Thursday, June 20, 2013

17 Sunkissed for Summer ~ Without the Sun




Beauty by Brianne

 Professional Make-up Artist 
and my oldest Daughter!
I am always the first to admit- I was a tanning ADDICT. Not only did I love the bronze glow for summer and beyond, I was convinced it made my skin look and feel better. I never had the patience for hours at the beach, so I would hit the tanning bed almost every day! Once I started working in the beauty industry, I discovered products that smoothed my skin and corrected the uneven tone and I no longer felt the need to tan to correct my skin concerns. A year and some change later and my mom can't even get me in the sun! I always wear an SPF, hat, and cover up whenever we're boating or spending time outside.

 While I no longer tan at all, there are many women (my beautiful mother included) that still want to achieve that delicious bronze glow. The harmful rays of the sun and damaging effects of a tanning bed are not your only option!



With products like St. Tropez, the right bronzer, and a few of my tips- anyone can be a bronzed goddess in no time!
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~ St. Tropez ~

To achieve an all over sun kissed glow, I love recommending St. Tropez. This brand eliminates 70% of that self tanner smell, is oil free, and produces a very natural color. The product comes in several different types of packaging but the most popular is the mousse. Paired with the $6 mit, the coverage is unbelievable and streak free! This tan lasts for a week.
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They also created a gradual tanner that applies like moisturizer and darkens over time. You can pick this up in the firming option as well. Two birds!
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~ Bronzer ~

Another sure fire way to create that tan effect is with a bronzer. Selecting the perfect bronzer for you will depend on your undertone and current skin shade. If you have a more golden complexion, choose a brown bronzer with red undertones. This shows up flawlessly on olive skin and looks so natural! For my fair, pink undertone girls- choose a light brown bronzer with lilac undertones. The Dallas bronzer from Benefit is a great option! It won't overwhelm the skin's natural pigment and still provides a natural contour.
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When applying these, begin by making a fishy face. Start at the ear, and following the natural contour your silly face has made, sweep the bronzer towards the mouth. Bring the pigment up onto your temples as well- almost as if making a giant C shape. I like to hit the underside of my jaw line as well. Try just one side first! Notice the immediate warmth a bronzer can bring to the face. You can alternate between matte and shimmer shades to provide different looks.

If a bronzer makes you nervous, opt for an all over face powder instead! Smashbox makes a beautiful one-  shimmery, with pink, brown, and peach pigments. This is a great option for on the go and touch ups! Buff this beauty on top of a BB or foundation to set and bronze!
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~ Primer~

Another way to achieve that beautiful summer glow is with a primer. Most brands make a radiance option, which immediately brightens the skin. Once layered under a foundation, the complexion looks radiant and luminous. Place a bronzer on top and you've got an incredible glow- perfect for achieving that sun kissed look! My personal favorite is Laura Mercier's radiance primer. Never glittery, but always radiant! And you can't beat the packaging- it's huge! That primer will last you for months and months.

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~ Lips ~

Lips are a great way to enhance the look of your makeup and what better way to appear bronzed than with luscious, golden lips! I love wearing a neutral lip color with a brown undertone and laying a gold gloss right on top! The depth of the brown will immediately warm your face and the gold will brighten as well as reflect. The combination is unbeatable. Anther great color for summer, paired with the gold gloss, is a baby pink. Careful not to get frosty- this color should still be a saturated and full pink. Paired with the gold, this combo is bright and youthful! Takes several years off the face while still appearing natural and luminous.
Smashbox in Eternity
NARS in Gold Digger
You can pick and choose or combine all of these tricks! Each are a fabulous alternative to the damaging effects of the sun. If you are a junkie, just remember to protect that skin! An SPF, regardless of the level, should be applied every two hours. To read more Beauty by Brianne click here.
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17 comments:

  1. I love all these ideas! It is so important to protect your skin but having that sunkissed look in the summer is hard to resist - I'm so glad she shared these with us! Thanks for linking up! (love the new look too!)

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    1. Thanks Ruth!! I tried the baby pink lip with the gold Nars gloss Brianne suggested and really liked the look!! Appreciate you stopping by...always love joining your Thrifty Thursday!
      xoxo

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  2. Love this idea...I hate the smell of tanners. Thank you so much Brianne! Also thanks to Mom for stopping by, great to meet you gals :)

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    1. I HATE the smell of tanners as well!! I'm so glad to have connected with you as well! I adore Claire...
      Happy Summer!
      xoxo

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  3. thank you for the info about St-Tropez, my sister-in-law loves these products and I've always been afraid of trying them!
    visiting from Its Overflowing party!
    Ingrid

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    1. So glad to hear from you Ingrid! Brianne just bought me the mitt and the lotion. Trying today!! Looking a little Casper-life especially for a Florida gal!
      Let me know if you try them!!
      Happy Summer!
      xoxo

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  4. St. Tropez is the best if you really want to avoid that self-tanner smell! Love the tips about the neutral, gold lip gloss. I'm visiting from It's Overflowing link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

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  5. Such good ideas!! I can't stand the smell of tanners so I am so glad to be reading this!! I'll have to give it a try! Visiting from the Ladies Only Blog Share - thanks for linking up with us!

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    1. Yea Michelle! So glad you learned something useful!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      xoxo

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  6. Thanks for the bronzing ideas! I no longer go in the sun without being protected either and I am always looking for new products to try

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    1. I know Allie...sun damage can be scarey! I wish I had known just how dangerous when this Florida gal was baking at the beach most of her life!!
      xoxo

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  7. First, your blog looks FANTASTIC, btw! Love it! Next, as a very fair skinned Irish gal, I always love seeing great tips like this! {and is your daughter not the most gorgeous thing?? What a stunningly beautiful gal!}. Thanks for sharing at Best Of The Weekend! Pinning!

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    1. Thanks Claire for the blog compliment and the daughter compliment!!
      Brianne really beautiful...from the inside out! I'm a lucky Mama!!

      Glad the tips were useful ~ us Irish gals have to stick together!!
      xoxo

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  8. Great tips! Thanks so much! XO, Aimee

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Aimee!! (my first Feature giver!!)
      Happy Summer!!
      xoxo

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  9. Thanks for sharing these tips! Thanks for linking at HickoryTrail

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