Blake Lively
Blake Lively models that healthy glow we all aspire toGetty
Perfect look skin miracle 30ml
Perfect look skin miracle 30m,l £28 from Boots.Boots.com

Everyone wants healthy glowing skin in the summer, but if you're short on time you can cheat your way there with a few beauty products. Let me give you the low down on the ones that with make you appear to have that inner glow.

When it comes to your face, try to keep the foundation light. Beauty Blemish, Colour Correcting and Skin Perfectos are great at this time of year. I really like the Bareminerals completion rescue tinted hydration gel, and the This Works Perfect Skin Look Miracle. They give your skin a dewy but not greasy look. Pinpoint and conceal your blemishes with your concealer and an eyeliner brush, with this kind of look, and spend a little longer perfecting the skin. If your skin is looking great you can experiment more with your eyes and lips. For an extra glow, L'oreal Lumi magique primer leaves a wonderful finish to the skin.

Bobbi Brown long wear cream shadow
Bobbi Brown long wear cream shadow, £19bobbibrowncosmetics.com
Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing
Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder Medium/Dark, £7.99 from BootsBoots.com

For your eyes, I like the bronzy, wet look. The Bobbi Brown long wear cream shadows are perfect, as they set dry with a sheen and don't budge. Great for greasy eyelids. You can also layer on a gold shadow for more impact, as it provides a base for other shadows to stick to. I've added the shadow stick by Rimmel to the mix, as it's easy to apply for a quick bronzed look. A gold liner is not as harsh as brown and can really open the eye. This year Charlotte Tilbury also came out with her Eyes to Mesmerise, these come in six super flattering shades. Bette and stunning gold is perfect to create your golden goddess look.

Create a subtle bronze colour to the skin with the famous chocolate bronzer by Boujoirs. Remember to apply this lightly as you don't want to look muddy or orange. A great high-end brand is Guerlain. It makes bronzers for pale to deep skin tones so you can find the right shade to suit you.

For blush, Peachy and Warm Sahara by Sleek is a good neutral colour and Max Factor's Alluring Rose add more highlights to the cheeks. Talking of highlight, you want to hit the high points of your face with an illumining product and "strobe" your face. Soap and Glory's Peach Party is a universal colour and suits most skin tones.

And finally, keep the lips neutral with your favourite lip balm or gloss. If you are feeling daring go for a bold lip. An orange toned red looks stunning with the gold. Tom Ford's Wild Ginger is perfect for summer.


Jihan-Annesa Turner is a wife, mother and lover of all things beauty-related. She runs her own blog, Jihan-Annesa, covering beauty, fashion and lifestyle. For more reviews, go to www.jihanannesa.com