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I made my own Bronzer!

I have never shared a good rapport with bronzers! I have tried rimmel, revlon, estee lauder, Illamasqua and so on. Especially when summers at its peak, I want to avoid colorful blushers (as the summer sun tends to make them look too bright) and wear bronzers on a daily basis. But on me (NC 35 at present) they always seem to look either too;

- Brownish and muddy
- Dark/fake
- Orangey looking! (yiiikes :S)
- Overpowering/Shimmery
- Colorless/dull

I recently watched a video on youtube by some of the MAC artists and one of them used a darker mineralised skin finish natural to contour the cheekbones and add subtle dimension to the face. Also it looked so natural :O So I tried using a two/three shade darker mineral powder foundation (Lily Lolo) to contour my cheekbones and voilaa!

It looked uber natural, blended nicely, gave me a slight sheen and the color suited me a lot as it was a blend of earthy browns :) Also if we use darker shade powders and foundations to contour we have the benefit of them blending like a dream due to their consistency and original purpose. I believe they are easier to control and add depth and dimension to the face instead of looking strikingly orange :S

You can use anything to try this out e.g. any darker liquid foundation, powder etc and dust it right under your cheekbones, slightly on the sides of the forehead and on your jawline. Also to add some color to my face, I added a hint of Lancome's Miel Glace Blusher (a tawny rose) on the apples of my cheeks and some highlighter on my cheekbones.

Once blended well, the overall effect was of a lovely sunkissed glow! Give it a go this summer gurlies and notice the difference ;)
Michelle (Lipstick Rules) said...

I saw the same video and thought it was inspiring!
Great post! I will try this too.

Inner Belle said...

Hey girl, i love doing this with my mineralize skin finish natural in a darker tone, love how it gives a natural finish like you said, and gives dimension instantly

Krystallia said...

Thank you for the tip,sounds great!

Shifa said...

@michelle - ohh yes you should definately try it out! :)

Shifa said...

@inner belle - i soo wana get the msf natural and try it out with it

Shifa said...

@krystallia - thanks for visiting :)

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