Monday, May 9, 2011

The Right Stuff

Bronzer never really goes out of style, just like NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, back in rare form after a long hiatus. So whether you're a Donnie fan or a Joey groupie, there's something out there for everyone. I use bronzer all winter long, but in summer, I like to kick things up a notch. Experimenting with different shades and textures. If I'm going to be on location braving the elements and extreme heat, I might mix a bit of foundation, like Armani's Luminous Silk Foundation  #4 with Fluid Sheer # 8Armani's Fluid Sheer # 8 is not for the light at heart. It's a gorgeous, rich, deep sheen of sexy, luminous color. Two dabs mixed with LSF are all you need for a full glam face. The best part, it looks radiant all day, and well into the night, long after everyone has packed up and gone.

Stila's new and improved Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer is weightless, and packed with sweet ingredients, like ginkgo biloba and chamomile for antioxidant protection. It's sheer, easy to wear. Neither too warm or too yellow, it's a pretty shade of peach. It feels light and wears well on its own. Pop it in your purse and you'll be ready for whatever mystery the day or evening might hold.

Chanel's Soleil Tan de Bronzer is the oddest, cool bronzer by far. It's not a cream, or a gel, and goes on smooth like velvet, drying instantly. It's a favorite among artistes both young and old. I love using it with a brush to contour and sculpt the face, the high cheeks, the nose, the brow and jawline. The color is a pale shade of brown, not muddy or orange with no hint of sparkle. It's the perfect base for fair skin beauties. Whatever your personal favorite, I say get out there and enjoy yourself. Me, I'm a NKOTB Donnie fan. When he break out the 80s moves, it makes me smile. The Beastie Boys are back with a vengeance. Make Some Noise people, break out your sexy, your bronzer and celebrate life!

Image Courtesy Hootan Vahidi Photography
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