5 Steps to a Natural Glow
Easy tips for radiant skin
reader Toni Busker longed for a sun-kissed look—sans the streaks. So makeup artist Joanna Schlip shared a few key tricks.
1. Even out your skin tone
Use a sponge to blend a sheer-tinted moisturizer, like Neutrogena Tone Correcting Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 ($17.99; drugstores), over any imperfections or red areas. Give it a few minutes to dry.
2. Pick the perfect bronzer
Schlip says to look for a matte pressed bronzer a shade or two darker than your skin with a yellow (not orange) undertone. Try Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Bronzer ($14.95; drugstores).
3. Grab the right brush
“A kabuki brush has short, dense bristles with a domed-shaped head for wide, even coverage,“ Schlip says. The short handle also allows for an easier grip. Try Too Faced Retractable Kabuki Brush ($30; Sephora).
4. Apply all over
Dip brush into the bronzer (see step 2 for info), and tap off excess. Using circular motions, dust forehead and the bridge of your nose. Re-dip brush, tap, and sweep over cheekbones and chin. Dust what’s left on brush onto neck and chest, then blend well.
5. Get cheeky
Apply a hint of shimmery pink powder, like Christian Dior Harmonie De Blush in Rose Brazilia ($43; Sephora), along your cheekbones. “It keeps the bronzer from looking flat,” Schlip notes.