How to achieve summer skin without going hard on the bronzer? Make like Billie Eilish and try a sun-kissed flush across cheekbones instead. The singer’s latest post on Instagram shows her freckled skin looking fresh and glowy in mirror selfies.
Given Eilish’s naturally pale complexion, utilizing blush rather than bronzer is a great route to take when it comes to summery skin because it creates a more realistic finish. For a look like this, makeup artists love to use cream blush, since it melts into the skin seamlessly while imparting a dewy—and natural—radiance. Some excellent formulas to try include Westman Atelier’s Baby Cheeks Blush Sticks and Rare Beauty’s Soft Pinch Liquid Blush. Simply use fingers to blend onto the apples and high points of the cheekbone.
Another great trick to try is to emphasize your freckles—or add them in if they don’t actually exist—to make it appear like you’ve spent time in the sun, even in reality you wore a hat and SPF. While there are many freckle pens on the market (Freck’s is a popular option), a pro-trick is to use your eyebrow pencil or pen and dot them on haphazardly across the bridge of the nose and cheeks.
Finish the look with a swoosh of rose pink lipstick and, like Billie Eilish, you’re good to go.
This story originally appeared onvogue.co.uk.