How to Achieve Summer Bronzed Skin

Summer is without a doubt my favourite season. I love living in a bikini, having effortless beach waves and spending time in the beautiful sunshine. When the temperature rises the last thing I want to be doing is applying a heavy foundation to my skin and I love to embrace my natural glow. However, as I do wear a high SPF on my face I end up with a much paler face in comparison to my body. So here are some of the products I use to enhance my Summer skin and achieve a bronzed glow.

I bought the bourjois BB Bronzing Cream back in Winter time and when I applied it to my face it looked ridiculous. However, on a whim I decided to try it after coming back from my holidays and my gosh I’m in love. This is definitely my new favourite base. It’s unlike any other BB cream with it being a dark brown shade. I apply it to my skin using my Real Techniques buffing brush and it buffs into my skin like a dream, quickly darkening my skin so it matches my body. It’s not great at concealing blemishes which is pretty silly seen as it is a BB cream but it’s perfect to achieve a bronzed glow. I also love the other products in the range (pictured below). The Bourjois Delice de Poudre is a great alternative to a powder, which you can use after the BB cream. Whilst the Bourjois Bronzing Primer is perfect for cheeks and temples. You can get all three of these on offer at Superdrug.

With my skin being darker in Summer this means that my usual contour products don’t show up as great as I would like. I usually use the Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder to achieve chizzled cheekbones but as I use this as a base it just isn’t dark enough. The Sleek Face Contour Kit in Light is a brilliant little palette with a dark enough bronzer to show up on my cheekbones and a beautiful rose gold blush and highlighter. I took this kit on my holiday this year and it worked brilliantly. Another amazing contour is the Mac blush in Harmony. Although a little bit pricier, this is a really good product and you only need a minimal amount to make your cheekbones pop. It’s the perfect ashy brown without making your cheeks orange! The last product pictures is the beautiful Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Coral Reef. This is such a beautiful blush for Summer! I love trying something a little different when on holiday and this coral blush looks amazing with bronzed skin and a bold coloured lip. It wears really well and the colour is really buildable so don’t worry about it being so bold.

These are just some of my favourite products for achieving a bronzed glow. What are your favourite bronzing products? Have you used any of these products before?

Laura x

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