Bronze Goddess: Summers Best Bronzers
Capture the warmth of summer without those damaging rays. These beautiful bronzers are just the key to that sun-kissed look … without the sun !
Just the thought of bronzer can make some women recoil in horror. Bronzer can impart a beautiful glow if applied properly. The first step is to find the right bronzer for you. But it may surprise you to know that my pale face is rarely without it. I use it for color, depth and light, not tanning. Aerin Pretty Bronze powder is a great bronzer. The Level One shade is the most flattering pale girl’s blusher I’ve come across. It’s not orange and unnatural, not brown and muddy – just a perfectly glowing pale tan with the subtlest golden fleck that makes skin look lit from within. Level Two has the same lovely effect on Asian skins.
But bronzer is certainly not only for darkening skin. I love a golden bronzer on black skin. It imparts a glow and light that gives a beautiful finish against the darkness, highlighting tones that are already there. For this, we recommend the Body Shop’s bronzing pearls. They add a gorgeous light that looks healthy and pretty. Here are my other favorites. All should be stroked on after base along the temples, cheekbones and jaw with a fat, natural-bristled brush. I sometimes blend it in with my liquid foundation if I am wearing it. Simply apply a swatch of powder or liquid bronzer to your cheeks before applying foundation – blend & go …
Aerin Pretty Bronze Illuminating Powder, esteelauder.com Level One gives just enough glow to pale white skin. Use Level Two on Asian tones.
The Body Shop Brush-on Bronze, thebodyshop.com Pearls of different golden-brown tones that look beautiful against black skins.
L’Oréal Glam Bronze Duo Powder, Two lovely shades of bronzer, to be used separately or swirled together with a brush.
Sleek Luminous Pressed Powder, superdrug.com If you have sparkle-fear, try this. Quality at a bargain price. Go two shades lighter than your skin.
Nars Bronzing Powder, , Casino is great for contouring Caribbean skins. Laguna is good on olive tones.
Diego Dalla Palma Sunset Bronzer, marksandspencer.com Four colors that add contour and depth to most skin tones.
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