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The 5-step guide to ace a summer glow

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The fashion messiahs stomping down the runway this year all had one thing in common – the iconic 'summer glow'. Here's our version of the timeless summer makeup look in five simple steps to get you out the door (in a matter of minutes). Think: dewy faces, sun-kissed skin, a fresh flush, and natural lips!

Do Some Dotting

Skip the foundation altogether. Yes, you read that right. Breathe and repeat after us: less is more. Simply dab a good concealer on problem areas. This will hide blemishes, conceal spots, and brighten under-eye dark circles too. But if you're too scared to go naked and prefer a little coverage opt for a tinted moisturizer or BB cream that is absolutely budge-proof. We swear by Natio's Acne Clear & Cover Tinted Daily Repair Oil Free Moisturiser or The Face Shop's BB Power Perfection Cushion to tone the face in seconds.

Blend In Bronzer

For that beautifully tanned goddess-like vibe it's time to add some warmth. Choose a bronzer stick or bronzer cream formula that is less prone to creasing and caking in the scorching heat. L.A. Girl's Velvet Contour Bronzer Stick has a feather-light texture that feels like second skin. Another fan-favourite is MUA's Luxe Bronzed Shimmer's creamy formula, full of shiny gold pigments! Concentrate on areas of the face that sunrays naturally hit such as over the apples of the cheeks, across the bridge of the nose, and on the temples.

Shimmer And Shine

All that glitters is not gold, its liquid skin illuminator! Add light-catching highlights by blending a touch of liquid or cream illuminator for natural-looking radiance. Apply a few drops over the high cheekbones, strategically on the décolletage, and cupid's bow. NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator and Colorbar's Radiant Glow Face Illuminator Glamour are the perfect accoutrements from an a.m. to p.m lit-from-within face lift.

Ethereal Eyes

Let your eyes be the focal point of this entire look. Using the L'Oreal Paris Color Riche La Palette - Nude Rose sweep the lightest color shadow across your entire lid. Then take a medium shade and start to blend it from halfway across your eyelid. Using a fluffy blending makeup brush, sweep the darkest shade into the outer corner of the eye and the crease to create an intense shadow for the ultimate smokey appeal. Don't forget to highlight your angles by dusting a small amount of the lighter shadow over your brow bone and you're done! Lock it in with a dash of kajal and waterproof mascara.

Multitasking Makeup

To finish up, don't go all in for a candy-floss pout but steal the show with minimalistic lips. Use a hardworking lip and cheek stain preferably in pale pink to complement rosy cheeks. The Body Shop's Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick boasts of a velvety, petal-soft colour with a floral aroma and easy application, while Lakme's 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color in a powdery matte finish has the longest-lasting, intense colour-locking formula.
Spritz some setting spray to prevent everything from melting off and flaunt your gorgeous summer makeup!
Here's a simple makeup look tutorial: Five Steps To Achieve The ‘No-Makeup’ Makeup Look
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