After a skin cancer scare in high school, I vowed to protect myself from the sun and embrace the pale. My moisturizers and even some of my makeup have SPF in them, and if I plan on being outside, I slather myself with gobs of sunscreen. That being said, it can be a bummer being so pasty white in the summer. I originally intended on doing a totally different look today, but after standing next to naturally golden girl Lindsey, I decided to play around with the new Bronze Goddess goodies that were supplied to me by Estée Lauder. If you’re looking for a Snookie bronze, this is not the look for you. But if you want a sun-kissed, glowy look to kick off the summer, keep reading for step by step instructions and what to use after the jump.

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What I used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion (not pictured – oops!)
Estée Lauder double wear stay-in-place shadowcreme in Gold Dust
Estée Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow in Crystal Sand
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Island Oasis eyeshadow paletteEstée Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer BronzerEstée Lauder Bronze Goddess ShadowStick Duo in gold and bronzeEstée Lauder TurboLash Mascara (THIS IS AWESOME. It vibrates to coat your lashes!)Smashbox lipgloss in Disguise

Steps to recreate this look:

(optional: go over liner with matching shadow)

(optional: go over liner with matching shadow)

Make sure to blend this by moving your (preferably large) brush in circular motions. You don’t want to look like you have smudges of dirt on your face!

That’s all! A sun-kissed look with no tanning required.

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