Bronzer; The Dark Skin Sin

14 Feb

When most people think of bronzers, they tend to envision a model with tan skin, looking as if she just stepped off a plane from the Caribbean Islands. The common idea among women of color is that bronzers are only for pale white women who want their skin to look a shade darker.

This is far from true.

I am an avid user of bronzer.  It makes my entire face seem to glow. I don’t wear blush at all,  so a bronzer is my best friend when it comes to color on my cheeks.

There are many different types of bronzers. From doing much research and testing, I’ve found out that cream-based bronzers  usually work well for normal to dry skin, but if your skin is oily, try a liquid-based bronzer. The oil in your skin can break down the cream in the bronzer. Powder bronzer tends to be too glittery for most people. For a natural, everyday glow, mix your bronzer into liquid foundation. Doing so makes it looks as if your skin is naturally bronze, and not like you have a layer of it on top of your skin. This is something you’ll need to experiment with to get the right mix.  You have to find the perfect neutral foundation for your skin; the added bronzer will enhance the color.

Basically, the key to finding the right bronzer is looking for one with lots of pigment. It takes time to find out what bronzer is just right for your skin tone. Finding the perfect match will result in a beautiful, glowing look, suitable for all season.

Blinging Beauty is a great website that features many different bronzers for all shades of dark skin tones. It does an excellent job of showing which products work best for each different skin tone and texture. It’s a great site for any women of color who is looking for the perfect makeup.

 

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One Response to “Bronzer; The Dark Skin Sin”

  1. Tracey Brown February 15, 2011 at 5:07 am #

    Thanks for linking my blog!

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