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BEAUTY

SUMMER-GLOW ESSENTIALS, TRIED & TESTED

By Jade Lambourne, 6 June 2019

Beauty in the summer months is all about that sun-kissed look. You know, that effortless, illuminating, natural glow that gets everyone asking where you've been on vacay. And, if in reality you've been spending more money on ASOS New in and less on a holiday in the sun, you don’t need to be heading to a faraway beach and piling on the SPF to recreate it yourself. 
How to Create a Summer Glow | ASOS Style Feed

From BB creams that let your skin breathe to shimmering bronzers, there are myriad ways to get your glow on without leaving your house this summer. To find out more, we asked Social Media Exec Jade Lambourne to share her top five picks to switch up your Face + Body favourites for the season. Over to you Jade...
How to Create a Summer Glow | ASOS Style Feed

I’ve been adding two to three drops of Tan-Luxe Self-Tan Drops into my moisturiser every day to give my face a natural-looking bronzed glow. I don’t normally like fake tanning my face as I feel it clogs up my pores and I tend to break out. However, these drops act more like a skincare serum (they contain raspberry seed oil, vitamin E and aloe vera) so they're really gentle on your skin while giving you a light tint, too. 

Tan-Luxe The Face Illuminating Self-Tan Drops
How to Create a Summer Glow | ASOS Style Feed

During the summer months, I love to add a pop of colour to my face. This BECCA blush has a shimmering finish allowing you to get that extra bit of summer glow so it really highlights your cheeks, brow bones and cupid's bow. It's also a mirrored compact and handy handbag size, meaning you can carry it around with you all season.

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush in Camellia

How to Create a Summer Glow | ASOS Style Feed

When the weather gets hotter, I like to let my skin breath a bit more, so using a light BB cream instead of a foundation is essential. I’m really enjoying all of NYX’s Bare With Me range right now, and its latest BB cream is definitely worth a try. It still gives a nice coverage and is also super hydrating, making my skin feel less dry in hot temperatures. Since it has a satin finish, I like to add some powder to areas (e.g. my nose and chin) which tend to get oily.

NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil BB Cream
How to Create a Summer Glow | ASOS Style Feed

I find it quite hard to get a fake tan that gives me the right colour for my skin – I'm usually veering from orange to looking like I haven’t tanned at all. This extra-dark shade gives me a really bronzed look for summer that doesn't look too unnatural. I found it very easy to apply and didn’t dry out my skin like some fake tan products can. A definite thumbs up from me. 

St. Tropez Self Tan Extra Dark Mousse (coming soon)
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I adore a multi-use product, and this Estee Lauder concealer is the ultimate skincare and makeup hybrid. One end has a hydra prep serum to give your under eye area lots of hydration (which also helps prevent creasing). As it’s part of the Double Wear family, it has that really rich formula and good coverage to it, too. It is a matte finish and will blur anything you don’t want showing up!

Estee Lauder Double Wear Instant Fix Concealer 24H Concealer + Hydra Prep

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