Beauty Notes: Sun-kissed

November 11

Primer: Dolce & Gabbana Sheer radiance makeup base

Getting sun kissed skin requires a radiant base, so I suggest you use a radiance primer like this one by Dolce & Gabbana. Radiance enhancing and Illuminating, the product is infused with extracts of gold silk sericin and Italian olive oil. Perfect under your foundation and gives the face a fresh and smooth texture.

Bronzer: NARS bronzer in Laguna

A cult product by NARS, which is now available in Dubai. The bronzer in Laguna is high in pigment with shimmer and can also be used for contouring. Available at Paris Gallery

Bronzing powder: Mary Kay Bronzing powder

An affordable bronzing powder option is mineral based brand, Mary Kay. They come in light-medium and medium-dark shades with a slight shimmer for the perfect sun-kissed look.

Blush: Clinique Blushing powder in aglow

If you’re looking for something natural with shades like bronze and peach and some subtle shimmer – this is one to check out. Slightly in between a bronzer and blush for a healthy glow, ‘aglow’ really says it all. Not to mention, it’s by dermatology brand, Clinique.

Drugstore buy: Boots No.7 Perfectly Bronzed Mosaic bronzer

For a drugstore buy, I love this bronzer by No.7 at boots – you can really customise your colour depending on how strong you want your bronze, as well as getting a dash of blush all in one.

Brown Smokey: Sephora Colorful 5 Pale to rich taupe

Over the past year, I’ve only been wearing neutrals and brown smokey shades instead of blacks and greys, because it gives a warmer look to my skin tone. I end up buying large palettes by Urban Decay and Smashbox to use the perfect browns. I recently got my hands on this palette by Sephora that I love. Five eyeshadows featuring nudes to dark browns in order to lighten up or intensify your look. A great travel beauty pick too.

Brown smokey eye: Clarins Colours of Brazil Eye Quartet & liner palette

If you love a beautiful brown smokey, you should check out this palette from Clarins. A limited edition from the brand, so I suggest you get your hands on it asap. 4 mineral pigmented shades, that give a gorgeous warm brown smokey eye as well as a gorgeous royal blue eyeliner