Now that spring has finally sprung, we've got warm weather, sun-kissed skin and light airy dresses are on our minds – and so do the spring 2016 runways. From well-tanned surfers and beach babes at DSquared2 and Tommy Hilfiger, to sun-kissed skin at Balmain and Michael Kors, designers delivered us a range of bronzed goddesses that are getting us hyped for the summer sun.
The only problem? Our dull complexions still resemble the dry and gloomy winter season. While the sun may not yet be hot enough to warm our skin with that coveted bronzed goddess glow, thanks to beauty innovations like self-tanner and contouring, we can skip the awkward transition from spring to summer and delight in all that the beauty world has to offer.
Who said you needed sun for a glowy, radiant complexion? Get The Look reveals 4 beauty tips that will help you give off a natural glow to start the season off right.
The first thing that comes to mind when we think of tanning sans sun is self-tanner. While self-tanner can often be associated with unpleasant orange skin, it can work miracles if used correctly. When using self-tanner, be sure to choose a formula that is specific to your skin type and tone. Before applying the treatment, gently exfoliate in the shower to remove any unwanted dead skin and to ensure an even application. Get The Look suggests Sublime Bronze serum to achieve that natural looking glow. Just deposit a few drops of product onto a cotton ball and gently rub it over your face.
2. GOLDEN STROBING
What is strobing you ask? Strobing has recently become a buzz word in the beauty world, and it's basically a fun term for highlighting. Extra highlighting will give you a dewy, shimmery, more youthful glow. For a tanned alternative to strobing, swap your regular highlighter for a golden formula that will provide the prominent parts of your face with a natural, glowy tan.
The classic contouring technique can also be a good way to warm up your complexion for a natural-looking glow. Apply a dark golden bronzing powder to your cheekbones, temples, sides of your nose, and chin to imitate the effects of the sun on your face while sculpting your features.
4. LIGHTEN UP YOUR STRANDS
Finally, a great way to brighten up your complexion for the season is to undergo a hair transformation, but not just any! Look to the spring 2016 runways for the colour of the season: blonde! Gradual lightening jelly Casting Sunkiss, allows you to gradually fade your hair for a sun-kissed surfer look all year round.