We’ve all been warned and, intellectually at least, we know that tanning is taboo; the sun is lethal. No matter. sun-kissed look is still irresistible to our eyes. Happily, we have bronzing powder, which can make us look healthier and more rested instantly. Perhaps a pasty face represents zero sun damage, but it certainly doesn’t make you feel very good.

I like to think of bronzing powder as a tint of overall color. It should be applied anywhere the sun naturally hits, i.e., the raised areas of your face, such as the crest of your nose, your cheekbones, and brow bones. It works great on a day when you choose not to wear a lot of foundation.

If you have dark skin, bronzing powder may be used as a natural-looking blush. (After the bronzing powder, I like to add a touch of pink or rosy blush on the apples of the cheeks.)

Avoid bronzers that are orange-toned or frosted, since they will look too artificial on your face. Most companies offer light, medium, and dark bronzers. You may find that you wear one shade in the winter and a slightly darker one in the summer. Select according to the season.


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