Summer is all but over, yet we’re not quite ready to lose that lovely sun-kissed glow, so its time to break out the bronzer!
But not all bronzers are created equal, and the shade that is gorgeous on your friend can look hideous on you, so here’s the girlfriend’s guide to bronzing, as seen on She Knows TV.
1. Find your formulation.
When all is said and done, gels and creams can be trickier to get even and smooth and to keep looking perfect all day, so go with a powder compact – its way easier!
2. Find your correct color.
If you have a pale skin you will look best in a bronzer with a rosey gold champagne undertone.
If you have a medium or olive complexion you will win with a golden copper undertone.
If you are a dark goddess look for something with a deeper red undertone.
A little shimmer can be beautiful, and really bring some light and life into the skin. Look for bronzers that have very small particles of shimmer. Basically if you can see and identify individual shimmer particles, they are too big, and your skin will look crazy shiny.
Don’t try to color your face in with bronzer. Its need to hit your skin where the sun would. Across the forehead, the top of the cheek bone and bridge of the nose, and the chin. You can run a little along the jawline too.
Think of doing a number 3 across forehead, cheekbone, nose and chin.
If your collarbones are visable, dust them too.
Your application should be light enough that you can see freckles through it.
The bronzers I showed in the segment are actually from my makeup kit.
Here is the 411 of what was on the table.
On Lisa I used Guerlain’s amazing Terracotta Powder in shade 2.
Beyond brilliant, this product is the benchmark for all bronzers. Guerlain first introduced the Terracotta powders in 1984, and they were the first bronzers on the market. To this day they are the biggest selling bronzer, with one unit selling somewhere in the world every 25 seconds!!
I love these because they give the warmth and luminosity of a natural tan. They also are moisturizing, long wearing and oil controlling.
Cargo Cosmetics Bronzer in Medium
A staple in my kit and in my personal product arsenal. I love the subtle sun kissed glow it gives, slightly shimmery and sheer. This award winning bronzer avoids the overly yellow trap that many bronzers fall into. Totally gorgeous!
MakeUp Forever Bronzer
I am a huge advocate of Makeup Forever! Their products are amazing. On the table I showed their bronzer in shade #5, which has a lovely red undertone for my dark skinned girls. It comes in several shades, so no matter what your complexion is they have one for you.