Summer Glow Alyson Alconis

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Hi, it’s Alyson from Beauty Vanity.  As a beauty blogger, I’m so excited to be sharing my beauty tips with you!  This summer, I’ve been rocking the bronze and I wanted to share a look with you that encompasses all the things I love about summer: bronze and easy breezy.  So let’s forget about the pastel shades of spring and let’s bring on the bronze!

I’m using products from theBalm to achieve this look (one of my fave makeup brands):

Summer Glow Alyson Alconis

Clockwise, from left: theBalm shadyLady Palette Special Edition | theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer | theBalm Hot Mama | theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer | theBalm Read My Lips in POP!

GET THE LOOK

1.) EYES: After applying your favorite foundation and concealer, let’s work on the eyes using theBalm shadyLady Special Edition Palette.

a.) LID: Apply mischievous marissa (a shimmery peach) all over the lid and blend.

b.) CREASE: Next, take shameless shana (a bronze) and blend into the crease to create soft definition around the eyes.  You can create even more definition in the outer “V” with caught in the act courtney (deep violet).  Don’t forget to blend!

c.) LOWER LASHLINE: Use shameless shana on your lower lash line too, but only three quarters of the way in.

d.) HIGHLIGHT: Apply envious erin (white shimmer) to your brow bone and devilish danielle (cream shimmer) in your tear duct.  For more shimmer on the lid, place luscious lani (pink shimmer) in the very center of your lid and blend to create the illusion of bigger eyes.  Next, feel free to use your favorite eyeliner and mascara.

2.) BRONZE: With a light hand using Betty-Lou Manizer, apply bronzer where the sun would naturally hit your face: cheekbones, temples, jawline and a little on the tip of your nose.  This bronzer has a little bit of shimmer, which creates a glow and sunkissed effect.

Summer Glow Alyson Alconis

3.) CHEEKS: I love a good peach blush and how it compliments a tan.  The Hot Mama blush is a soft peachy blush that’s easy to wear and super foolproof – you can never apply too much!  Adding Mary-Lou Manizer to the tops of your cheeks will give the illusion of higher cheekbones and a pretty glow from within.  You can add this highlighter down the bridge of your nose and on your cupids bow for more glow.

4.) LIPS: The new Read My Lips lipgloss is the perfect gloss of this summer.  It’s sheer, moisturizing, and gives the perfect amount of shine that makes it easy to wear.  The shade POP! is my favorite shade, but there are so many other pretty shades to choose from.

Summer Glow Alyson Alconis

Clockwise, from left: theBalm shadyLady Palette Special Edition | theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer | theBalm Hot Mama | theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer | theBalm Read My Lips in POP!

Summer Glow Alyson Alconis

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!  Let’s get our glow on this Summer and if you recreate this look, be sure to Tweet me at @alysonalconis. 🙂

<3 Alyson
Beauty Vanity

Author: Alyson Alconis

Alyson Alconis is the editor of The Beauty Vanity, a beauty blog based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Having worked in the beauty industry with the biggest beauty brands, she focuses on reviews, product recommendation, beauty events, and various beauty looks. She believes that makeup has the power to change the world by changing one’s self-confidence and that beauty truly comes from within.