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Kissed by the sun

How to keep the summer glow through fall

Slowly but surly summer is coming to an end. And while I love fall with its golden leaves, morning mist and fresh air, I’m not quite ready to bid my sun-kissed tan goodbye. To me summer means getting a make-up artists’ service for free: Freckles dancing on my nose, the blue of my eyes popping without the help of mascara and my skin looking firm and fit. If only I knew how to keep that perfect, glowy skin? Spray tans and sun parlors are out of the question and a heavy foundation is not quite for me.

But there’s help after all! I’ve ploughed through makeup tutorials en masse, spoke to friends in the beauty industry and tried a couple of recommended products. Here are a couple of finds I’d like to share with you:

 

Tinted moisturizer

Instead of using a proper foundation, try a tinted moisturizer. I love the Perfect Look Skin Miracle by This Works. It helps evening out your skin tone and gives a fresh boost of hydration. Although it comes out quite greenish-brown in colour and very rich, once massaged in, your skin looks amazing. Since this one has got no SPF, use a light day cream with sun protection underneath and you are good to go.

This Works Perfect Look Skin Miracle

This Works Perfect Look Skin Miracle

Highlighter

If you prefer a rather shiny and shimmery look try the Ilia Radiant Beauty Balm. The balm is infused with gold particles that diffuse light and gives your skin an instant glow. The SPF20 provides UVA and UVB protection, coconut and aloe vera moisturize and hydrate. What else can you ask for?

Ilia Radiant Beauty Balm

Ilia Radiant Beauty Balm

Bronzer

The key is to not go darker than one or two nuances from your natural skin tone. You should know your skin well to chose the right shade. For a rather olive skin tone try the copper shades of bronzers. If you are more yellow in the undertone, chose the peachy shades. When it comes to the formula, there is no good or bad. Powder, cream or liquid bronzers, try what works best for you and start shining.

Tata Harper

Tata Harper Very Bronzing

 

Rouge

The quickest way to give your face that certain glow is by highlighting your cheekbones with a nice blush. I myself do not leave the house without my lip2cheek stick from RMS. Its creamy texture is easy to blend in and within seconds I can give my lips and cheeks a natural fresh finish. Perfect on the go.

RMS lip2cheek balm

RMA Lip2cheek Balm

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