Monday, June 21, 2010

My Current Bronzer Picks for that "Summer Glow"

I love that summer is here and I can enjoy some extra time in the sun and get a bit of color back into my "tan" complexion, but for the past couple of years I've really been more protective about how much sun exposure I put myself under since those UV rays have been killer out there. I make sure to put on my SPF lotion and I take care not to over bake my face. Usually this results in my face being just a tad lighter, but I correct this by using the following bronzers that even out my face tone and give me that nice all-over "summer glow".

smashbox - Halo Glow Color Boosting Powder

This is one my favorite powders because it does exactly it's meant to do. It enhances your skin tone to a beautiful bronze no matter what color complexion you are and the fact that it looks so natural makes even better. Besides being great as a bronzer, it works just as awesome when you use it as a face powder alone without foundation. I love using it when I'm in a rush and I want to look done. 

NARS- Bronzer in Casino

All the beauty buffs are familiar with Nars' Bronzer, Laguna - but as much as I loved it's color, it's way to light for my complexion. So I went a little deeper with Casino and it's color is a dream on my skin tone (I'm an NC42-43 MAC) . I use this bronzer more for a deeper golden look that looks great if applied on the cheeks, temples and forehead - and can even be as a contouring powder it applied with a heavier hand. 

mark.- Glowdacious Illuminating Powder in Shimmied Up

This powder definitely gives that "glow" you look for in the summer - but be warned this is very shimmery, but not glitter shimmer, so it's tolerable. I normally use this powder over my foundation as a "highlighter" because it illuminates my skin tone but it doesn't make it too light still leaving me with a nice hint of color!  If you are looking for a more bronzed look- there is also Amped Up which is quite darker than this powder. 

If you have any bronzers that you love to use to compliment your summer skin make sure to share in the comments!!

Miss Mandii :)

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