Perhaps it's a Western thing, but I just find that everyone looks a bit better with a (slight) tan on. Now I ain't talking about Oompa-Loompa-get-me-a-full-on-Snooki, but a healthy bronzed glow makes everyone look so much more awake and well... healthy. Now I have realised that achieving such look is way less difficult than a math problem and only require to switch around a few products. Booyah!
Upon grabbing the pictures for the look, I realised that most products have a brownish exterior —unintentional, I can tell you that. I start with BECCA Bronzing Skin Perfector, which is a gorgeous primer with a slight tint and looks like a satin veil over the skin. It blurs out pores and leaves the skin almost matte and glowy. As for foundation I love BECCA Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation, which must be the most natural, matte, medium coverage foundation I've ever tried. The texture is a dream to apply and blend in and the foundation doesn't slip away throughout the day. To continue the soft-focus theme, I use Chanel Correcteur Perfection Concealer for any imperfections. This simply must be the most underrated concealer in the blogosphere. It's a cream to powder concealer which covers almost everything and is very long lasting. For my dark circles I use Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer, which is my current go-to product for the eye area.
You might know that I love my cream bronzers and I've been experimenting with BECCA Bronzing Skin Perfector and use it to contour. It might sound completely weird to use a primer to contour, but this is just amazing. It also makes my bronzer last better, so why not? As for cheeks I like using Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Trio with Pink Cheek Veil (cream blush), Pear Glow Veil (cream highlighter) and Bronze Veil (cream bronzer). Apply the bronzer on the cheekbones, sides of my nose and temples; blush on the apples of my cheeks and the highlighter on the high points of my face for the natural, beach bombshell look (sort of).
With this look, I like my brows defined, which calls in for Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil. A few strokes and a few brushes later, full and defined brows are yours. To seal the look, I love a peach/coral lip when I'm bronzed/tanned. Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balm in 09 might look odd in the tube, but it's the prettiest and most natural pinky-coral lip colour I've encountered. It's not too over the top when you want something natural and if you want a bold(er) lip, just apply a few more layers and buff it in. Goddess? Not quite sure, but bronzed I definitely am. I'm chuffed.
Keep your eyes peeled for the next (and the last) look, which will be a bolder, evening look.