Saturday, December 22, 2007

Beauty tip: sun-kissed winter makeup

Just because the weather outside is gray and ashen doesn't mean your skin has to follow suit. A touch of warm-hued makeup can give you a youthful, sun-kissed look ... and the right application technique can mean the difference between "I just holidayed in St. Bart's" and "I just fell into a vat of orange Jell-o."

Allure has teamed up with celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo to give you a step-by-step video on creating a subtle look that will have you glowing all winter long.

A few tips to keep in mind:

  • Make sure skin is clean and well-moisturized before you reach for makeup; this will ensure that everything goes on smoothly.
  • To apply powder bronzer, swirl a fluffy brush in the bronzer, tap to remove any excess, then sweep across the forehead, down the bridge of the nose, and along the cheekbones—right where the sun would touch your face.
  • Use a rosy-pink blush instead of anything peachy, which could look fakey on top of the bronzer.
  • Using your fingertips, pad a warm, champagne-colored highlighter along the tops of your cheekbones.
  • Keep the rest of your makeup subtle.
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