Bronzer for the Bronzed!

chocolategoddes

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Is it worth it for a darker skinned person to wear bronzer for the purpose of contouring/ highlighting and adding "warmth" to the skin? I've been debating whether or not I should get some 'cuz Tyra and Jay Manuel were on the Tyra Show like , " y'all need some bronzer!!!" and I was like " ummmm okay!" (lol)
I don't even know what shade to get!
So if bronzer is so neccessary, what is a good shade for us.
(I wear NC 45/50)
 

user46

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welll. i'm an NW45-43, and i have MAC's "Refined Enriched Bronzer". i like it, except for the fact that by the end of the day it just looks weird and oily and shiny on me. but thats mainly because i have extremely oily skin. so try some MAC bronzers. and i also have a sample of CARGO bronzer, and i loved it
 

Abena

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I don't have a specific one to name (because I can't find one I really LOVE) but I do wear a bronzer from time to time - I'm a NC 45 and it makes my skin look dewy and fresh. I would definitely recommend getting one.
 

Twinkle_Twinkle

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I was able to get my hands on Stila Sun Bronzer #3, which is discontinued (and amazing), but not terribly hard to find if you do a Froogle search for it. NARS and CARGO bronzers have also become favorites, and I love love love the Prescriptives Bronzing Trio. You could try Format blush (MAC) as a bronzer as well.

Also, unless the bronzer is fairly matte, avoid using it on the forhead as it will make you look oily. I think that's the reason so many people complain about MSF making them look oily. It's the shimmer on the forhead folks.
 

neeshie

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Twinkle_Twinkle
and I love love love the Prescriptives Bronzing Trio.

Ditto
 

mishameesh

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Yes! Brown girls look fab in bronzer! My fave is one by Wet n Wild- can't think of the name, though. But its just perfect! A lot of times, I just use this in place of blush. Another fave I have is Golden Bronze (loose powder bronzer) which is also nice.
 

mocha78

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? about the bronzer. I purchased bronzer today from Mac but I am not to sure on how to apply. Can I apply all over or would I only apply to the forehead, cheeks and neck?
 

Shepherdess

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We have an afro-carribean neighbour who looks stunning in bronzer. Im too shy to ask what she uses but I think it looks absolutely gorgeous on her!
You've met Tyra?- She has amazing eyes.
 

Twinkle_Twinkle

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Quote:
Originally Posted by mocha78
? about the bronzer. I purchased bronzer today from Mac but I am not to sure on how to apply. Can I apply all over or would I only apply to the forehead, cheeks and neck?

Starting at the profile of your face, you make a three motion, from the side of the forhead, to the cheeks, and down to the bottom of the chin. Like a large number 3. This keeps your application looking natural. If you bronzer is shimmery, I would stick to this method and I would be really careful about applying it to te forhead, even the sides and definately not the center of the forhead as it will make you look greasy/oily. With a more matte bronzer, on deeper skintones, you could just apply bronzer all over with a large, fluffy brush. I sometimes do this. HTH.
 

Foxybronx

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I looove bronzer,

I am a NW45 and i swear by it. Mac Refined Bronzer was decent, but i love Cargo's glow (bronzer) it makes me look like i am glowing from within.
 

Caramel_QT

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NC45 here also (geez there's a lot of us isn't there?). Anyhow I second the rec for Wet n Wild. I also like one that I have from Avon (it's a loose powder bronzer). I also have one from Mary Kay that is good, but I always forget to reach for it. It's a bit shimmery, tho.
 

blazeno.8

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I like my Victoria's Secret Mosaic Bronzer, and there is also a Mosaic Blush that is kind of like a bronzed blush. I always use it for "warmth" but not to contour or highlight.
 

braidey

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Of all the bronzers I have tried, I have had the best results with drugstore bronzers. All WOC should try these, they are beautiful

Black Radiance bronzer in Warmth Glo

Posner blush bronzer in Bronzed and Terracotta

Jordana blush in Bronze

Physicians Formula Virtual Face Powder in Bronzer

Iman bronzer in Clay and Earth

Shimmer Bronzers I like:
Milani Shimmer Strips and Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks

I am NW45​
 

Twinkle_Twinkle

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^^^ I don't find the Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick in Bronze to be all that bronze, just slightly deeper than the other Shimmerbricks, but without much if any color pay off. I'd say it's more of a highlighter than anything.
 
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