Tarte's Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Ave Princess is my secret weapon this summer. It has the most natural finish of any bronzer I've ever used! Instead of obvious brown streaks, Tarte's Mineral Powder Bronzer adds a subtle glow, making your skin appear like you've been on a glorious vacation but were really, really good with the sunscreen. On your skin it's like a luminizer with slight golden brown tones and it's absolutely gorgeous. I like to dust it over my forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin, where the sun naturally hits your face. The color is buildable too, for those of you who aren't ghostly pale and want a little darker glow.
|Pretty glow-y skin, even on the cloudiest of days|
|This graphic is from Kevyn Aucoin's genius manifesto Face Forward. You want a copy, trust me!|
Bronzers can do way more than supply you with an I-just-came-back-from-the-tropics glow, however. It can also be used to contour; that is, define your jawline, sculpt your cheekbones, and even make your face appear slimmer! The idea is that the darker bronze shading causes shadows that will push an area inward. So you strategically apply bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks, directly under your jawline, and around your hairline and temples to create the contours that foundation can sometimes take away. Try it! You'll be amazed at the difference!