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Beauty: sheer tan washes | Sali Hughes

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Products to perk up your summer face with a sheer wash of colour ‘Shall we warm you up a bit?” This statement, so commonly uttered before brands focused as heavily on counter staff training, was always one that made my heart sink. It was an invitation to wear a foundation that was too dark, ostensibly to look “healthier”, but that in practice gave women two-tone heads and the outward impression of being a good five years older. The job of foundation is not to change the colour of your face, it’s to perfect and even the skin tone your parents gave you. It’s the job of bronzer to add artificial colour at judicious points over the top. But what if proper bronzer application is beyond your capabilities, inclination or time constraints? What if you just want to perk up your summer face with a sheer wash of colour that requires neither skill nor thinking time? There are easy products that deliver. Among my favourites, and rarely boasted about by its makers, is
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