Our Top Tips To Get That Holiday Glow

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Summer is fast approaching and whether you are jetting off to an exotic island or praying for a heatwave here in the UK, we all want to achieve that holiday glow.

Whatever your situation and skin type, we have found the perfect products for you to maintain your natural glow or fake it till’ you make it.

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Benefit primer1. Primer

Possibly one of the most important steps to your makeup routine, primer will ensure your makeup goes on smoothly and last much longer, perfect for those long summer days. A brightening primer under foundation will give a beautifully subtle glow to the skin and brighten your complexion.

We love: Benefit “that gal” brightening primer, £22.50, John Lewis

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nars 2nd2. Foundation

Allow your skin to breathe this summer and opt for a light, dewy foundation which will give the skin an ethereal glow and flawless finish. If you need more coverage, apply gradually in thin layers to cover imperfections but keep your face looking fresh.

We love: NARS Sheer Glow foundation, £31, John Lewis

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hourglass 2nd3. Powder

If you can’t go without powder, choose a finely milled consistency and dust lightly over the face with a large, fluffy brush. To keep your skin glowing, go for a light-reflecting powder that will blur imperfections without mattifying the skin.

We love: Hourglass Ambient Light Powder, £38, Harvey Nichols

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benefit highlighter4. Highlight

Strobing has been the biggest beauty craze this year and is showing no signs of slowing down. For  radiant skin, take a cream highlighter and blend into the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow. Cream products will blend easily over foundation and give a natural glow for summer.

We love: Benefit “Watt’s Up” Soft Focus highlighter, £24.50, John Lewis

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5. Extras

Finish your makeup routine with Urban Decay’s Chill Setting Spray, £21, John Lewis. This cooling spray gives the skin a burst of hydration and keeps makeup firmly in place. Finally, complete your goddess glow by adding a subtle sheen to your arms and legs with Charlotte Tilbury’s Supermodel Body Shimmer, £45, Harvey Nichols. This one-of-a-kind formula firms and sculpts the body, for your most confident summer yet.

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Don’t Forget to Prep!

  • Exfoliate – remove dead skin cells and improve circulation by exfoliating once or twice a week.
  • Moisturise – moisturise daily to prolong your tan and keep skin supple.
  • Tan – get a head-start with tanning mousse or a gradual tan lotion.

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