As the Sun plays hide and seek, it’s time you mastered the latest make-up trend. Make your sun kissed glow look more modern by trying a sculpted bronze look. This season try our most recommended summer daytime and evening makeup mantra.
STEP BY STEP SUMMER DAY LOOK
PREP YOUR SKIN
ONE: Start off with a clean and moisturized face. Use a moisturizer that suits your skin type and offers day-long hydration. This will plump up your skin, providing a smooth, even surface for makeup application. Remember to use a moisturizer with SPF. Recommended: SHESEIDO – Extra Smooth Sun Protection Lotion SPF 38 PA++
TWO: Make sure to prep up your eyes and skin with primer.
THREE: Spray MAC’s Fix + on your face evenly, this will help your makeup stay fresh for the day.
FOUR: Apply foundation and concealer. Concealer is blended well to hide any dark circles. Use Powder to set your base.
FIVE: Brush on some highlighter on top of your cheekbones and cheeks.
SIX: Choose a bronzer that’s not too shimmery, matte or orange. Add it to the high point on the face using a big kabuki brush. If you are not someone who likes to use bronzer, instead simply apply a nude or soft coral blush on the apple of your cheeks.
SEVEN: With a contouring brush apply the same bronzer right under your cheek bones and jawline. This will highlight your cheek bones and give your face a sculpted look.
EIGHT: Eye shadow with a matte natural skin tone is blended on the eyelids to just beneath the brow, including the inner corners. Another alternative is using your highlighter as base shadow.
NINE: With a contouring brush for eyes; same bronzer is blended well into the eye socket for depth.
TEN: Bronzy or Dark Brown Eyeliner is applied with a fine angle brush along the upper lash line. Followed by, a coloured liner on the bottom lash line. You can match it with your outfit.
ELEVEN: Curl your lashes and apply a thin layer of mascara on the top lashes only.
TWELVE: Eyebrows are filled and defined using a brow shader.
THIRTEEN: The last and my personal favorite step, applying gloss! You may choose to apply a peachy, coral, baby pink or even nude gloss.
STEP BY STEP TRANSFORMATION of your DAY LOOK INTO AN EVENING LOOK:
ONE: Make Sure to blot out any excess oil on your face with blotting paper
TWO: Powder yourself in oily areas with some Translucent or Setting Powder. This will help you look fresh and matte all day.
THREE: Darken your upper lash line eyeliner (black), with an angled eyeliner brush.
FOUR: A darker shadow matching your outfit is blended well in the crease to add more depth.
FIVE: False lashes are optional
SIX: Two or three coats of Mascara is applied to top and bottom lashes
SEVEN: Coral, peach or baby pink blush is applied right under the check bones.
EIGHT: Nude lipstick is applied all over your lips. A lip brush is used to create a long lasting finish. Lip gloss matching with your blush enhances lips with a gorgeous, shimmery, glossy shine.
FAVORITE PRODUCTS FOR SUMMER; MUST HAVES, especially for this look:
SHESEIDO – Extra Smooth Sun Protection Lotion SPF 38 PA++ $34
This amazing Sunscreen is fast absorbing, leaves no chalky residue behind. It’s oil free, thus great for all skin types.
NARS – Laguna Bronzing Powder $39
Great Bronzer to have all year around! Bronzing Powder creates the ultimate healthy glow. Diffused powders with golden shimmer create an all-over warmth or contour for the face perfect for creating or enhancing the look of tanned skin. It’s great for all Skin tones.
MAKE UP FOREVER – Eye Primer $25
One Eye Primer that is great for those girls out there who work hard for more then 8 hours and want their primer to work just as hard without smudging. Enriched with Mineral powders, lightweight, spreads evenly and helps your eye shadows stay vibrant ALL DAY without a single crease!
MAC – Fix + $25
This is a great product all the girls need for summer! An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up