Bronzed

I love a bronzed makeup look, especially during the late spring and summer. It creates such a healthy glow and everyone can find a shade that compliments their natural skin tone.

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The key to this look is not over doing it. Don't go crazy with the bronzer and shimmer, and it's extremely important WHERE you put the bronzer.

I like both matte and shimmer bronzers. I normally use a matte bronzer for contouring, but a shimmer is nice for achieving an all-over glow. You want to apply the bronzer where the sun would naturally tan your face: nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. Contouring with bronzer is bit different and I'll dedicate an separate post for that. Be sure you tap your brush before applying to knock off any excess bronzer, and lightly apply to the areas mentioned above. Remember, it's easier to add more than remove. You just want a nice, sun-kissed look...not a muddy complexion. It's great to do this in natural light, so take your mirror over to the window.

Eyeshadows in golds/bronzes are a blue-eyed girl's go to palette, but can be used for all eye colors. Apply the mid shade to your lid, deepest shade in the crease, and lightest shade on the brow bone to highlight. Again, don't go crazy heavy...start out light and build, and always blend, blend, blend!

The last step is highlighting. I like applying this pearlized pigment by MAC to my cheekbones and a little on my forehead. It shimmers and catches the light to really enhance the glow.

Here's the look I created last weekend for a day out and about in the city:

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