Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Get Glowing Summer Skin!

Summer is always our favourite time to show some skin and let our natural beauty shine through. So here's a fun tutorial on how to still have fun with a natural makeup look, and really play up a glowing tan!

1 Apply a lightweight foundation all over and concealer in areas of concern (under the eyes, on any blemishes). You'll find in the summer you not only don't like the feel of a fuller coverage foundation, but you wont need it, and light coverage foundations or tinted moisturizers are perfect for this time of year. Lightly dust a setting powder through the centre of the face.
2 Buffing a warm bronzer on the high points of the face will create a natural looking tan. Apply your bronzer across the top of the cheeks, cheekbones and nose; the temples, forehead and hairline; the jawline, chin and brow bone.
3 Apply a luminizer (highlighter) on the top of the cheekbones, down the centre of the nose, and bring it all over the lid from lash line to brow bone. This will give the skin that really gorgeous glow you always see on celebrities.
4 Use an angled brush to apply a dark brown shadow against the upper and lower lashes on the outer corners of the eyes. This is a great way to softly line your eyes and it makes your lashes appear thicker!
5 Line your waterline with an off white pencil for a wide eyed look. Avoid using a straight white pencil if you want a more natural look. 
Apply one coat of mascara to the upper lashes.
7 Softly define the natural shape of your brows. You want them to look natural, but remember that your brows frame your face and really play an important role in how polished you look.
8 Apply a light, natural beige/pink coloured gloss to the lips to finish. 

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And remember, one of the best ways to get glowing skin all over is to exfoliate! Exfoliating not only sloughs off dead skin which will better absorb moisture and colour, but also stimulates and brings blood to the surface of the skin to reveal a youthful and natural glow!

Hope you guys are staying radiant this summer!

Products Used:
Chanel Vitalumier Foundation
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Colour 'Medium' (love!)
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder '01'
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish 'Semi Precious Crystal Pink' (limited edition)
Two Faced Eyeshadow 'Like A Virgin'
Benefit High Brow Pencil (for the waterline)
Hourglass Film Noir Mascara
Guerlain Kiss Kiss Gloss '865'

xo candice
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