How to Achieve Bronzed Skin in Winter

Anyone else craving sunshine and all its glow-boosting benefits? If bronzed skin and a healthy glow are always top of your beauty wish list, achieve a luminous look all year round with a radiance-enhancing routine. Follow our MUA-approved guide, featuring tips and tricks to warm up your complexion with the most natural-looking bronzed skin this winter – no vacation needed. Ready to glow?

1. Create a Bespoke Base

Give your foundation a seasonal glow-up. Combat lacklustre winter skin by adding a few drops of skin-illuminating highlighter to your usual formula. Mix together your foundation shade and 1-2 pumps of Miracle Glow Pro Universal Highlighter, then blend all over skin from the centre of the face outwards to achieve a lit-from-within glow. Build coverage where needed or add a touch more highlighter to cheekbones to suit your skin. Hello, glow.

2. Just Dew It

If the moisture-stripping winter months leave your skin feeling dry and tight, try switching to a dewy cream bronzer this season. Miracle Sculpting Wand Contour glides easily over the skin and blends like a dream. Dot around the temples and underneath cheekbones before smoothing over skin with fingertips or a damp sponge to warm up the complexion and lightly sculpt contours in one. To really dial up the dew, lock it all in with a super-hydrating spritz of Lasting Performance Setting Spray.

3. Use the Power of Three

To achieve the most believably bronzed natural makeup look during the colder months, apply bronzer only where the light naturally catches your features. This will give the illusion of a fresh-faced winter glow, rather than the deeper holiday tan you may have during the summer. Our glow-to technique? Swirl a fluffy powder brush into light-reflecting Crème Bronzer, then sweep around the temples, cheekbones and underneath the jawline in a figure of ‘3’ shape. They’ll never know it’s faux...

4. Balance Your Bronzer

Need to make your winter glow go further? Ensure your face and body are the same shade by blending out bronzer wherever skin is on show. To create the illusion of freshly sun-kissed skin, take a full, fluffy powder brush and dust Crème Bronzer onto the décolletage, chest and tops of shoulders. Buff and blend where needed for a natural-looking bronzed finish to your body. Flawless.

5. Build Your Blush

The finishing touch to a healthy-looking complexion: a warm coral blusher. Complement your winter bronzed look with Crème Puff Blush in a skin-brightening, sun-kissed shade, like Stunning Sienna. Swirl a tapered blusher brush into your chosen shade, tapping off excess pigments. Smile to reveal your cheeks, then glide the brush directly onto the apples for a fresh, radiant finish to your base.

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