Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bronzer: Do's and Don'ts


Jeesh, I have not been here for a while! One is because I'm a procrastinator, and two because... 


IT'S SUMMERTIME!

and with summertime comes sun, sand, and... tans! Usually, we try to accentuate our tans. And what I usually see is girls over-accentuating their tans with ten pounds of the most orange bronzer, which is not good. So, I shall show you how to accentuate your tan with bronzer without over doing it. 

We all know that bronzer can look very orange leaving you looking like... well.. an orange. So, to avoid looking like and orange we need to make sure the bronzer is a good shade. So, it accenuates your newly tanned skin tone. 


So, to do that we can pick a bronzer one or two shades darker than your natural skin tone. DON'T pick one that is five times darker. Do pick a light, medium, or slightly darker shade to add warmth and glow, but not a fake orange hue. 


^dark^ 
 ^light^ 


Another thing we can do is find a bronzer that compliments our undertones. DON'T pick a very warm shade when you have a cool undertone, or a very cool shade when you have a warm undertone. Neutral undertone skins can get away with both cool and warm bronzers, though. DO pick a cool shade when you have a cool undertone and a warm shade when you have a warm undertone. This will create a warm and natural glow without looking fake. 

^cool^

^warm^ 

Tip: If you do not know what your undertone then listen here! 
       
If your skin tone is very pink, or peach without much yellow you may have a cool undertone. You will also have very blue veins when you look at the veins of your wrist and your skin will most likely be of the pale sort. 

If your skin tone is dominated by yellow, gold, and orange hues you may have a warm undertone. You will also have very green veins in the wrists and your skin will mostly likely be of the medium or deep sort. 

Neutral skin tones will be a mixture of both and you can wear any shade of makeup!

Another thing we can do to ensure pure perfection with our bronzer routine is to make match our skin type with the bronzer type. DON'T pick a shimmery bronzer when you have oily skin and do not pick a matte bronzer when you have dry skin. DO pick a matte bronzer when you have oily skin, to reduce shine while creating a glow and pick a shimmery bronzer when you have dry skin to create a more dewy and healthy glow. If you have combination skin then pick which one is more comfortable for you. 

^matte^                            ^Shimmery^

4 comments:

Bisqui said...

OOh thanks for the tip ;)

Suzu Blog said...

nice blog :)

Yumi said...

Suzu: Thank you! <3 ^_^

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