I just came back from lunch with a friend and walking the two blocks to meet him at the restaurant was deadly. My face felt like shriveled up ice and a brief glance in the bathroom mirror confirmed that my normally caramel skin tone was pale beyond recognition. The dusting of pink blush from this morning was long gone--I needed a quick fix.
I went into Sephora to play around with my regular bronzing favorites but found them too orangey for the cold winter. I wasn't trying to look like I had just gotten out of a tanning salon (ew, who even goes to those anymore?); what I needed was a nice golden flow. Lo and behold, the discovery of Too Faced Caribbean in a Compact led to the perfect solution. The perfect bronzer/blush duo to perk up dead, winter skin. A combination of pink and golden highlights that gave my complexion a nice sunny lift.
Follow these basic bronzing tips for the winter:
- Pick a bronzer that's just one shade darker than your skin tone. You want to highlight and outline your complexion, not change your skin tone altogether.
- Apply bronzer on the places the sun hits your face first; cheeks, forehead, nose and chin.
- A light dusting should do the trick--do no go overload!
- Pick something with pink undercurrents to look natural.