Monday, 8 August 2011

Make Up Monday - Get the sun Kissed look!

This weeks Make Up Monday I'm showing you how to achieve a sun kissed look with out having to step out in the sunshine!

I always find that in the summer my skin becomes slightly more oily than normal, this is due to the heat, having a heavier foundation on the skin won't help either so using a tinted moisturiser is the perfect solution! I have been using Garnier Miracle Skin perfecter all day BB cream, it is light weight but still gives you a good coverage and leaves the skin with a healthy glow!
Once you have applied your base the next step is Bronzer, the positioning of where you apply bronzer is the key to the sun kissed look, if you apply too much you could very easily go from being sun goddess to jersey shore in one swoop of a make up brush!

When applying a bronzing powder swish the brush in the product, tap off the excess and then what ever is left on the brush apply to the skin. The brown areas shown in my oh so beautiful photo are where you should apply your bronzer (obviously not in blocks like this, but you get the gist!), use either a sweeping or circular motions when applying, and remember less is more when building up the colour! The blocks in the photo demonstrate where you would naturally pick up the sun so the idea is to mimic this and create a natural look!
Once you have perfected the bronzer, apply some blush, a pink or coral is great in the summer.

The next step is high lighting, this is a great way to enhance a healthy glow on the skin!
 As shown in yellow, this is where you should apply a highlighter. I prefer a cream high lighter and you can either dab it on with your finger or apply in small circular motions with a flat stipple brush. By applying to the cheek bone and under the eye brow you will have a nice sheen on the skin that you normally get from being in the sun! Another favourite trick of mine is to apply a small amount of highlighter to the cupids bow (upper lip), this defines the shape of your lips.

Finish the look with a coat of mascara and lip gloss and you are good to go!

Have a great Make Up Monday.

Stay Gorgeous

Grace x


  1. I love the (brave) pictures showing where you need to apply the products :) haha

    xxx Kat

  2. Glad to know I'm putting everything in the right place! Love Jersey Shore :D
    Stacie xoxox

  3. Great idea to help people apply their products properly. Fab post!!

    Take care
    Nats. xx

  4. Thanks guys! I love jersey shore too, its a guilty pleasure! xx


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