I am SUPER annoyed!! I was ready to make my video tutorial debut but due to technical issues which I've been trying to sort out the entire day, I have finally accepted defeat so therefore Im not going to be able to show you my 'Bronze me up baby!' video tutorial today :(
Although my main purpose of the day was to show and teach you how I created this bronzed look via video, I'm not going to miss and waste a week of blogging so I thought I'd at least show you the completed look, a step-by-step of what and when to use the products, and of course a full product list.
Step 1- Apply your foundation and concealer normal. Using a luminous foundation will give you a really nice glow
Step 2 - Use a light almost ashy coloured brown powder such as Anastasia Beverly Hills contour colour 'fawn' in the hollow of your cheeks and brushing right up to the upper cheekbones towards your temples. Use a medium sized powder brush.
Step 3 - Using a darker powder (I used Havana and Java from Anastasia Beverly Hills) apply that downwards from the bottom of your actual cheekbone to your cheeks (you can see where I've applied the darker colour on the image above). Use a small powder brush, making sure its a bit dense so it can give a strong contoured line. Then use a new powder brush to soften the line and its nice and blended.
Step 4- Grab your favourite bronzer and apply it on your cheekbones and all the edges of your face (I used Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder)
Step 5 - Use a highlighter powder (I used Ben Nye Banana Powder if your olive/dark skin or Nars translucent loose powder for paler skin tones) and apply from the under eye area all the way down to next to the nose and then all the way up to your upper cheekbones. Also use the same powder and apply it underneath the contour. This will make your cheekbones more prominent! Use a medium sized powder/blush brush
Step 6 - With a fan brush, get the shiniest highlighter powder you have (I used M.A.C. Cosmetics 'Global Glow' Mineralize powder and Bobbi Brown '24 Karat' Shimmer Brick) and lightly brush but build up just on the upper cheekbone and brush upwards towards the temple.
Voila! Le Bronzed Goddess :)
Product list (apart from what has already been mentioned)
Burberry Sheer Foundation (no.7) and Fresh Glow Illuminating fluid (both discontinued but have been reformulated), Bobbi Brown Long Wear Foundation Fluid 'Honey', Kryolan Dermacolor Camouflage Creme concealer, 'MAC 'pure orange' colour corrector.
MAC 'Painterly' Paint Pot, Urban Decay 'Buck' and 'Dark Horse', Bobbi Brown 'Burnt Sugar' eyeshadow and Long Wear pencil liner 'Mahogany', MAC 'Rule' and 'Nylon' eyeshadow, Smashbox 'Blackout' eyeshadow, Kiko Cosmetics Precision EyeLiner.
MAC 'Spice' and 'Cork' liner.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade 'Chocolate'
Yay or Nay?
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