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PureTan’s light tanning range for a natural tan!

With summer on its way (well technically it should be here by now but let’s not get into the finer details of this (miserable) weather in London at the moment)…..I admit that I am definitely a girl that relies on a bit of ‘help’ to get myself looking more summer ready.

Living in the UK, there is a fine line between a nice and healthy summery glow and looking out of place ‘oompa loompa’ tanned. I like using the darker tanning mouses or lotions when it’s the mids of summer or am going away somewhere hot but during the normal (average) weeks in summer I prefer a more natural light looking tan. Most of the time I use a gradual tanning daily moisturiser every few days to achieve that look. However recently I came across a new brand that offered a great light tanning range so I decided to give this go.

PureTan is a popular Australian brand loved by Miranda Kerr, the Minogue sisters and many other Aussie girls that prefer to fake it than burn in the strong Australian sun. PureTan provides light and dark tanning mouses and lotions that don’t have that biscuity or coconut scent but actually smell more like a high-end body moisturiser!

Pure Bronze Light Instant Tanning Lotion –  £32.00. The Light Tanning Lotion is great for the fairer skinned amongst us for a nice buildable natural looking colour. The lotion has a slight shimmer to it and and moisturizes too,  leaving your skin feeling soft without any oily residue. I love that it has a super fast activating formula which means you can shower within an hour of applying, giving you speedy professional finish tanned skin.

Pure Bronze Light Instant Tanning Foam – £32.00. The The Pure Bronze Light Tanning Foam has an air-whipped moisturising formula that is super easy to apply (especially using a tanning mitt – link). This works more like a gradual tanner, but the natural colour forms quickly for a long-lasting sunless tan that is fast drying & streak-free.

Out of the two I probably prefer the mouse because I find this gives me a smoother and slightly faster natural finish. Overall I was really pleased with the results by the PureTan light tanning range. I think it’s perfect for anyone that has quite a pale complexion because it is subtle enough not to look fake. So if you are quite fair skinned and have been too scared to try fake tanning in the past because of the dreaded orange look, I’d say give this a go :)

The full Pure Tan product range is available online at Cult Beauty now.

Smokey eye & Dewy Glow FOTN with Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Crème

This is one of my current favourite night time looks; soft smokey grey eyes with a glowy complexion…

Products used on face: Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation (review here) // MAC Bronzer in Golden // MAC Springsheen (blush) // Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All over Radiance

Products used eyes:

MAC Knight Divine eyeshadow (all over lid and lower lash line) // MAC Haux eyeshadow (blended into crease to soften the grey) // Kajal eyeliner in Pure Black (review here) // L’Oreal Super Liner, perfect slim – love this precision felt-tip eyeliner (link) // Blink & Go Mascara (received as part of my December Glossybox) // Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All over Radiance (brow bone highlight)

Lips: MAC & Marcel Wanders lipgloss in ‘Julia’

The product I am absolutely loving at the moment to give me this ‘glowy’ look is my Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow all over Radiance Crème. I’d read many raving reviews about this product so I finally decided to add it to my makeup collection, and oh boy, am I glad I did!

Multi-purpose and versatile, Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Crème is a light-diffusing crème for lustrous skin. Wear all-over the face, under or over foundation or simply on bare skin. It has the added moisturising agent Jojoba to protect and hydrate your skin. It comes it two shades; 01 – Iced Gold and 02 – Rose Gold. I went for Iced Gold for more of a cold/golden glow.

This is the product swatched on my hand.  As you can see it creates the loveliest natural sheen; a true shimmer not glitter! I normally apply the crème on top of my liquid foundation on my cheekbones, the bridge on my nose, as a brow highlight plus a tiny bit on my lip cupid’s bow. You only need a small amount and the creamy texture is so easy to apply, I either dot it on with my fingers or use a small stippling brush. This is definitely my favourite highlighter at the moment!

I got my Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Crème for £17.00 online at (link) or you can purchase this product, or any others from the Jemma Kidd range, direct from the Jemma Kidd Makeup School website here.