BODY OF WORK
No fan of fake tans? There are other ways to get your glow
As the temperature rises, now is when many of us chase a faux glow. For those who would rather skip the self-tanner, facial glossing techniques can also be used on the body.
Start with a smooth base. “Exfoliation is key to prepare the skin, and a honeyor sugar-based scrub will buff limbs and moisturise at the same time,” says make-up artist Shella Martin.
Next, find your formula. Whether you prefer a cream or oil, the best beautifiers combine emollients with radiance ingredients for skin that feels as good as it looks. “Healthy-looking skin is hydrated skin, and creams can work like an all-over primer, as a foundation for body oil or you can layer colourless and tinted body creams until you get your desired result,” says Martin. “Meanwhile oils offer intense sheen and can brighten, add warmth and blur imperfections.” (A little face powder can tamp down excess shine.)
Those with dry skin or scaly elbows and knees might benefit from layering oil on top of cream to help achieve even colour and luminosity. “Be mindful to layer small amounts to ensure a naturallooking result,” advises Martin.
Now you’re ready to highlight. Use a flat brush to apply extra oil or cream on the collarbones and shoulders, down the front of your legs and anywhere else you want to spotlight.
Honey hair colour
As the Northern Hemisphere braces for the winter months, celebrities are tapping into their darker side with cosy hair colours such as burnished blonde and golden brown. Closer to home, a warmer shade of blonde can do the trick.
TIP: Sunlight can dull colour, so layer on the shineenhancing products.