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.
Photographed by Christine Ting