Monday, June 5, 2017

Fake A Warm Glow With A Bronzer

We know how bad the sun is for our skin. It causes premature aging and skin cancer. A tan is the skin's attempt to protect itself from the sun's damaging rays. I don't know about you, but I wear sunscreen and walk in the shade, as well as, cover myself up in cotton clothing and a visor if I'm in the sun for more than a few minutes.

So what is a pale face to do to look healthy and sun kissed? Fake it, of course with a quality brozner. 

Contour your face like a celebrity: Brush bronzer on the temples, chin and under the cheek bone to create shadows at the edges.

A bronzer can also give your face a tan-like-glow. It is what I call sun kissed, and it is the main purpose of a bronzer. Bronzer adds warmth to a porcelain face. There is sometimes shimmer in the color which acts as a highlighter.

Maybelline just launched a FaceStudio Master Bronze Kit, which I am eager to try. Drugstores and Bed, Bath and Beyond don't have it yet; but it is listed on Amazon and Ulta. Since Maybelline's blush palettes, eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks and other cosmetics are top-notch (i.e., as good as luxe brands), I expect to love the new Master Bronze Kit too. As opposed to a flat-bronze-appearance, this is formulated to give the face a multi-dimensional bronze glow.
Photo by Angie Smith
Meanwhile THE  SAVVY SHOPPER'S  makeup friend, Angie Smith recommends L'Oreal Glam Bronze Face & Body Bronzer. A limited edition item, it is available in the summer months. Customers at Amazon give it 5 star ratings, one calling the cosmetic the "best bronzer" she "has ever used." So grab it while it's out. Sharp product alert, Ang! Thanks for testing and giving this spectacular drugstore bronzer your seal of approval!

Update: The Maybelline Bronze Kit finally arrived at Bed, Bath & Beyond, so I bought it. It applies very smooth. Gives a natural sun kissed appearance. The 4 shade palette lets you custom blend your bronzer. At $10, I recommend it!

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  1. Ah, now I know - I never really understood bronzer. Living in the tropics, although I am fair skinned, I always have rather more tan than I like or want on my face and exposed skin. Despite daily sunscreen, hats, shade, etc. Queensland is the worst in the world for skin cancer. I must say the bronze shades do look very attractive though :)

    1. Yey, I aim to inform! I learn a thing or two, myself, by blogging ... like what bronzer is for and how to properly apply it. So often we intuitively know when makeup makes us look our best, (or not) but not necessarily why.

      Maybelline's blush palette is so nature and flattering. The bronze kit is sure to be too!

      Somewhere I learned that Queensland was close to the sun and people must be super vigilant about sun protection living there. On my bucket list, one day should I visit, you'll know it's me, Trish. I'll be the tourist dressed as a bee keeper. :)

    2. Wow! This looks really interesting. I have always been very careful (read leery) of bronzers w/my pale ivory skin tone. The wrong shade of bronzer can make us look as if we have dirty smudges on our face. I have a liquid bronzer from Laura Mercier that I apply very sparingly in the summer.

      I like Maybelline's products and this looks like something worth trying. Also, I find that the right shade of bronzer can do double duty as eye shadow. I love double duty products. I have just fallen in love w/an Yves St. Laurent lipstick that looks fabulous as a cream blusher. Is there a woman alive who hasn't used a bit of lipstick on her cheeks when she forgets her blush???

      You always come up w/interesting products.

      Cheers, M-T

  2. Thanks for your kind remarks, Marie-Thérèse. I appreciate knowing what topics people find relevant.

    Like you, I use makeup for multi purposes. If one stays on and looks good, it gets used on a new area of my face.

    I can't wait for this new bronzer to come to the drugstores. I'm hearing that customers who have ordered it online are loving it! Reportedly, the colors are natural and super blendable, which what we ladies want.