Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics

With summer well and truly upon us, now is the perfect time to top up your tan and gain a radiant, glowing complexion. However, with the British summertime being subpar as usual and not providing the glorious weather that everyone was hoping for, it may be a case of faking this look. When Seventeen contacted me to take part in their Blogger's Relay, I knew this was the perfect opportunity to showcase my top tips for achieving a bronzed, glowing makeup look, all of which are easy to recreate and can be done on a budget, as Seventeen is a great brand for finding high-quality yet affordable makeup. In this post, I'll be sharing my top 6 tips for mastering that gorgeous glowy makeup look, complete with a flawless base, a radiant glow and flirty, long lashes, so keep reading to learn how to create a shimmering, sunkissed look this summer. Also, make sure you stick around 'til the end where I'll be passing along the baton in Seventeen's Blogger Relay to the next blogger.


Tip 1 - Use a Liquid Highlighter Under Base For a Radiant Glow

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics Skin Wow HighlighterThe first step in my makeup routine was to apply a liquid highlighter underneath my foundation, which creates a radiant glow that really illuminates the face. For this, I used a single pump of the Seventeen Skin Wow Highlighter and patted it into my cheekbones using my fingers, as just a small amount of this product goes a long way. Although this product can be used mixed in with your base product or on top of foundation, using it in this way creates a more natural, glowing from within effect that is very pretty and perfect for summer.


I also applied some of this product to my shoulders and collar bones, which were on show in the jumpsuit I was wearing. I love the natural shimmer that this created, as it really accentuated these features and made them stand out. On the left is the before shot of my shoulder and on the right is after applying the Skin Wow Highlighter, just look at the difference it made!

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics Skin Wow Highlight


Tip 2 - Opt for a BB Cream Instead of Foundation For a Natural, Dewy Finish

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics BB Magic Blemish BalmIn the summer months, you definitely want to use a base that is more dewy and fresh looking on the skin, opposed to being very heavy and matte. BB creams are lighter in comparison to foundations, although I love the Seventeen BB Magic Blemish Balm, as it still has a considerable amount of coverage. It claims to improve blemishes - which I definitely could do with - as well as covering all imperfections in an even layer.

I squeezed a pea-sized amount of this product onto the back of my hand, as only a small amount is needed to cover the entire face. After dotting it all over my face, I then blended it into the skin with a buffing brush, and the BB cream blended flawlessly, as well as being a great match for my skin which is fairly tanned after going on holiday. It had a nice amount of coverage, yet still allowed a radiant glow to show through.

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics BB Magic Blemish Balm

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics BB Magic Blemish Balm


Tip 3 - Use Bronzer as Eyeshadow For an Easy to Achieve Glow

Since many people are going on holiday over the summer, my next tip is perfect for those of you who need to have travel-friendly makeup bags and pack minimally. Bronzers actually double up as a perfect crease colour for your eyeshadow, so rather than packing two of these palettes just stick with a contour one and you'll be sorted.

After setting my eyelids with the lighter shade in the Seventeen Define and Conquer Palette, I then took the darker shade and worked it into my crease, building up the intensity as I went along. My Seventeen Eye Brush was perfect for this, as it's an ideal size for doing crease work on my tiny eyes due to its small size, and it also allowed for more precision.

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics Eyeshadow

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics EyeshadowI wanted to add a bit more interest and shimmer to the eye look, as this is a glowy look after all and wanted to go all-out. Sticking with the trend of using base products on my eyes, I took the Instant Glow Shimmer Brick and took the more bronze shades at the bottom of the palette, applying them to my eyelids in a semi-circular motion. I also took the lightest highlighter shade and used it in the centre of the lid and on the inner corners, which looked beautiful when it hit the light, creating a very shimmery, doe-eyed effect.

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics Eyeshadow

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics Eyeshadow


Tip 4 - Create Flirty, Long Lashes Without Using Eyelash Curlers

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics Long Lash MascaraMy next hack is how to create gorgeous, curled lashes without the need of an eyelash curler. My eyelashes aren't naturally curly but I was blown away by the results of this tip, so it definitely does work. I started by applying two generous coats of the Seventeen Long Lash Mascara, which makes my eyelashes look incredibly long and lifted. I also love how the brush is very narrow and it's easy to get right to the base of every eyelash, which I usually struggle with as I have small eyes.

After waiting for about 5 minutes, the mascara was now tacky but not fully set in place. At this point, I used my finger to push the eyelashes upwards and held this in place for about a minute or so. After removing my finger, my eyelashes looked extremely curled and fluttery, and since my lashes dried in this position, it lasted throughout the day.
Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics Long Lash Mascara

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics Long Lash Mascara

In this photo, you can clearly see the effect of doing this hack (left), opposed to just applying two coats of the mascara (right). It makes an astounding difference and this is definitely something I'll be doing with my mascara daily, as I love the look it creates.

Tip 5 - Wear Sunglasses Whilst Bronzing For a Naturally Sunkissed Effect 

If you're like me and want to look naturally sunkissed this summer, then why not emulate this and apply your bronzer where the sun would hit. Although it sounds stupid, I put on a pair of sunglasses before generously dusting the medium brown shade in the Define and Conquer Contour Kit everywhere else on my face. This replicates where the sun would hit your face whilst you're sunbathing on holiday, and definitely creates a bronzed and glowing effect that is perfect for that sunkissed summer look.

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics Define and Conquer Contour Kit

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics Define and Conquer Contour Kit

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics Define and Conquer Contour Kit


Tip 6 - Use an Illuminating Concealer on Cupids Bow For a Glowing, Pouty Finish

My final tip is perfect for making your lips look much poutier and highlighted. I took the Skin Wow Illuminating Concealer and gently drawn it around my lips, focusing on the cupids bow, and I also took it down in two lines away from the nose. I then lightly blended this in with my finger to create a radiant and lifted appearance, which really does make a perfect finishing touch to your makeup. I also used this concealer under my eyes earlier on in my makeup routine, and I love how it banishes any dark circles and brightens the face, creating a very healthy glow.

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics Skin Wow Illuminating Concealer


The Finished Look

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen CosmeticsSo here is the finished makeup look, which I think is perfect for wearing this summer. It definitely doesn't take too long to do all of these steps, but you're left with a gorgeous, radiant finished product that gives a healthy, fresh glow to the skin. I'll definitely be wearing this makeup look over the course of the summer, and I'd love to know if you have a go of any of the tips.

I paired this summery makeup look with this gorgeous jumpsuit from Primark, as the cornflower blue and floral print is perfect for this time of year, and the off-the-shoulder detail is very in fashion right now. I also picked up these shoes from Matalan, which ties the outfit together very nicely.

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics

Achieving Bronzed, Glowing Makeup This Summer with Seventeen Cosmetics

And now it's time to finish this post by passing on the baton to the next poster in the Blogger Relay, which will be... Lisa from Lisa's Beauty! I can't wait to read her post on Sunday and see what tips she has in store for us, so make sure you head over to her blog this weekend and read it along with me.

Thank you very much for reading this blog post and I really hope you enjoyed it, especially since it's an extra post as I never usually upload on a Wednesday. Let me know down in the comments what your favourite tip was from this post, and I'll see you again on Sunday with another blog post.

Love from Daisy x

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2 comments

  1. You look amazing! I'm loving how natural and pretty this look is. There are some really great tips here too, like I never would have thought to apply bronzer whilst wearing sunglasses! Great post xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  2. I need to try bronzer as eye shadow !
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