Summer is 100% in the rear view mirror and we’re heading straight for freezing temperatures, with hopefully snowball fights and mulled wine in our not too distant future.
On the downside, our summer tans are a distant memory, and you’re not alone if you’re starting to feel just a little pale and lackluster. But with a few simple hacks, you’ll be bronzed and beautiful even in the depths of December.
Primed for success
Bronzing drops, self-tan, tinted moisturizers and BB creams, and bronzers come to the rescue when your skin needs a little extra help in the glow department. Set yourself up for success with a multi-tasking illuminating primer and highlighter.
This lightweight, water-based formula from Amazing Cosmetics is infused with daisy extract to help fade the appearance of dark spots and conceal flaws to instantly brighten your skin, giving you a luminous glow that never fades. Wear it alone for a sheer glow, as a base to extend the wear of your concealer and foundation, or as a highlighter for extra definition.
Use a Tinted Moisturizer
For a subtle touch of color during winter, incorporate a tinted moisturizer or BB cream into your makeup routine. Code 8’s Radiate BB Cream is beloved by the British beauty press and makeup artists for its unique light coverage that provides absolute definition and filling action with a velvety touch.
Highlight Your Best Features
Apply a dusting of bronzer to your cheekbones, temples, and along your jawline for a warm, healthy glow. Don’t overdo it; the goal is a natural, sunkissed look, not Agent Orange. This powder from Be+Radiance Discover is infused with probiotics to boost your skin’s microbiome.
Eyes that shine
Shades of gold and bronze on your lids will bring a subtle glow to your skin. Choose highly pigmented shades for long-lasting, intense color and easy application.
Regular Hydration and a Healthy Diet
We know you already know that true radiance comes from within. So stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and include foods rich in antioxidants like berries, citrus fruits, and leafy greens in your diet. These will help maintain your skin's health and natural glow.
Bonus: when you maintain a healthy glow, it boosts your confidence and mood even during the shortest, darkest days. And don’t forget to smile - let your true beauty shine, no matter what the weather is doing.
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