Bronzed, glowy skin is what summer dreams are made of, but getting an actual sun tan isn’t such a smart idea. In fact, catching rays can lead to some not-so-pretty-looking skin (the opposite of what you’re going for.) Not to worry, though! Maybelline New York is here to help you score gorgeous sun kissed skin with this easy makeup look. (Sans the harmful effects of the sun, of course!)

Glowy Base Routine

Discover how to achieve a sun-kissed glow from our Babelline @glowbysoph using IAR 4-in-1 Perfector.
  1. Step 1: Even Out Your Complexion

    Since it’s summer, you don’t want to use a base product that’s too heavy. Instead, opt for Super Stay Skin Tint, which has brightening benefits thanks to Vitamin C. It has a weightless feel, plus it’s sweat and humidity-proof, allowing for seamless all-day wear.

    Super Stay® Up to 24HR Skin Tint
  2. Step 2: Boost Your Glow

    After your skin is evened out, it’s time to really get glowing. Instant Age Rewind 4-in-1 Perfector works multitasking magic and acts as a primer, concealer, highlighter and BB Cream all in one. Dab the sponge applicator tip on areas that you want to illuminate– whether that’s allover or in key spots, you do your thing and get your glow on, girl.

    Instant Age Rewind Perfector®
  3. Step 3: Bronze to Perfection

    A sun kissed look wouldn’t be complete without some bronzer. City Bronzer is made with cocoa butter, so it melts into skin for a velvety matte finish. And it comes in three shades, so you can choose the one that will impart the perfect healthy glow for your skin tone. Use a fluffy brush to sweep it onto areas that are naturally kissed by the sun: your forehead, bridge of your nose, etc.

    City Bronzer®
  4. Step 4: Dial Up Your Highlight

    A reflective sheen on your skin will help add dimension and really tie your sun kissed look together. As you swirl Chrome Highlighter onto the highpoints of your face, you’ll see that its pearl pigments leave you with the prettiest sheen. Pro tip: dust some on your decollete to amp up your sultry summer vibe.

    Facestudio® Master Chrome®
  5. Step 5: Perfect Your Pout

    On your lips, go for a sheer, yet juicy color like Lifter Gloss Candy Drop. These shades have just enough punchy pigment, but in a toned down version that pairs well with a natural sun kissed makeup look.

    Lifter Gloss®

Skin Tint vs. Glow

If you’re wondering whether to go for Skin Tint or Glow, we say why not both? They play well together and offer different benefits on their own. For instance, Tint has Vitamin C in it, so it’s great if you struggle with discoloration and want to brighten up a bit. But, if you want to stick to a super simple makeup routine, Glow makes the most sense for a sun kissed makeup look. Afterall, it’ll give you that dewy complexion that’s indicative of summer skin. Plus, because it’s a 4-in-1, you can use it in different ways. Ready to get even more creative with it? Try using Glow in one shade lighter and one shade darker than your skin tone. In these different shades, the formula can double as a brighter highlight and a contour– its sponge applicator lends itself well to using it in both ways.