To get Bella Hadid’s hyper-bronzed look at this year’s Met Gala, makeup artist Mary Phillips didn’t use just one product—she used three.
“I applied a darker colour of foundation in all the areas where I wanted the skin to look a little warmer—the forehead, the cheeks, the nose and the chin,” she explains. She then layered on Diorskin Nude Air Tan bronzer before applying a bronzy blush on the apples of the cheeks and back toward the temples.
“Don’t just throw it on all over your face or you’ll wind up looking unnatural,” she warns. “Be strategic about placement. Think about where you can feel the sun hit your face when you close your eyes.”
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Multi-Colour in Medium ($75)
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Body Lava Luminizer ($69)
Clarins Limited-Edition Bronzing Compact ($42)
Marc Jacobs O!mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect in Tan-Tastic! ($59)
NARS Highlighting Powder in St. Barths ($50)
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Iluminating Powder Gelée ($58)
This article originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of ELLE Canada.
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