That summer glow, we’re all after it. The idea of having a handful of beauty products that can transform us into our most bronze, glowing selves… where can we sign up? Right here. We’ve rounded up the must-have products of the season from illuminating makeup buys to self-tan heroes, these 6 products are here to do the work for you.
First up, fragrance. Dive into an endless summer with Estee Lauder’s decadent Bronze Goddess Eau de Parfum. Showcasing a sensuous, sun-drenched blend of bergamot, warm amber, sweet vanilla and creamy coconut, it’s the perfect match for any tropical summer setting. Whether you plan to be on holiday sipping cocktails or soaking in the sun relaxing in your garden, Bronze Goddess is pretty much summer in a bottle.
Next, we move on to a shimmering body oil. Now, you might be thinking about how glitter and oil doesn’t sound like the most manageable combination, but the trick is to use a big fluffy makeup brush. All you need is a few pumps of this gorgeous dry oil from NUXE swept across your neck, chest, arms, legs (aka any skin on show) and you’ll be glistening like the true golden goddess you are.
To add to that all important glow on your body, a shimmery bronzer is the perfect addition to your makeup bag for summer. Simply use your regular powder bronzer and then go in with a dash of shimmer on top to get that silky, wet, sun-kissed look. This one from SOSU is also great for doubling up as an eyeshadow too. When going for a more natural makeup look, monotone makeup is the way forwards. On deeper skin tones, this product would also make a stunning highlighter.
On to the lips, any summer makeup look isn’t complete until topped off with a lip gloss. For fuller, smoother, high-shine lips, this Rimmel gloss works wonders. The shade Angel Shimmer is a favourite of many for its peachy and golden pearls that allow the gloss to look gorgeous on its own or layered over your favourite nude lipstick/liner combo.
And if all that glow wasn’t enough, you can always rely on a trusty highlighter to really finish off the look. It can be used on the tops of your cheekbones, cupids bow, tip of the nose, and under your eyebrow to entice the sun into hitting all of those higher points on your face. This highlighter from bareMinerals is mineral-based and perfect for giving you a naturally luminous, dew-kissed glow while blurring the look of pores and imperfections too.
Moving onto all-important sunscreen, this organic product from Madara is amazing for prepping your skin for exposure to delightful sun rays. While providing a dose of SPF, the built-in aloe vera helps to prevent sunburn, dryness and photoaging too. This sunscreen also features beautiful minerals to illuminate your skin for a smooth and sensuous golden goddess appearance.
Finally, we have this handy tanning product from L’Oreal Paris that is perfect for bronzing up your face to match the tan on your body. With a refreshing citrus fragrance, this product provides a natural-looking glow, streak-free coverage, with micro-fine particles to provide 8-hour hydration to help keep the skin moisturised too. When wearing SPF and layers of bronzing makeup, this is the perfect product to speed up that tan whilst your body bakes away, soaking in the rays.