Bronzing done right: The Artdeco Bronzing Powder Compact and Sunshine Blush
Bronzer is not just a summer affair. Even if the weather is gloomy and cold, every girl could benefit from a bit of sun on her cheeks! Bronzer is the best way to bring some warmth on the skin by catching light and highlighting our natural golden tone. It can be a bit tricky though because some bronzers are too orange or too shimmery. A neutral tint and a fine satin finish is ideal for creating a natural sunlit glow.
That's why I love the new Artdeco Bronzing Powder Compact (~P700 in Beauty Bar). It's part of the brand's Here Comes The Sun Collection released about a couple of months back locally. The bronzers are so finely milled and has the satin finish and natural color that I'm looking for! The gold compact itself is so gorgeous while the imprint on the powder is too pretty to use.
Artdeco also has the limited edition Sunshine Blush (~P700) in this collection. It's a compact with three blush shades that when combined create a peachy bronze glow on the cheeks.
The formula of these powders are amazing. It's designed to be water-resistant and has SPF15 - really beach-friendly if you roll that way. The bronzers stay solid for about 4-5 hours and fade only gradually during the day. If you're looking for something that won't melt in the heat or come off with a bit of rain, these should be in your radar.
The Artdeco Bronzing Powder Compact in 02 is a deep tan that has a buildable color pay off. I like it well enough but I feel that it would suit deeper skin tones more. The 04, on the other hand, is lighter and a lot more subtle. Between the two though I prefer 04! I love using this two ways, first as a contour and second as an overall sheer illuminator. As I mentioned the bronzer is buildable so you can get quite a good contour without packing on too much shimmer. I LOVE IT! It's what I currently use for my daytime, naturally contoured look.
The Sunshine Blush is a warm peachy bronze. It can be used as bronzer or as a blush, depending on where you place it. I like to create a dimensional effect with it - I place the dusky pink right on my cheeks, and the bronze below my cheekbones. If you want something with a dual function, this blush is def for you.
Overall I highly recommend the Artdeco Bronzing Powder Compact and the Sunshine Blush to girls who are looking to bronze the right way. You won't be disappointed with the shades, finish, staying power, and beautiful packaging. They're not too expensive, too, considering the quality. Artdeco always makes such good pro-level products at great price points. ^_^ Check it out the next time you're in Beauty Bar, if you haven't yet!