It’s smack in the middle of summer and you’re feeling like you have a pretty good look that will see you through the next few months- But are you, in reality, sporting too much shine?Take a good look at that bronzer and your face, when you’re in good light, and ask yourself -is that shimmer looking a little too fake?
We all know that a great bronzer can give us a super summer tanned appearance, sporty and natural, and without the fear of skin cancer and damaged skin. But is the volume on your ‘glow’ turned up too high?The problem with many summer bronzing powders is they’re too heavy in the shine department. A true tanned glow comes from within and doesn’t shimmer, shine and sparkle! And further, a shine will exaggerate any skin flaws you may have, i.e. large pores, wrinkles, dry patches, etc. It also will make an oily skin look oilier.
The best bet you can have is to take a good look at the tester and if it has lots of that tell-tale gold shimmer- it will result in too much shine. But too dark and dull can look cake-y and dry on your face so be careful there too. Try it on your arm, or even better, your face.A good bronzer will be light and have a natural colour to it- not too yellow-y or too dark. It can have the slightest glow to make you look healthy and can have a slight pink tone.
When applying your bronzer, apply over moisturized skin that has been primed with a light dusting of face powder, the same shade as your skin. Use a big, fluffy brush and be sure to spread across your temples and forehead lightly and then down your cheeks and into your neck and blend. You can even blend it right into your chest area if your top is a little low.
This will give you a wonderful natural-looking glow all summer long and even into the fall!