Thursday, 22 July 2010

Get That Perfect Glowing Summer Complexion!

Get sun-kissed & summer-glow gorgeous this summer with these few simple make-up tips! Make-up for the summer should be natural & minimal giving the effect of a healthy bronzed complexion, keeping it on a minimal scale also makes this perfect for even the fairest of skin tones as well, so everybody can have glowing summer skin that even girl of the week, Jennifer Aniston would be envious of!
First step is to use a tinted moisturiser, normal liquid foundation is too heavy for this as a very sheer coverage is required to keep it natural, go for a shade darker than you would normally opt for in a foundation, as you can go a little darker with such a light coverage, apply a very light amount all over the face & blend well with a make-up sponge, make sure you blend throughly around the jaw line & lightly down on to the neck. If you have any blemishes apply a little concealer over the top of your tinted moisturiser (making sure the colour matches), again blend well & use a concealer brush for a perfect finish.
Next take a golden skin highlighter liquid & blend over the top of your cheek bones where the sun would normally catch, then use a bronzer & brush over the cheek bones as well as the forehead area & blend throughly along the jawline too. When choosing a bronzer it is best to go with a shimmer brick that has a combination of bronzes, golds & warm pinks as it will give a more natural colour, remember we want 'golden' not 'burnt orange'!
For the eyes just go with a light golden wash of colour, choose a loose powder in light gold or a warm nude for a natural look & blend over the lid & into the socket line then take a light golden highlighter just under the brow bone, finish them off with your favourite mascara.
For the lips stay with a gloss, opt for a tinted lip-balm to keep them soft & keep the colour to either a light beige or gold. As a finishing touch take some bronzer over your collar bone & chest area for some added bronze sparkle!
To keep everything in place & hold your natural summer look use some finishing spray. We want to keep everything dewy and finishing powder is too heavy & matte, so go for Skindinavia's Make-Up Finishing Spray. It keeps the makeup hydrated & holds it firmly in place all day long!!

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