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Things I Don’t Do: Bronzer

By Glinda

Well, that’s actually a lie.

I have been “doing” bronzer for a very long time now, and I desperately want to move away from it and into some actual color, especially with spring and summer coming up.  I live in a sunny, warm climate so I don’t look like a complete idiot wearing bronzer in November, but I’m just over it.

Yeah, I could turn to Nars’ Orgasm, but that seems just so cliched.  Besides, what with my lipstick and eyeshadow choices, a peachy blush wouldn’t match as well as something pinky.

I’ve been considering Benefit’s Bella Bamba, but I don’t know if I want the gold shimmer.  I tend to prefer matte blushes and then if I want to pump it up a notch, apply this.  Pumping it up has not been happening a lot lately, unless you want to count doctor visits, which I don’t.

I’m even thinking of branching out into a cream blush, although historically they have caused me to break out.

What’s your blush brand of choice?

6 Responses to “Things I Don’t Do: Bronzer”

  1. Klee Says:

    I use Nars blush inZen, which is sort of midway between bronzer and blush. Can’t do pink, I look like an easter egg.

  2. Babs Says:

    I’ve been very happy with a cream blush stick from NYX. Don’t know the color offhand but its a peachy pink. Blends nicely and does not irritate my skin (which is super sensitive).

  3. SarahDances Says:

    I use Urban Decay’s Afterglow cheek tint in Quickie. It looks alarmingly pink in the tin, but very natural on, and doesn’t bother my acne-prone skin.

  4. devon Says:

    I use Josie Maran’s Argan Color Stick in “Rosey.” I would just as happily use Tarte’s similar product, but I bought the Maran one first. Rosey is a plummy rose, and it can be applied and blended very lightly or for more color, depending on how dark your complexion is. It goes great with a liquid or cream primer/foundation on dry or normal skin.

  5. Madame Suggia Says:

    Thanks to the dearth of decent cream blush colors available, I’ve been using a dot of super-pigmented MAC ‘Lady Danger’ lipstick as a blush. You can of course try different colors to suit, but the grwat thing is that it works brilliantly, stays on all day-I don’t use this as lipstick tho, I prefer the long wearing L’Oreal infallible in either beige or apricot.

  6. Ellen W. Says:

    I think you might want to talk with your doctor since a lot of serious-type treatments cause skin sensitivities even in people who normally don’t have any.

    I tried out Benefit’s Hervana and it’s a little cool-tone for me (I can only wear corals and peaches even though I think of my self as “pinky”, it’s weird) But I really liked it as a glowing pink that wasn’t too-too precious.

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