I love bronzed, glowy, summer makeup. So much so, it’s pretty much my go to look year round. For that I stick with golden highlighters, nude blushes and lotsa bronzer! It’s a monochrome sort of look that takes bronzed and glowy skin to the next level! It also looks like you didn’t try very hard and isn’t that what summer makeup is all about?
STEP 1: BRONZER. I like to bronze all over the face so I go for the hollow of the cheekbones, nose and forehead.
Hourglass Ambient bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light. I wore this once, loved it. Wore it again, was orange! I’m not sure if I’m not tan enough? This has a subtle shimmer thats very flattering on the face. I want to explore shades and won’t discredit it!
Benefit Hoola Bronzer. Cult, matte bronzer that works for warming up the face and contour. You can’t go wrong with this. No orange, no muddy look.
Too FacedChocolate Soleil Bronzer. This is very blendable and comes in a few shades. No orange or no muddy look and it smells like chocolate!
Physicans Formula Butter Bronzer. Great drugstore bronzer. Has a creamy pigmented formula and blends out super nicely. It’s one of my favorites!
Benefit Dew the hoola bronzer. This is a liquid bronzer which I really like. It gives a natural look and can be worn on it’s own or under powder bronzer. It’s very easy to apply with a beauty blender!
L-R: Butter Bronzer, Hoola, Too Faced, Hourglass.
STEP 2: NUDE BLUSH. I have always loved nude pink blushes. I’m pretty exclusive to that, but the only color/color blush I’ll wear is Nars orgasm and thats just because it’s such a good color. I apply to the apples of the cheek. You can also bring some onto the nose to give that ‘flushed, just spent some time in the sun look.’
Tarte Blush in Paaarty. This is a great nude blush that’ll last all day. I also like it as an eyeshadow.
Benefit Dallas blush: This is a blush/bronzer mix which I love because it’s a perfect nude pink blush.
STEP 3: GOLDEN HIGHLIGHTER. Ahh, I do love me some highlighter. I find golden shades to be so flattering because I honestly just love warm tone neutral looks. They are so complimentary to a tan and since I love being tan, I love them! For highlighter I like to apply it on tops of cheekbones, nose, cupids boy and eyes. I’ll take my brush and apply whatever is left to my eyelids for a barely there shimmer.
Maybelline Master Chrome highlight in Molten Gold. This is a great drugstore highlighter in a true gold color. Perfect for light-tan skin tones.
Becca Pressed Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop. This is the most perfect color, it’s a peachy gold hue. Probably my favorite highlighter I own, you can never go wrong with Champagne Pop!
Jeffree Star Skin frost in Siberian Gold: This is the prettiest golden bronze shade. It has a wet/foiled look to it so this is not for the faint of heart! I find that I like it best mixed with a smoother highlighter like the Becca ones.
Milk Makeup highlight stick. This stick gives a very dewy look. Use it alone or apply a little bit of powder highlighter on top to get an intense glow!
Bottom to top: Milk Highlight Stick, Champagne Pop, Jeffree Star Siberian Gold, Maybelline Molten Gold, Dallas Blush, Tarte Blush Paaarty.