Beauty: sheer tan washes

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.