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06.06.12 Beauty, Skincare

Beauty Trend Spotting: The Bronzed Goddess

As summer heats up and skin acquires a sun-kissed glow, it’s time to break out the bronzer. Jessica Alba, Kate Beckinsale, Louise Roe and Olivia Palermo were some of the first to go for a summery glow this week, keeping it looking natural with a smoky eye and neutral lip.

But even if the sun doesn’t break out from behind those clouds, this is a look that everyone can achieve with the help of make-up artist Kay Montano, who explains how to fake it with the ‘Bo Derek meets Gisele in Rio’ look she created for the Issa London S/S 2012 show:

– Apply Mymix Foundation in a shade suited to your skintone – do not go darker!

ModelCo Airbrush Luminizer sprayed on the face or Revlon Skinlights Face Illuminator Loose Powder applied using a big blush brush for a blown-out, blended effect are both perfect to highlight the tops of cheekbones and the temples.

– I used Nars Bronzing Powder Laguna to shade, contour and sun-kiss the girls then applied a clear raspberry cheek stain. Try Tarte cheek stain in Sheer Berry Rose.

– For the eyes I used Chanel Le Crayon Khol in Ambre smudged deep into the lashes and on the inner rim of the eye. Then I used Chanel Illusion D’Ombres in Embloui to create a smudgy, soft finish and thickened eyelashes with Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Black.

– Eyebrows were brushed up with Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream.

– The t-zone was mattified with a brush of Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder.

– And finally I applied clear lip balm or Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Beige Pink.

Credit: Getty & FameFlynet

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