The second Sprign rolls around people start to think it’s the perfect excuse to go batsh*t crazy with bronzer. Dude, it’s barely 60 degrees out, no one believes you’ve magically become ten shades darker in this weather. So skip the unrealistic, Oompah Loompah stage of your bronzing and keep it classy with a few bronzers that’ll make you glow, not blind. The ladies over at Elle UK have a few suggestions, and so do we. Personally, when the urge not to look like the undead strikes, I turn to NARS bronzer in Laguna with its slight shimmer and great looking packaging. Keep reading »
I’ve been scared to use bronzer since an experiment went so terribly wrong for me circa freshman year of high school: I thought I was using bronzer sparingly, but pictures from back in the day reveal I looked like an oompa loompa. The mere thought of returning to those months of orange-y glow is a tad traumatic. But we’d do anything for a good beauty test drive, so I gave Becca’s Mineral Powder Bronzer a go. And I loved it.
As long as you’re careful with the quantity—one or two brushes per cheek, please—you’ll look subtly tan and not at all like you belong in Willy Wonka’s factory. Warning though: if you’re looking for a dark bronzer, this isn’t the one for you. Putting on a ton of it will just make you look silly.
But let’s be honest, any really pale girl trying to look sexily South American with the help of powder and a brush is going to look silly. [$38, Becca, Amazon] Keep reading »
Amelia wears a lot of bronzer (some might even say too much), so Trae Bodge, the creative director and founder of Three Custom Color Specialists in New York, gave her a lesson on how to look sun-kissed but natural.
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