Tools: powder bronzer and fluffy blush brush; or gel bronzer and makeup sponge, soft pink blush. The onetime Angel and iconic California girl always glistened like she’s just stepped off the beach. The trick to getting her look is a good bronzer. Unlike self-tanners, bronzers shouldn't turn your skin orange or make your still-pale neck look like it belongs to another person. A good bronzer that's no more than two shades darker than your own skin tone should give your face a fresh glow and accentuate your bone structure. If you're fair, try a pink palette. If you're olive or dark-skinned, try copper or brown hues. Your complexion also plays a role in choosing the right product: a powder won't cause breakouts on oily skin, while a gel will add moisture to dry skin. With a powder bronzer, dip your brush into the pot and blow away excess minerals. Then sweep lightly over your forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. The trick is to apply specifically to places where the sun does shine to enhance natural contours, suggests makeup artist Bobbi Brown. If you’re using a gel bronzer, blend on a makeup sponge before applying to your face. Finish by brushing a pink, ruddy blush on the apples of your cheeks.
Nov 8, 2010