ASK SABS: Bronzers for Morenas?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Q: Hello sabs! i have been following your blog for quite some time and am learning alot from you. i need help! i am morena and i have been wanting to look bronze and golden like some of your models in ur site. but my friends tell me that only women with fair skin can use bronzers. is this true? how can i wear bronzer that will make it look natural? thank u sabs! -nicole [Sent via ASK SABS on May 21, 2009]


A: Hi Nicole! First of all, I am obsessed with bronzers! I apply them to myself and on my models (even brides!) all the time... On the contrary with what your friends are saying about bronzers, I think morenas have the most advantage in wearing bronzers! You have natural beautiful tanned skin so you do not have to fake your glow!

If you are morena, you are a lucky one. Fair skinned women spend hours on the beach to fake a tan, while you already are blessed with one without the extra UV rays! But remember! You must NEVER give up products with solar protection factors (SPF).

Tweetie De Leon-Gonzalez have always celebrated her tanned golden skin. So when I did her makeup for this Kerastase Advertorial, I took advantage and used bronzers. I emphasized on her skin more than I did on eyeshadow. Tweetie already is gorgeous so she didn't need much makeup, so I used foundation that matched her skin perfectly and a whole lotta bronzers!

Try bronzers with an illuminating effect to dust on your forehead, cheekbones, nose bridge and your chin, while use a matte one for contouring your cheeks and temples!

Here are some bronzers that I use... I recommend never leaving home without it!



Lancome Tropiques Minerale
Mineral Smoothing Pressed Bronzer SPF 15






LANCOME STAR BRONZER
Bamboo Powder







NARS
Bronzing Powder in Casino





LANCOME BRONZING SPRAY
Bronzer for Legs






PHOTO CREDITS
Makeup of Model by Sabs Hernandez
Model: Tweetie De Leon-Gonzalez
Prducts shots courtesy of Google Images

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