Get ready to "Bronze it like it's hot"!
NEW VIDEO BELOW!!!!!! YAY!!!
I know, you guys know by now, that my favorite bronzer is BLUNT from MAC.
And despite the scares, of people sending me emails that it's discontinued- it's still available, for now anyways!
So everyone asked for a drugstore "dupe" (another color that matches pretty darn close), option- so I've hunted some down, as well as included some of my fav "shimmer bronzers" for that "J-Lo Glow".
FIRST HERE'S MY TIPS FOR PICKING A BRONZER FOR YOUR SKIN TONE:
You basically want your bronzer to be the color of your skin when you're tanner than you are now!
Fair/Light Skin- my Snow White-esque dolls: pick a bronzer that's beige with pink tones
Medium or Olive Skin: bronzer that's a warm honey-brown
Yellow Tone Skin: make sure your bronzer has a yellow hue like #4 below, but maybe darker
Medium-Dark: a warm orangey-brown
Dark: red-ish brown bronzer
Very Dark: a cool, blue-brown- think, like dark chocolate (you can even use an eyeshadow for this too! I like Charcoal Brown from MAC)
You can just use a regular face powder in a shade 2-3 shades darker than your natural skin tone, as a matte bronzer.
Here's my BEST MATTE BRONZERS:
Matte Bronzers have no shimmer or sparkle, just "darker bronze" color to contour and add "an insta-tan" effect.
* I love it, but if you're very fair this will be a bit dark. Harmony from MAC is another, lighter option too.
3. MAC SkinFinish Mineralize Powder
(you can ask a mac artist at the store to find a darker shade to use as bronzer)
(this is great for people who struggle with acne, it has Salicylic Acid to help fight off the breakouts!)
*this shade is also a great yellow hue for light, yellow-olive skin tones
I like using Bronzers with shimmer, only on areas that I wold highlight- the top of the cheekbones, maybe down the center of the nose. Matte Bronzers are best for real bronzing and contouring. You don't want to look like "sparkle face" all over! ha ha ha
You can't go wrong with any bronzer that gives you multiple colors- they just all blend with the array of colors to look pretty great!
It's about $26.
But here's my Drugstore Bargain Beauty Finds:
2. e.l.f. Studio Bronzer in Golden (the 4 colors)
Only about $3!!
*this is great because you can use the one color as a highlighter alone, or use them all.
2. e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder (the duo)
Only $3, again!
I love this, it's a great alternative to the way pricier, NARS duos.
these babies are great, and I can't believe I forgot to include them in them in the video:
I ALSO LOVE:
I own this and love it too.
This was a big recommendation from you guys!
(talc and fragrance free)
I like TARTE because they are natural, no mineral oil, parabens, phthalates and lots of other yucky stuff.
I like the SUN BUNNY, PEACH LEOPARD and PINK LEOPARD BRONZERS.
It can be all in your application too! This is the brush I use to bronze and contour.
it's on sale right now for around $10.95, I think.
And you can watch, my oldie, but goodie video on HOW TO CONTOUR right here:
And now pretty doll faces, you are ready to "rock the glow" with some Bronzing action.
Comment below- what's your favorite Bronzer?
huge and bronzing, your kandee