blonzer: (n) the perfect combination of blush, bronzer and touch of shimmer for those of us that prefer not to go nuclear with the faux tanner when, let’s face it, this porcelain skin would never turn that color anywhere near naturally (see below for this season’s shining example)
so summer is here and i have been hunting for the perfect pick-me-up blush. last night, on a kiehl’s mission at nordy’s for the boy, i spied six big shades of sensational summer blonzer at bobbi brown. the world’s most sweet & adorable makeup artist talked me through how bobbi wanted to recreate the sunkissed sexiness of pink noses and cheek apples that come from a bit too much poolside sitting sans sunhat. perfection! we used a blush brush to apply antigua (soft healthy pink) to one cheek and maui (a darker pop of coral) on the other. the result? i was thrilled to find that they each added a wash of glow (not glitter – yay!) and can be brushed on top of my current blush or used on their own for a subtle brightening effect. i settled on maui after much deliberation and can’t wait to sport my new blonzed look!
bobbi brown’s illuminating bronzing powders are $33 each and come in jumbo palm sized pans sure to last you through this summer and longer. better yet?! bobbi is currently offering 25% off through tomorrow, june 11th.