Get the look
• Apply a self-tanner the night before leaving for your beachy paradise (or barbeque). By the time you wake up, you'll have a golden tan. Remember to exfoliate and don't apply moisturizer to the skin. Take a damp washcloth and buff your knees, elbows and around your jawline to soften the color.
• Follow the first four steps of the 5-minute face, but instead of using foundation, try a tinted moisturizer with SPF (that matches your new faux-tanned skin) to give you a more natural look. Use your under-eye concealer and your spot concealer, then powder lightly in the areas where you tend to get the most shiny. Skip highlighter. You skin will take on a glow of it's own in hot weather.
• Sweep on powder bronzer with a big fluffy powder brush along your temples, under your cheekbones, and lightly across your forehead, nose, and chin. Go easy so you won't look too dark.
• Next, apply pink powder blush to the apples of your cheeks.
• Dust a light sweep of old eye shadow across your lids, and skip eyeliner.
• Apply waterproof mascara to your top lashes only.
• For lips, use sheer berry lip gloss or tinted balm. Either way, choose one with an SPF.
• Throw oil-blotting papers into your bag. They act like a sponge and lift away greasiness, so you don't have to apply powder all day. Powder will begin to look cakey and heavy if you load it on.
• Pedicure pointers: Pretty seashell, coral, or pink nail polish will look beautiful with a tan.
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Excerpted from The 5-Minute Face by Carmindy. Copyright(c) 2007by Carmindy. Published by arrangement with HarperCollins Publishers.