Although we all love to add a warm glow to our makeup, sometimes trying to look sun-kissed just ends up as a makeup fail! Sun-kissed makeup can look too orange, too shimmery or even give you a greasy (rather than healthy-looking) glow if you donâ€™t use the right products or application. For the perfect beach babe look, copy Ashley Bensonâ€™s sexy sun-kissed makeup technique.
This makeup application will work for girls with fair, medium or olive skin. Cool skin tones will want to use peach-pink shades (like corals) whereas warm skin tones should use bronze and gold-based shades.
The most important part of looking sun-kissed is the cheekbones, because they catch all of the sunlight. Here, Ashley has used a bronzer on the apples of the cheeks and blended it down under the cheekbones, which warms the face up and also creates a slimming effect. Make sure to use an extra large blush brush to really blend it all out so that you donâ€™t get the dreaded patchy orange effect. Ashley has also used a matte bronzer, which is more natural looking than the shimmery kind (and a definite must if you have oily skin).
Next, letâ€™s look at the eyes. Ms. Benson has used a dark brown eye shadow around the eye to create a seductive smokey look. This looks great on brown, hazel and blue eyes. If you want a more natural daytime look, skip the eyeliner and use mascara only.
Finally, for the lips, choose a nude lipstick or a subtle clear lip gloss to finish off this beach babe look.