Saturday, April 16, 2011

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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Apply your bronzers where the sun naturally hit your face. I use my matte bronzers. Start by applying your bronzers lightly   on your face then apply more to build your desired color. I use matte bronzers for contour. Sometimes, I use it as a blush too depending on the makeup that I do for the day. I applied it on my hairline,  jawline, underneath the apples of my cheek to the temple, and some on my clavicle (collar bone) to define my face. And to lessen the roundness of my face!! hihi Then I applied my shimmery bronzer on the apples of my cheek. See how it made my skin glow. (and sweaty!! eww.. hahaha)


For contour: ELF Studioline Duo Powder Bronzer (i love this one) I applied it using my Marionnaud Angled Brush.
For that golden sheen: I use my Moi cosmetics 42 blush
 and eyeshadow palette.  I applied it with the use of my Ecotools Kabuki brush.
I bet your wondering why I looked a bit tan on the pictures. I mixed my foundation with a darker cream foundation from James Cooper Jazzy Compact Cream Photogenic Foundation (wheeeww.. quite a long name noh??) and I added a lot of Maybelline Mineral Powder Bronzer to create that beautiful sheen on my face and neck.

Another tip: If you are sporting the shimmery bronzer, try using a matte lipstick or matte eyeshadow so as not to look like a discoball. hihi..

I hoped I helped everyone with this post.
Next post: My eye makeup on this look.

Have a nice day everyone.

41 comments:

  1. You are so beautiful. This was a very informative post! Thanks for sharing. I detest people having such crazy perceptions of beauty. Seriously!

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  2. You look Fabulous gurl! I've always wanted to do a bronzed look but I just don't have the time... sigh... You did an awesome job! I really love it.

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  3. Great post! & You have beautiful skin!

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  4. Donna! A for amazing! I rest my case.

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  5. The gorgeous sun goddess! :P

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  6. good golly your skin is so perfect and glowy ^^ thanks for the tip ha <3.. but yea i know what you mean about the whole light skin to alway be freakin in over there :/ dito naman sa america it's all the way around and most caucasian would kill to have a nice tan XD

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  7. You look so pretty! :) Thanks for the tips :D

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  8. Your skin is flawless. I agree on how Asians, in general, prefer fairer skin. I guess im lucky that im in a place where ppl pay hundreds of dollars to have my tan skin & put themselves in tanning beds to get it.

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  9. OMG!!..Gorgeous..Absolutely gorgeous sunkissed look ever!..Can't wait the tutorial post..

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  10. you look gorgeous! I had the same experience with bronzers, bought one from lo'real but it was way too dark for me and shimmery. i just decided to try them out now. :)

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  11. FTW babE! for awhile i thought twas Tyra Banks haha!

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  12. thanks everyone..

    @charles: wahh nainspire kasi ako sa intro niya ng antm yung super contour at bronzer siya... halatang ako kasi pango.. whahaha

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  13. Love your Skin color!! I'm so dead pale *envy*

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  14. It's the want-what-you-don't-have mentality! I'm fair skinned and I want a tan! :))

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  15. hi!! super love the makeup!! promise mo pa sa akin..ah..makeupan mo kO!! mwaah!

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  16. keri lng babe! just match it with the SMIZZZZIIIINGGGG aura fr TyBanks wahahaha!

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  17. wow your skin looks super nice i can stare at it all day...... <3 and i love your lipstick! what shade is it?

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  18. Thanks for sharing this! I'm searching for a good bronzer for my skin tone. I've always loved the tanned look. When I was younger, I'd use the self tanners on my face! LOL

    You look beautiful :)

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  19. when I go back there for a vacation make sure u will do a session with me!:)

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  20. Great post Donnarence, very useful. You look gorgeous in those pictures x

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  21. wow this is so nice..i love it, you look so great with this look..i want this too hehe sana magawa ko to. :)

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  22. Hi! Why dont you do a Youtube makeup tutorial? The eye makeup is gorgeous, made your eyes looks even nicer.. hope you can do a video tutorial for that..pretty please? :D You are very talented.

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  23. thanks everyone!!! :D

    melody: i am afraid to do videos on youtube.. some people are really mean.. i have tried hundred of times to film a tutorial and i always fail!!

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  24. hi joice.. the first and last pic.. i used NYX pumpkin pie.. on the 2nd face pic i use careline lipgloss in 101

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  25. What a great post and I love how you explained everything. You look amazingly beautiful!!!

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  26. Wai lovely! Lately I've been wanting to learn about bronzers and contouring too >w< Also your skin is nice.

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  27. love it!! i've never tried using bronzers before though...

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  28. very informative...havent tried bronzers, scared to overdo it but I will practice this week...thanks for the info.

    And yeah, I feel bad for Filipinos who hate morena...sorry nalang...but I feel that nothing beats our color! napakaexotic kaya

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  29. Very detailed tutorial...nicee!! and I lovvve your skin...SO FLAWLESSSSS!! thanks for sharing..^_^

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  30. I really like your skin! its so flawless! thanks for the tips in bronzing ^_^

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  31. GORGEOUS!!! Hands down to your make-up expertise! You look stunning.♥♥♥

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  32. thanks for the fabulous review, now I understand how to apply it, am still not finding the right shade for me i want one that doesn't look orange or red over here is is hard to find I saw one of collistar but is a high end

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  33. Your skin is flawless. I agree on how Asians, in general, prefer fairer skin. I guess im lucky that im in a place where ppl pay hundreds of dollars to have my tan skin & put themselves in tanning beds to get it.

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  34. The gorgeous sun goddess! :P

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  35. Donna! A for amazing! I rest my case.

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  36. You are so beautiful. This was a very informative post! Thanks for sharing. I detest people having such crazy perceptions of beauty. Seriously!

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  37. You look absolutely gorgeous here!

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  38. You look just like Eva Longoria!

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