NARS Super Orgasm Blush
- 25.00 USD
While I am one of the most meticulous and detail-oriented beauty collectors around, I have to admit that some makeup is created equal. Sure, I have some staples I swear by, and I definitely believe that many high-end products are worth the splurge, but when deciding between two similar products at the same price point, there's often not too much of a difference. When it comes to making a decision between one golden taupe bronzer and another brand's golden taupe bronzer, it often comes down to tracking down reviews online, using up all the samples at the makeup counter... OR you could just choose the prettiest package! High-end beauty brands are stepping up their game with embossed and printed palettes, hoping to woo makeup mavens by convincing them that you'll look your prettiest if you use the prettiest-looking products... and I'm totally falling for it! Some, like Guerlain's Cherry Blossom Palette and Dior's Lace-Embossed Eyeshadow, are almost too pretty to use! Almost. Take a look at the slideshow for some of the prettiest palettes I've found!
Let me start off by pointing out that you will find nary a self-tanner nor a bronzer here! While I'm all about an all-over summer glow myself, this post is all about incorporating season-festive bronze shades into other aspects of your makeup -- eyes, lips, nails -- and proving you can rock the color with or without a tan. I mean, just look at Charlize Theron! Bronze shades, whether your skin is rich and dark, creamy porcelain, or somewhere in between, have a way of instantly summer-izing your look and warming up your features, whether in the form of a smooth coppery shadow like NARS' Soft Touch Pencil or a sparkly bronze lip gloss like this one from Too Faced. Who needs a spray tan to look sun-kissed when you have all these gorgeous bronze shades to highlight your best features one at a time? Yes, one at a time -- too much bronze will have you looking less like a summer goddess and more like the next cast member of "Jersey Shore." Check out the slideshow for my 10 favorite bronze makeup picks! Photo Credit: PR Photos