Beauty Chameleon’s Top 5 Favorite Bronzers

Summer time is right around the corner and you better believe that the trend in makeup will switch from pink and coral looks from spring to hot sexy and bronzed looks for summer 2009. One of the popular makeup items that is becoming a staple year round is a bronzer. Some of you may say what is a bronzer and what it is used for? Well makeup artist Carmindy from the highly rate show called What Not to Wear on TLC says:

“Bronzers are an excellent replacement for blush when you want a natural, sun-kissed look. If you are in the mood for high drama, bring on a triple play of bronzer, blush and highlighter to really take your cheeks to the next level.”

-From Get Positively Beautiful, by Carmindy

Bronzers are available in all types of mediums such as powder, cream, and liquid formulations that can be a blast to play with and bring on that touch of sun look without damaging your skin. Some of our favorite bronzers here at beauty chameleon are:

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  1. LORAC TANtalizer Baked Bronzer: Tantalize and mesmerize with LORAC’s TANtalizer Baked Bronzer. Swirling sun-kissed shades deliver Red Carpet radiance in an instant. Baked on terra cotta, this silky-smooth, luminous bronzing powder keeps you looking bronze and beautiful long after the sun has set and the cameras have gone. This all-in-one compact contains a bronzer in the top compartment and a brush and mirror in the lower compartment. Get a luminous Red Carpet glow instantly with TANtalizer Baked Bronzer!
  2. CARGO BeachBlush Cheek Color, Cable Beach: It’s like a blush and bronzer in one!! Four harmonious shades that when swept together create the perfect balance of color for the skin, giving the radiance of a newly flushed face and a lasting summertime tan. In our classic jumbo tin.* BeachBlush™ provides the benefits of blush and bronzer in one convenient product.
    * Four harmonious shades in one tin work together to provide the perfect balance of color for all skin tones, avoiding the yellow look of many bronzers.
    * Light reflective shimmer particles add a radiant glow to the skin and soften the appearance of fine lines.
    * Generously packaged with our signature tin in this medley of four distinct, multi-tonal bronzing and blush shades gives a beautiful and distinctive look to the product, unique from CARGO’s other blush and bronzing products.
    * BeachBlush™ is the perfect complement to both your bronzing powder and your blush.
  3. NARS Multiple Bronzer Multi-Use Stick, Malaysia: This is a wonderful and top rate creme bronzer to die for!! The one item no woman should live without. Perfected backstage, designed and packaged for easy application, the multi-purpose NARS The Multiple can be worn on the eyes, cheeks and lips. The lightweight, cream-to-powder formulation blends effortlessly to provide sheer, all-over color of subtle, shimmering accents, contours, and dynamic highlights.Always innovative, it is impossible to identify one particular beauty style that could be termed Francois Nars’ trademark. However, The Multiple has captured the attention of the fashion world time after time for its ability to create perfect, glowing complexions.
  4. Stila sun shade: Capture the radiant glow of the sun without ever catching a ray. Stila’s best-selling bronzer is now reformulated with SPF 15 for daily sun protection. Dust this light shimmering formula on the nose, cheeks, forehead, even the decollete whenever you want to feel like you’ve been blessed by the sun. Sunbathing not required.
  5. Lorac tantalizer award show glow: this is a nice a glowy look with a liquid formulation. Looks awesome on the body if you are looking to achieve that Brazilian bronzed look! Dare to Bare! Perfect that Red Carpet radiance while firming your skin with LORAC’s Award Show Glow. This Firming Body Bronzing Mousse contains a unique Complex with Caffeine and Anti-Cellulite ingredients to help smooth the skin as it firms and tones while providing a beautiful long-wearing golden glow. The luminizing formula has a luxurious grapefruit vanilla fragrance to awaken your spirits with a sweetly seductive scent. Slimming, Shimmering, and Smooth bronzed skin is only a spray away. Get the professional makeup artist secret to how Hollywood fakes a tan, toned, flawless figure!

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MAC Select Cover Up Concealer

mac-concealerAre you looking for that perfect concealer that will not let you down during your 9-5? I know I have the same needs to! Well I was over at bella sugar.com and they have listed the top 14 concealers that were rated highly amongst their users. Not to my surprise MAC’s Select Cover Up concealer came in at number 2! I now it had to be in this list because I use it and love it some much.

What they say about this product:

MAC Select Cover Up, $15, is like liquid camouflage for the skin. Texture-free, virtually invisible. Comes in a tube. Blends in. Brightens and lightens dark areas, erases spots, evens-out skin tones. Makes skin flaw-free. Use pre-foundation, or on its own. Don’t reveal it, conceal it!

Beauty Pros: Low cost, light weight in texture and does not feel heavy and cakey on the skin. Just FABULOUS!! There are a variety of shades offered and easy to apply with fingers or a concealer brush.

Beauty Cons: None! This product is my favorite and I have tired a lot of concealers in the past.

Rating:

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Have any of you beauty chameleons tried this products? What are your thoughts? Please share the good and the bad.

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Eye Shadow Tutorial: Blue, Brown & Bronzey Eyes

Beauty chameleons here is a fierce look for going out on the town! I wanted to use the HIP duos by L’oreal in a more dramatic look to see if they could pull through and you know what they did. Check out the video and let me know what you think?

Products Used:

Loreal HIPEyeshadow:

  1. Lid: Spirited Duo “light blue”
  2. Upper Crease: Playful duo “bronzey brown color”
  3. Inner Crease:  Roaring Duo “blue”
  4. Highlight: Lorac Eyeshadow Star quality

Liner: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Zero

Mascara: Lash Perfection Volume Couture Waterproof Mascara by Max Factor

Lashes: La Femme #26

Lip gloss: Smashbox O-Gloss Intuitive Lip Gloss

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