Bronzer 101: Your Guide to a Gorgeous Glow

How many times have you seen a picture of a beautifully bronzed face and wondered why, when you apply bronzer, it looks like smudged dirt?

You are definitely not alone.

Being quite fair-skinned, I had basically shunned bronzer from my personal makeup bag. I had tried different brands from both drug stores and cosmetics counters but to no avail. I knew there was something that I was doing wrong – I may be fair-skinned, but surely I could look bronzed and beautiful, too!

After a bit of research, I found out what I was doing wrong … and it was basically everything! From products to application, I was a lost cause. During a recent Beauty Collection Facebook party, I saw that a lot of you were facing the same problem I had. So let me help you learn from my wandering, and you too can be bronzed this summer without the nasty sun damage.

Choose Your Shade

Just like you wouldn’t choose the opposite color foundation for your skin, make sure you chose the correct bronzer tone for your skin. Cosmetics companies have heard your complaints and have made bronzers for each skin tone.

Fair skin. Try Too Faced Cosmetics Caribbean in a Compact in Snow Bunny. It has a pink undertone and just enough bronze to give you a beautiful glow.

TooFaced SnowBunnyBronzer Bronzer 101: Your Guide to a Gorgeous GlowTip: Fair skin often turns pink then turns golden when tanned. Experiment with different pinky/gold blushes instead of bronzer for a beautiful effect. Jane Iredale’s blush in Sheer Honey is a great alternative!

Medium tones. Lucky are you! Many of you can benefit from almost any shade of bronzer! Pink, gold and brown undertones can work for you, depending on your preference. Jane Iredale So Bronze 1 (pictured below) is a great tone for you, or go for a multi-dimensional look with Stila All Over Shimmer Powder in Kitten.

JaneIredale SoBronze1 Bronzer 101: Your Guide to a Gorgeous GlowDark tones. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is a go-to shade for light-dark to ebony skin tones. A matte bronzer with a delightfully chocolate smell will have you looking and feeling pampered.

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Application Is Key!

The biggest mistake many of us make with bronzer is not the color – it’s the application! Do not, I repeat, do NOT put it all over your face! You will end up looking like a brownish-orangey-goldish blob, which I am sure is not what you are looking for.

Use contours. Think about using bronzer to contour your face. Contouring is a secret of many makeup artists to make their client look super fab! And guess what? The concept works perfectlyfor bronzer. Apply it around the hairline, a little inward on the temples and under your cheek bones (or on them, if you are using it as your blush), and your face will look sculpted, bronzed and incredibly gorgeous! Use the face chart below as a road map.

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Build your glow. As with many products, start with a light application and build to the level of bronzing you’d like. This will avoid any blotching or cakey spots.

Blend away. Last but not least: Blend, blend, and blend some more!  Making bronzer look like a natural bronze is part of what gives a polished, glowing look.

Let us know your bronzer raves and rants by commenting below. Till next time, ladies, happy bronzing!

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Last week, Jane Iredale – founder of the mineral makeup line  jane iredale – THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP - joined us at Beauty Collection Calabasas for an afternoon of fun, makeup, refreshments, and, of course, special giveaways. Everyone agreed it was an amazing event!

Not only did Jane share fun facts about skin care and answer great questions about her line, but she and her team of makeup specialists were also on hand to give color consultations and personal tips on makeup application. Here are a few photos from the event:

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Jane Iredale speaks to fans at BC Calabasas.

 

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Isn't this a beautiful sight?

For more great photos of the event, check out our album on Facebook. Thanks again to everyone who participated in this wonderful event!

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JaneIredale Special Event: Jane Iredale Is Coming to Beauty Collection Calabasas!

Beauties, do we have a treat for you: the chance to meet Jane Iredale, founder of the celebrated mineral makeup line, jane iredale – THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP, in person! Don’t miss “An Afternoon With Jane Iredale” on Thursday, June 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Beauty Collection Calabasas.

Join us for this rare opportunity to ask Jane Iredale questions about her mineral makeup line. Several of the top jane iredale Makeup Specialists will be in attendance and available to personally consult guests on both basic and advanced makeup application. You’ll also be treated to refreshments and exclusive beauty bags.

“jane iredale is one of the highest quality, most respected makeup brands in the world. In fact, Jane Iredale was a pioneer in the mineral makeup category,” says Beauty Collection CEO Shawn Tavakoli. “We’re thrilled she’s made time in her busy schedule to meet with her many Beauty Collection fans.”

Jane Iredale’s cosmetic line is a true extension of skincare, and so effective that it’s recommended by plastic surgeons, dermatologists and skin care professionals.

If you would like to attend this exciting event at Beauty Collection Calabasas, please RSVP by calling 818-225-9424 or by visiting Beauty Collection on Facebook.

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In celebration of Earth Day, Shape Magazine curated a selection of chic beauty products for the Summer that were eco-friendly as well.  Of course, one of Beauty Collection’s favorites made the list, with the new My Steppes palette from jane iredale.  Available in both Warm and Cool, the palette features a combination of jane iredale’s most popular products – two different glosses for the perfect pout, a bronzer to enhance your Summer glow, and a beautiful blush to add a pop of color to your face.  The beauty of My Steppes is how stress-free it is; everything is packaged together in a beautiful tri-level compact for quick and easy touch ups throughout the day.

Purchase info:  The jane iredale My Steppes in Warm is available now at all locations as well as BeautyCollection.com.

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