hey! so I bought an expensive bronzer a while ago and I have now confirmed that it breaks me out as I wasn't sure before if it was because of that. Should I just try to get by with things I already have to use as a bronzer (I have darker than my skintone powder foundation and some sparkling bronzer which I almost never use) or should I buy a new quite expensive bronzer to replace it? I buy things rarely and if I do, I want them to be recommended and good quality even if they are expensive.
hi! if i were you, i would buy a new powder. are you looking to contour or to bronze? for contouring, kat von d makes very nice powders (they’re called her shade powders). if you want more of an all over bronze, the hourglass ambient lighting bronzers are gorgeous. if you’re not opposed to trying different formulas, the chanel soleil tan de chanel cream bronzer is a fucking godsend. if i were you, i would go into sephora and get an associate to try different ones on you so you can find one that is a good shade match and has a formula you like!!! :)
My messy work setup after today’s bridal makeup trial.
Some key products I rely on when doing bridal looks are;
Bioderma Sensitive - to cleanse the skin.
Illamasqua Hydra & Matte Veils - to add moisture & mattify the skin.
Benefit Porefessional - to smooth out the skins surface.
Kryolan eye primer - to prevent the eyeshadow from moving.
Soft Ochre & Painterly Paint Pots by MAC - to neutralise the eyelid in prep for the eyeshadow.
Matte & Satin finish eyeshadows - I’m not a fan of frosted shadows for bridal.
Dinair Airbrush Foundation - I love this because it is touch proof & water resistant. Perfect for a bride!
Soleil Tan De Chanel - gives a beautiful hint of colour to the skin.
Skindinavia Setting Spray - keeps all the makeup fixed in place once you’ve finished application.
Those are a some of my MUST HAVE products for bridal makeup!
I love foundation and my self tanners, I don't tan my face so I rely on my foundation to give colour to my face. But lately by the end of the day everything has faded and my face is completely pale, how do I stop this from happening? (I use the kat Von d foundation)
Besides the typical long lasting methods such as
Applying a long lasting setting spray such as Urban Decay All Nighter or Loreal Infallible Setting Spray.
Go for long wearing foundations like Estee Lauder Double Wear.
Using a light weight moisturizer under makeup so your makeup won’t slip and slide.
Using a long wearing primer under makeup.
Setting your makeup with a translucent powder or mattifying powder (or both).
You can use a tinted, bronze primer or liquid bronzing tint under makeup! This way even if your makeup fades you will still have a bronze base.
Try products like
Stila One Step Bronze
Chanel Soleil De Tan Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base (can also be used as a cream bronzer)