Once again, summer has come and gone, leaving most of us searching for methods of time travel or a way to push a button labeled, ‘Slower’. While the global pandemic continues to restrict life and travel, many inoculated Americans still ventured to Europe this summer to revisit beloved Mediterranean haunts like Cala di Volpe and Hacienda Na Xamena. If you didn’t make it to Ibiza or the Amalfi Coast, you can still look like you did. Try any of the following products to replicate a Mediterranean glow for the final weeks of summer.
Chanel’s cult-favorite cream bronzer (formerly known as Soleil Tan de Chanel) is a must-have — not just for the summer season — but all year long. Apply it to the face or décolleté for a gorgeous, natural warmth that screams ‘Portofino’.
The 90’s are back, and so are matte makeup trends. If you prefer to keep the shimmer to your highlight or off your face altogether, this is the perfect matte bronzer you’ve been looking for. And like all of VB Beauty, the packaging alone will make you want to keep it in your clutch at all times.
A favorite among Armani makeup enthusiasts, Fluid Sheer comes in a variety of colors and shapes (they have a mini version that’s perfect for travel). While the bronze shades can be mixed with your foundation for a tan glow, the pink tones make for the perfect sun-kissed blush application.
No one does glowing skin and eyes quite like Pat McGrath. Fashion’s favorite makeup artist always sends models shimmering down the runway with perfect looking skin and eyes. If you’re seeking a natural, glowing, healthy foundation that won’t cake or crease — look no further.
For those who don’t know, Amanda Harrington is is the self-tan queen of London. After years of concierge and at-home services, Amanda launched her own luxury line of products so everyone can experience her custom, flawless tan at home too. Doubling as skincare, the Illuminating Bronzing Mist is exactly what you need when you’re feeling pale or blue. It’s an instant spirit-lift in a bottle. Expert tip: Try the entire luxury self-tanning line with custom face and body brushes — you’ll never go to the salon again.
When hearing, ‘Patrick Ta’, typically one thing comes to mind: holographic, impossibly beautiful glowing faces and bodies. The celebrity-favorite makeup artist has created a different glow product for every occasion. Major Glow All-Over Balm is meant for just that — apply it generously to shoulders, face, collar bones, legs, or wherever you’re wanting extra attention. Even if you haven’t been to Ibiza, you’ll definitely look like the part. Expert tip: Try the Creme & Powder Blush Duo in She’s So LA on the bridge of the nose and cheeks for an ultra-natural, sun-kissed look day and night.