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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bronzed Face and Eyes Tutorial

I want to give you guys a little tutorial on how to achieve that beautiful bronzed look for spring/summer. I really love using a cream matte bronzer and a pretty coral blush for the face. For the eyes I love a gold color to give your eyes a bronzed look. If you are pale you can still use gold and bronzer just in lighter shades so it isn't harsh on the skin. I'm going to take you step by step through the bronzed look.

First, Even out the skin tone with foundation and concealer. Use a shade of foundation that matches your skin and if you are concealing blemishes make sure that your concealer matches your skin tone. For under eyes use a shade lighter concealer.

Second, use a cream matte bronzer to contour your face. I suggest using the brozer in the hollows of the cheeks to bring out the cheeks bones and then contour from the bridge of your nose down to the nostril.  Next, contour your forehead right at the temples. This will not only give your face some demention but some bronzed color as well. Then take a translucent powder to set the cream bronzer and foundation.

For blush I would use a cream blush in a coral or peach color and apply directly to the cheek bone.  I apply with a regular foundation brush and then buff out with a blush brush. This will give your cheeks a beautiful sheen.  You may or may not want to set this with powder blush depending on what look you are going for and your skin type.

Moving on to eyes, I suggest using a light gold or gold shade on the lid remember your perfect shade depends on skin tone. I like Urban Decay Baked or Half Baked for my gold shadows. I use Baked all over the lid and Half Baked in the inner corner. You can stop there and apply a smudged black/dark brown liner to the top lashes and the water line and adding a few coats of mascara. You can also apply Twice Baked to the outer corner for a deeper more dramatic eye.

Finish your lips with a nude or light pink lip for a very natural but sexy look.

Here are some products that may help you get that bronzed look:
Bare Minerals, Bronzed and Brilliant $32 at Sephora

NYX Cream Bronzer, $6.75 or Ulta

Urban Decay, Get Baked (Discontinued Palette) but you can find it on Ebay and also get these shadows individually. 

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