Posted On Apr 20, 2021
DON’T HIDE UNDER EXTRA LAYERS—SHOW OFF YOUR SUPPLE SKIN THE WHOLE YEAR ROUND
Face it. Not even Catherine Zeta-Jones looks like she is perennially “just back from vacation.” An overly dark tan can read as tacky in colder months, but no matter what level of glow you choose, it’s best to keep things even. If you decide to add a subtle faux glow to your face, don’t forget to match it to your body. Here, celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal, founder of Mally Cosmetics (mallybeauty.com), gives the scoop on easy, skin-illuminating techniques.
Brush on bronzer. Go two shades darker than your natural skin tone on your neck, chest, and décolletage. If you’re rocking a sexy sleeveless blouse, you can also sweep it onto your shoulders and arms with a big fluffy brush for extra wow.
Add shine. Don’t stop after bronzer, which can create a flat effect: Dust on a non-glittery highlighting powder where the light naturally bounces off your skin—places like the tops of shoulders, collarbone, and lengths of your arms to create a lit-from-within look.
Pick your battles. Don’t go crazy. Skip the elbows and inner forearms. Shimmer it up in your favorite look-at-me spots, not everywhere. A little goes a long way.