Who doesn’t love the look of sun-kissed skin? During the summer it’s the only makeup trend on my agenda, as I never tire of enhancing my complexion’s natural glow. Of course, a little sunshine can help when achieving this look, but there’s also a plethora of products that can be used to mimic and enhance the skin’s radiance.
Sunkissed skin can instantly make you appear healthier and who doesn’t want that? So, whether you’re faking a glow or enhancing it, here are the makeup items you need in your makeup bag to get a glow, pronto.
Preparing the skin is important whatever makeup look you’re creating, especially if you want it to last! However, when we’re talking specifically about sunkissed skin preparation is vital as it will enable you to correct particular problems (in this instance dullness).
A primer I return to, time and time again for a glow boost is the MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 – Skin Equalizer Radiant Primer in 9 Yellow. Thanks to its vibrant banana hue, this skin-enhancing primer works to counteract purple and blue undertones, bringing to life any areas of dullness, for a bright and youthful appearance.
If you’re serious about radiance, then make sure you start with the basics – already glowing skin will enhance the results of your foundation!
A sunkissed complexion is always beautifully unified, but never masked. Therefore a foundation that offers seamless coverage but isn’t cakey is a must; cue the MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Face & Body Foundation, a buildable liquid foundation that has a refreshing water-gel texture and provides a radiant, dewy finish.
There are a few reasons why Water Blend stands out from the crowd and has made it onto this list. Firstly, it has the ability to provide coverage exactly where you need it, whilst hydrating and allowing the skin to breathe. Secondly, it’s available in a great line-up of shades and last but not least it’s waterproof, making it the ideal holiday pick – just pair it with your favourite SPF and you’re good to go!
Dark circles and sunkissed skin just don’t go hand-in-hand, so a top notch concealer is a must-have. If you’re looking for high coverage that looks natural and feels comfortable, look no further than the MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Concealer – my personal holy grail concealer.
A cult favourite, this miracle working concealer will erase dark circles and imperfections immediately, whilst boosting radiance and re-energising the eye area. A product that I recommend over and over, I can say with confidence that this little wonder will not let you down.
This is where the phrase ‘sunkissed’ really comes into play. Picking the right bronzer will take your complexion from dull to divine in a few short sweeps, so getting it right is crucial. My bronzer of choice this summer has been the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Bronze Fusion – its buttery formula blends beautifully!
Available in an array of shades, there really is a colour for everyone, no matter your skin tone. And they’re even available in both matte and iridescent finishes, so whether you like a little shimmer or prefer to contour with matte, you’ll be spoilt for choice. And that’s not it either; the formula is waterproof so come rain or shine your glow will stay put.
Now for my favourite step, the highlight! The perfect way to round-off a sunkissed glow, a highlighter will bring light to the complexion as well as define the high points of the face, such as the cheekbones, brow bones and the cupid’s bow.
My current highlighter love is the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Light Fusion in 2 Golden, its warm tone makes the skin look radiant and ethereal, without being overpowering. With a gel-powder texture, the powder sweeps delicately over the skin, leaving a golden trail that compliments a sunkissed glow beautifully.