Monday, July 9, 2012

Just Let Your Soul Glow - How to obtain that perfect summer glow

"Just let your soul glow...". Now, is the perfect time to perfect how to achieve a summer glow! Achieving this look doesn't take much time, and the best part is you will look FABULOUS without exerting too much effort. Remember to drink lots of water this summer to keep your skin hydrated!

Here are some ladies who have mastered the summer glow.

Singer/Model Cassie Ventura

Actress Nia Long

Actress Gabrielle Union

Actress/Singer Jada Pickett Smith

Actress Lauren London

Actress Megan Good
Take a page from these ladies book of beauty and achieve your own take on this flawless look. I have included some products as a jump start to help you obtain your bronze goddess look! FYI: these are just mere suggestions. The products listed may not work for you (and that is quite ok), so just swap out the makeup with one of your favorite beauty brands that you adore.


Start with a clean and moisturized pallet. I suggest Mary Kay's TimeWise Miracle Collection. They have a 3-in-1 Cleanser that I personally use, as well as a lotion that will leave your face silky smooth and feeling refreshed.

Mary Kay TimeWise Miracle Set
You also want to make sure you properly moisturize your lips as well (no cracks wanted). You can use any lip balm of your choice. I prefer Burt's Bees Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm. It smells good and has a sheer tinted finish.

Burt's Bees Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm

Once you have a finished moisturizing your lips you can apply some type of sheer gloss. I like M.A.C's Pink Lemonade. It glides on smoothly and gives you a kissable finish.
M.A.C Cosmetic's Pink Lemonade Lip Gloss

Next, I would suggest using some type of light foundation either in liquid or powder form. I like M.A.C's Mineralize Skinfinish because it is light and airy. Plus it allows for your skin to breathe without feeling boggled down and cakey.

M.A.C Cosmetics Mineralize SKinfinish Natural Powder
Then apply a little dab (half of a dime size) of illuminator. Nars has an awesome line of illuminators that will give your skin that special oomph that will help you to pull off your summer glow (you can opt out of this and use a coral/pink/bronze blush instead if you'd like).

Nars Illuminator in Copacabana, Laguna, and Super Orgasm
You're almost there you want to use a good mascara to help your eye's pop in a subtle way. I like a few different brands. The fullness of your lashes will determine the type of mascara you use.
Maybelline Falsies Volume Express Mascara
Lastly, use a dot in the corner of your eyes (closest to your nose) of a highlighter to
round out your polished look. Check out the picture of Megan Good above to see how to score with this tip! You can use any eye shadow to accomplish this look. I've chosen Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Luminous Eye Shadow.
Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush Luminous Eye Shadow in Bronze Ambition, it also comes in Glow Nude (the color which I own)

Go ahead ladies and get your shine on!!!!!

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