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Summer Makeup Trends — Look #2 Bronzed Beauty

I love the summer makeup trend that is all about bronzed beauty.  In fact, the summer look of a bronzed face is body is probably one of the easiest to attain due the abundance of bronzers on the market.  Whether you have fair skin or have dark skin, you can have a gorgeous bronzed and beautiful look for summer. Light or dark, your beauty can be enhanced with just a touch of bronzer.  Apply bronzer on the places where the sun naturally hits the face — cheeks, across the forehead, accross the nose and chin.  Don’t forget the eyelids and tops of ears!

Add a bronze glow to your body by incorporating a bronzing lotion or bronzing body moisturizer for the head-to-toe bronzed beauty.  This summer trend of bronzed beauty look will certainly have you turning heads!

Bronzed Beauty Stacy Dash photo courtesy of Alphanista

Bronzed Beauty Stacy Dash photo courtesy of Alphanista

Best Bronzers for Brown Skin

5 Ways to Bronze

Summer bronzers are just a click away.  Look your bronzed best with adding a touch of bronze to face, cheek, lips or body. Here are my favorite bronzers that work for darker skins and lighter skins. 

1.  All over liquid face bronzers

Origins Sunny Disposition® Liquid Bronzer  For a summery glow all year round 1 0z $20 One shade fits all — lighter skins need less.

HOW TO USE: Sunny Disposition™ can be worn alone or over/under foundation to give an overall summer glow. Or, use on cheeks, nose, and above the brow to highlight skin the way the sun would. 

Bobbi Brown All Over Bronzing Gel SPF 15 Bobbi’s unique gel-based bronzer instantly gives the face a healthy, natural-looking glow with the added benefit of sun protection. 2 shades accommodate all skins from light to dark. 1.7 oz $28

HOW TO USE:  Apply to face, one area at a time, blending quickly and evenly. Wash hands immediately after applying. To remove from face, simply use your regular cleanser. Not a self-tanner, so it washes off easily like other makeup.

2.  Bronzer Highlighters

Trish McEvoy ‘Bronze’ Luminizer Pen bronzer highlighter that gives luminous bronze radiance to all skins.  $38

Add a dose of instant bronze radiance with the skin-enhancing Luminizer in Bronze. The perfect pick-me-up for all skin types. One twist of the pen results in the perfect application. Apply anywhere on your face you need to add a long-lasting natural, luminous glow.

M·A·C ‘Lustre Drops’ Bronzer   Provides sheer, natural-looking highlights with a luminous, shimmering finish. .60 oz $18.50

A bronzer that applies like liquid sun. Water-based, beautifully smooth to apply with added pearlized lustre. Inspired by the popular M∙A∙C Face and Body FX. Provides sheer, natural-looking highlights with a luminous, shimmering finish. Limited edition.

3.  Bronzer for Eyes (bronze eyeshadow)

Stila Eyeshadow Trio in Bronze

Stila Eyeshadow Trio in Bronze

Stila eyeshadow trio Bronze Glow

 Let your lids look like they’ve been lying in the sun. $28

Designed to be applied either wet or dry, this eye shadow trio was baked on a terra cotta disk for a sheer, never chalky, application. This bronze trio features three different tonal shades for use, the lightest as base, medium for crease and darkest to line lashes.

LORAC Starry Eyed Baked Shadow Trio Superstar (golden beige/ golden tan/ deep bronze)is a palette of highly pigmented, wet-dry baked eyeshadows. $24

Designed to be applied either wet or dry, this eyeshadow trio is baked on a terra cotta disk for ultra rich, long-lasting application. Use “dry” for sheer color or use “wet” for intense dramatic color. The trio features three full-proof color coordinated shades—a highlighter, a contour, and an eyeliner.

4.  Bronzed lips

Carol’s Daughter Candy Paint Lip Gloss in Bossy a lipgloss treatment that delivers color and intense shine while hydrating, moisturizing, and protecting the lips with shea butter, aloe vera, and vitamin E.  $13.50

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens (all except park avenue pink)
– Sulfates (all except park avenue pink)
– Synthetic Fragrances (all except park avenue pink)
– Synthetic Dyes (all except park avenue pink)
– Petro-Chemicals (all except park avenue pink)
– Phthalates (all except park avenue pink)
– GMO (all except park avenue pink)
– Triclosan (all except park avenue pink)
Bare Escentuals Perfect Bronze 100% Natural Lip Trio ($41 Value) A lip trio packed with 100% pure bareMinerals and other natural ingredients for superb hydration and decadent color.$30


This set contains:
– 0.13 oz bareMinerals 100% Natural Lipcolor in Bronze
– 0.14 oz bareMinerals 100% Natural Lipgloss in Bronze
– 0.008 oz bareMinerals 100% Natural Lipliner in Bronze

Too Faced Lip Bronzer in Sun Bunny A golden-based lip gloss that bestows a sunkissed glow. $17

Lip Bronzer
What it is:
A golden-based lip gloss that bestows a sunkissed glow.

Best Body Bronzer Buy Clinique Self Sun Daily Body Moisturizer $18.50

Best Body Bronzer Buy Clinique Self Sun Daily Body Moisturizer $18.50

 5.  Body Bronzers

What it does:
Too Faced Lip Bronzer is based on the brand’s best-selling bronzers and are a new take on “The Natural Lip.” Each tube contains Vitamin E, tropical flavors, and two shimmering shades of sheer gloss that blend to create the perfect golden-based, beach-time pout.

Smashbox Body Lights Glowing Lotion 6.5 oz $35
For an all-over silky feel and a subtle sophisticated shimmer, smooth this jojoba-infused body glow over arms and legs for a slimmer, sexy silhouette.

Clinique Self Sun Body Daily Moisturizer 5 oz, 2 color choices
Daily body moisturizer with just a touch of self-tanner creates a subtle, natural-looking glow as it softens, soothes. Maintain or build color with daily application of this mistake-proof formula. Oil free, non-acnegenic. Dermatologist tested.

Go ahead!  Look sun-kissed with glowing bronzed skin.  A touch of bronzer is all you need for healthy, vibrant summer beauty. 

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