Big Spender | Penny Pincher Report: Bronzers

April 2, 2012

in Big Spender | Penny Pincher Report,Gotta Do!,Gotta Have!,Makeup,Skin

When it comes to beauty spending, there are times when it’s all about the splurge and times when it’s all about being a budgetista. So on behalf of beauty junkies everywhere, Crows’ Feet, Cupcakes, and Cellulite has created a new article series called Big Spender | Penny Pincher Report. Each post will highlight a new product or beauty trend and provide a splurge-y version as well as an economical version, so the choice to splurge or save is entirely your beauty prerogative, product junkies!

This week’s Big Spender | Penny Pincher Report highlights bronzers! This beauty staple is an absolute must as nothing is more stunning than golden, radiant skin. But finding the perfect bronzer can be as tricky as finding the perfect pair of jeans. So what’s the secret to finding the right bronzing powder for your skin tone? To achieve a natural, sun-kissed look without looking like There’s Something About Mary’s overly-tanned neighbor Magda, follow these two tips:

  • Choose pressed powder (versus loose): No matter how careful you are, loose powder tends to go on heavier and uneven. Pressed powder is easier to control, so you can apply as much (or little) as desired for a natural look.
  • Pick the right shade: Typically you want to choose a bronzer that’s one shade darker than your skin tone. (In other words: if your skin is fair, don’t choose a dark bronzer with a title like “extra dark cinnamon goddess,” albeit tempting.)

Okay, who’s ready to be a sun-kissed beauty? Here are Crows’ Feet, Cupcakes, and Cellulite’s Big Spender | Penny Pincher bronzer picks:

[Big Spender] Guerlain Terracotta Four Seasons Bronzer $75

This bronzer quad has got you covered year round, as it offers four different shades (to coincide with your complexion’s changing tones throughout the year). Use a single shade or blend ‘em together to provide the perfect amount of color for your complexion. Offered in two colors (blondes, brunettes), this all-encompassing bronzer truly is the perfect pick as its gradation of shades can adapt with your skin tone all year long. And yes, this bronzer is most definitely pricey, but if you add up the multiple bronzers you likely buy throughout the year with your changing skin tone, the price tag is easier to swallow. So ditch the beauty blahs, STAT, and go get your glow on!

[Penny Pincher] Sonia Kashuk Illuminating Bronzer $12.99

First, I’d be remiss if I didn’t emphasize the pretty factor of this bronzer with its croc-embossed powder and sleek gold case. And with a name like Goddess, it pretty much seals the deal. This bronzing powder provides a unique multi-reflective finish (which is a fancy way of saying it provides the perfect amount of sun-kissed sheen) and offers buildable coverage, so you can layer on just the right amount for your skin tone. And if that’s not amazing enough, this bronzer lasts up to 12 hours without fading! Long-lasting bronzed radiance? Golden!

Nothing says summer quite like perfectly bronzed skin! So here’s to looking like an avid sun-worshiper less the skin damage, beauty enthusiasts. Glow, baby, glow!

Do you have a beauty product you’d like to see featured in our Big Spender | Penny Pincher Report series? Email us at crowscupcell {at} gmail {dot} com!

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