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Plus, the best bronzer tip you’ll EVER get!
You are about to learn in the first minute and a half of this video what it took me YEARS to figure out about bronzer. Take a look…
Did you catch what Pixi founder Petra Strand just shared? You never want to apply a bronzer that is more than one shade deeper than your skin tone. A “more is more” kind of gal, I used to mistakenly think I could just jump straight to “last day of vacation” with my shade selection. And then wondered why my choices never quite worked for me.
Had I known that all I needed was Pixi’s Beauty Bronzer + Kabuki Brush ($21) in the gorgeous shade of Subtly Suntouched, I could have saved a lot of money. And a lot of days of looking dirty!
As the name applies, the bronzer is packaged with an adorable yet mighty Kabuki Brush with soft, dense bristles.
But it’s the bronzer that’s the true star. Finely milled, the subtly shimmered golden nude shade is perfect for fair to ivory skin tones. My old bronzer ways came out of hiding when I first saw it; “that’s too light, that’s not bronzer!” But it’s buildable color gave my skin such a beautiful radiant glow, it was love at first sweep.
I set out to recreate the look in the video and it literally took 5 minutes to go from winter blah to summer fab. Want to see how I did it?
As mentioned in the photo, I started with just a tinted moisturizer and my eyebrows applied. Petra used oil-free Flawless & Poreless Primer ($29) as a base. But I needed a bit more help than the gorgeous Yasmin le Bon lookalike model.
I applied Beauty Bronzer to all of the high points of my face; across the forehead, down the bridge of my nose, the apples of my cheeks and cheekbones, and across my jaw and tip of the chin. I applied it sparingly at first, then built up the color and was surprised at how natural it looked.
Petra used the beautiful Lid Last Shadow Pen ($18) in Bronze Brilliance for a bronzey smudge around the eyes. I recreated it with a similar, soft chubby pencil that I blended with a brush up into my crease.
Petra recommends Tinted Brilliance Balm ($16) in Lucent Glow to top the look. She knows her stuff! Golden pink really pops against bronzed skin.
A quick sweep of mascara and that’s it. Five minutes and I had the glow that I usually only see after a vacation! Amazing what the right bronzer can do, isn’t it?
we heartsters, do you use bronzer? Why or why not?
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