• ISLAND GLOW

Summer time skin is sun kissed, fresh and radiant. Our good friend and makeup artist Ash Penfold shares her secrets for creating the perfect island glow everyday...

Whether doing makeup on the islands, the beach or just in the summertime, it’s really nice to keep it super natural and fresh. Secret: It’s all in the prepping of the skin and base to keep it looking radiant!

The best way to start is with clean skin. I like using the Clairsonic brush cleaner to really buff and clean out the pores. Apply your choice of sunscreen, then moisturize and prep skin with Embryolisse lait-crème concentrate. Sometimes twice to really let it soak in and give a luminous radiance. Using the Rae Morris Radiance brush, i like to mix together Becca Shimmering skin perfecter and YSL Touche éclat foundation and buff it into the skin. Even out any blemishes and highlight under the eyes by using the Charlotte Tilbury Retoucher and pat in with your fingers. Marc Jacobs bronzer is perfect to give a sun kissed bronzy glow - apply a dusting of over the high points of the face where you would normally see sun (top of cheeks, forehead and nose). Then for a bit more glow, add Benefit Sun Beam to the top of cheek bones, down the center of the nose, cupids bow and collar bones. I like to apply a little Nars blush in Lokoom on the cheeks to liven and brighten up the face. For the eyes, I use a golden shimmer eye shadow all over the eye lid, then brush up the brows. Curl the lashes using Kevyn Aucoin Lash Curler to really open up the eyes, and two layers of Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara in Black. Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream to gives a healthy shine to the lips. To even out the skin and give a beautiful tan glow, I apply Nuxe Golden Dry Oil all over the body. Lastly, spray the skin with Neutrogena sunscreen, it gives a great shine to the skin as well!

For more beauty inspiration, visit Ash's blog.