Friday, May 7, 2010


Sculpting the face is a technique that can chizzle cheek bones, narrow the nose and contour the overall shape of your facial structure. When doing this you want to place a highlight on the parts of the face that protrude. This would include your brow bones, forehead, top of the cheekbones and the bridge of your nose. Then you’d want to define depth with a semi-matte/matte bronzer. Place the bronzer just under cheek bones. (Place a finger beside your ear to feel your bone placement.) Begin brushing the bronzer underneath and slightly onto the bone with a tapered fluffy brush. Try not to pull it too far onto the apples of your cheeks. Slenderize a round face by pulling the bronzer around your face to just above your temples. Use a fantail brush to place bronzer to the sides of your nose to narrow your nostrils. Using the same brush, try shading your jawbone to create sharper angles. Be careful not to be heavy-handed otherwise you might create ‘muddy’ patches. And be careful not to use bronzers with very much shimmer. Doing so isn’t as glamorous as it may seem. Use the shimmer bronzers as an accessory. They work best when dusted over a finished makeup application.
Mix and match these highlights and semi-matte/matte bronzers…

Smashbox Bronze Lights is a powder that adds sunkissed color to your complexion and enhances and protects your skin while creating a beautiful warm, matte glow. It’s packed with antioxidants and peptides (such as moringa seed extract) to boost the skin’s radiance. The silky matte brush-on formula ensures a natural looking color.

Fresh Satin Luster Face Palette is a pallette of weightless, creamy shimmers that instantly illuminate the skin. Enriched with rejuvenating evening seed oil and nourishing meadowfoam seed oil, these satin lusters create a soft iridescence that makes the skin look like it’s glowing from within.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer is a luxurious powder bronzer with a unique oil-control complex that mattifies the skin and and warms the complection.

Moon Beam by Benefit is an iridescent complexion enhancer. It’s like a 40-watt light bulb for your face! Searching for a highlighter that doesn’t turn ashy on darker skin tones can be quite a challenge. Sisters…Seek no more! Swirl this beautiful creamy highlighter alone into skin or mix into your foundation for a glowing finishing touch.

CARGO blu_ray(TM) Bronzer is matte bronzer created specifically for high-definition filming. It is a universally flattering shade of matte bronzer with a formula that can be easily layered for chiseled cheekbones and picture-perfect results. This bronzer is formulated with optical blurring pigments and photochromatic pigments that adjust with ambient lighting providing a natural finish day or night. The irregular particle size of the powder helps to scatter and diffuse the light, creating an optical blurring that gives the look of a softer, more refined skin texture.

Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder contains pure pearl powder and a rich gemstone complex of diamonds, emeralds and other precious & semi-precious stones. This highlighter reflects light and is the perfect complement to eyes, cheeks or face. It’s discreet pigment infuses complexion with a warm radiance and has a weightless texture that enhances skin tone for a brighter, luminous look.

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