We are now far too educated to lather our skin in oil and deep fry ourselves in the sun to achieve that golden summer glow. To avoid looking like the leathery old lady from the movie, There’s Something About Mary in your future years try some of my simple makeup tips and tricks to get that summertime glow for your next event.
Try using MAC face and body foundation for a daytime look; it is a lightweight foundation that offers a sheer to medium buildable coverage. I love it applied sparingly so you can still see some freckles. It is water resistant and sweat resistant, so you don’t need to worry about it sliding off your face on hot days. It also does not contain sunscreen so you won’t end up with that white reflect in your selfies. Avoid using powder over the top of your foundation to keep skin dewy looking.
If you have quite oily skin, just use a touch of powder down the centre of the face; forehead, nose and chin to matte out any excess shine. As the name suggests, you can use Face and Body Foundation on your body too without the fear of it rubbing off onto your clothes. Use it down your neck and across the décolletage, depending on what you are wearing, or apply it to your legs to add some colour, or to disguise blotchiness and spider veins.
Mac Matte Bronze bronzing powder is fabulous for contouring your face and eyes while at the same time providing a natural sun-kissed look. Apply under the cheekbone, along the forehead, and in the creases of the eye socket to enhance your face and eye shape. If you wish, you can also run it down the sides of your nose and under the tip to subtly contour. I’m a massive fan of skin looking like it’s your own. Try highlighting with cream products which give the illusion that the glow is coming from within rather than powders, which in daylight can look heavy and overdone. Mac Cream Colour Base, in Shell, is amazing for a golden luminous glow on the cheekbones, brow bone, and very minimally down the centre of the nose. You can also add a touch along your collarbones and to the centre of your top lip line to make these areas look more prominent.
Finish with a touch of your favourite gloss and lashings of mascara, throw on a sundress and look like an effortlessly natural, golden goddess with your summer glow on!