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Editor’s Pick: the insiders’ must-haves



Acting beauty editor


For years, bronzer has taken a back seat while contouring had its moment. But that’s all about to change

The spring/summer 2019 runway shows confirm it: contouring is out, and bronzer is in. Hooray! We can now get back to sweeping on a radiant glow all over (or concentrating on the high points of the face, where the sun would naturally hit). In my opinion, a healthy glow is all the contouring a non-Kardashian needs, and the bonus is you don’t need to be a make-up artist to nail the look. Be sure to opt for a shade that’s just one or two tones deeper than your skin: think sun-kissed, not sun-drenched. Our favourites include the perfect matte-satin Pur Skin Perfecting Powder Bronzer; and Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals Self Tanning Bronzer, a loose powder that delivers an instant bronzed glow which lasts up to seven days. Swirl the powder on with this soft Autograph Powder Brush and watch your face transform form lacklustre to luminous in an instant.
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“A SUN-KISSED glow is all the
contouring a real person needs. The
bonus is it’s effortless to achieve”

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