5 Tips on How to Cheat a Summer Glow

Here at Style Cartel, we are always in favour of products that will give us a natural-looking summer glow. Whether it be a makeup or skincare product, we enjoy experimenting with different looks and techniques. 

In fact, we’ve been lucky enough to explore a handful of ways that you can achieve this summer glow yourself. All hailing from celeb MUA and beauty columnist, Huda Okuonhagheu. Huda has worked with the likes of TV personalities such as Fearne McCann and many of the girls from Love Island. 

Read on to find out how you can have healthy, glowing skin, all summer long. Plus, personal product recommendations from Huda herself! 

Makeup quick fix

One beauty recommendation for summer is to use liquid or cream-based products. This allows for a healthy complexion. 

That said, it is only natural that our skin may become oily/shiny throughout the day, and you may think to reach for a powder for a quick fix. However, powders can actually add texture to the skin, creating an unflattering look in direct sunlight. To get rid of any unwanted shine, Huda recommends gently using a pressed powder in the centre of the face.

If you do choose to use a powder, it is important to check that it contains hyaluronic acid as this gives a non-drying finish.

Product recommendation: By Terry Hyaluronic Pressed Hydra-Powder – £38.00 

Adding dimension and colour


A good base is the foundation for a great makeup look. Start off with a tinted moisturiser or a light, buildable coverage foundation. Next, use a cream bronzer to add dimension and colour to the face. This is the perfect way to add a touch of radiance to the skin. 

Simply focus the cream bronzer on your cheeks, nose, forehead and temple. All the areas the sun would naturally tan. 

Product recommendation: Huda Beauty Tantour – £26.00

But first, blush


Using a cream-based product will give you this season’s must have look of rosy, youthful cheeks. Huda suggests applying cream blush with the rounded end of a damp makeup sponge. Gently pressing the product onto the apples of your cheeks and extending it up the cheekbones. 

Product recommendation: Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out – £19.00

Ultimate summer glow

Next, adding a beautiful glow. Simply press a liquid highlighter on top of your cheekbones and the tip of the nose with your finger for an effortless summer glow. 

Product recommendation: Charlotte Tilbury Light Wand – £29.00

The finishing touch

Finally, the lips. The best way to keep your lips looking hydrated and healthy is to exfoliate and moisturise. Then, add a pop of colour with a gloss. 

Editor recommendation: Glowcery Natural Vegan Lip Scrub (£12.00) and Glossier Lip Gloss (£11.00).

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Danielle Woods

Magazine journalism and publishing graduate, who enjoys creating content focused on beauty, lifestyle and anything considered 'taboo'. Always working to create an easygoing but informative space for her work. Loves all things skincare, makeup, online shopping, music and writing the occasional poem or two.