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This Makeup Hack Will Give You Summery, Sun-Kissed Skin in Seconds

Who says you need to stand under the hot Middle Eastern sun to look healthy and glowy this summer? On a recent trip to see Charli XCX perform her new album, Brat, Kaia Gerber’s sunbaked skin shone as she posed for photos with friends. And believe it or not, there’s a very easy makeup hack behind her summery look.

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You didn’t think Gerber was actually a sun worshipper, did you? For a model of her calibre, there is little chance she’d be caught short without a high SPF and a hat — she will know full well the damaging effects of the sun, which not only breaks down collagen, causes pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles, but — more seriously — can also lead to skin cancer.

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The trick is to fake it with makeup. One of the easiest ways to create beautifully bronzed skin – that looks naturally sun-kissed, rather than loaded with product – is to apply blush and bronzer in a specific area of the face. If you look closely at Kaia’s skin, you’ll notice that her forehead, bridge of the nose and cheekbones are all flushed with color – these are the areas where the sun naturally hits.

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