Friday, April 4, 2014

Bronzer | How You Should Be Wearing It

Spring is here! Spring is here!  Spring is here! (Yes, I may have started my previous post in the same manner)  Out come the fake tans, bronzers and credit cards to pay for the not so cool tanning memberships.  Let’s all take a moment to reminisce tanorexic New Jersey woman, Patricia KrentcilI know, scary right?  I think it’s safe to say that we all know the repercussions of overexposure to the sun and the legal risks of forcing a 6-year-old into a tanning bed.  Thank you Patricia! 

In the United States, where we glamorize a deep bronze glow, individuals lacking practice (in terms of at home tanning) can find themselves in a whole lot of trouble. *Tries to get image of Krentcil out of head*  Whether it be a fake tan or the less subdued bronzer application to the face, a tan is meant to enhance a summer glow and not cover a striking pale complexion.

The ever-so elegant makeup and beauty connoisseur Lisa Eldridge, has provided beauty enthusiasts with a step-by-step detailed video: HOW TO WEAR BRONZER BEAUTIFULLY – A FRESH AND NATURAL DAY LOOK.  It’s more complex than stopping by a makeup counter or drugstore and picking up a bronzer.  Take note ladies; consider the undertones in your skin.  Does your skin pull more pink, yellow or red?  Do you have a fair, light, medium or dark skin tone?  It gets complicated fast.    

Eldridge’s expertise and thorough demonstration makes up no pun intended a bronzing for dummies video that’s easy to follow along and replicate.  Consider the amount of product you are applying.  Less is always more.  Building up your bronzer can help avoid the dreaded streaks on your cheeks, which for the record is never cute.  Oh yes, unless you’re going for clown chic.

So please, blend, blend and blend some more with those makeup brushes.  Strive for an effortless look minus the social disaster.  Looking fresh and natural is key. 

A world renowned makeup artist to the stars, Lisa Eldridge’s work has been graced on the covers of Vogue, Glamour, Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Elle, Marie Claire and InStyle just to name a few.  Her clients include: Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Cara Delevingne, Alexa Chung, Rosie Hunington-Whiteley and Jessica Biel.

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