Summer weather thus far in San Francisco has been quite a disappointment. When I moved to California I thought I’d turn into a bronzed goddess (even with daily sunscreen, obviously). Every day so far this summer it has been cloudy/foggy and chilly – today was only 62º! I have an upcoming visit to Maine and I’m actually looking forward to some beach weather! So even though I don’t get my daily dose of vitamin D, I can (and you can, too!) still fake that summer glow with this easy and pretty sun-kissed glow makeup tutorial. ;)
Start with clean and primed skin. I like to use Pixi Flawless & Poreless Primer or Smashbox Photo Finish to prime my skin.
My new go-to foundation is bareMinerals bareSkin. You only need a few drops to cover your entire face and it looks really pretty and natural. Place 4 drops bareSkin foundation and 3 drops of Benefit Sun Beam in the well of the bareMinerals Perfecting Face Brush.
Swirl the brush on your cheek to mix the foundation and highlighter together.
Blend the mixture into cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin. Make sure to blend under your jawline and down your neck as well.
Apply highlighting concealer underneath eyes in a triangle shape, bringing the concealer onto the tops of your cheekbones. Blend well with your ring finger, making sure to blend into the inner corners of your eyes and eyelids.
Using a large, fluffy brush, dust a luminescent powder onto your skin. My all-time favorite is Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light. It blurs all imperfections and makes you look like you’re lit from within.
Using the same brush, apply a shimmery bronzer (yep, I like to use shimmery bronzers for a glowy look) in the hollows of your cheeks under your cheekbones, to your temples and hairline, and underneath your jawline. Try to avoid a heavy-handed application – the point of this tutorial is to look naturally sun-kissed! You can even dust a tiny bit on the bridge of your nose and browbones.
Lastly, place 3 dots of Sun Beam highlighter on your cheekbones, 1 dot on each browbone, down the bridge of your nose, and your cupid’s bow. Blend with your fingers.
And just like that, you’re done! I finished off my look with Benefit Brow Zings in Light, Benefit Gimme Brow in Light/Medium, Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Mascara, and Benefit Cha Cha Tint lip stain.
On Saturday, Sawyer and I went to the grand opening of CREAM (Cookies Rule Everything Around Me) in the Mission because they were giving away free ice cream sandwiches! When we got there, the line was wrapped around the block. It moved quickly, though, and we only ended up waiting about 20 minutes. They were so yummy and it was so worth the wait!
That girl WANTED my ice cream sandwich… you can see it in her eyes.
Sawyer got white chocolate macadamia nut cookies with cookie dough ice cream.
I chose one butter sugar and one snickerdoodle with cinnamon chill ice cream.
After we ate our ice cream sandwiches, we stopped next door at the Pork Store Cafe for some burgers (we ate our dessert first, because hello!). It was probably the best burger we’ve had so far in the city and we were pleasantly surprised. Also, those fries were handcut!
Some very insightful sidewalk graffiti.
After lunch we walked over a few blocks to Dolores Park. It was a bit foggy but we still took in some incredible views.
Also, this slide was clearly meant for kids, but we went down it anyway. :)
Lookin’ so good, SF!