How to get a stunning, summer appropriate golden glow

Getting your makeup right can seem difficult at the best of times, but when the weather starts to warm up, problems can intensify. Trying to choose a look which is both weather appropriate and suitable for any occasion is the aim, but it's easier said than done. However, there is one look which can pretty much tick all the boxes. Going for gold isn't just a metaphor⁠—the shade suits all skin tones and gives anyone a summer appropriate vibe.
They key to a look like this is choosing shades which complement each other. Sticking to a similar color palette for eyes and face gives a more monochromatic feel. Choosing longer lasting product formulas can also ensure your hard work stays in place all day, no matter how much the temperature rises.
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Materials
- Facial moisturizer (Tarte Double Duty Beauty First Step Prep Moisture Reset Cream)
- Medium coverage foundation (Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation)
- Kabuki brush
- Luminous concealer (Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealer)
- Smaller buffing brush.
- Cream stick bronzer (Benefit Hoola Cream-to-Powder Quickie Contour Stick)
- Matte setting powder (Cover FX Matte Setting Powder)
- Powder bronzer (NYX Matte Bronzer (Deep Tan))
- Warm toned blush (Mac Pro Longwear Blush (Eternal Sun))
- Golden highlighter (Mac Mineralized Skinfinish (Global Glow))
- Warm neutral eyeshadow palette (Morphe 350 Nature Glow Artisty Palette)
- Intense quartz highlighter (Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit (Tourmaline))
- Black Mascara (L'Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara)
- Nude lipstick (Mac Pro Lip Palette Necessary Nudes (Honey Love))
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Instructions
1. Smooth moisturizer all over your face to ensure your foundation applies properly.
2. Apply a medium coverage foundation across your face with a kabuki brush. Buff in for a seamless finish.
3. Take a small amount of concealer under your eyes, and buff in using a smaller, more precise brush.
4. Use a cream bronzer stick to add definition around the perimeter of your forehead, underneath your cheekbones, at the sides of your nose, and in the socket of your eye. Blend with a kabuki brush.
5. Apply a light layer of translucent setting powder to ensure your base stays in place.
6. Take a powder bronzer over the areas where you applied your cream to intensify and set.
7. Apply a warm toned blush on the apples of your cheeks.
8. Take a golden highlighter across the tops of your cheekbones, around your brow bones, and down the center of your nose.
9. Take a mid-toned brown eyeshadow⁠—we used the shade Bake from the Morphe 350 palette. Blend this into the crease of your eye to add definition.
10. Next, take a warmer, deeper brown shade⁠—we used Choco. Take this color in the outer corner of your eye to intensify the look.
11. Using a shimmery golden shade like Glow Girl, apply with a precise brush to the inner portion of the mobile lid.
12. Use an intense, quartz-colored highlighter to add reflect to the inner corner.
13. Take your warmer, deeper brown eyeshadow underneath your lower lashline to smoke out the look.
14. Apply a liberal coat of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
15. Choose a warm toned nude lipstick, and apply with a lip brush for a more precise finish.
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