (instead of sitting behind a screen) with these sun kissed skin must-haves.
For those blessed with exotic holidays and good genes, bare sun kissed skin is all you need, but for the rest of us a light dusting of bronzer and carefully chosen highlighters and glosses can yield the high impact results we’ve been lusting after.
Get gorgeous sun kissed skin without the Caribbean holiday and annual sunburn!
Firstly, use a mineral foundation to provide a flawless base that your other sun kissed make-up essentials can adhere to. Mineral foundations can be applied lighter than ordinary liquids and powders so your natural glow will still show through.
Inika’s foundations offer SPF 15 protection and won’t clog your pores.
Suitable for all skin types and available in a range of colors, they provide reliable coverage and a matt texture.
The perfect bronzer
Sun kissed skin has to start with bronzer. Following your foundation add summer color to your cheeks with a dependable bronzer that matches your skin tone.
Bobbi Brown have a great selection of bronzers and brushes to apply them with – so you can get make-up artist results at home.
Eyes and cheeks
Perfect your bronzed make-up look with Sue Devitt’s Eye & Cheek Palette in BeauSoleil.
Made with hydrating marine minerals and rich in pigment this multi-tonal palette will add sun kissed color to your lids and cheeks – contouring your face into post-holiday perfection.
We love that this palette is formulated with the skin benefits of the sea – so even if you didn’t make it to Ibiza this summer, your make-up has almost all the benefits of a beach side break – without the sun damage.
Sue’s Expert Beauty Tip: ‘To create depth and to contour and ‘warm’ the face, sweep the four shades in the palette along the cheekbones and along the bridge of the nose.’
Bronzing black skin
BECCA Cosmetic’s International Make-Up Artist Claire Allanson says: ““To give a bronzed quality to black skin, you need to create an even, deep base with a good fake tan.
“Once you have this rich base, highlight the skin with a deep bronze highlighter to give a luminous bronze effect – BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz is perfect for this, as it gives this quality without making the skin go darker.”
Formulated with SPF 20 and light-reflecting particles, this will smooth out imperfections and leave skin glowing with summer vitality.
Sun drenched gloss
Sexy summer lips should always have a touch of shine. This honey-enriched gloss from The Body Shop gives lips a sheer tint with sparkling shine and can be worn alone or with a lip colour.
Tip – don’t over charge your lips – a subtle hint of dewy beauty is all you need.
Shimmer & shine
Dry oil is awesome for rehydrating skin and this shimmery version by Nuxe not only nourishes, it also gives you a gorgeously subtly sparkle as well.
Skin looks glossy and gorgeous!
Tip – A little goes a long way!