Beautiful readers, I'm making some changes to the site content, so please let me know what you think. I'm going to make a few things a regular feature here on The Life of A Ladybug. I started with the "Bronzers for Brown Girls" series this summer and that got a really good response. So now, I'd like to make regular features out of things that you, the reader, find interesting. Now that I've done bronzers, what other beauty or makeup issues and products would you like to see featured? Please let me know in the comments. Also, look for a product that will be designated what "Ladybug Loves" each week, an "Affordable Alternatives" feature that will tell you how to get the look of a high-end product without kicking out as much money and this feature, "Ask me how to ...". "Ask me how to ..." was the brainchild of my friend Wendi (also known as Jahzaal), who told me that she'd like to get answers to makeup and beauty-related questions. So, each week, I will be answering a reader's question in my "Ask me how to ..." post. Please e-mail or comment with your questions!
This week's "Ask me" question is from the lovely Wendi, who wants to know, "How can I use my bronzer in the fall and winter months?" As many of you can tell from the "Bronzers for Brown Girls" series, I am a lover of bronzers and I advocate using them all year round, not only to add a sunniness to the skin, but also because a great bronzer is a multi-use product. Of course, I love adding a sunkissed glow to the skin all year, but here are other uses for bronzer:
- To get rid of sallowness. If your skin starts looking a bit sallow or sickly when you lose your summer tan, you can continue to use the product as a traditional bronzer, i.e, swiping it over the high planes of the face to add back some glow. Or, if the bronzer is one without shimmer, you can add a light dusting all over your face to warm up your skintone.
- As a lovely eyeshadow. If you like a bronzed eye look, you can use your bronzer this way. Deep bronzers can also make great crease/definition colors for the eye.
- As a blush. Bronzers can make great natural-looking blushes, particularly on brown-skinned women.
- As a contour powder. You can use a deep, matte bronzer as a means of creating the look of cheekbones, slimming down the nose, and shading the hairline.
- As lip color. You can dust the bronzer on your lips, add a touch of clear gloss or balm and there you go!
- To darken up a too light blush shade. Add the blush to the apples of your cheeks, top with a light dusting of bronzer and voila! The same color of blush, but deeper and warmer.
I hope these tips helped you transition your summer makeup into a more fall-appropriate look! Continue to enjoy your bronzer all year long! Next week, I'll feature another "Ask me how to ...". Please submit your questions!