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The Beauty Bible: 6 Sun-Kissed Bronzers That’re Wedding Perfect
Hello, beauties! We’re delighted to welcome you back to our pretty little corner of the internet! I do hope that you’re well and looking forward to the long weekend? Today, we’re talking beauty in the best kind of form, bronzer.
Come the harsher weather — when your skin inevitably loses its glow, you’ve said “Buh Bye” to your sun-kissed tan and you could do with about 20 (+) new facials for a perkier complexion – a good bronzer can be your new best friend. Whether it arrives in a cream, powder or stick form, the perfect shade may just be the antidote you need for pasty pale skin and a more sculpted face.
A quick look around beauty counters, a flick through a magazine (or three) and a venture around in our make-up bags has revealed our most beloved bronzers that have been tried and tested by The Wedding Affair & Wedding Hour HQ.
Lets take a look, lovelies…
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A firm Benefit Cosmetics favourite, Hoola Bronzer is a soft bronzing powder that ensures a healthy, natural and oh-so gorgeous glow. For the huns that are seeking a matte formula, this bronzer could be the perfect marriage with a subtle nude lip and a pop of pink on the cheeks.
It’s easy to use and comes with an accompanying brush to ensure perfectly defined cheek bones and on-the-go application. This compact is the perfect little bronzer that every girl needs.
Pst, for the paler complexions, there’s even a lighter version especially for you.
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NARS ‘Orgasm’ Blush
A cult classic, Nars Bronzing Powder in Laguna (much like the Orgasm Blush) suits a myriad of skin tones, and although has a subtle shimmer, it’s just luminous enough to add a glow to your look without making your cheeks look like they’re covered in glitter.
A more sparkling option than Hoola from Benefit Cosmetics, but perfect for a sun-kissed look for a summer or beach wedding.
MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skin Finish
This gorgeous slow-baked powder, enriched with minerals provides a natural, glowing and totally gorgeous finish. We adore Mac’s Mineralize Skinfinish powder in ‘Give me sun’ for a light and peachy summer tan.
For the lovers of contouring, this pretty powder is perfect for both the face and body. Mineralize Skinfinish promises a satin, non-heavy texture that can be built up to the desired hue for your wedding day or used to keep shine at bay.
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Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick
This multi award-winning Bobbi Brown foundation stick is a real industry favourite, why I hear you ask? Well Bobbi and her team have created a formula that is creamy, yet lightweight and too, blends like an absolute dream.
After moisturising skin, lightly apply across forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. Blend with fingertips, beauty blender or Foundation Brush for a sublime and fully sculpted finish. Just beautiful!
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Clinique ‘Sun Kissed Face Gelee’
This cute Cinique clutch babe is an instant pick me up for skin and a mistake-proof colour that creates a healthy-looking glow in an instant.
What’s best is that this product doesn’t slip of skin (we can thank it’s oil-free formula for that), it’s simple to apply with fingertips or a brush and can swipe to add contours for an easy-breezy application. Using your fingertips is key you can blend along cheekbones and layer to build colour.
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Giorgio Armani Sun Fabric Bronzer
For those of you that have lost that golden summer glow, you’re going to love this bronzer, brought to you by fashion and cosmetic brand Giorgio Armani.
With a velvety texture, Giorgio Armani’s Sun Fabric Bronzers do what they say on the tin: mimic a pretty sun-kissed glow. Available in four shades with either golden or pink undertones to match to your skin tone, the powder contains micro pearls to add a subtle luminosity to your wedding makeup look.
Another bonus? This pretty powder comes with a super handy compact mirror and brush. Perfect to pop in your Bridesmaid’s clutch for safe keeping and touch ups.
What’s your favourite bronzer, loves? Do let us know in the comments section below, or say “Hello” by popping an e-mail to [email protected].
Have a lovely long weekend everyone x