It’s that time of the year…Bronzer Time

I am pale. Very pale. All through the year I use blush and bronzer- but during the summer I amp up the bronzer. I don’t get tan- I use SPF 85! So I fake it with bronzer.

One of my favorite ones is a bareMinerals product. Not surprising- I love their products. Warmth is one of my favorites. One of the best things about it is it is layerable. You can wear it lightly to just provide a little sun to your face. Or you can amp it up. It is great for my sensitive skin. Also one $20 container lasts forever.  I love, love, love this product.

I also love their cheek colors. I have Giddy Pink, Laughter and Aubergine and they are all great. They provide beautiful color without irritation. I can’t rave enough about them. Also, as I talked about in my post Breaking the bareMinerals rules, you can mix and match them with any foundation!

The beautiful Bare Minerals I have- Warmth,  Laughter, Aubergine and Giddy Pink. I recommend them all for a touch of color or more intense if you layer them.
The beautiful bareMinerals I have- Warmth, Laughter, Aubergine and Giddy Pink. I recommend them all for a touch of color or more intense if you layer them.

Another bronzer that I just found that doesn’t bother my skin is Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends in Natural Radiance Bronzer. It provides a pretty light color- it is subtle. But if you are looking for a more natural hint of color- this is what you need. It is great no matter how sensitive your skin in. And for around $11- it is a great price.

The Neutrogena bronzer. I swirl my BareMinerals brush around all of the colors and apply.
The Neutrogena bronzer. I swirl my bareMinerals brush around all of the colors and apply.
Me with the Neutrogena bronzer- subtle but I love the color.
Me with the Neutrogena bronzer- subtle but I love the color.

Some bronzers I would love to get are:

Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in milk chocolate.  So pretty - I love so I like that this bronzer doesn't look too sparkly. Just Matte- need it!
Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in milk chocolate. So pretty – I love so I like that this bronzer doesn’t look too sparkly. Just Matte- need it!
I want this so badly! Urban Decay Naked Flushed. The combination of three colors- all that are so pretty. And for $32 not too expensive.
I want this so badly! Urban Decay Naked Flushed. The combination of three colors- all that are so pretty. And for $32 not too expensive.
This Laura Mercier Primer  looks really interesting. It goes on under your foundation and provides color. Would love to try it.
This Laura Mercier Primer looks really interesting. It goes on under your foundation and provides color. Would love to try it.
Lancome Star Bronzer- how convenient! The bronzer and brush in one. Great to just take in your purse and go!
Lancome Star Bronzer Magic Bronzing Brush– how convenient! The bronzer and brush in one. Great to just take in your purse and go!

What’s your favorite bronzer? I am always looking for a good one- and I am telling your bareMinerals Warmth is one of them!

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Makeup- When to Splurge and When to Save

Buying makeup can get expensive so when I was shopping with my sister and sweet nieces a couple days ago- I decided to go cheap. I have the belief that certain items you can go cheap on. Mainly lips and eyes. I don’t like too many inexpensive face products because my skin is sensitive and many make my skin break out. I stick to Clinique, MAC, Makeupforever, Lancome, etc. and I am okay with spending the money for these good quality products.  I would love to hear of any face product suggestions for sensitive skin that are cheaper?

Clinique Even Better foundation is great for sensitive skin and has great coverage.
Clinique Even Better foundation is great for sensitive skin and has great coverage.
MAC Studio Fix is so worth the money! It stays on forever. It never irritates my skin and goes on so smooth. It also lasts forever. One compact  lasts me months. Love it!
MAC Studio Fix is so worth the money! It stays on forever. It never irritates my skin and goes on so smooth. It also lasts forever. One compact lasts me months. Love it!

For eyeshadow I often buy more expensive brands too because I feel like they stay on longer.  That is true for eyeliner too. I do like to buy some cheap eye shadows and eye liners to try out colors.

I would love this Laura Mercier palette. It is $44 at Sephora- which is a lot, but good quality eye shadow is worth the splurge.
I would love this Laura Mercier palette in Summer in St. Tropez. It is $44 at Sephora- which is a lot, but good quality eye shadow is worth the splurge.

One of my favorite mascaras is Maybelline great lash in blackest black.  Stays on and gives a full lash. Love.

Love this mascara and it most places it is under $5!
Love this mascara and it most places it is under $5!

Lipsticks I buy cheap sometimes. I find that some of the cheaper brands you have to apply more often- but reapplying lipstick doesn’t bother me too much!  So this weekend I spent 25 dollars at Forever 21 and got a whole lot of stuff. Most of it lip items with a few eye liners and brushes.  The lip crayon was great. Stays on for quite a while and the color is so vibrant.

I also got a lip pigment I love it. Great color and it stays on for a long time. Only problem is it is drying for the lips- so I put a moisturizing lipstick in a neutral color on top. I was surprised with the Forever 21 makeup– try it out!  

The bright, vibrant Forever 21 ultra pigmented lip color and pink lipstick crayon.
The bright, vibrant Forever 21 ultra pigmented lip color and pink lipstick crayon.

The next time you just want to play around with different lip and eye colors go cheap! You can get a lot for not that much money- and some of the products will surprise you!