Friday, January 13, 2012

Sunkissed Glow

Hey everyone!

Hope you all have  a great week so far =) It's almost weekend, and I have  a day off on Monday. Yay! I'm so excited to go hiking this Saturday at Castle Rock. It's a California State Park, and it's about to be closed down in the middle of the year. So sad =( I've hiked there before, and it's a pity to have such a nice park closed down.

It's supposed to be winter, but the weather here in San Jose seems nothing like it! I see people wear shorts and flip flops everywhere. It does get colder at night, though. Here, people tend to say that they get pale in the winter. That's why they prefer Summer where they can get that sun-kissed glow on their skin. I was just trying a bunch of different things and ended up with this bronze look. Since I'm a makeup newbie, I've never heard about a bronzer before. It's supposed to give color to your pale face.

My skin is not fair nor tanned. I've never obsessed of having a lighter-colored skin or a tanner skin, but I do like playing with makeup and trying out different look. So, here what I have.

To get the sunkissed look, I use this bronzer from NYC called Sun 2 Sun. It has two shades. I usually use the lighter shade to bring color on my face, but for this particular look, I use the darker shade to give more umph =P  I use the bronzer as my contour also. I apply the darker one in the hollow of my cheeks and my temple and my jaw.


Then, I use my favorite blush from Skin Food that I got from Jakarta. It's buildable, so you can apply it several times until you get the flush of color you like.


I'm a fan of giving highlight to my face now. You can see how giving your face a highlight can make a difference. Plus it looks good on the camera! I use this Wet 'N Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Powder. I typically don't like using this powder on daily basis because it has glitter in it that makes your face too shimmery if you just swirl your brush with product on your face. As a highlight I use the 2 shades on the left and apply them just above the apple of my cheeks in upward motion to my temple.


And here's the before and after =)



Tips: I use a shimmery champagne eyeshadow stick on my lower lash line to make my eyes pop

Thanks for reading! Have a great day =)

Jibber Jabber:
  • So excited for the long weekend. Woohoo!
  • I'm about to get myself busy with job search
  • I'm planning to get straight As this quarter
  • Loving my new eyelash curler from e.l.f - review coming soon
  • My lipstick collection post got erased accidentally =(
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  1. The Skin Food blush packaging alone makes me want to try it! Very cute. I just subscribed to you. I'm still in the beginning process of getting my blog off the ground and I'd appreciate the support. Shameless self-promotion! :-P

  2. Hi there! My friend said exactly the same thing about the blush. I guess it is pretty cute =)
    I also am promoting my own blog, no shame about that. Just followed yours. Keep blogging! =)

  3. Appreciate it! I am enjoying your posts. Good stuff. I just took a bunch of pictures today of products I plan to post and write reviews on in the coming weeks.