{beauty board} back to bronze

Spring Break is on the way, and nothing pairs better with your itty bitty bikini than beachy bronzed beauty. While sunless tanner is awesome for a full-body glow, I like to fake bake my face with a handful of makeup products that leave you with the type of lit-from-within bronze-y glow that Victoria's Secret Angel dreams are made of.


First, I apply a caramel-toned primer to my cheeks, chin, forehead, and slope of my nose, blending it with a brush {I like to use the e.l.f. Studio Fan Brush for this}. I then add golden highlighter on top of those same areas {this creates that lit-from-within glow I was talking about}. To finish, I apply gold / bronze shadow shades to my eyes, and sweep a caramel-meets-nude lipstick to my lips for a glowy pout. Here are 4 of my faves to get the look!

{clockwise from top right}

{1} MAYBELLINE Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in SUNLIT BRONZE {$4.99}

{2} SONIA KASHUK Bare Illuminating Bronzer in GODDESS 40 {$12.99}

{3} MILANI Color Statement Lipstick in DULCE CARAMELO {$5.49}

{4} MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer in RADIANT PRIMER CARAMEL {$36.00}




ellie said...

So love this list. Beautiful post today!

ivy said...

Such a wonderful trend! Beautiful makeups!

little luxury list said...

That milani shade is such a dusky, perfect shade!

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Couture Carrie said...

Must try the Sonia Kashiuk!



That Milano colour looks so pretty. Gorgeous, I use bronzer and love it! xx
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Marlen said...

Your bronze highlighter suggestion was pure genius. I never thought of getting that (mainly because I'm so pale), but I can totally see that being the defining moment that changes your whole face and makes you glow. I'm so excited to try that tip!

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Krysten Quiles said...

Makes me miss summer!

Bellas Shelf said...

I am already planning my first spray tan. this summer i am aiming to go tan all summer long. via artificial methods. a little more time consuming but i love the tan look in the summer. I've done uber pale for decades. this summer i want to tan it up!
looking for good products to enhance & extend my tan in between appointments.
Great post :)

Sherin said...

I love the sun kissed glow look. I need to learn how to use some of these products so I can do it myself.

Tiffany Kadani said...

You just got me really excited for Summer!

Tiffany Kadani said...

You just got me really excited for Summer!

Jamie said...

Great blog! I adore the sun kissed gleam look.

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