Radiant and carefree, nothing exudes youthfulness more than a face slightly touched by gentle sun rays. Surprisingly, you’d need only a very small selection of products to create this desirable look. The key is to choose a translucent “ barely there” bronzer, add a few posh finishing touches, and voilà — you can look as if you’ve been bathed in a golden light.
Très Chic, Très Chanel. If a bronzer fairy existed, she’d deliver Bronzer and Highlighter Duo from Chanel Cruise Makeup Collection by Lucia Pica. This versatile compact features a delicate mattifying bronzer to enhance and define contours, paired with a pearlescent highlighter to sculpt the face. Actually, the entire collection is an absolute hit, with my favorites, such as Top Coat Eyeshadow in Lunaire ($36) and Longwear Nail Colour in Afterglow ($28). Chanel Bronze et Lumière Bronzer and Highlighter Duo, Available in Clair and Medium, $70; chanel.com
Sultry Lips. Tom Ford is known as a king of ultra-sleek luxe, and this season’s Soleil collection once again proves this status. The Lip Blush, flaked in glistening 24k gold, envelops the lips in a sheer yet intensely moisturizing glossy layer, then instantly transforms into a universally flattering flush of pink stain. This balmy lipstick feels as decadently rich as its gilded case looks. Tom Ford Soleil Lip Blush, $55; tomford.com
Shimmery Touch. The light-catching golden nail lacquer, Sun Glow, from Dior’s Wild Earth collection, is inspired by the desert sun. It can be worn alone or as a top coat to add an iridescent dimension to your favorite polish. This nail-care formula offers protection against the harshness of sand and salt water. Dior Vernis in Sun Glow, $28; dior.com