Sunkissed Look : Bronzing 101
I lived in a country where most people have a weird perception of beauty. Most think that fair skinned women are more beautiful than those with golden skin. Tisays (fair skinned women) are in while Morenas are out. This is the reason why I freakin' want to be fairer! Younger, I have this habit of buying whitening products from soap to lotions. I have tried papaya soaps and glutathione before. Uhmm.. nothing worked. :p
This post is for my reader Gly Lee. Thank you for requesting this one and for supporting my blog!! I am not a professional makeup artist. I will try to share my thoughts on bronzers and how to apply them.
| Back in college, I was really interested in trying bronzers. I could still remember my first bronzer was from Palladio. It was a shimmery one with a hint of red in it. When I used it, oh my!!! I literally looked like a paso (a garden clay pot!) I looked dirty and muddy and the bronzer looked so unnatural on my skin. After using that bronzer, I never tried any bronzer until now. Choosing the right shade of bronzer is very important. The no. 1 rule is you must choose a shade that looks natural on your skintone. You want to look sunkissed not sunburnt.If you are using your bronzer to contour your face, choose a shade a shade or two shades darker than your skintone. Those with brown tones looked more natural on most skin tones. Those with orange or red tones looked so fake on me. I like using matte bronzers more than shimmery ones since the latter tends to highlight my rashes. I use my shimmery bronzers on the apples of my cheek for that nice glow. I think those with golden sheen are very versatile and can be used by most skin tones. Another thing you should consider is your skin type. There bronzing lotions, liquid, cream, pressed powders and loose ones too. I am more into the pressed powder forms. It is easier to use, easier to manipulate the amount of product and to blend. I like using my Marionnaud Angled Brush in applying my bronzer to contour my face.|
These are a few swatches of my bronzers. I made a post about them.
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