beauty tips • PureTAN


Nothing screams summer like a golden glowing face, so we’re going to fill you in on our favourite makeup products that will help create the ultimate bronzed face to see you through the rest of the hot season..

First things first.. the base!

You need to create a hydrated and lightly bronzed base for your makeup and for this you NEED our face tan. It is adds a touch of subtle tan to your face, while it moisturisers your skin with yummy natural ingredients like coconut oil. It also includes an SPF 15 in it, and if you speak to any makeup or skincare pro they will tell you to start with a great sunscreen! It’s lightweight and absorbs quickly, so don’t stress about it being thick and oily like a lot of regular sunscreens.

Now onto the good stuff! Once you’ve applied our face tan as your base and let it absorb into your skin for a few minutes, apply your foundation/BB cream/tinted moisturiser. Whatever tickles your fancy! But remember to choose a shade that will blend nicely into your neck and chest, while matching the tan on the rest of your body.

Now, we have recently discovered our favourite illuminator ever and it comes in the form of Yves Saint Laurent. It’s a gorgeous “sunset” colour and is nice and creamy which makes it look more natural and dewy. Apply a small dollop on the tip of your finger and dab it from about 1cm from your hairline, along your cheekbone halfway. Then use the same technique to add along your brow bone, just under your eyebrow. And again on your cupids bow at the top of your lip. Carefully blend in by continuing to dab.

Time for some bronzer! We’re obsessed with this powder bronzer from Bobbi Brown. Lightly dust the bronzer on an angle just below your cheekbones to create a beautiful but subtle contour on your cheeks, then dust around your hairline and along your jaw bone. We also love to add a little dusting down the bridge of our nose.

By now you should be looking beautifully bronzed and glowing, so it’s time for some finishing touches!

For eyes, we’re loving this pretty eye palette from Charlotte Tilbury. They’re summery colours that will suit all eyes. Choose 2 shades, one lighter and one slightly darker. Contour the eye socket with the darker colour first, then use the lighter colour to fill in the remaining part of the eyelid.

For lips, you can’t go past a Tom Ford lippy. And this is our summer pick!

Now splash on a thick coat of your favourite mascara and you’re ready to go. This is a great day or night look. If you want to glam it up a bit more for night, you could add an eyeliner and a more bold lip. But we love this for a more natural summer evening look.

We hope you enjoyed hearing about our favourite summer makeup.

Glow On xx

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