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How-To: Carmen Electra's Luminous Summertime Tan


This week, at the Disaster Movie party in Cabo San Lucas, actress, model, and fitness buff Carmen Electra played on the beach looking gorgeous and glowing with her quintessential summertime tan.

Besides her electrifying eyes (I wonder how many times she's heard that one), her skin oozed an undeniable radiance. We know that she's been hanging out at the DKNY House soaking up the rays, but something tells me that she's being careful with SPF, because her wrinkles are minimal. Are you interested in learning how to create this luminous look at home? If so, read more.


  • FACE: Begin with moisturized skin. Then, apply a dollop of sheer foundation to the back of your hand along with an equal part of luminizing bronzer. Mix with a foundation brush and apply to your face and to you neck. Then, add some concealer and some eye brightener, and blend using the same brush.
  • CHEEKS: Apply a touch of translucent powder everywhere except to the apples of your cheeks, because you're going to add a touch of bronzer there. Tip: You don't want the bronzer to be too dark, so be gentle with your application. I suggest trying a color such as Juicy Couture's Beachy Bronzer, which contains shimmer and looks great on all skin tones. Next, add a touch of peach blush like The Balm's Hot Mama to your cheekbones. Blend well using a large, fluffy brush, and if your face feels unbalanced, add a little bit of bronzer to your temples, nose, and chin.
  • EYES:This is one of the easiest eye makeup looks to pull off, so novice players, don't shy away! Simply smear a pale gold cream shadow all over your lid and add a touch of shimmery white or champagne eye shadow just under your brow bone. Next, apply black eyeliner to your upper eye rims, and gently line your lower rims with a deep purple liner. Top the look off with two coats of black mascara and apply a touch of shimmer (the same color as your highlighter) to your inner v.
  • LIPS: No lip liner or lipstick is required to achieve this sex-kitten lip look. Just apply a thick coat of a pale pink gloss such as Nars Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight to your pout and you're ready to go!

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