Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rave Fave: Bronzer

Pale girls like me want color, and tan girls yearn for a warm glow, too. I've bounced around with bronzers ever since middle school; I've liked some, hated many. I think it can be hard to find the perfect bronzer unless you really know what you're looking for. When I streak my cheeks, sometimes I like a more natural look that appears less orange and not too shimmery. Other times, I don't mind shimmer. This is not one of those times.

Finally, in my old age (ha!) I've found a matte bronzer that helps me to contour my cheeks and give them a healthy looking glow. For a photo of me wearing Hoola bronzer by Benefit to emphasize my cheekbones:

This was on New Years 2011. I swept the bronzer lightly across my cheeks and right under the apples. This really made them pop when I smiled.

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What do you guys think of my contoured cheekbones? Would you try Hoola bronzer by Benefit?


Sabrina said...

I was once huge on any and every makeup product from Benefit - but after several years I found myself realizing that their blushes and bronzers need to be reapplied several times throughout the night.. granted my nights are pretty rough, but alas I must say I love NARS bronzer. Specifically the Sin/Casino blush/bronzer duo. The blush is a little shimmery so to avoid the over load of shine I use the bronzer and swap out the blush for another matte blush. WOO! Lasts all night ;)

Kate said...

The bronzed really makes your cheekbones pop. Love it!

Mary said...

That bronzer really did give you a glowing look. I like it.

Anonymous said...

Can you apply this all over your facce for a sunkissed look???

Sariana said...

Absolutely! I would recommend working the bronzer over the arch of your brow, down to your cheekbone, then back down to your jawline. Think of the number three on both sides of your face. Also, do a light sprinkling over your nose, forehead and chin--a very light sprinkling! I love the sunkissed look, too :)

Sariana said...

Sabrina, I know how you love to party! Thanks for the blush/bronzer tips. I will definitely give NARS a try. :)

Thank you Kate and Mary for your comments as well! xoxo

Theresa said...

Thanks for sharing it looks very natural!