Fair skinned girls like myself will understand the struggle between wanting to embrace the (ghostly) pale lifestyle, and wanting to add a bit of colour when the weather warms up. Growing up and going through my band-t-shirt-and-black-shag-band phase (who remembers shag bands?! Claire's Accessories was the place to stock up on those bad boys) I was actually quite flattered when anyone commented on my complexion, the more I could look like Amy Lee the better! But now at the ripe old age of 25, my music taste may not have completely changed, but my style thankfully has, and I like to look a little more tanned come the summer months.
My next post will be focusing on false tanning for fair skin, but today it's all about the make up I use to get a healthy, sun kissed look.
I have to admit that I switch foundation quite a lot, depending on what kind of finish I want at the time; lately though I've been using Clinique Even Better Foundation as it has a beautiful dewy finish, medium buildable coverage, and it has that my-skin-but-better look which is just perfect for summer. It is also spf 15, which is obviously a good thing to look for all year round but an extra bonus when the sun is shining that bit more.
After concealer, a good bronzer is needed and I have been absolutely loving the Clarins Aquatic Treasures Bronzing Compact, which I reviewed in full here. The easiest way to apply it is to sweep it on where the sun would naturally hit your face, like down your cheekbones and nose.
When it comes to eyeshadow, there is so much choice in terms of bronze and golden shades! For a coppery daytime look I use some shades from the Maybelline The Nudes palette, which I have been using non stop lately as there is just such a great variety of colours to choose from. For a bolder, evening kind of look, then of course I turn to the Maybelline Color Tattoo in On and On Bronze! I have also written a full review of that here, but basically it is the most gorgeous shade of gold, it really makes my blue eyes stand out and it really does last for hours - so there's no chance of it needing reapplying on a hot day!
Last up is lips, and although I love the whole nude lip look lately, I've found that a lipgloss goes really well with this look, and my favourite has to be the Tanya Burr shade in Champagne Toast which is a sheer, super glossy colour with tiny little shimmer bits in it.
I could have course have picked many more bronze bits, but I narrowed it down to these five before I got carried away!
What are your favourite make up bits to create a sun kissed look? xx