Summer skin all year round


While I was working in New York I was shooting for a summer collection but, taking into account the “wonderful weather we have had recently, I havent had much time to top up my natural tan. I’m looking forward to spending some time in the sun on Formentera, but in the meantime you may wonder where my natural glow comes from? Well the answer is simple, there’s a trick for everything!

For my body, I use various self-tanners but I always apply a little bit first to make sure that I’m not going for the wrong shade/product. They often don’t have the same effect on everyone, so I definitely recommend you ask the tanning stockists for testers to try them beforehand. Here are some of the ones I have tried and have had good results with:

DIOR Bronze Self Tanning Natural Oil

ESTEE LAUDER Bronze Goddess Golden Perfection  

L’OREAL Sublime Bronze ProPerfect  

CLARINS Self Tanning Instant Gel

GUERLAIN Terracotta Sunless Self-Tanning Balm

If I find myself without a tanning product or if I’ve left mine at home, I go the a well-known beauty salon for a spray tan. They last a few days and it is perfect for a summer photo shoot – but go with some time in advance and ask for it not to be very intense to avoid an over-bronzed result.

For the face it’s easier, you can always use bronzing make-up and that is what they did for the shoot. After the shoot, I took advantage of having the make-up to take these show and here they are, I hope you like them!

My look:

Cashmere jumper by Uniqlo 

Jeans by Paige 

Flats by Chloe 

Scarf by Nac

Handbag by Louis Vuitton Vintage 

And the secret of my make-up, which also helps you have a better skin tone – some bronzing powder. These are some of my favourites…

BENEFIT Bronze “Make up kit” 

MAC Studio Fix Powder plus Foundation NW22  

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Porcelain Pink 

BOBBI BROWN Bronzing Powder Golden Light 

LES BEIGES CHANEL Healthy Glow Sheer Powder con SPF 15 numero 30  

GUERLAIN Terracotta 4 seasons 

Now there’s no excuse not to have a nice bronzed skin tone at any time of the year!


Eugenia Silva