While sheer foundation and peachy cheeks gives freshness to your look, a shimmering tawny skin that radiates a warm glow is still hot. If you are one of those who prefers a hassle-free makeup routine, then bronzers are the right tool for you, as this is a multi-tasking product.
It is also one of the best makeup to make a dull tan or discoloured skin look fabulously healthy. A bronzer can do what gobs of foundation and concealers cannot for the Indian warm skin tones. Best bit is that you can even use a bronzer to enhance your arms, legs (concentrate on shins), clavicle, cleavage and shoulders.
You can give instant glamour to your overall do without seeming to put on too much effort. It is just the question of a dab of a bronzing cream here and swiping of a bronzing powder there. Just be careful to glow in the right places or your look may start screaming `Red Alert`.
Choosing The Right Bronze
Most of us Indian women have a penchant for using too much gold in our makeup. But to tell the truth gold really enhances our fair-skinned sisters. But those of us who are dusky, bronze or copper tint can actually do wonders for your look like no other hue can. Understandably most of us face the problem of how to work the glow from a bronzer.
Before applying a bronzer make sure to check your skin tone to decide which bronzer is the right bronzer for you. If your skin has yellow undertones then opt for shimmery peach hue or even a gold tint, but if your skin has red undertones then go for tawny, amber or copper tones.
Get An All Over Glow
Start by working in your body specially focussing on your arms, shins, chest a tinted moisturiser. If you don`t have one take a shimmering body lotion, mix it with your gel bronzer and apply all over.
Prep your face by dusting a translucent powder. Then use a bronzer over your cheek blending it in diligently. Highlight your bronzed look with a dash of clear lip-gloss just on your cheeks. Swipe a neutral shade like beige over your lids and dab amber toned gloss or lipstick over your pout. Finish off with a light dusting of shimmer powder on your forehead, chin, shoulders and cleavage.
This move is great for girls with really dark complexion. It helps you enhance your colour without resorting to all those fairness creams. Simply mix your bronzer with your moisturiser and apply on your face to get a monochromatic effect and hide patches. Dust translucent powder on your face to set the base. Add a dash of terracotta blush and shadow over your cheeks and lids respectively. Finish off the look with a bronze lipstick. You can even use a bronze eye pencil to line and define your eyes.
Welcome to the bronze-age. Celebrate duskiness. Go all warm and shimmery that is bound to up your glamour quotient by several degrees. Ditch your regular foundation and pink blusher for tawny cheeks and amber eyes. And do not worry in the least about that tan that you managed to build up during the long hours out in the summer sun. All you got to do is work your bronzed out complexion to its best advantage. Trend this winter is not about looking made up but glowing terra cotta.
While reading this you will most probably say, "What use a dark colour to darken our already dark skins?" You are not alone. Most Indian women often wonder about how a bronzer can really enhance their already tanned skins. While the babes of the Western World go to no mean length with self-tanners, tinted moisturisers, bronzers and even risk skin cancer by sitting long hours in the sun to get what we are already blessed with. A warm, olive-hued complexion.