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Trend Focus: Sun-Stripping

Never managed to get to grips with the contouring trend that has absorbed the beauty world for what feels like eternity now? Fear not, the ever changing beauty world has an alternative that will have you saying hallelujah if you find the whole contouring and strobing a bit too much effort. Say hello to... sun-stripping.

Trend on Trial Sun Stripping

Sun-stripping as a make-up trend has been around for a while, but has had a recent resurgence in the past couple of months, with images of supermodels such as Kendall and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley modelling the look perfectly. Yes we know, these photogenic models can pretty much pull off any look but the great thing about sun-stripping is that it's flattering for all face shapes and gives you that realistic post-holiday golden glow.

So even if you've not hit the beach or the slopes in a while, cheat that gorgeous golden glow with this easy to achieve make-up look that uses your usual make-up staples.

#SunStripping How To:

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  • 1 - Use a bronzer without too much shimmer and a flat, blunt brush – our Instaglam Compact Deluxe Bronzing Powder is perfect as it has a matte finish and has more of a brown rather than golden undertone
  • 2 - Tap or blow off the excess from the brush (VERY IMPORTANT - otherwise you'll look stripey, not stripped)
  • 3 - Apply the bronzer as a strip from one side of the face to the other, starting from the apple of your cheek, across your nose to the other cheek. This gives that natural sun-kissed look where the sun naturally hits the high points of the face
  • 4 - Gently buff the edges to blend out
  • 5 - Apply a little more on the nose if need be
  • 6 - You can also apply a blusher to the cheeks to add a warm flush of colour to give that healthy glow
  • 7 - Finish off with a dusting of illuminating powder to further highlight and accentuate the cheekbones and for that lovely dewy glow


You won’t be able to stop staring at your sun-kissed self in the mirror once you master this trend! It's a perfect go-to look for the day in the summer.


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