BreBeauty Quick Tip: 3D Makeup

{Image from Allure}

As much as I adore a flawless spray tan, it can leave you looking a little flat and one note. Anytime you even out the skin, either with a foundation, tinted moisturizer, or self tanner, you take away depth and dimension. That’s why bronzer, blush, and highlighters are so important. You need to put the “life” back into your face so to speak.

{Blush + Tan = Natural looking makeup image from Allure}

When my clients tell me they love when their tan because they can get away wearing less makeup, I agree with them but only to an extent. If you look at someone who has a natural tan they still have a youthful glow and some color in their cheeks. That’s why when I do makeup on clients or myself, I never just stop at bronzer, I use blush as well. The combination of the two leaves you looking the most natural and youthful, which is what you want from your makeup. To further enhance your features, some well placed highlighting adds radiance and depth to your makeup. Using a cream or powder highlighter, you can sculpt your eyes, cheekbones, even slenderize your nose. When you even out your skin tone with foundation, you need to go back in and add life and color to your face, that’s why it’s called foundation, it lays the framework for everything you put on top of it. When it comes to natural looking makeup and avoiding looking one dimensional, adding texture and depth with bronzer and blush is crucial.

Do you wear blush and bronzer? Do you wear less makeup when you’re tan?

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2 Responses to BreBeauty Quick Tip: 3D Makeup

  1. Danielle says:

    I am so guilty of this. I wear less makeup when I have a tan. And I think you’re right: it is flat and one-note.

    At your suggestion, I did purchase some Nars illuminator –and I’ve been trying to figure out how to best use it on my face.

  2. Breanna says:

    @Danielle You can use the NARS Illuminators in a variety of ways. Use them on bare skin for days when you don’t want to wear makeup but want a little something, mix it with your moisturizer or foundation for an all over dewy glow. Use them on your eyes, above the cupids bow of your lip, cheekbones, or down the center of your nose to highlight and accentuate your cheekbones. Use them on your arms or legs, down your shin to make your limbs look long and lean. The collarbone to highlight when wearing a strapless dress. Etc. etc. Which shade did you get?

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