You don’t have to live in sunny territory to embrace a sun-kissed look this season, especially when you’re armed with the right beauty gear. Bronzers, golden eyeshadow and lightweight foundation are the must-haves for creating that beach goddess look you crave, and it’s easier than you think to get that just-got-back-from-an-island-vacation look. Here are six simple steps to getting that youthful glow for the season:
Step 1: Cover Up with Concealer
A lightweight concealer is a must for covering up blemishes and for evening out a ruddy complexion.
Step 2: Apply a Mattifying Foundation
Even though you want to up the shine factor for your summer look, a mattifying foundation will help you create a flawless and smooth finish. You can use a few makeup tricks (see below) to create some contours and add some shine with glitter and gloss.
Step 3: Use a Bronzer to Warm Up Your Look
Apply a dual bronzer powder to the apples of your cheeks and dot on your chin and nose to create some contours. A powder or cream bronzer will warm up your look in a flash, giving you a subtle, sun-kissed glow that will make people wonder where on earth you jetted off to over the weekend.
Step 4: Brighten Up the Eyes with a Golden Touch
Use a gold-based eye color and glimmer powder to add some shine to your lids. These are perfect for day or night, and you can intensify the color by adding a dab of moisturizer or Vaseline to the mix. Use these generously on your lids to enhance your sun-kissed look.
Step 5: Go for Nude Lips
When you’re playing up your eyes, stick with a nude-colored lip gloss or lipstick to round out your look. If you do want to add a hint of color, go for pink or a light brown shade to complement the golds and browns on the rest of your face.
Step 6: Use a Translucent Finishing Powder
A light dab of translucent powder on your T-zone will keep shine at bay without flattening out your look. It’s the perfect finishing touch!
From cream eyeshadow to nude lip gloss, you can pull off that sun-kissed look with a few simple tweaks to your makeup routine. Just follow these six steps to get a fun, fresh look for the warmer months ahead!