Nothing says summertime quite like freshly squeezed lemonade, ocean breezes, sun-kissed skin, and of course, any and everything nautical. Don't live by the coast? Not a problem. Beth Parker of s e e r s u c k e r + s a d d l e s shares these nautical inspired looks that are wearable even if you live inland!View Slideshow
We all know we're supposed to wear sunscreen, but sometimes its sticky, greasy residue makes hiding indoors almost seem worthwhile. Fear not: These smooth-sailing sunscreens are a breeze to apply, and their barely-there formulas won't turn your beach day into a major bummer. Find your perfect match here!View Slideshow
If you've ever left the beauty aisle scratching your head at some of the latest cosmetic catchphrases (growth factors!?! sleep masks!?!), this story is for you. Here, top beauty experts break down the latest buzzwords in skin care and makeup. Consider this handy guide to some of the coolest new products and trends.View Slideshow
If you like the look of a deep tan or even just a subtle, sun-kissed glow, sunless tanner is the only way to go (no skin-damaging UV rays!). But we all know application can be tricky. One false move and you can be left with an obvious streak that lasts for days. Fortunately, the latest crop of glow getters makes a faux tan faux pas free.View Slideshow
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Give skin a fresh-from-the-beach glow by perfecting these easy bronzing techniques.
Powder bronzers are the easiest and most common way to create a natural, sun-kissed look. When purchasing powder bronzers, makeup artist Michelle Coursey suggests avoiding products with too much shimmer. "Matte versions are far and away the best," Coursey says.
Want to fake a glow? Don’t apply too much bronzer. The product is meant to add a soft, subtle glow -- not change your all-over skin color. When applying, use a light hand and remember that less is more.
A big part of bronzing is having the right brush. "You want the brush to be big but not too big," Coursey says. A too-large brush cuts down on control but something too small doesn't spread the powder evenly. Medium size, domed brushes are just right.
To get a natural look, apply bronzer where the sun naturally hits -- never all over. "Keep the concentration on the outer part of your face," Coursey says. Start by lightly dusting your jaw, cheekbones, and forehead in the shape of the number three. Next, apply down your nose and on your chin.
Complete your bronzed look with highlighting products to perfect your glow. Like bronzers, highlighters should be applied lightly for the most natural look. Coursey suggests adding them to the highest planes of your face: the tops of cheekbones, along brow bones, and Cupid’s bow (the center part above the top lip).
For an easy-to-control highlighter, a cream is best. The small stick makes it easy to apply in the correct spot.
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Learn how bronzer can make your face more defined and tan!