With an array of tinted moisturizers, self-tanners and bronzing oils, making the right choice can sometimes be difficult. For healthy, satiny smooth skin, simply follow our beauty tips.
Tinted moisturizers, which offer less coverage than foundations, help to give you a healthy glow in winter. As well as hydrating and protecting skin from the cold and the sun, this product also helps you keep a flawless complexion all day long. You can easily re-apply some throughout the day, without ending up with a “mask effect.”
Good to know:
Apply tinted moisturizer to clean, bare skin. If you want to touch it up during the day, dab at the area you want to cover with a makeup remover wipe so that you’ll be able to apply the product evenly.
Applying a self-tanner is easier than it used to be, as the products have been refined. You can get flawless results in a flash! To prevent streaks or an orangey effect, make sure to properly exfoliate and moisturize your skin before applying the self-tanner. Use a scrub on wet skin and concentrate on rough areas like knees and elbows. Then, put on some moisturizing cream. All that’s left is to apply self-tanner in small circular motions so you get an even result.
For a natural look, rub a damp washcloth over the back of your knees, over your knees, in the crook of your elbows, over your heels, over any other dry areas, and where your skin is thicker.
Self-tanning towelettes are a good option if you want an instant healthy glow, without looking too tanned. On top of making you look good, they hydrate your skin! Slip them in to your handbag before your Christmas Eve get-together!
It’s all about being a beach beauty before you hit the sand.
Bronzing powders and oils
On top of giving you a shimmery tan, bronzers can highlight certain parts of your face and body. Because they contain pearly particles that reflect light, they instantly give you glowing, healthy-looking skin.
Before applying bronzer, hydrate your skin with a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. You can then apply bronzer on the apples of your cheeks to mattify your complexion and highlight parts of your face. You can also apply a little bronzer to your cleavage.
Good to know:
Don’t apply bronzer all over your face. Apply it only to the areas of the face the sun would naturally hit (apples of your cheeks, bridge of your nose, jawline, top of the forehead). Bronzer is an excellent way to create the illusion of a sculpted face.
You can also get a radiant complexion by using dry oil. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks, cleavage and the front part of your legs, thighs and shins to enhance their curves and draw attention to your figure.
Long wearing matte powder enhances tan and prolongs sunkissed glow effect with a tan boosting formula containing a beta-carotene and vitamin E derivate complex.
A pink complexion
In recent years, strobing has become one of the hottest makeup trends. Made popular by supermodels like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, this technique illuminates the complexion by highlighting certain areas of the face. The key tool? The illuminator! This iridescent product, cream or powder, defines the features and gives a glowing appearance. It can be applied as a finish, after foundation and concealer, or used alone.
Where to apply? Just imagine that a projector is directed at your face.Target the protruding parts: bridge of the nose, cheekbones and brow bone. You can also create bright spots in the corner of your eyes and on Cupid’s bow, near the upper lip.
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Apply the illuminator with a brush for a discreet result, or with your finger for a more intense effect.In any case, what’s important is not to abuse it:the skin would look oily—or like a disco ball!