Craving that sun kissed summer glow?
I turned to Bare Escentuals (Level 4) to get some tips on how to achieve a sunless bronzed look with staying power in the heat.
In case you’re not familiar with Bare Escentuals’ collection of bareMinerals makeup and skin care products — they are made up of natural minerals and antioxidants and don’t contain harsh chemicals.
Here’s a play-by-play on getting a summer glow. You can do the full routine or even just take a few of these steps.
Before applying any makeup, it’s important to start with a moisturizer. Bare Escentuals has a gentle Advance Protection SPF 20 Moisturizer ($30), so you can protect your skin and hydrate at the same time.
Add the Prime Time Foundation Primer ($23) to help your makeup stay in place. Primer is a key step year-round and extra helpful as the temps rise. Top the primer with your foundation; bareMinerals makes an SPF 15 one. If you don’t wear foundation, primer will still give your makeup staying power.
Add some bareMinerals READY Blush ($22) and bareMinerals READY Bronzer ($24) to look like you’ve spent time in the sun. The blush has a cold-pressed camellia oil, which is nourishing for the skin. The bronzer contains cold-pressed carrot oil, which gives the skin a firmer look.
Bare Escentuals just launched a new eye shadow line called bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 4.0. To add to the summer glow vibe, go for something in the bronze or gold family. This 4-color set, called The Soundtrack, is $30 and includes buttercream, burnished copper, burnished gold, and shimmering gunmetal colors. Add definition with a bareMinerals Round The Clock Waterproof Eyeliner ($15) and finish with the Flawless Definition Waterproof Mascara ($18).
The hydrating bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss ($18), seen here in Rebel, adds a lightweight sheen. It has a minty tingle when you apply it and comes in 10 shades.
Lock your makeup in place with the Mineral Veil finishing powder ($20).
Now for a GURU tip! I just purchased the bareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen powder ($28). It’s compact and incredibly easy to apply. You can brush it on over your makeup and also use it on your body. I never knew until this year that sunscreen comes in powder form. It is available in three shades. I’m addicted!
Want more summer makeup and skin care tips? You can stop in Bare Escentuals to get customized suggestions for your skin.