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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Dare To Bare: How To Achieve A Gorgeous Glow This Summer

Summer is nearly here, and it’s time to strip back the makeup and embrace that barely-there look. If you’re not confident about minimal makeup, don’t panic. I've put together this guide to show you exactly how to achieve a gorgeous glowing complexion with minimal hassle!

/ Skin care tips /

Everybody wants that flawless, filtered look these days. Sadly, most of us don’t have perfect skin, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t look and feel fabulous without spending hours in front of the mirror. If you’re keen to embrace a more natural look for summer, start by devoting some time and attention to your skin. Everyone should have a skin care regime. If you look after your complexion, you should reap the rewards. There are hundreds of products out there, and while it can be fun to try different brands and products including a favourite of mine Chamonix skin care, it can be tricky to pin down your favourites. Always look for items that match your skin type, and go for products that offer what you’re trying to achieve. If you want dewy skin, for example, don’t go for mattifying creams or lotions. If you’ve got dry skin, look out for hydrating solutions. If you’ve got oily skin, avoid oil-based products. Never go to bed with your makeup on, and exfoliate once a week. Moisturise daily.

/ Choosing the right foundation /

It’s so important to choose the right foundation if you’re going for that natural summer glow. You don’t want anything too heavy that hides your skin or a shade that’s going to give your face a completely different colour to the rest of your body. Avoid powder or liquid foundations that offer full coverage if you’re going for a barely-there look. Opt for lighter liquids, mineral powders or even a BB or CC cream if you have clear skin. Ask an assistant to match your shade, and always make sure you test different colours in natural light. Use a brush or your fingers to apply your foundation, and make sure you blend well. If you have problem areas, for example, you have dark circles under your eyes or a few spots, use concealer either underneath or on top on your foundation. This will give you extra coverage without making you look too done up.

/ Highlighting hints /

For that beautiful glow, highlighters are a must. If you’re going for a subtle look, you don’t want to be too heavy-handed and try and contour too much. Dab a small amount of highlighter on the areas that would naturally reflect light, including the cheekbones, brow bones, the bridge of the nose, and your Cupid’s bow. Blend using a sponge or a brush.

/ Bronzing basics /

Most of us like to have a bit of colour when the sun is shining. For a natural look, opt for a sweep of bronzer on the parts of your face that catch the sun. Use a brush to add colour to your cheekbones, your forehead and the end of the nose. Go for a warm shade that is slightly darker than your natural skin tone.

I cannot wait for the Summer months to come, and if you’re eager to embrace the natural look with me, then you’ve come to the right place. It’s time to get your glow on! For upcoming natural makeup looks, I'd love for you to head over to my brand new Youtube Channel and subscribe!