Summer is finally here, tanned and sun-kissed look are the must this season. A touch of sun brings a warm radiance to the skin. And one way to have a tanned and sun kissed look without getting boiling under the sun is by using bronzers for fair skin. It creates a sun-kissed look without exposing skin to the ultraviolet rays that contribute to premature signs of aging. When it is applied properly, bronzer creates flattering definition and imparts a healthy glow. However, it is one of the trickiest cosmetics to apply naturally and subtly. Common bronzer mistakes include leaving a sharp line of color at the jawline, going too dark, and using the wrong shade.
For those have light skin like mine, finding bronzers are is tricky. I suggest you start out with MAC guide (NC20). You will not be able to get the right shade at first so I suggest you girls to do a non-stop search on the shades that works on your skin tone well. You do not want to buy a bronzer too dark away from your natural shade; just a tad darker in color so it gives you that glow.
Here are some of my collection
My first ever bronzer is the popular Nars Laguna Bronzer that I bought Summer of 2011 and as you can see the packaging is already worn out. Aside from being my oldest bronzers all of the packaging of Nars are rubberized and matte in finish. This product lasted me for almost 2 years upto the point that I was so in love with Nars Laguna and even use it on winter days as my contour. Next purchase is the Temperatue is rising in shade “Soft Sand” and one of the lightest shade in their line. I bought it last summer 2013. I just love how subtle the bronze color of the “Soft Sand” without even a hint of wearing a bronzer. I use this product usually when I do a no makeup-makeup look and korean makeup. And base on korean makeup look you can really never tell that they use bronzer or contouring powder to contour their face. Last but not the least is my newest baby whch is the Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder in “Light” which I bought recently Summer of 2014. Estee Lauder recently released its Bronze Goddess Collection for 2013 and thank God they re-create this collection again this year. The reason I bought this product is that not only the packaging s beautiful and a limited edition by Estee Lauder but money wise and that’s why its always sold out in all make-up stores. For a 7.6 grams of product and retails for 3000 pesos in Rustan’s, this is a one hell of a somewhat investment and at the same time cheap bronzers.
Bronzer swatch (heavy application)
Bronzer Swatch (Blended application)
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess in “Light”
- -Limited Edition
- -Lightest shade
- -Red undertones
- -3000 pesos for (21g/0.74oz)
Review: This is a true bronze color, for it has red undertones. It will just leaves your skin looking a little sun kissed but not weird. It gives your face a nice warmth to it especially with me who has fair skin. And the packaging is really nice. There is a lot of product but the price is high. This product is one of their best selling product so when I heard its available, with no second thoughts I grabbed it right away. I bought this at Rustans Department store(Shangrilla). Ilove wearing this during summer or when Im at the beach.
Here I am using the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess “light”
Nars Laguna Bronzer
- – best seller
- – Yellow undertones
- -1900 pesos .028oz
This is my first ever bronzer and a lot of people are raving about this product. With .028 oz this product will really last you for a along time. Its very pigmented as well like Estee Lauder so just a bit of swirl in the brush and your good to go. I can say that Nars Laguna bronzer has a yellow undertones into it. I like to use it more as a contour that bronzer for bronzing can look a little ood and muddy on me. This is still my top choice coz this is the only bronzer that works all year round.
Here I am using the NARS Laguna Bronzer (lightly brushed)
MAC Temperature is Rising “Soft Sand”
-Summer collection 2013
It is described as a “golden bronze with fine gold pearl.”It has yellow undertones. For me this is such a great color and would look fantastic on my skin tone! Only if I do a korean or light makeup look. Its so light in color that you need to swirl the brush several times just to give you that super light contoured look. Sometimes you need to scrape off the hard “coating” on top of the powder so that your brush can picked it up. Like what I did in the picture (below) just for you to see the actual color. Nonetheless of its poor texture I really love the shade perfect for fair skin people.
Here I am using the MAC Temperature is Rising “Soft Sand”
5 Tips on putting a Bronzer:
- For the most natural effect, bronzer should be applied around the perimeter of the face, not just along the cheekbones.
- A sheer peach- or yellow-based bronzer is most flattering on fair skin.”
- Put bronzer on the hairline, temples, cheekbones, jawline
- Bronzer as contour use a dense brush or a contouring brush
- Bronzer as bronzer use a large fluffy or overall powder brush
Author: Barbie Lee
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