Beauty DIY: Work The Sun-Kissed (And Fog-Proof) Look

[UPDATE: This story was originally published on April 25.]
Nothing beats the first taste of a warm summer glow. Something about it just makes you feel better, healthier, and, who are we kidding — hotter! Lucky for us, S.F. was blessed with some serious sunshine last weekend, illuminating the entire city from Dolores Park all the way to Ocean Beach. But let’s be real, days like those are few and far between, and in this city, even July 4th can be blanketed in fog, leaving our skin anything but sun kissed year round.
That's why learning how to fake the "summer" radiance is essential. And we're not just talking bronzer, people. Having really stellar summer sparkle means mastering a back-from-the-beach look cheek-to-cheek and forehead-to-chin. Thankfully, we've tapped makeup artist (and Herringbone bags designer) Shawn Burke to show us how to get that golden look on your eyes, cheeks, and lips, even on the dullest of days. Check out her eight simple DIY steps (modeled by local blogger Maria Morales) and get ready to glow, rain or shine.
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Step 1: Moisturize the skin and even out any imperfections in the skin tone with concealer.

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Step 2: Use a large fluffy brush and gently sweep a light powder bronzer across the forehead, down the bridge of the nose, in the cupid's bow, on the jawline, and on the cheekbones. Be sure to blend out the edges so there are no hard lines.

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Step 3: Take an illuminating highlighter with golden yellow undertones and dab it along the tops of the cheekbones and under the eyebrows to enhance the sun-kissed glow.

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Step 4: Add a little blush on the apples of the cheeks in a warm pinkish brown.

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Step 5: Line the eyes under the lower lash line with golden eye pencil. This should be a bit smudgy and smoldering. Repeat on the upper lash line.

Step 6: Next, take a bold copper bronze shadow and apply to the upper lid all the way to the crease. Then take a true gold shadow and blend it into the crease of the eyelid. Sweep a light pink gold on the top part of the lid up to the brow line and blend away any hard lines.

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Step 7: Finish the eye by adding black mascara to the top and bottom lashes. Use the end of the mascara brush to lightly build the bottom lashes.

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Shawn's Product Picks For The Lips:
Julie Hewett Nude Noir Lip Liner, Simply Just Minerals Apricot Gloss, and Julie Hewett Shimmy Color in Cleo.

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Step 8: Fill in the lip with a neutral liner and paint a golden gloss on top. You can also dab a bronzy highlight on the center of the lip for a more dramatic look.

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Voilà! Gilded and gorgeous!

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