I’m pretty fair-skinned and I always end up buying bronzer that I think will work for me (the whole point being it makes you darker) but it ends up being TOO dark, and I look crazy. How do you choose the right shade?! Help.
I, as a fellow pale girl, feel your pain. I look back at certain photos from right after college (when I started trying out bronzer) and I gasp at how ORANGE I look. Like crazy Jersey Shore status…it’s not great. But here’s some rules to follow when it comes to choosing bronzer.
Find a bronzer that’s only 2-3 shades darker than your natural skin tone: If you go any darker than 2-3 shades (even 3 is a lot for fair skin), you will INSANE. Trust me.
Fair skin: look for peachy/bronze hues – you want warmth.
Medium/olive skin: look for golden brown shades of bronze.
Dark skin: you can go for a rich bronze with orange undertones (because it won’t show up orange on your skin, like it will for us pale people)
Apply lightly at first: You can always build it up! What I usually do is I”ll apply a little just where the sun would hit your face (the bridge of your nose, cheek bones, hairline) and then I walk away and look at myself in another mirror with different lighting. If all looks good, I apply just a little bit more and test it again. Good Lighting is KEY for seeing exactly how you are going to look outside your house.
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE BRONZERS:
Good luck! xo