You’re starting to notice the evenings are getting cooler and your husband or boyfriend is mysteriously absent all the time because he’s furiously trying to strategize his fantasy football team before next Sunday. These looming signs of Fall mean that natural sunny glow you achieved (by wearing at least SPF 30 I would like to think) is going to start to fade over the next couple weeks. Don’t expect your usual summer bronzer will suffice unless you’re aiming for a war paint look.
It’s time to tone down the brown and go for a more natural glow. My favorite Fall bronzer is Orlane Soleil Cuivre 02 Compact Bronzer ($40) – with its finely milled texture leaving a subtly sheer healthy glow, this bronzer works on almost every skin tone. I also love that despite having “compact” in its name it has a 5″ diameter meaning you can easily swirl the largest fluffiest brush around in it and apply to both face and body. I love using my luxurious Dior ‘Backstage Foundation – Light Coverage’ Powder Brush ($55) with this bronzer to give my face, decollate, and shoulders that last bit of summer I need to get me through the forthcoming football Sundays.
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I’m embarrassed to even type these words, but… I lost my makeup brush roll. How does such a thing happen? It’s my own fault for separating my brushes from my makeup case when I foolishly decided my finely curated brush collection had outgrown the confines of the makeup case pocket. I’m pretty sure I left the brush roll in wine country, but no one has found them. Now I’m left hopeless — applying velvety shadows with fingertips, attempting to bronze with a sponge (hello drag queen cheeks), and blending with tissues (lots and lots of blending).
It’s tough for me to take the first step and begin replacing my coveted brush collection, even if my new method of makeup application leaves me looking like “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” I’ll tell you my problem right now… I loved my brushes for the obvious reasons — quality, longevity, feel, etc. But it also took me years of buying tons of expensive brushes I never ended up using to whittle down to my dream team. Those poor brushes are probably crying in a trashcan somewhere in Napa, drunk off the drops of the near-empty wine bottles, wondering where their Mommy is… Okay maybe I’m being creepy, but they are my babies. Read the rest of this entry »Posted by janna Tags Cle de Peau, Laura Mercier, MAC, Makeup brushes, Makeup For Ever