May 24 · 5 min read
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The must-have beauty look for summer? Bronzed and glowy makeup. Think tanned complexion, sun-kissed skin and glowing cheeks...we're obsessed. Scroll down for our top tips, affordable product picks and easy how-to guides to get the look.
The product everybody is talking about on social media… let’s talk bronzing drops!
Enriched with ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E, our PS…Instant Bronzing Drops are set to give your skin a natural bronzed glow whilst nourishing your skin at the same time. They can be used as a radiant base under your foundation or applied alone for those ‘no-makeup’ makeup days.
Made with a lightweight, milky formula, apply 3-5 drops of our bronzing drops either directly to your skin or mix with your moisturiser or foundation. Be sure to shake well before use and blend using a makeup brush or sponge. Remove by using a facial cleanser and rinse well.
For a sun-kissed touch on top of your makeup, opt for our range of matte and liquid bronzers. Start by selecting a shade that is 1-2 shades darker than your natural skin colour before buffing the product along your forehead and on the bridge of your nose. To achieve a sculpted look, sweep our bronzers upwards on the temples of your cheeks and chin. For the finishing touch, blend some blush onto the apple of your cheeks and you’ve nailed the just-spent-a-week-in-Ibiza-look.
Looking to achieve a longer-lasting golden glow? Our PS… range of self-tanning products have got you covered. From gradual tanning drops to streak-free tanning lotions, scroll down to check out our easy guide on how to maintain a natural bronzed look from day to night.
Prepping your skin using a face and/or body scrub before beginning your tanning process not only removes a build-up of dead skin but will result in a smooth base for your fake tan so be sure to start 24 hours before you plan to tan. Next step, moisturising. Formulas in fake tan tend to cling to dry skin so applying a rich moisturising lotion to your skin beforehand will keep your self-tan from looking patchy whilst keeping your skin soft and hydrated.
If you’re looking for an effortless, subtle sun-touched look, be sure to check out our tanning drops. Lightweight, nourishing and easily buildable, apply 3-5 drops to your hyaluronic acid serum, moisturiser or lotion and mix using the palm of your hand before applying to your face and neck. Wash your hands with soap straight after and leave on overnight for best results in the morning.
For an INSTANT tan boost, our tanning gel is the ticket to a quick glow-up. Ideal for those last-minute plans, glide the gel along your arms, legs and body with a tanning mitt for a streak-free finish. Air dry for a few minutes before dressing and voila! An instant all-over bronze tone that lasts for up to 24 hours. The best part? There is no unpleasant fake-tan smell! To remove, wash off with warm soapy water.
For those who prefer to go back to basics, our tanning mousse is the product you need. Made with a lightweight formula, you can easily lather the product onto your skin using a tanning brush or mitt for a full coverage and application. For the experts out there, create a natural sculpted look by applying our tanning mousse to the bronzing areas on your face and blend in small circular motions using a bronzing brush. Leave on for 4-6 hours to develop before showering.
Now that you have made yourself bronzed and sunkissed, lets work on making it long-lasting! Most self-tans will begin to fade after approximately 5 days so frequent moisturising and exfoliating will prevent the tan going patchy. If you have made a mistake or wish to take off your old tan, our self-tan eraser will gently melt away any stubborn traces, leaving you with a smooth, clean base for you to start your tanning process over again!
The final step for a summer glow? Adding highlighter. We’re talking body shimmers, liquid illuminators, you name it, we’ve got it in-store. Adding highlighter creates the illusion of sunbeams touching your skin so be sure to sweep one of our PS glow highlighter palettes across the high points of your face or on any areas where you want to accentuate a dream sheen. Our top tip? We suggest applying to your cheekbones, brow bone and the bridge of your nose. For your body, blend our dewy highlighter drops into your collarbones to create a seamlessly healthy glow, worthy of a golden hour inspired selfie.