The Sun Kissed Glow of Summer

May 22, 2009 • Magazine

The Sun Kissed Glow of Summer

The Sun Kissed Glow of Summer

Sat, 2009-05-23 09:00

Kelley Epps-Woods

This season’s look is all about a healthy glow and the sun kissed look of summer. It is no longer the typical metallic shine of the past. Now it is more subtle and matte. The matte bronze look gives your skin the illusion of healthy tanned skin. Most popular during the summer months you can still apply this makeup all year round for a fresh faced look, without looking like you spent too many hours in the sun. 

For the faint of heart that would just like a healthy dose of color, try a liquid bronzer like, MAC Lustre Drops Bronzer. Rub it in with your daily moisturizer using a damp sponge to achieve a healthy glow. Apply it to the neck as well to avoid the two-toned effect. For more enhancement apply a matte bronzer like Cargo Medium Matte Bronzer or Guerlain’s Terracota Matte Bronzer Powder to the outer areas of your face, cheeks, chin and nose. 

When creating a bronzed look color is necessary to bring balance to the face. You can incorporate this with eyeshadow such as Laura Mercier’s Eye Mosaic in Mediterranean Sea or Sahara Sun. The perfect combination of color, shimmer and glow brightens your eyes. 

Next, for a naturally flushed cheek apply a color like Benefit’s CORALista, a coral-pink powder that warms up your complexion. For lips, apply a nude, bronze or coral color to your lips. Use one that has a sheen or gloss to it, like Estee Lauder’s High Gloss in Coral Goddess or a lip balm like Laura Mercier HydraTint SPF 15 in Apricot Tint or Bronze Tint. It will give off an iridescent, dewy look. 

Whether heading to on a tropical quest or need to look like you just got back, your skin begs for a golden glow and makeup that flatters it makes stepping into summer a sun-kissed day at the beach. 

Get The Look:
1. M·A·C ‘Lustre Drops’ Bronzer $18
2. Cargo Matte Bronzer $25
3. Gueralian Terracota Bronzing Powder $46
4. Laura Mercier Eye Mosaic $35
5. Benefit CORALista $28
6. Estee Lauder’s High Gloss in Coral Goddess $16
7. Laura Mercier ‘HydraTint’ Lip Balm SPF 15 $20

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