3 steps to nail a sun-kissed complexion

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Get that holiday glow at home

Who Beauty Editor WHO and New Idea / November 22 2017

Summer days call for beautiful bronzed skin. Save yourself from the sun damage and fake your way to sun-kissed perfection. Wander Beauty co-founder Lindsay Ellingson shares three faux-glow secrets.


Strategically sculpt

Bronzers can help define and sculpt the face. “Apply to the temples and sides of the nose to slim, dot and blend into the apples of the cheeks for a sun-kissed look and follow your cheek and jaw contour to lift and sculpt your face,” says Ellingson. Start with a light application and build up pigment. Ellingson recommends feeling for your cheekbones with your fingertips and applying the bronzer just underneath. Try Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer


Glisten where it counts

Next use an illuminator to highlight and add dimension to your face. “Blend along the brow bone,
down the bridge of the nose and swipe and dab along the cheekbones, then blend,” says Ellingson. For an added pop, apply illuminator to the inner corners of your eyes, as a light wash over eyelids, or dabbed onto the brow bone to wake up tired eyes. We like Chantecaille Poudre Lumière.

Chantecaille Poudre Lumière


Finish with a rosy flush

Another model secret to a glowing complexion is to apply blush. “Once you’ve bronzed and highlighted, you need to add a little colour and depth back to your face. Apply to the apples of the cheeks for an instant feminine flush of colour.” Try Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator.

Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator

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Previously from an advertising background, Toni has been working in editorial and beauty at Pacific Magazines for the past five years, and is currently working across Who and New Idea, two of the top five best-selling weeklies in the country. Toni loves being able to make the beauty world seem accessible to the working woman, particularly for those who are time-restricted. As a working Mum, she’s constantly searching for easy beauty and skincare routines on a budget.