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Photo courtesy of Leslie Hodge Photography.
Photo courtesy of Leslie Hodge Photography.

Get a Fresh Summer Glow With These Three Easy Steps

3 min read

We’re getting fresh with our skin this summer! Summertime is the perfect season to glow, inside and out, and it doesn’t actually take that much work to get that coveted glow. A dewy, bronzed complexion can be easily achieved with the right prep and a few key products. Take it from a makeup artist—you can get an enviable complexion in just a few steps. Here are my tips for a fresh summer glow.

1. Prep your face.

We love using hydrating beauty oil to prime the skin. Our Organic Golden Beauty Oil is a highly concentrated, universal oil that feels luxurious and nourishing. It’s a highly concentrated blend of 15 organic botanical extracts that counteract environmental stressors. It contains the super fruit kakadu plum, which has the highest known concentration of vitamin C of any single natural food source in the world. This is our secret to a subtle glow without shimmer. Gently rub it into damp skin and give it a minute to absorb.

Moisturizing is THE summer essential for healthy, glowing skin. Follow the beauty oil with our Vitamin Sea Mineral Antioxidant Sunscreen to fill two needs with one deed: shield against harmful rays and boost hydration! It protects with a concentration of 20 percent zinc oxide and is infused with turmeric, shea butter and vitamins C and E for a radiant glow.

2. Lighten up your makeup routine.

Now that we have a smooth, hydrated canvas, it’s time to boost and even the skin tone with a tinted moisturizer. Our BOMBSHELL Beauty Balm is a great pick for a look that’s soft and natural, but still offers you coverage. It’s lightweight, sheer coverage that moisturizes for fresh, radiant skin—perfect for those warm summer days when you want to rock the no-makeup-makeup look!

Subtle, bronzed cheeks took over the runways this spring and we are loving the natural glow! Pop your eyes with barely-there pinks, golds and bronzy browns (try the Crop Tops Palette for the perfect all-in-one set). Brighten cheeks with a soft coral (the Pantone Color of the Year) or nude cream blush for a subtle glow. You can’t go wrong either way.

Finish with a rose gold or nude pop on the lips. Sweat-proof your look by spritzing it with a setting spray, like the Jet Setter Setting Spray. Jet Setter works like hairspray for your face—but in a non-sticky way. It contains soy protein, which leaves a lightweight, matte finish. It’s oil-free, breathable, and sweat, heat and humidity resistant to keep makeup fresh all day!

3. Fake a tan.

Get glowing skin the healthy way! We are all obsessed with this organic bronzing lotion by Beauty by Earth with color that builds over each use. It’s an easy way to achieve a natural faux glow. Follow with Hibernation’s Over, Beaches! Bronzing Powder all over face, neck and chest. To avoid bronze overkill (or a faux pas when it comes to faux glow), use bronzer to define your cheekbones, and along your jaw line to create a subtle contour that maximizes that faux glow. Our bronzer is enhanced with a natural SPF to preserve a youthful glow.

Now that you’ve put your best face forward, go have some fun in the sun!

Interested in more makeup tips? Try these easy to achieve looks from Erin’s Faces.

About The Author

Gertie Wilson

Gertie Wilson

Gertie Wilson is founder and creative director of the nontoxic, award-winning beauty line, Elevé Cosmetics. She has more than a decade of experience as a makeup artist and when she’s not working on location, you can often find her in one of the two Elevé retail locations. She and her husband live in Austin with their spirited one-year old daughter and two sweet pups.

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