Smokey Bronze and Red Hot

Raise your hand if you’ve been watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Guilty! So I went on this TV watching binge (which I usually don’t do) thanks to granted access to my cousin’s Xfinity account, and then I found myself putting on a lot of bronzer. Slippery slope there…

I am a big fan of bronzer, especially when used for contouring. When I find myself applying bronzer to accentuate my cheekbones, the look always becomes a bit more mature, more polished. It’s one of my favorite make up tricks and one that is made out to be more complicated than it is. I have a flat top powder brush (not even sure if this is the intended purpose of this brush), and I literally just push it back and forth under my cheekbones while making a fishy-pout face. There are plenty of other products and methods to contouring that get really complicated, but I prefer my powder and a brush.

After putting together a smokey eye and a smudgy eyeliner on the bottom and top lashline, a strong brow and a natural-looking lip liner, I wanted the rest of the look to be structured and sharp. I pulled my hair back into a tight bun, and I put on this bright red turtleneck dress that I bought last winter and have yet to wear in real life. I love this dress for the color, the throwback 90’s feel. I kind of feel like Posh Spice and Ginger Spice at the same time.

Thanks for checking out today’s post! My friend made the wise suggestion that I include products used, so see below for what I used if there’s something you like.

Also, I always listen to music when I shoot, so I’ll include today’s shoot song, which is “Ring the Alarm” – Beyonce.



Products used: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Fiji, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard,SEPHORA Microsmooth Baked Foundation Face Powder in 015 Nude, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze, Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio Screen Shot – Nectar- soft matte peach/ Cinnamon Toast- soft shimmery bronze/ Roast- reddish brown with gold flecks, MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Extravagant Mascara, SEPHORA COLLECTION Retractable Waterproof Lip Liner in Natural, EVER Smooth Anti-Aging Lip Treatment. 

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