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My Go-To Products to Get That Summer Glow

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UCF chapter.

Summer is almost here, and my favorite part of summer is having fun with all different looks. Nothing is better than that fresh off the beach, sun-kissed bronzy look—and I have some products that will create that look for you. These products can be used for an everyday natural look, or for a look that will really say WOW!

Neutrogena MicroMist Airbrush Sunless Tan – $10.99

I have been experimenting with self tanner for years, and it took me that long to find the perfect product. Most of the products I’ve tested leave me looking splotchy and unnatural, or they go on nicely but as soon as they begin to fade, they melt off unevenly. This tanning spray mists on evenly, unlike foams that are hard to spread out all over the skin. The tan sets in just 2–4 hours and lasts for days. The best part about this product is you can re-apply it every few days, which takes just a few short minutes, and will deepen your tan to provide that beachy look. Some tans provide an orange color, but this spray will have you looking bronzed and beautiful.

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer – $8.49

Jergens’ tanning products are not my favorite, but their daily moisturizer is the exception. This product provides a glow that is gradual. If you’re nervous about a spray on tan being too intense, this product would work wonders for you. The tan is more subtle and gradually darkens as you apply each day, so that you have more control over the intensity of the tan. I have used this product for years and it is my go-to when I have a vacation coming up.

Morphe x Jaclyn Hill The Vault Ring the Alarm Eyeshadow Palette – $15.00

Of all the different eyeshadow palettes I have used, this is one of my favorites. I love a bronzy eye look, and I can achieve that with this palette alone. I know that this palette will be my best friend this summer because I can create a subtle look or a full-out smoky eye.  The Morphe x Jaclyn Hill collection has several other palettes of equal quality, so you can choose one that features colors of your liking. However, I do recommend this Ring the Alarm palette for the summer look we’re trying to create.

Morphe 8H Hi-Fi Sculpt & Shimmer Palette – $25.00

The Morphe contour palettes have exactly what you need for a beautiful bronzed look. With four shades of bronzer, you can select one or mix multiple to create whatever intensity of contour you wish to have. The palette also includes four shades of highlighter (which are all stunning). My favorite way to apply is with a brush, and then using a sponge to press the highlight into the skin. Each highlighter can be used on the cheek bones, nose, cupid’s bow, or wherever you wish to apply. Both products last all day and are my favorites to use over all other bronzers and highlighters I have.

We don’t always have time to hit the beach, even on the perfect summer day. All of these products are affordable go-to’s to get that summer glow we all want!

Mandie is a Senior at the University of Central Florida. She is pursuing a degree in writing and rhetoric as well as a certificate in editing and publishing. To keep up with her, follow her on Instagram @mandiemccann.
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