|| Naked Truth || Bronze Makeup 2012 ||
Ever want that sun-kissed glow but are too scared to jump in the tanning bed or get hosed down by a spray tan machine? Yea, me too Beauty Editor Tim Liu uncovered the simple tips and tricks on how to achieve that bronze beauty look without turning into the leather lady.
No matter how nude you go, you’ll always need something on your cheek so you don’t look “dead” in photos. Harmony is the perfect color when you want to go nude. It’s a rosy brown shade and can be used as a contour or blush. Take a small powder brush (Smashbox #2) and sweep right below your cheek bones touching the cheeks with the side of the brush to give a hint of color as well, now you have your blush and contour for the nude look! You can also add bronzer on your cheeks for more drama on the cheeks
This is the perfect “Not trying to hard” look. You may play up your eyes or go all nude! Pair this lipstick with your favorite lip gloss for a glossy look, or lightly sweep your powder with a brush over your lips to create a matte nude look.
Especially when you are wearing nude makeup, you must have your brows on point! With the superfiner liner you can use little strokes to fill your brows in, then use a brow brush (those that look like mascara wands) to soft the lines to create a natural yet full brow look.
To get a more dramatic look yet stay nude, grab a tight shadow brush and lightly pat Napoleon Perdis Loose Dust – Starlight on the mobile lid to add glamour to the eyes! Also you can use this color at the pout of your lips to add more definition to the lips.
If a natural yet sexy look is what you’re looking for then this is the perfect palette for you! Use the medium shade colors on your eye lid, then sweep a darker shade onto your crease with a soft crease brush (MAC 217), finish with sweeping the brow bone while blending into your crease color using the lightest shades, you can do this with a slanted fluffy brush (Napoleon Perdis 16R), of course finish with liner and masacra!