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Shahnaz Loves Beauty

sun kissed glow

Not being able to put my face in the sun has meant I have to really up my game with bronzer and highlighter. These days its all about a sun kissed glow when It comes to makeup application. Thanks to Black Friday and some new press drops I was able to create a gorgeous simple look. Makeup application for me is all about looking really healthy no fuss it my motto. There are key steps  to create the sun kissed look with bronzer, highlighter and a bold lipstick.

Having a good base to start with is also key. A good skincare routine so skin already has a glow so by the time base goes on your canvas is ready. I love to keep foundation looking dewy and skin looking more natural. I love there Stila Hide and Chic for this as skin still looks like skin. Its also super hydrating and makes it easy to layer with bronzer and highlighter.

When it comes to applying bronzer for that sun kissed look go matt and use a larger brush so you really create the illusion of a sun tan. I love the Real Techniques Blush Brush for this. Firstly its so super soft but it also applies the bronzer beautifully. I am using the Mac Radiant Matt Bronzer as its so soft and really warms the skin up beautifully. Remember if you apply too much take your foundation brush and just got back over and tone it down. There is always excess left on the brush.

Apply the bronzer all your cheek bone to really warm up the face, forehead, chin and down your neck so your chest and face match.

I love a golden liquid highlighter to really add to the sun kissed glow. I have so many different options in my stash but I thought I would chat about one of the newest press drops Beauty By Frida. A vegan local South African brand that has created 4 shades of highlighter. My only complaint is that its hard getting the product out but I really love the glow and hydrating it feels on the skin.

The Beauty by Frida highlighter is super pigmented and really adds the glow and shine. You can add onto of your cheek bones, brow bone, bridge of the nose, cupids bow and on your body. You can also layer on clean skin, then your base and then on your key points.

A bold orange lip brings the sun kissed glow all together as it makes everything pop on the face. I find it also enhances the sun kissed look. I just received this orange lippie from Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Colour in Tanger Ring Alarm. Its super hydrating and the colour pay off is excellent.

I found a bold orange really enhanced the sun kissed tan and just makes everything look so much more. Skin looks more tanned and the highlighter just looks more vibrant.

To finish off the makeup look I am loving the new Mac Fix+ in Bronzelight. the face mist has the Fix + formula with bronze pearlescent particles that add that extra bronze glow. Skin feels absolutely amazing and just looks more radiant.

Thanks to Tegan for getting this great shot of me.. My skin looks healthy,  its glowing and I look like I have a tan all from building and layering my makeup. Its super easy and looks modern and pretty. Applying makeup doesn’t have to be stressful. If you struggle with marks on your skin rather use concealer to help cover than applying a heavy foundation.

Shahnaz x