Summer time is finally here and I couldn’t be happier! Longer days, warm weather and yummy BBQ’s are some of the many reasons that I love Summer! From a makeup point of view, I love Summer for the bronzed, tanned looks.
As you may already know, I’m already a sucker for fake tan and use it around once a week. However in the Summer, I get naturally tanned so have no need for the fake stuff! I like to coordinate my makeup with the glow and colour of my skin, as I like it to all tie in together.
One of my favourite things to do is use a big flat kabuki brush. I have one from ELF and use it paired with a bronzer to give my face a gorgeous colour. I prefer to use a bronzer that doesn’t have tons and tons of pigment, so I can apply an even layer without looking muddy. My favourite is the Make Up Forever Pro Bronze Fusion. This is a lovely bronzer but it is buildable so great for this use. Of course if I am doing this, I will still use a darker more pigmented bronzer to contour, as I still love a chiselled face!
To pair up with my newly bronzed and tanned skin, I have to have some glow! Highlight is my favourite part of makeup and in the Summer, my love for it doubles. In the Summer, I like to start with a base of liquid highlighter under my foundation. This will give me an overall dewy glow which is perfect for the weather. I then like to use a golden-coloured highlight underneath my usual highlight, as this complements the tanned colour of my skin and helps blend everything together nicely. One of my favourite products for this is the Revolution Highlighter Palette. It has such a range of colours and is blinding!
I don’t always wear tons of makeup in the Summer if it is really hot, but if I do, I love to be as bronzed and glowy as can be!