Liv Tyler knows it, and so does most of Hollywood. The bronze age is over; this summer is all about a natural, golden glow.
Gone is the flat, matt brown bronzer of old, replaced by the prettiest transparent, soft-sheen gold make-up for skin, cheeks and lips.
"This look is totally new," explains Givenchy’s Nicolas Degennes, the make-up artist responsible for Liv’s glorious glow. "It’s made possible by new formulations that are a mix between a fluid foundation and a pressed powder."
This modern gel-powder texture gives a soft sheen of colour that is easy to blend and should be applied, advises Nicolas, where the sun naturally hits your face.
"That means on your cheekbones, up into your hairline, across your forehead, a little down your nose and just a dab on the chin – all blended very well. The secret is not to mimic a tan but to give a healthy radiance, a perfect glow, a luminosity to the skin."
Transforming pallid British complexions into this picture of perfection may seem like a tall order. But, according to Nicolas, all you need are three products.
"A healthy-glow powder that has no shimmer but a sheer sheen, which you apply with a short, stubby brush, turning the gel into the lightest powder on your face; a pinky-cream blush to add a hint of flush on the apples of the cheeks; and, finally, a flourish of toning lip gloss."
You can finish the look with a black kohl pencil and mascara, but follow Nicolas’s three steps and you, too, will get Liv’s just-back-from-a-weekend-away soft skin glow.
Step 1: Sheer Sheen Powder. Such as Estée Lauder Illuminating Powder Gelée, £28
Step 2: Rose Cream Blush. Try Shu Uemura Creamy Dome Blusher in Pink, £20
Step 3: Nude, Glossy Lips. How about Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Apricot Shimmer, £16