Studies on beauty perception show that glowy, sun-kissed skin is consistently ranked higher on attractiveness scales, but achieving a natural-looking glow without A) exposing yourself to harmful UV damage or B) turning orange from sunless tanner is a nearly impossible task. Bad self-tanner happens to many (guilty), which is why when we witness a celebrity on the red carpet sporting a fake-looking tan job in front of an audience of millions (we won't name names), our hearts break a little bit on their behalf.
Equally, when we spot a red carpet glow that works, we simply must know what products were responsible.
The most recent celebrity to strike a flawless, natural-looking summer glow was Hailey Baldwin at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Truly, the second the 21-year-old model arrived, team Byrdie let out a collective "Damn."
Luckily, we had an in with Baldwin's makeup artist, Vincent Oquendo, who told us exactly what he used on her face and body to turn her into a sun-drenched goddess. Read on to discover the two products that gave Baldwin her enviable glow, and then shop them yourself.
Luxury organic tanning brand Vita Liberata was the secret behind Baldwin's face and body tan. "For Hailey's look, we wanted glowing skin to complement her gilded dress," commented Oquendo, who used Vita Liberata Beauty Blur in Latte ($40) (a part skin tint, part primer product) to prep and perfect her skin while naturally warming up her complexion.
"Because of her plunging neckline and high slit, we used Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish in Latte ($45) to ensure a flawless, camera-ready finish," Oquendo continued.
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