1. What products do you need to create the perfect summer glow?

The perfect summer glow will always start with skin that is in healthy condition. So what can help you get this? My tips are supplements (Golden Glow Vitamin E, Fusion Health Skin Tonic), exfoliation (Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads, Kate Somerville Exfolikate, REN Guerande Salt Exfoliating Body Balm) and a suitable skincare regime for both body and face are key (cleanser/body wash, serum, moisturiser and SPF).

Then it’s time to bronze up!

For the face I love:

For the body I can’t go past:

Highlighters can also do wonders to lift complexion and bring radiance and light to the face/body. They create the illusion of healthy skin with a natural-looking dewy finish. Like bronzers they come in powder, liquid or cream/gel form. Each has varying amounts of illuminating particles or shimmer. In my kit I regularly use:

Other thoughts:

2. What should you not do with these products?

3. For the bride who chooses to do her own make up on the big day, what are your top tips for achieving a natural looking summer glow?

Sonia Allen is a make-up artist and hair stylist who trained and worked in London for five years before moving to Sydney. Her career highlights include shooting with a lion cub, leading shows for Fashion Week, filming on a navy ship & traveling to exotic wedding locations and seeing her work on film and in print. Find her on Facebook and for even more examples of work, follow her on Instagram.

Image 1 provided by Theo Albanis Photography.
Images 2 & 4 provided by Lucas Dawson Photography.
Image 5: Bambi from FiveTwenty Model Management, Dress: Corston Couture, Headpiece: Bride La Boheme, Hair & Make Up: Sonia Allen


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