Beach-proof beauty

Women's Health (UK) - - GOOD LOOKS -

BRONZE AM­BI­TION

To avoid a less-than-chic patchy fin­ish, first ex­fo­li­ate your body – we like De­cléor 1000 Grain Body Ex­fo­lia­tor

(£29, de­cleor.co.uk) – and mois­turise thor­oughly to en­sure you’re start­ing with a hy­drated base.

2. Start­ing at the an­kles and work­ing your way up in a cir­cu­lar mo­tion, mas­sage St Tropez Self Tan Pu­rity Bronz­ing Wa­ter Mousse (£31, sttropez­tan.co.uk) on to your skin with a mitt. The mousse is clear but it’ll leave a sheen so you can see where it’s been ap­plied.

3. Wait un­til it’s touch-dry be­fore get­ting dressed, and al­low eight hours for it to de­velop into a nat­u­ral healthy glow.

4. For added wow fac­tor and a high­shine fin­ish, sweep a small amount of St Tropez In­stant Tan Fin­ish­ing Gloss (£12, sttropez­tan.co.uk) on to your shins, dé­col­letage, col­lar bones and shoul­ders us­ing the mitt. Glow on.

MELT-PROOF MAKE-UP

Cre­ate fuller-look­ing brows with a mi­crofine brow pen­cil like Ur­ban De­cay Brow Beater (£16, ur­ban­de­cay.co.uk). Use small strokes in the same di­rec­tion as the hair growth to de­fine your arch. This baby’s wa­ter­proof too. The dream.

2. To blur fine lines and im­per­fec­tions, ap­ply Suqqu Frame Fix Mois­tur­iz­ing Solid Foun­da­tion (£49, Har­rods). The light­weight for­mula melts on to the skin and leaves skin ra­di­ant – and it stays put.

3. Add a healthy glow with a cream blush – we love Char­lotte Til­bury Beach Stick (£30, char­lot­tetil­bury.com). Ap­ply it to the ap­ples of the cheeks, the tem­ples and the bridge of the nose for a flawless sun-kissed fin­ish.

BEACH BRAID

Ap­ply Wella Pro­fes­sion­als EIMI Ex­tra Vol­ume Mousse (£13.60, look­fan­tas­tic. com) through your hair to add tex­ture and give a tight, clean fin­ish.

2. Comb your hair back and de­tan­gle to al­low for neat sec­tion­ing. Take a sec­tion about an inch in thick­ness at the hair­line and split into three even parts.

3. French-braid the hair back­wards, adding in sec­tions of hair from each side as you go. Use a lit­tle Evo Haze Styling Pow­der (£23, evo­hair.co.uk) to add grip, and make sure you work closely to the head and keep ten­sion on the hair so the braid doesn’t be­come baggy. Con­tinue un­til you reach the nape of the neck.

4. Fin­ish by braid­ing the rest of the hair and se­cure with a small elas­tic band. Lightly pull the braid apart to loosen it and add de­tail. Fi­nally, spritz with Oribe Dry Tex­tur­iz­ing Spray (£41, Space NK) to add soft tex­ture and hold.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.