How-to: look summer radiant sans the tan
Take a look at Anne Hathaway, will you? Look how she glows. Look at how radiance is practically seeping from her skin. You can almost smell it, can’t you?
Many people think the epitome of a radiant summer beauty is a beautiful bronzed tan – but I’m slowly realising that it’s not all about a golden glow at all. Summer radiance is about looking healthy, having silky skin and highlights in all the right places.
So thank you, Anne, you giant babe. We’ll now be stealing tips on how to look as amazing and radiant as you without having to reach for the faux tan.
TIP TO TAKE FROM ANNE #1: hydrated skin is happy skin
Baring your shoulders during the summer months is pretty much inevitable. Make sure you’re showing off your best bits by keeping up a regular moisturising routine. That means top-to-toe body moisturising once a day, every day. Not only will your skin feel silky smooth, the benefits will begin to pay off when your body starts to look as though it’s been properly polished. We love Dove Visible Beauty Body Lotion for its patented multi-layer complex that hydrates deep into your skin.
TIP TO TAKE FROM ANNE #2: highlight to look bright
Anne has taken the concept of highlighters and applied it to her own skin very cleverly indeed. She has applied a touch of summer to the areas of her skin that the sun would naturally hit, think shoulders, décolletage, collarbone and cheekbones. You can use a powder highlighter to showcase the areas of your skin that need it most, or apply a body shimmer cream to your whole body to be dazzling and hydrated all over. We love Prestige Cosmetics Skin Loving Minerals Sun Baked Highlighter and glo minerals Body Glisten.
TIP TO TAKE FROM ANNE #3: wear lighter hues right
Fairer skinned ladies need not fear wearing lighter hues in summer. All you need is a touch of a darker hue to provide balance to your outfit. Take Anne in the image above. Without the dark embellishment on her dress, the champagne frock may look as though it blends into her fair skin a little too much. This is a common worry for all lily-white ladies, but is easily resolved by adding just a touch of a darker hue to your ensemble. Think a black belt, dark shoes or a statement coloured necklace.
How do you like to rock a summer glow?
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