The tanned tone of the skin is considered a synonym of health and good face. And for that reason bronzing powders or sun powders are one of the most used and purchased cosmetics. Cosmetic firms strive to offer novelties and improvements in this product, especially now with good weather when the use of bronzing powders increases since it is more common to have a slightly higher color and terracotta powders are a good complement.
However, I have observed that many mistakes are made with this type of powder and I want to help you avoid them. Some tips about bronzing powders:
– Choose the right shade for your skin. It is always important to choose the tone that we need in the basic products for the face (foundation, compact or loose powders …) but in this case it is much more important since with the amount of pigment and the tone that the powders have terracotta, if we overdo the color we can look like clowns!
– Think well if we want a matte or somewhat pearly finish, with golden sparkles. The result is different and it has to be adapted to our tastes to feel good about its application.
– Apply them correctly. Sun powders do not have to be spread out to go-go like translucent loose powders for example, since they leave a lot of color and can be very ugly. They must be spread with a wide brush with natural hair, if possible, in the areas where the sun naturally falls on our skin: the central area of the forehead, nose and cheekbones. We will always apply little product at the beginning and we will add if we see that we need more.
Many makeup artists use the “inverted 3” technique when applying sun powder, which makes them look very natural. It is about applying them as if you were drawing with the brush a 3 or a letter E on each side of the face, from the top of the eye down the temple, entering the cheekbone and marking the end of the 3 or the letter E in the jaw. I hope I have explained myself!
Do not forget to add a touch of color to the neckline, which at this time is taught more than ever!
On the market there are plenty of bronzing powders, sun or terracotta to choose from, for all tastes and pockets. I leave you some ideas:
– Terre Saharienne Solar Powder by Yves Saint Laurent. They belong to the summer 2010 collection. A silky formula with a sun protection factor 12 and a slightly golden finish on the skin. They come in 3 different shades that adapt to all skin types (Sand, Copper Sand and Golden Sand).
– Bronze Goddess Soft Duo Bronzer by Estée Lauder. A compact XXL compact that comes with two combined shades that you can mix to get a uniform tone with a more or less tan color, according to your taste. This compact is rather matte but Estee Lauder also has the Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer with a shiny finish.
– Rimmel London. This brand has several bronzing powders, for all tastes! The Sunshimmer Maxi Bronzer powders are an extra-large compact, the Sunshimmer Natural Bronzer compact is more matte and smaller in size, and finally, the 3-in-1 Shimmering Bronze compact has a mosaic of colors with a pearlescent finish. Each of these powders comes in at least two different shades and their prices range from € 8 to € 12 approximately.
– Terracotta 4 Seasons by Guerlain: Guerlain is one of the benchmark brands when it comes to bronzing powders. Its terracotta are among the best sellers and admired by beauty addicts. The last thing they have released on the market is a compact with 4 different shades to mix or apply in parts, depending on the time of year or your wishes. They also come in two different variations, for blondes and for brunettes. They are matte and have a really nice richness of shades.
– NARS Lagoon. They are the fetish of many makeup fans and one of the star products of the NARS firm. They are not matte but they do not have the golden shine of other more traditional bronzing powders. They are quite suitable for light and medium skin and have a fine powder like the rest of the brand’s powder products.
– MAC Bronzing Powder. A smooth texture and the quality that is usual in this brand in compact bronzing powders that come in different shades. The Matte Bronze is completely matte while the other 4 shades have a slightly golden finish, although with different shades depending on the intensity of the color.
– The Bronzed and The Beautiful by Too Faced: a beautiful palette that contains 3 different bronzing powders and in different shades. It also comes with a brush to apply the powders.
As you can see, there is a bronzing powder for each of us, according to our skin tone, our level of tanning and our tastes!
I hope you found this article useful!
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