One gripe, however, is how pale we are compared to how tan we all of a sudden want to be.
As nice as it would be to glow all over, we'll settle for a bronzed makeup look instead. But one question: How do you go from pasty to Karlie Kloss-like (a.k.a. golden goddess-status) without overdoing it in the bronzer department? Thankfully, celeb makeup artist Paul Blanch has a few tips on what products to use, but more importantly, how to apply them in a natural but noticeable way?
Use a Big Fluffy Brush: It's most important to apply the color with a larger brush. "When you use a smaller compact brush, you get more of a dark color, and that can get very heavy handed, very fast," warned the pro. A bigger brush makes it easier to do a soft, sweeping motion, so you can build up color slowly. "I would also recommend applying it in natural lighting. Most bathrooms have a warmer light and you aren't able to see how much bronzer you're actually putting on," he explained. So just grab a hand mirror and head to the room with the good lighting for the best results.