By Sheila Arkee
This past Summer I got tanner than I have been since age 5. Seriously. As odd as it may seem (and yes, so much about me does), I have generally done a great job avoiding the outdoors in my life. The beach is just not my thing, ya know, but then again I have a hyperactive 5 year old boy. Take him by the beach once for kicks, give in to his requests/demands every weekend until it rains because it’s getting him out of the house, and heck, I think the beach has grown on me. But don’t tell anyone.
Although I slather ourselves with sunscreen (Neutrogena ROCKS!), I just pick up color like it’s no ones business. It’s the Middle Eastern in me, but my son, on the other hand … it’s probably the Swiss in him that doesn’t pick up so much color. I am tan, y’all, darker than I’ve been in a long time and all of my foundation is a tad bit light.
The solution to fixing my face is easier than going out and buying all new foundation – it just takes a bit of darker powder to help warm things up.
To warm up a light foundation, try this easy trick – dip your powder brush in a matte bronzer or a slightly darker powder, which is always good to have around. Then, dip your brush in your setting powder and go about powdering your face. You end up with subtly warmer skin – problem solved!
The slanted contour brush (aka MAC’s #168) is one of my all-time favorite brushes for the face.
If you’re wondering why you need one of these – and it doesn’t necessarily need to be MAC’s – I have an entire post dedicated to its wonders. Basically, it fits right into the contours of your face and makes for good contouring/highlighting/powdering.
What are some of your favorite powder brushes?