Effortless Radiance: Products to Bronze, Flush + Glow
May 4, 2016
Decades ago, beauty lovers who wanted to artfully enhance their cheeks had but a single option: blush. And although the just-pinched look was preferable to a completely pale pallor, a rosy pink powder on the apples of the cheeks is positively one-dimensional compared to the spectrum of colors at our disposal today. Instead of simply focusing on rouge, consider integrating a lush bronzer and a luminous highlighter for the most stunning cheeks of the season. Here are some of my favorite options to effortlessly bronze, flush, and glow:
BRONZE // Apply to the hollows of your cheeks and along the perimeters of the face for a more defined and sculpted result.
Tom Ford Bronzing Powder Gold Dust: Housed in a sleek white compact, this luxurious tan powder layers beautifully so it cannot be overapplied, even on fair skin!
Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer: For those who seek a bronzer with liquid texture, this amber elixir is a must because of its rich color payoff and lovely blendability.
Gucci Golden Glow Bronzer in Indian Sand: Excellent for medium skin tones, this warm and velvety shade (embossed with unmistakable “double G’s”) also doubles as a light contour.
Orlane Powder Multi-Soleil Bronzer: With an otherworldly scent and classic French appeal, this bronzer features four shades in one for brilliant customization.
Chantecaille Compact Soleil in St. Barth: Finely milled with a satin finish, St. Barth is true tan for a classic tawny effect.
Sisley Paris Phyto-Touche Illusion D’Ete Compact Sun Glow Bronzing Powder: An innovative gel-meets-powder hybrid, one swatch of this gossamer-light formula and you’ll instantly know why this bronzer has reached cult status.
FLUSH // Try using your fingers to blend these luscious cream formulas on the apples of the cheeks.
La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Plum Glow: The pearlescent mauve tone is universally flattering for a demurely natural take on blush.
Le Métier de Beauté Creme Fresh Tint for Lips and Eyes in Zinnia: A mere dab of this versatile, fuchsia pink tint delivers instant vibrancy to the face.
Estée Lauder Genuine Glow Blushing Creme for Lips and Cheeks: Debuting in June (keep an eye out!), this gem features portable packaging and a retractable stick for rosy radiance on the go.
GLOW // We all can benefit from a boost of luster: Focus application on the upper cheekbones, along the brow bones, and down the bridge of the nose for a sophisticated sheen.
Edward Bess All Over Seduction in Sunlight: A handbag staple, this golden pearlescent formula is nearly invisible until light (natural or artificial) hits your face and the dreamy illuminating effect activates.
Kevyn Aucoin The Guardian Angel Cream Highlighter: Ethereal doesn’t even begin to describe this new, slightly iridescent pink cream. Sweep it along the high points of the face for a heavenly incandescence.
Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer in #15 Soft Peach: For those who prefer their highlighter in a powder format, try swirling this majestic mélange of pearl white, sensual gold, and tender apricot on the upper cheekbones for a lit-from-within look.