beauty queen: ellie goulding

go for the glow, even when it’s freezing out.

by liza darwin

It's tough to even think about bronzer when it's twenty degrees outside. But while repping a faux tan might seem way more appropriate during the summer, there's a definite place for a golden glow in cold weather, too. Ellie Goulding proves this perfectly at the Capital FM Jingle Ball this weekend, which took place in London (where, yes, it's currently freezing). The singer sported a warm, sunkissed complexion that looked gorgeous--and most importantly, natural, even against her fair skin. So no matter your skin tone, here's how to nail it yourself:

DUST IT: Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer in Blonde- $51

It's a matte powder palette that works wonders for fair skin (if you have a darker complexion, choose one of the deeper tones). Just take a full brush like this one, swirl it in the mosaic of colors, and dust it all over your face for instant pick-me-up. 

COLOR IT: Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights- $30

Use this multi-tasking shimmer disc to inject some glow into your cheeks, focusing on the hollows to create extra contour. You can also use one or two shades on your eyelid for a Goulding-esque wash of color. 

HIGHLIGHT IT: NARS The Multiple in Orgasm- $39

The infamous NARS Orgasm blush gets a revamp in this creamy stick. Swipe it on your cheekbones, under your brows, and even on your lips for the most effortless glowy look ever.