As a very fair makeup addict, summer can be a little strange for me. While I sort of like the bronze goddess looks everyone suggests, I can never be that. I'm perfectly ok with it. When I'm older, my skin will have far less damage than those who weren't regular SPF-wearers or those who actually baked in the sun.
I do like the look of a fake bake from time to time, but I get caught up in the cycle of trying to look even and I eventually become too obsessed with the little details to keep it up. (However, when I do, Beautisol is my all-time favorite.)
Because I like the look of a radiant, slightly bronze-y glow, I set out to find products that would work best for us porcelain dolls. Here are my picks.
To add a radiance to your skin that isn't overwhelming, try Sheer Glow by Manna Kadar. This is a light bronze gleam cream that can be added to your foundation for a beautiful hint of radiance that isn't over the top J-Lo. If you want that, try Becca's Pearl Shimmer Skin Perfector.
Tokidoki's Royal Pride. This is the lightest of their bronzers and is incredibly pretty. Those who follow me on Twitter know that I was on the hunt for what would be perfect on my very fair skin. After visiting counters in every department store and several trips to Sephora and Ulta, this was the best color I could find. It adds a hint of bronze, shimmer and sun, but doesn't turn me brown.
Cover FX's Sunkissed Bronzing Powders in Garnet. The (apparently) best kept secret in the makeup industry is that the Snow Whites among us don't actually turn brown. We turn pink. Then if we are lucky, we may get a touch of golden color that lasts a few days. Garnet is beautiful, sexier than the color I might actually turn, but not in a vampy way. Be sure to use a light touch with this. It's packed with pigment!
Finally, if you want your skin to glow from within, try adding a bit of Smashbox's Photo Finish Luminizing Primer before you apply your foundation. Try adding it just to your cheekbones for a subtle glow, or all over for a slightly bronzer look. Don't forget to blend it down on to your neck!
Take a look at the three powders. Have you found something you love for really fair skin? Tell me, please!
Some products sent for review. Some purchased with my fracking debit card that still only works sometimes.
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