Summer Glow

How to get that Summer Glow

by Di Grover for Empire Artistries

We are now far too educated to lather our skin in oil and deep fry ourselves in the sun to

achieve that golden summer glow. To avoid looking like the leathery old lady from the

movie There’s Something About Mary in your future years try some of my simple makeup

tips and tricks to get that summer time glow for your next event.

Try using MAC face and body foundation for a daytime look, it is a lightweight foundation

that offers a sheer to medium buildable coverage. I love it applied sparingly so you can still

see some freckles. It is water resistant and sweat resistant so you don’t need to worry about

it sliding off your face on hot days. It also does not contain sunscreen so you won’t end up

with that white reflect in your selfies. Avoid using powder over the top of your foundation

to keep skin dewy looking. If you have quite oily skin, just use a touch of powder down the

centre of the face; forehead, nose and chin to matte out any excess shine. As the name

suggests you can use Face and Body Foundation on your body too without the fear of it

rubbing off onto your clothes. Use it down your neck and across the décolletage, depending

on what you are wearing, or apply it to your legs to add some colour, or to disguise

blotchiness and spider veins.

Mac Matte Bronze bronzing powder is fabulous for contouring your face and eyes while at

the same time providing a natural sun kissed look. Apply under the cheek bone, along the

forehead, and in the creases of the eye socket to enhance your face and eye shape. If you

wish you can also run it down the sides of your nose and under the tip to subtly contour.

I’m a massive fan of skin looking like it’s your own. Try high lighting with cream products

which give the illusion that the glow is coming from within rather than powders, which in

day light can look heavy and overdone. Mac Cream Colour Base, in Shell is amazing for a

golden luminous glow on the cheekbones, brow bone, and very minimally down the centre

of the nose. You can also add a touch along your collarbones and to the centre of your top

lip line to make these areas look more prominent.

Finish with a touch of your favourite gloss and lashings of mascara, throw on a sun dress and

look like an effortlessly natural, golden goddess with your summer glow on!

Make Up Artist Di Grover

Owner of Empire Artistries

Photography @yoyinyang

Model @Kaylainglis_

Make Up Artist & Hair @ EmpireArtistries