Friday, May 27, 2011 | Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, application tips, product highlights
With more fun in the sun (and a richer glow to show it), it’s time to rethink how we wear blush and bronzer in the summer months. The light pink blush and barely-there bronzers that carried us through winter and spring are no match for summer’s vibrant color palette and naturally sun-kissed skin. It’s time to get down to business.
Bronzer is a subtle way of adding color and warmth to the skin for a healthy, sunlit glow. Think of the difference as warmth versus revitalization. Blush is more for revitalization. It adds color that makes you look energized. Bronzers, like All-Over Glow, can be used all over the face, neck and chest area. Blush is confined more to the apples of the cheeks and occasionally the forehead. Peachy/coral shades, like the Polynesian Pink Blush in Nature’s Paradise, add the perfect touch of summer color to beach bronzed skin.
Apply blush to the apple of the cheeks with a fluffy powder brush in sweeping circular motions. This makes you far less likely to end up with big round circles or lines that run from your ears to your nose. Always apply half of the blush that you think you need. You can always add more, but it’s really difficult to tone down once you’ve applied.
You can apply bronzer in one of two ways: 1. Using a big, fluffy powder brush, you can apply it from the forehead to the chin and cheek to cheek for a very subtle glow that works effectively on fair skin. 2. The other method is by sweeping circles all over. This is great for skin tones with a little more color, or if you’re applying to the neck as well.