get-glowing: HOW TO FAKE A ‘SUNNY’ COMPLEXION

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SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO FAKE A LITTLE SUNSHINE – especially in winter!

Here’s how to warm up your skin tone without looking fake – or over made-up…


* Sleep with a humidifier in your bedroom – it’ll help keep your skin supple and moisturised.

* Use a sheer foundation, one shade darker than your skin tone to make you look well-rested. Sweep bronzer over your temples, around your hairline, and under your jaw line, working up toward your cheekbones to blend everything together. Leave your nose and eyes alone, since bronzer creates too much darkness there, it can age you.

* Choose your bronzer wisely, don’t go for something brick red—that’s a common mistake. If you have fair or medium skin tones, choose something yellow-brown – if you have dark skin, stick to highlighter.

* Use a highlighter to make the light catch your features, just don’t go overboard – swipe it from the temples to the tops of the cheekbones. A golden champagne looks good on fair and medium skin; choose a pearlescent, bronze shade if you have darker skin. Some people think the trick is to mix cream highlighter with foundation, don’t, it’s too metallic spread over your face – you’ll just end up looking like the Tin Man.

* Keep eyes simple and lips neutral and glossy, and finish by brushing a touch of golden pink blush onto the apples of cheeks.

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  • I love bronzer – it gives the face a great glow and looks alive!