Beauty breakdown: bronzed glow

People often incorporate bronzed and glowing makeup looks with summer. It makes sense since our skin glistens and darkens underneath the sun.

Everyone tries to achieve a glowing-bronzed-goddess look by either sprawling their bodies on sandy beaches basking in the afternoon sun or by simply applying self-tanners in their bathrooms.

However, there is a much simpler way to achieve this look: makeup. The sun-kissed bronzed goddess look is one of the most popular and versatile makeup trends out there. It’s best for those who aren’t as adventurous colour-wise with their makeup and it is especially effortless for beginners.

In our TWIN EDIT LOOKBOOK video, I wore my go-to bronzed eye shadow look paired with an ombré lip. Here’s the break down:

  1. BENEFIT POREFESSIONAL PRIMER $16CAD (travel size)
  2. L’OREAL INFALLIBLE PRO-GLOW $15.79CAD
  3. LAURA MERCIER TRANSLUCENT LOOSE POWDER $47 (full-size 30mL)
  4. BENEFIT HOOLA BRONZER $38CAD 
  5. ESSENCE PURE NUDE HIGHLIGHTER $5.91CAD 

Always start off with a primer that best suits your skin type. For me, since I have large pores, I used Benefit’s Porefessional Primer. It also helps control any future oil secretion on my face. Since this is a “bronzed glow” look I used the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow foundation. This foundation provides an even coverage and it gives me a good enough shine. However, if you have oily skin I would opt out of using this foundation.

For me, there isn’t anything like the Laura Mercier translucent loose powder that can set my under-eyes and not crease later. It’s extremely useful during hot summer days. For bronzer, I used my holy grail matte Hoola bronzer and topped it off with my Essence pure nude highlighter. This highlighter isn’t as blinding as other brands; however, it gives me a natural glow, which is what I prefer.

 

6. SMASHBOX 24-HOUR PHOTO FINISH SHADOW PRIMER $26CAD
7. L’OREAL VOLUMINOUS LASH PARADISE $11.84CAD
8. MORPHE 35O PALETTE $22.99US

To prevent creasing and to prolong the wear, always start with an eyeshadow primer. The eyeshadow primer I’ve been using for four years and it hasn’t let me down is the Smashbox 24-hour photo finish shadow primer. For eyeshadow, I used the famous Morphe 35O palette to achieve a bronzed-smoky eye look. In the image above, it will indicate which shadow I used and where I’ve placed it on my eye. To finish the look, I used my new favourite mascara, L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise on my eyelashes.

9. NYX LIP LINGERIE ‘EXOTIC’ $9CAD
10. RIMMEL LONDON LASTING FINISH BY KATE ‘011’ $6.98CAD
11. NYX HIGH VOLTAGE LIPSTICK ’12 DIRTY TALK’ $6.50US

I’ve been in to ombré lips lately. It gives a certain dimension. Also, I’ve been wanting to stay away from nude lipsticks. Usually, the most common lip that people go for when they have a bronzed eye look, is nude. I decided to do something different.

I begin by applying Nyx Lingerie’s Exotic all over my lips and I used a cotton tip to blur out the lines for a much softer look. Using my finger, I dab the Rimmel London Lasting Finish lipstick in #011 towards the centre of my lips. I end it by darkening the inner part with the NYX High Voltage Lipstick in Dirty Talk.

 

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