Dis­cover the short­cut to ra­di­ant skin

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Bronzer, high­ligher and blush, oh my! Here’s how to use ’em right

THE SEA­SON OF GOOD VIBES IS HERE! WITH ev­ery­thing ra­di­at­ing a brighter en­ergy, your com­plex­ion can ben­e­fit too — and there’s min­i­mal ef­fort re­quired. “It’s eas­ier to cre­ate health­ier-look­ing skin in the sum­mer,” says Clint Dowdell, Nude by Na­ture global brand am­bas­sador. High­lighter is the se­cret to a lit-from-within glow, and the small­est touch of the right ra­di­ance-boost­ing prod­uct will dial up your wattage.

But first, skin care! A sum­mer glow starts by keep­ing skin hy­drated and pro­tected from the sun while also treat­ing con­cerns such as break­outs or fine lines. “Serum or face oil will be your prob­lem-solver,” says Dowdell, “What is hap­pen­ing on top of the skin can only be helped by your cream, which is the symp­tom-fixer.” Don’t give your rou­tine any days off.

Us­ing primer is also key. “It’s de­signed to be dou­ble-sided tape for your face, and it re­ally does change the way foun­da­tion ap­plies.” Any­one who has ever been chal­lenged by an oily T-zone or dry cheeks will dis­cover a more uni­fied tex­ture and the ul­ti­mate warm-weather win: longer-wear­ing makeup.

Now it’s time for high­lighter. For an allover ra­di­ance, look for a creamy tex­ture that prom­ises to il­lu­mi­nate. “You should be able to tell when you first ap­ply it to the skin, it just adds a soft glow to a com­plex­ion, but it shouldn’t look like a ’70’s disco ball,” says Dowdell, who mixes it with primer, BB cream or liq­uid foun­da­tion. To di­rect more in­ten­tional light to your cheek­bones, brow bones and Cupid’s bow, plug in to pow­der or stick for­mu­las. “A high­light stick should only be put on the ar­eas you want to pop. I love us­ing fin­gers to ap­ply it be­cause they melt it into the skin and stop a streaky ap­pli­ca­tion.”

Dowdell also al­lows skin type to in­form picks. Liq­uid and cream for­mu­las are best for dry skin, while pressed pow­der is a friend to oily skin.

To re­ally turn up the heat, try metal­lic eye­shadow. Dowdell uses Nude by Na­ture Shim­mer­ing Sands Loose Eye­shadow in Rose Sand on all skin tones. “Sim­ply press it on to lids, it makes the most novice beauty per­son look like they’ve spent hours do­ing eye makeup.”

Eight wear­able tones and soft shim­mer make it easy to dress up your eyes. MARCELLE SMOKEY EYE­SHADOW PAL­ETTE IN WARM NUDES, ‡š› A glim­mer­ing fin­ish that blurs im­per­fec­tions trans­forms the leg­endary blush shade.NARS OR­GASM IL­LU­MI­NAT­ING LOOSE POW­DER, ‡—˜ Use a large an­gled brush to dab­ble in this trio of uni­ver­sal­lyflat­ter­ing hues.M.A.C COS­MET­ICS HY­PER REAL GLOW PAL­ETTE IN GET IT GLOWIN’, ‡ˆ‰ A pretty glow, plus skinlov­ing vi­ta­mins C and E, and mead­ow­foam seed oil. FRESH FRESHFACE IN­STANT GLOW LUMINIZER INSUN­SET, ‡’“ One of four ra­di­ant shades to guar­an­tee a lit-from-within win. L’ORÉAL PARIS TRUE MATCH LUMI GLOTION NAT­U­RAL GLOW ENHANCER ”“ˆ DEEP GLOW, ‡•“ En­riched with hy­drat­ing vi­ta­min E and kakadu plum, an an­tiox­i­dant, this prod­uct is 100 per­cent nat­u­rally-de­rived and sil­i­cone/ paraben/ph­tha­lates-free.NUDE BY NA­TURE TOUCH OF GLOW HIGH­LIGHT STICK IN CHAM­PAGNE AND BRONZE, ‡•‰ EACH

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