Bronze Beauty

Now that I have started working on my tan, it is time for me to adjust my make-up accordingly and my first order of business is a new bronzer. Bronzers are a perfect and easy addition to your Spring/Summer make-up routine (you get the tan look without actual sun exposure).  When deciding on a bronzer to get, make sure to use one that compliments your skin tone and is not too dark.  It needs to match your neck and chest so choose to according to your Summer skin tone. Apply bronzer to the face with a big fluffy brush and dust areas where the sun naturally hits the face: cheeks, nose bridge, upper forehead, chin.  Most important: dust the JAW LINE. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen women with the bronzer demarcation line on their jawline and how obvious it is that they did not blend it in. I have fallen victim to this myself and I have been totally embarrassed when a girl told me how my makeup didn’t match my skin tone. Lesson learned!

Bronzer lines that I suggest are Benefit (especially Hoola as it is matte with no shimmer), the NARS line (I love Laguna as its brown with golden shimmer), the Make Up For Ever Professional Mat Bronze line, and any bronzer by Bobbi Brown (the shimmer brick compact has been a part of my make-up repertoire for years). My new favorite is Soleil Tan De Chanel in Sunkissed. It is a pink, golden bronze color in a sheer illuminating fluid that has been my go-to this Spring.

Another great option is the light bronzer/highlighter combo as it is very pretty on the skin.  To apply, use a foundation brush or fingers to highlight the same areas where the sun would hit the face.  If you don’t want to use bronzer all over your face, you can add a drop to your tinted moisturizer or foundation to give your face an all over warm glow.  Head to your local Nordstrom or Sephora to pick up the perfect bronzer for your Spring make-up case!