Beauty Lesson: Summer Glow

Video – Gianna Mazzeo / Makeup – Rob Povey / Model – Alexandra Sinclair at Duval Agency

Shine, baby, shine.

When the sun comes out, any desire we had to wear heavy makeup instantly melts away.

This summer, it’s all about embracing a natural, glowy look. Think sun-kissed shades of pink and gold, light, breathable products and plenty of soft shimmer.

We’ve teamed up with The Body Shop to show you how to perfect the ultimate summer glow yourself. Check out our masterclass tutorial below, and prepare to take some notes.

Step one: Base 

After moisturising, apply Drops Of Glow Lustre Finish Creator all over the face for a lit-from-within glow.

Step two: Face

Apply the Fresh Nude Foundation with a Slanted Blusher Brush. Buffing the product in, work from the centre of the face outward. This gives a light to medium coverage, with a semi-matte, natural looking finish.

Step three: Cheeks

Take the Honey Bronze Highlighting Dome in the shade ‘Highlight’. Using the warmth of your fingers to melt the creamy formula, stipple it across the cheekbones, cupid’s bow, and eyelids.

Step four: Cheeks

Using the Slanted Blusher Brush again, swirl the Baked-To-Last Bronzer in the shade ‘Warm Glow’ across the cheeks and temples. Use an upward motion to lift and shape the features.

Step five: Cheeks and eyes

Taking the same brush, dust Shimmer Waves in ‘Blush’ over the apples of the cheeks for a fresh-faced flush. With the Double-Ended Eye Shadow Brush, use the blending side to wash the same product across the eyes. Focus the lighter shades on the centre of the lids and the deeper shades through the crease to create more dimension.

Step six: Eyes 

Wiggle the Lash Sport Waterproof Mascara brush from the root of the lashes upward for separated, defined lashes. Take the tip of the wand and run it across the lower lashes to delicately coat finer hairs.

Step seven: Brows 

Use the slanted side of the Double-Ended Eye Shadow Brush to brush soft, feathery strokes of colour from the Brow & Liner Kit, giving the brows natural definition.

Step eight: Lips and cheeks

Apply the Lip and Cheek Stain in ‘Pink Hibiscus’ directly to the apples of the cheek with one gentle stroke of colour, then use your fingers to tap and fade out the colour into a soft rosy tint. Apply the same product over freshly-moisturised lips for a light wash of pink.

Step nine: Body 

Complete the look by layering Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil all over the body, focusing especially on collarbones, shoulders and legs for a sheen that catches the light.


This tutorial is brought to you by The Body Shop.

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