As I write this it’s raining, but it is such a nice break from the sweltering heat we’ve had (yes I’ve been the one moaning through it all!! Sunshine is obviously nice, but within reason please!!) Just because it is raining however, it doesn’t mean you have to lose your summer glow. We cheated a tropical glow on the gorgeous Krystyna Pyszko at Elite in the shots below, with some amazing lighting by Thea Baddiley and a few clever beauty products. Some beautiful hair as well by Oscar Alexander..
I prepped Krystyna’s skin with a cleanse using Weleda’s Almond Cleansing Lotion then massaged in Bodhi and Birch’s Neroli Lucé Revitalising Oil. I mixed Nini Glow Illuminator in with Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation to make a glowing lightweight foundation, I also used the oil on its own as a highlight and pressed into the high points of the face, shoulders, collarbones and arms etc. This oil is amazing and gives skin a beautiful lift – you can create more of a subtle glow by just using on its own rather than layering.
For the eyes in the above shot I used Ere Perez Vanilla Highlighter in Sun Halo on the lid, Ilia’s Polka Dots and Moonbeams illuminator stick in the inner corners and Inika Long Lash Mascara. For cheeks I used Antipodes’ lipstick in Piha Beach which is an amazing orange and Vapour’s Spicy Bronzer. Lips are simple with BYBI’s Babe Balm.
For this look I added some W3LL PEOPLE’s mineral shadow in 83 (not sure they make it anymore!!!) onto the eyelids and on the lips I mixed Absolution’s lipstick in 16 and 8.
I love using cream based products to create a glow, I feel it looks more natural than adding sheens with powders. They might not have as much longevity as a powder product, but they are easier to refresh later on in the day; use a blotting paper to remove excess shine and then stipple over more colour as needed. If you do like using powder products, definitely use a blotting paper to remove excess shine before you apply more powder, otherwise it can end up too much on the skin.
What do you use to create that summer glow?