One of the things that we love about going to the beach is getting that sun-kissed summer glow. Golden skin and tan lines ⏤ it’s a look that all women go crazy for. But, as we all know, there is no healthy way to tan. In fact, studies show that being exposed to too much sunlight can cause harmful consequences such as skin cancer, which is why most of us will always look for ways to protect ourselves from harmful UV rays as much as possible. Or better, we look for alternatives to have a tan without the need for sunlight.
It is only natural for us to want to go for that radiating complexion you get from soaking up the sun rays, right? You don’t have to worry anymore because we’ve got you covered! Did you know, there are healthy ways to fake that sun-kissed look without going outside and harming your skin! Create a Sunkissed glow without the sun with makeup; if you haven’t already tried it you should.
Forget about the damaging effects of UV rays and follow these makeup tips to get the summer glow you’ve always wanted:
Prep Your Skin By Exfoliating
The most apparent but relevant tip is to exfoliate. Remove all of the dry, dead layers of skin, and you’ll discover a brighter and more youthful complexion underneath. Through regular exfoliation, you will be improving your skin and making it adhere better to makeup products. Also, you’ll see a vast improvement in your application since exfoliation will make your skin look more hydrated.
Look Natural with Lightweight Foundations
If possible, avoid going for the heavy stuff and instead choose foundations with sheer to medium coverage. You can also opt for tinted moisturizers and BB creams for a lighter look. Aside from the fact that heavy foundations might usually feel cakey especially in warmer weather, going with lightweight products as your base will give you a more dewy and natural look, which is perfect for that subtle sun-kissed glow.
Bronzers are Your Best Friend
Bronzers are a definite must-have to achieve that summer look. These are one of the most required makeup products when it comes to getting that glow because they are meant to imitate the sun. When choosing your bronzer, make sure to find the right one that goes well with your skin tone. Not all bronzers are the same and what you need is to pick a bronzer that is two or three shades darker than your skin tone for contouring and a sunkissed glow.
Highlight the Right Areas
When it comes to highlighting, a strategic application is a must. You need to highlight or illuminate parts of your face where the sun naturally hits. This will bring out your natural features more and give it that radiance and luminosity that it needs. The best areas to highlight are the centre of your nose, the highest point of your cheek and above your brow.
Choose Warm Tones and Nudes
Beach vibes are all about warmth. Keep in mind that choosing earth tones will give you those warm pigments that will enhance your bronzed look. Go for simple brown shades for your eyeshadow and for the cheeks you can choose a blush that’s warm-toned with a hint of glitter.
To finish off that perfect glow, don’t forget your lips. Choose our Muse Matte Liquid Lipstick and go for a nude lipstick shade there’s a nude for every skintone. Warm weather means that you need lipstick hues that help emphasize a golden tan. At Shade M Beauty, we have the Desrose, Off Beat, and Bare for that enhanced natural beauty. What makes them even better is that they are Halal Certified, PETA Approved, Vegan Friendly, Cruelty-Free & Clean beauty products and they will surely be a perfect fit for your sun-kissed summer glow!