Well I have been totally AWOL from my blog for a whole week now - I have been poorly and feeling sorry for myself but #theSOproject is the perfect way to beat the blues and kick myself into touch. The biggest problem of being a teacher - new germs from all the children at the start of a new term!
Anyway, on with today's post all about bronzers. I am not one of those lucky people who look stunningly beautiful with porcelain skin. My skin tone goes so uneven, with pinkiness and red blotches when I do not have a tan so I am a big fan of daily face tanning lotion, the kind that works like a moisturiser too. I tend to use this all year round to get just a slight hint of sun-kissedness on my skin, which means I think I use bronzer everyday that I wear make-up to complement this.
|Different Textures of Bronzer|
|Even within the 'cream bronzer' category, textures can be vastly different. |
The Chanel is much firmer than the Bourjois.
|Powders come in a massive range of colours and finishes, from matte to sparkly and pinky, through brown to orangey. |
Secondly, bronzer can be used to warm up the complexion, adding a subtle tan to the skin. This can be done by lightly (and I repeat, lightly!) sweeping a bronzer over your entire face, or focussing on the areas which tend to be hit more by the sun: the cheekbones, nose and forehead.
Thirdly, a cream, mousse or liquid bronzer can be mixed in with foundation to alter its colour (check out my #theSOproject foundation post) which I find saves me a heap of time and money matching foundation to my ever changing skin tone!
|Some cream and liquid bronzers (blended underneath)|
What are your favourite bronzers?
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