May 14,

There's something about the middle of summer that makes it a true golden time for our beauty looks (and we're not talking about a tan—we believe in SPF, every day, all year round!). The air is warm, the days are longer, and life just feels easier. We may have gotten a few long weekends in, and we're feeling a little more relaxed. And it shows in our skin.

But it's the start of summer, when we're still trying to shake off the chill of winter, that makes us long for a glowier complexion. And, fortunately, there's no shortage of subtle shimmers and poppy lip colors to help us feel like summer break is already in full swing. Feeling inspired? Here's how to get the look:

Step 1
Healthy-looking skin always starts with Advanced Night Repair. Prep skin with the serum, plus your favorite moisturizer to create a dewy, hydrated base.

Step 2
Sweep Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer along your hairline and underneath your cheekbones. Then, highlight the high points of your face—tops of cheeks, bridge of nose, and Cupid's bow—with Revitalizing Supreme+ Wake-Up Balm. It gives you a subtle sheen without looking shiny.

Step 3
If you do want that extra glow, add Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée in Solar Crush on top of the Wake-Up Balm, also tapping it onto eyelids and lips. It's a purposeful shine that looks chic, not sweaty.

Step 4
Top off all that luminosity with a pop of color. Pure Color Desire Lipstick in Distract is the ultimate summer shade—the lipstick equivalent of a juicy popsicle.

How to you plan to get glowing this summer? Show off your look on Instagram and tag us @esteelauder and #EsteeBeauties!