beauty queen: shay mitchell

how to pretend like it’s summer (even when it’s february).

by liza darwin

There's a lot to love about Shay Mitchell, from her running skills to her day job as Emily on Pretty Little Liars. Add her killer beauty look from this week to the list, and she's a bonafide triple threat. It might be February, but you'd never know that judging from the actress's gorgeous, natural bronze. Complemented with awesomely sculpted cheekbones and just a hint of highlighter, it's the simplest way to pretend you just got back from a beachy vacation. So save up your air miles and let our guide tide you over until you can enjoy the real thing. 

PRIME IT: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance Bronze- $33

Before you put on any makeup, first dab this nourishing primer on clean, bare skin. Infused with just a hint of bronze, it'll set the tone for the rest of your look and ensure that your makeup lasts all day.

BRONZE IT: Stila Stay All Day 10-In-1 Bronzing Beauty Balm- $38

Since your face is already prepped with primer, you just need a little bit of Stila's BB cream to cover up dark circles and even out your skin tone (mix it with your moisturizer if you want to dilute it). This multi-tasking creme not only hides blemishes and provides SPF 30 protection, but it also gives an extra boost of radiance. 

SHINE IT: Covergirl Tru Magic The Sunkisser- $11.99

While you can use this as foundation for added coverage, we like to dab it on the cheekbones and right under the brow for an added shimmer.