Beauty how to: a fresh take on the Bronzed Goddess glow

So summer is officially here, but if you’re in New Zealand like me? It definitely isn’t turning it out thus far… but hey, we can but dream – and carefully wield a few makeup must haves to create a sun kissed glow akin to a month spent poolside in Rio.

Keep it clean
When you’re going for an effortlessly bronzed look, keep your base clean and fresh as opposed to full coverage. A great choice is Morphe Glowstunner Hydrating Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30, which is perfect for all skin types and stretches to fit multiple skin depths and undertones, too.

Get the cream
If you’re keen to add a little contour as well as warm your complexion up with a bronzer, opt for a cream formula rather than powder. It makes the skin appear more naturally sunkissed as well as sculpted, and too many powder layers can leave you looking dry. Great for beginners, Charlotte Tilbury’s Contour Wand is so easy to blend, for a natural looking contour fast.

Go all out, all over
The best eye look to pair with a bronzed glow is one that uses shades from the same family to complement, rather than contrast. A true beauty steal, Morphe 9R Bronze Metal Artistry Palette is a nine pan eyeshadow palette serving a combination of bronze, copper and gold hues in a range of finishes, while Too Faced Born This Way Sunset Stripped palette was designed to evoke an LA vibe, with creamy, highly-pigmented modern nudes.
Pump up your end look with a lash-elevating mascara, like Revlon ColorStay Xtensionnaire Lengthening Mascara, which aims to extend lashes to the limit and beyond.
Get set to bronze
The star of the show here is naturally bronzer, applied with big fluffy brush along the top and sides of the forehead, temples, and a little bit across the nose.
The original bronzed goddess go-to, Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer has the added bonus of being formulated with an oil-control complex that helps keep skin shine-free in the heat of summer, while Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer comes infused with 100 percent cocoa and smells just divine!

Light it up

For night, adding a subtle highlight can take your bronzed goddess to the next level. To keep things easy, reach for Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer, which contains finely milled mica to create a natural beam of light.
For on-the-go bronzing and highlighting, Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze and Glow is the dream -an all in one pressed powder, bronzer and highlighter that will sculpt and highlight your features for true red-carpet cheekbones.

Shine on
A matte lip will lend your bronzed goddess look a nineties vibe, but if you want to keep things fresh, a gloss if your best friend. Kylie Cosmetics Gloss Drips are incredibly comfortable to wear, and gives lips a super glossy shine that will never stick to your hair!


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