How to get your skin a bronzed glow
Photos by Maria Jernov / mariajernov.com
The summer is upon us, which means tanned skin and short skirts. This is the time where you really can create the perfect-bronzed skin. But it can be a jungle to find the right match for you. You can find everything from shimmering and highlighted ones, to the matte and simple or maybe you just want the one that you can mix into your foundation routine. How to chose? I?ll help you out ..
The most important thing is that you don?t want to look orange. After that, it?s up to you what kind of look you prefer. I?ll guide you through some of my favorite bronzers for different purpose and teach you how to use them.
The matte bronzer is perfect if you want to use it all over your face to give you the perfect tanned face. Personally I love matte bronzers, because I sometimes like to give my whole face a good go, when I feel a little too pale. This matte bronzer is the perfect shade, because it looks like you actually got a real tan. It doesn?t look orange and it won?t make you look like you have a ton of makeup on.
Use it with a big fluffy brush all over your face with light strokes ? or with a contouring brush to make shadows under your cheekbones.
Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer, Laguna, Nars, 270 DKK HERE
If you just want a look that you can cooperate into your beauty routine a creamed bronzer would be for you. This product is simply genius ? as I didn?t like the cushion foundations enough, L?Oreal now made a bronzed version. It?s super simple and easy to use and it just gives you that nice bronzed shade on your skin.
If you like a simple no-makeup look, just dap a few dots on your skin with the sponge and mix with your sunscreen or day cream. You can also mix it with your regular foundation for better coverage ? just blend it in, and voila! Your summer face is ready!
Cushion De Soleil, L?Oreal, 140 DKK HERE
THE MATTE & HIGHLIGHTED COMBO
If you?re a little bit in the middle ? you want a solid matte bronzed shade but also a little bit of highlight, you can use a little bit of both worlds. This product I totally felt in love with, it?s so simple and beautiful. The bronzed base has the most perfect shade of brown and the little white highlight gives you just the right amount of shine.
You can actually use this all over your face, because the highlight is very sophisticated and not too much. There?s a little brush that comes with the powder, you can either use that to apply the bronzer a little bit more concentrated look ? or use a fluffy brush for an all over touch.
Diorskin Nude Air Care & Dare Bronze Tan, Dior, 440 DKK HERE
THE DEEP BRONZE
If you really love that super bronzed glow, this is your guy. Lots of color, lots of shimmer and a deep glow. You have to be careful with a product like this ? a little goes a long way and a lot is a lot.
I like to use this carefully on places I really wanna give a good bronzed glow. On my nose, the top of my forehead and cheekbones. I also love to use this product on my shoulders and ?.
Use a semi-fluffy brush so you don?t get it all over your face, because, get prepared ? there?s a lot of shimmer in this bad boy. Use it the places in your face you wanna give a good bronze. Like by your hairline on your forehead, the tip of your nose or under and over the cheekbones.
Mineralize SkinFinish Cheeky Bronze, MAC, 250 DKK HERE
THE HIGHLIGHTED ONE
If you don?t feel comfortable using a bronzer, but still want a little tanned glow, you can use a highlighter as a bronzer in one.
This product is perfect for just the right amount of bronzer on a more pale or porcelain skin tone ? or just if you don?t like a too bronzed skin.
Use it on the tip of your nose, the top of your cheekbones and on your apple cheeks for that perfect glow and highlight!
Get ready to get that bronzed glow girls!