4 Products to get the glow this summer

It takes a while for me to build up any kind of natural tan. I’m naturally pale skinned, weirdly with a warm undertone and even when I do manage to bag myself a bit of bronze colouring, it’s only on the tops of my arms, or my nose – Everywhere else stays pretty pale.

This is the reason why, in the summertime, I opt to fake tan to even out my skin tone and look a little less crazy and patchy. I love having a beachy, sunkissed glow and as the oils in my own skin don’t want to play ball, I have to call upon an arsenal of beauty products to help me achieve the look I’m going for.

4 products I use to get a glow in the summertime…

I find that a blob (yep, technical term) of Glossier’s ‘CloudPaint’ in the shade ‘Dusk’ is the perfect colour to mix with my foundation to add a little something-something to my skin tone. I find this gel-based product a little tricky to use straight onto the skin, and whilst Glossier say; “It’s hard to apply too much” I really don’t think this is the case and I often end up with a patchwork of colours on my face. ‘Dusk’ is a gorgeous brownish nude that I also like to wear on my eyelids for a ‘just come back from sitting in the sun’ dewy look.
It’s probably no surprise that the Milani ‘Stellar Lights’ Highlighter Palette has made it into this post because as i’ve said before it is just so pigmented and long-wearing. The micro-milled powder is really lightweight and easy to apply with just your fingers. I won’t go on too much, as I’m sure you already know I love this palette, but a touch of the middle, bronzey/peachy shade just looks divine for a summer evening!
A much-loved favourite for anybody who wants to achieve a flawless glow without the scent of biscuits, patchiness around the elbows or an orange tone. The Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Natural Bronze Body Lotion is a super creamy formula that smells delightfully of chocolate and coconut. Containing vitamin E it’s super nourishing, especially if like me you’ve caught the sun a little on your shoulders. What I like about this gradual tan is that it develops seamlessly overnight and doesn’t leave a stinky after scent so you can literally get dressed and go to work the next morning without having to shower it off. The colour payoff is also perfect for my paler skin and develops into a natural tan.
And finally, one of my favourite things to do before I head out into the sunshine (and obviously AFTER adding SPF) is to add a spritz of fragranced, shimmer to my shoulders and arms. My current favourite is the HIGlow High Intensity by Rochelle Humes Shimmer Oil as it just adds an illuminating glow on your skin without being sticky or too glittery!
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