Hey guys, with summer around the corner, this look is perfect for those summer days where you want to look sun-kissed, luminous, healthy and glowing but without having to spend ages creating it or breaking the bank. Leave a comment below telling me which drugstore bronzers and highlighters are your favourite – there are so many good ones out there. If you liked this post, please check out my YouTube channel and don’t forget to subscribe and follow me for more.
So first up I am going in with my foundation and today I’m using Revlon Colorstay in the shade natural tan. I love this foundation as a dupe for the Nars velvet mat skin tint because it has a gorgeous velvety texture on the skin which looks really natural and lightweight just like the Nars skin tint. The coverage is medium to buildable full and I have the combination version for my skin but they do have a normal to dry version too.
Next I am going in with my concealer and using the Maybelline eraser eye anti-age age rewind concealer in Light. I am applying this to where I am going to highlight later, so under my eyes, on my forehead, down my nose, my chin and under my cheekbones.
Then using my damp beauty blender I blend all that in and set it with the Bourjois mattifying powder. Moving on to brows and I am currently loving using this combo – Maybelline Brow Satin & the Loreal Brow Artist Plumper. On one end of Maybelline’s brow pencil is a precise end which is perfect for filling in the brows and on the other end is a powder which I use towards the end of my brows to make them look thicker. I then set my brows in place using the Loreal, brow artist plumper.
Moving on to bronzer, I’m using this beautiful Instant glow bronzing powder from Seventeen in the shade Medium Bronze. This is a matt bronzer and I wouldn’t advise using a bronzer with glitter for this look because we are going to go in with highlighter later. This is a gorgeous sun-kissed golden bronzer which is perfect for darker, olive toned skin. I am applying this to the sides of my forehead, under my cheekbones, along my chin and slightly on my nose – basically anywhere where the sun would hit my face. Next I’m going in with a stippling brush to blend everything together and make sure there are no harsh lines where I’ve applied the bronzer. Make sure you apply bronzer slightly under your cheek bones, because when we apply the highlighter onto the actual cheekbone, it immediately lifts them to appear higher.
So speaking of highlight to enhance the bronzed look and for a dewy glow, I need to add a serious highlight. I am going in with the Makeup Revolution highlighter which is a stunning, highly pigmented frosted highlight. I’m applying this to my cheek bones, above my brow, down my nose and on my cupid’s bow. Then taking my beauty blender, I dab the highlighter into my skin to make sure it is all blended in nicely.
Taking that same highlighter, I am adding it onto my eyelids, on to my brow bone and inner corner to make them pop. Then using the edge of my eye primer as a guide, I’m adding the Seventeen bronzer into my crease for my transition shade and taking this dark brown eye shadow from the Natural Collection in Crushed Walnut to further intensify my colour transition and wing out the edge. I’m also adding a bit to my lower lashes to create a shadow under the eyes. Taking my Rimmel liquid liner, I’m using the wing eyeshadow as a guide for my wing.
Next going in with a Maybelline nude coloured eye pencil to line my lower water line and open the eye up by applying some on the outer edge. Finally I added the Loreal False Lash mascara and that’s the finished look. Please check out my YouTube channel for a video on this look linked here. Don’t forget to subscribe to m channel, follow me via my social media links and like my videos for more.