“Summer Glow”

» Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Beauty | 1 comment

“Summer Glow”

The summer is finally here and i am really enjoying the long sunny days….i hope you are too 🙂

There are various tricks that can make you look oh-so-fab for this summer especially if you would like to try your hand at some of the summer make up trends.
You actually don’t need tons of makeup or flashy coloured beauty products to accentuate your beauty and sensuality. My motto is “Less is more”… 🙂

Summer skin is happy skin so it doesn’t need much coverage. Sunkissed, glowing skin is definitely a look that stands out this season. For the summer season i just love me some dewy, glowing skin.
Creating a dewy summer glow for your skin, can be done easily with a few clever makeup products and tricks to your makeup application process. Today i will share some tips on how to Choose Dewy Makeup for deep brown to Ebony Skin tones.

Deep brown/Ebony skin has a warm, rich brown tone that women spend tons of money on self-tanner to achieve. Since you’ve got it, flaunt it using makeup techniques that make your skin dewy and fresh-looking — not to mention the envy of all those around you. 🙂 The keys to dewy makeup techniques are keeping your skin soft and using a highlighter in all the right places. (source: Typef.com)


Dewy Makeup for Deep brown to Ebony Skin


1. Look for a face primer that’s labeled “illuminating,” “luminous” or “pearly.” Skin primer is a lightweight gel that you smooth onto your skin to make your makeup last longer and give your face a subtle glow. This should give your ebony skin a light shimmer that reflects the light and makes your skin looks healthy.



Dreaming of that lit-from-within glow on your skin? Try Bobbi Brown Illuminating Face Base SPF 25 ++ that works like liquid pearls, gliding over skin to instantly enhance its own luminosity.


2. Find a tinted moisturizer or better yet a BB cream that’s dark enough for your ebony skin. Tinted moisturizers or BB creams are perfect when you’re trying to achieve the dewy look because they let your primer show through, yet make your skin tone smooth and even.

What is a BB cream? For those who ain`t familiar with them, BB creams (beauty balms or blemish balms) are a nifty amalgamation of skincare and cosmetic coverage with the added bonus of an SPF – all in one handy tube. The formula was initially created by a German dermatologist for use on her patients after surgery. They have been used cosmetically in Asia for decades, before gaining popularity over here in Europe. They may sound like glorified tinted moisturizers, but BB creams are thicker and better at concealing blemishes, so offer that little bit more coverage. BB creams also contain all manner of highly reflective ingredients to help light bounce off the skin more effectively. As a result we all look more radiant and therefore more youthful.

Sounds incredible, doesn’t it? There’s a downside, I’m afraid. BB creams target fairer skintones and the original formulations are high in white pigments. As we know, it has taken a long time to get a full, diverse range of foundations to colour-match darker skins, and the same is true of BB creams as well. However, while the range of BB creams for darker skins is diminutive, there are a couple that do cater to relatively dark skin tones – below are BB creams with shades for brown, deep brown to Ebony skin tones.


Moisturiser for dark skin

Left-right: Sleek’s Be Beautiful Blemish Balm; Smashbox’s Camera Ready BB Cream; Maybelline’s Dream Fresh BB cream; Gosh’s BB Cream.


3. Choose a concealer that’s slightly lighter than your skin tone to dot over any dark areas or pimples to reduce imperfections. Dewy skin is supposed to make you look angelic — and angels probably don’t have pimple problems 🙂 . If you use a fine-tipped brush, you can get precise coverage that won’t mess up your hard work in making your skin dewy.



Maybelline Fit Me Concealer


Ebony skin tends to be slightly oilier in appearance than your lighter-skinned friends. If you have some oil problems that take a dewy finish to a greasy one, try dusting some translucent loose powder to keep shine to a minimum.


The Ben Nye translucent Powder is an ultra fine loose powder to help set foundation and reduced shine. It comes in shades from very light to deep dark ebony.

4. Pick out a soft pink or peach blush to brush on the apples of your cheeks and upwards. The extra glow accentuates your skin and provides definition to your cheekbones (not a bad side effect, right?)


MAC melba illamasqua lover tarte tipsy sleek pan tao bys coral peach blush swatches-2

peachy blushes


A touch of pink lipstick can be the perfect finish for dewy skin and ebony complexions. Even if you don’t love pink, you can look for a plum-colored lipstick with a pink undertone.



the perfect finish for dewy skin and ebony complexions

If you would love to try this Summer Glow look but still need more detailed steps, then you will want to check out this Youtuber called Chanel Boateng. Her video tutorial below, is quite informative and she shows 3 different ways you can achieve a Summer Glow.

I hope this gets you motivated enough to give the Summer Glow a try. Wish you lots of fun while at it and do enjoy the warm and sunny days but remember to stay safe and use lots of sun protection. Oh yes!! Ebony girls do get sun tanned too 🙂

Be cool as always until we meet again.



from “Deutschland” with luv,



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