the soonest that i get even a hint of a tan, i crave more. the problem is that i can enjoy about a max of 12 minutes in the sun before burning, so i spend most sunny days hiding out under an umbrella slathered in spf. to keep up with all of you bronze beauties, as summer goes on, my makeup skills become a bit more adept at giving my skin a naturally brown glow – and this season, i have fallen in love with the multitasking contour palette.
for everyday, tarte park ave princess is absolutely perfect. the matte bronzer is light enough to dust on in the traditional “3” pattern. it brings out all of best parts of my true tan without making me look too dark – just healthy and happy. once i’m bronzed, i take a concentrated blush brush and pop the pink shade right onto the apples of my cheeks. then, i use my finger to apply highlighter into my brow bones and the peaks of my cheekbones – it also looks great as a neutral shadow for a super easy champagne gold eye. tarte has nailed all of the right shades for lighter-skinned girls and these formulas last through major sweat and humidity to keep you looking pristine all day long.
if you like a bit more intensity, mark. has got you covered. buenos aires vibe caliente glow blush + bronzer compact is a hot little number featuring a shimmer bronze, a bold coral blush and a super useful highlighting lavender. your favorite kabuki brush is about to get a whole lot of action with this trio! you can swirl all shades together for a stunning flush that lasts until the break of dawn or you can concentrate a smaller brush in each of the three areas for a fresh-from-vacation kiss of color. each shade here is perfectly pigmented to flatter tons of skin tones, and the biggest surprise for me is that pop of purple right in the middle. what looks somewhat scary is actually a pearly iridescent highlighter. i call it the “center of attention” because the light will find wherever you dab this subtle icy shade, leaving you well-lit and so glowy.
i’m not ashamed to say that my summer 2015 tan comes from a compact. if you’re in my same boat, these two are sure to give you beautiful and believable results.
mark. continues to make beauty blog dreams come true
by having me as a brand ambassador for 2015!