Well, when I look back at those photos I have to laugh - I definitely thought I saw something different at the time. But hey, that's how you learn. As time has gone on, I've gotten better with my bronzer application, but I've had trouble finding one that I actually love. Every time I try one on in the store I am satisfied, but I'm not sure that it's really adding the sun kissed look that I am trying to achieve.
I've always been the type of person who has sensitive skin when it comes to the sun. I have to gradually tan in order to build up an appropriate base. However, my face always seems to tan slower than my body or on bad days - turn red. It definitely complicates trying to apply make-up and finding the right shade to appear natural to match your "summer" skin tone.
Recently, I finally found what I have been looking for - a bronzer that I am obsessed with! It's the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bronze Brick Compact and it is well worth it's $38 price tag.
I've learned over the years that the trick with bronzer is how you apply it and where you apply it. You definitely want to start out with a small bit on a large, plush brush and apply to the cheekbones. If you feel that it is not giving you the complete "bronzed" look that you are looking for, try highlighting a small bit on your forehead and nose. Again, I repeat, less is more! We don't want you looking like Snooki out there in the winter!
The best thing about the Bobbi Brown bronzer is that there are several shades in the compact which really makes a difference during application. Rarely will you be able to tan evenly everywhere. By adding some lighter shades this creates such a natural radiance that people will be asking you where you've been on vacation recently.
To me a good bronzer is one that you can even add to your winter make-up routine without looking like you just stepped out of the tanning bed. Use it as blush to add just a little something different - people will notice...for all of the right reasons!
So say goodbye to those winter blues and try it out! We all need a little sun in our life...and if you can't get it (like me) at least fake it...without looking fake!