How to: stay bronze and glowy during winter

January 26, 2016
crushed bronzer

bronze cheeks

I love being wearing bronzer all year round – I feel like it makes your skin healthy, glowy, and vibrant. I recently started using a few products on my face that I really wanted to share with everyone! I love them so much that I’ve cut out my blush and as many of you know, I was a huge blush addict for a while! (My go-to blush has been MAC Lovejoy for about a year now). Well that’s all changed and I haven’t used blush since I got these pretty little things in my makeup collection.

Products (from left to right)

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in “Give Me Sun”
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in “Opal”
Hourglass Ambient Bronzer in “Radiant Bronze Light”

To give you an idea of what it looks like on, I snapped this photo in really great natural lighting at my sister’s apartment. She lives in the East Bay and they get a little more sunlight than we do in our neighborhood in SF.


I did my regular contour routine (if you haven’t read that post, you can read it here) and then I used the Hourglass bronzer and finished up with the Becca highlighting powder. Absolutely love this easy glowy cheek look! I’ve been wearing it almost everyday 🙂 Bronzers are a great way to warm up your face and brighten up your skin!

The best thing about these is that they can be applied with a lighter hand for a less dramatic effect. I tend to gravitate to the Ambient Bronzer more than the MAC Give Me Sun, but both are fantastic bronzers. I think the MAC bronzer gives a more natural look since it’s less shimmery than the Ambient one – it’s also at a lower price point making it much more affordable. If you want a great drugstore bronzer, I love these shimmer strips from Physician’s formula!

I hope this post has inspired you to go get some bronzer to stay glowy during these winter months and to prep for the warmer months. 😉 Til next time! XO

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