I’ll admit most of the time my summer look consists of just simply waking up and brushing my teeth. But when I do feel like it, I love a glowy bronzy look! For any summer activities or parties, this look is my go to. I love to do lightweight base with lots of glow, add warm colors on the eyes and just brighten up the look with a fresh coral lipstick.
If you want to see how I created this look, check out my video tutorial!
Bronzy glowy summer makeup tutorial
Can I just say that I’m quite proud of myself for this video? Videos have been the hardest thing for me, since I get stage fright. But now that I’m more used to filming myself and taking videos, it doesn’t feel so bad. This is the reason I started doing makeup videos on my Instagram stories in the first place – to practice. One of the best decisions of my life.
If you like seeing more makeup tutorials from me in a video form, come follow me on Instagram. I make full face tutorials every singe Friday and share my makeup looks during the week also!
That sums up my go-to look for this summer, when it comes to makeup. Who knew, that after all the suffering with acne and oily skin, I would now infatuate with glowy and natural makeup? Suddenly I’m craving for all the products, that promise me a radiant skin. Be it skincare or makeup. Well, I’m not complaining. And now my skin does look radiant, so I think I’m doing something right.
In this post I will show you how to achieve a natural and glowy skin with makeup. Besides the right products, it’s important to choose the right tools, so that your makeup looks dewy and natural – and not too made up.
Before we get started, here is a map for color placement. Here you can see where I applied contour, bronzer, blush and highlight.
Dark brown – contour
Orange – bronzer
Pink – blush
White – highlight
Glowy & natural skin – makeup tutorial
To get a nice, glowy base to your makeup, use a primer, that does not leave you matte. I used Armani’s Maestro UV primer, which is perfect for summer, since it has SPF 50 protection in it. This leaves my skin smooth and glowy.
Since we’re doing a light makeup, choose a lightweight foundation with light to medium coverage. I used Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation, which is perfect for this. It’s very lightweight and leaves a luminous finish (but it still stays on the skin really well and isn’t too glowy for my combination skin!). Another important thing is to use a damp makeup sponge! It’s the perfect tool to get that sheer finish, whatever the foundation is.
Even if you were doing a glowy look, you can use powder. And you kinda have to, if you don’t want creasing. The key is to choose the right powder. Here I used Maybelline’s brightening powder, which is perfect for dry areas or dry skin. It’s perfect for setting the concealer under your eyes.
More powder? Yup, and all over the face, might I add. Especially if you have a tendency to oiliness. But don’t worry – this won’t make you matte! The secret to powdering your face without making it cakey, is to use a big fluffy brush – like the one in the photos. This spreads out the powder evenly and lightly all over the face. And yeah – the other thing is to choose a powder, that’s not too matte. The one I mentioned above is perfect for normal to dry skin. But even if you used a more mattifying powder, when you apply it lightly with a big brush, it can work just fine.
If your face is dry, you can get away with zero powder (but you probably knew that).
This look calls for some bronzing! I don’t necessarily use a bronzer in my everyday makeup, but in Summer and with glowy looks like this, it’s a must. You can use a big brush for this and once you’ve applied the bronzer on your cheeks and temples, and there’s not much product left on the brush, you can lazily go through your whole face with it. Just remember to blend well, so you don’t end up with a bronzer helmet.
A good thing to remember is to apply bronzer, where the sun naturally hits your face.
I sound like a broken record, but blush is one of the most important things, when doing your makeup. When you want your makeup to look dewy and radiant, blush is the way to go. It gives you that healthy look, and when you choose a blush with some shimmer in it, it brings some extra glow to your skin. Recently I’ve been wearing my blush a bit differently. I don’t necessarily apply it right in the middle of my cheeks, but more like on the sides of my face and I hit my temples with it as well. Check the first color placement picture, if you’re lost!
It wouldn’t be a glowy look without some highlighter, right? Recently I’ve been using this highlighting brush by KICKS, which is awesome. It’s small enough, so that you don’t end up with too much product, and it spreads out the product evenly.
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