Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is answering your burning beauty questions!!! Every Monday, he will answer a beauty/skin care question as part of a weekly column on Spoiled Pretty, Makeup Mondays with Mario.
My question is about bronzer. Actually, I have a few questions. I am so confused! First, how do you choose your perfect shade of bronzer? Second, what is the best technique for applying powder bronzer? And do you have any favorites you can recommend?
Thanks a lot!
When chosing a shade of bronzer, you should consider the following: dark skin tones look best with bronzers that have red in them. Lighter skin usually looks good with a more pale/pinkish bronzer. When applying bronzer, I like to frame the entire face. Sweep the bronzer along the hairline, on hollows of the cheeks and along your jawline. Don’t forget to apply a bit to the neck as well.
Because I use bronzer pretty much on most of the face, I prefer to go with a non-shimmery, powder bronzer. My faves are Smashbox Bronze Lights Bronzer in Suntan Matte* and Dior Bronze Matte Sunshine SPF 20. If you’re looking to achieve a bronze look but want to glow as well, try Eye M Glam highlighter at Giella.com*. Apply it on the cheekbones, inner corner of eyes, bridge of nose and on brow bones. It has a golden glow that looks amazing with bronzer. Thanks for visiting MMwM!
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*Mario used both of these products on Kim Kardashian for the Leather & Laces Superbowl party (photo above). To get the face, visit Mario’s blog!
Have you ever wanted to ask Kim Kardashian for advice on relationships, beauty, health, fashion or style? I know many of you do because I’m constantly inundated with emails asking how to cop Kim’s style. Anyway, now you can get the answers to your questions straight from Kim. (more…)
Recreate Kim Kardashian’s perfume ad makeup using the following Sephora brand cosmetics.
Using a Sephora Collection Professionnel Platinum Eyeshadow Brush #18, apply Sephora Collection Colorful Mono Eyeshadow in Bling Bling Style 76 by pressing the bristles onto the outer corners of the eyes and sweeping the color along the lid toward the inner corner. Repeat with Sephora Collection Colorful Mono Eyeshadow in Mad for Macaroons 62.
Trace around your entire eye, close to the lash line, with Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in 01 Black. Then draw across your upper lash line, increasing the color thickness as you move toward the outer corner.
Smudge along your upper lash line with the tip of your eyeshadow brush by gently flicking the bristles upwards toward the crease.
Curl your lashes with the Sephora Collection Black Eyelash Curler, and finish with two coats of Sephora Collection Atomic Volume Mascara in Black.
Place two fingers next to your nostrils, and starting where the outer finger leaves off, gently sweep Sephora Collection Blush Me! Mono in Meringue Jalouse 2 in an upward and outward motion along the top of your cheekbones with a blush brush.
Using a lip brush for precision, apply Sephora Collection Cream Lipstick in Valentine 09. Blot with tissue and reapply twice to saturate and define.
Complete the look by applying two coats of Sephora by OPI Nail Colour in What’s a Tie Jack?
Though you can’t buy Kim Kardashian’s new fragrance until February, you can get a sneak peek at Sephora.com and be notified when it’s available for purchase.
The essence evokes Kim’s sultry style with crisp top notes, lush mid notes, and a sexy drydown. Gorgeous, voluptuous florals reflect her allure, while soft jasmine, tuberose, and gardenia mirror her femininity. Tonka bean, jacaranda wood, and sandalwood add a warm, sensual base.