Top 10 Makeup Felonies
No one is innocent, not even Paris Hilton. Celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles tells which beauty crimes to avoid
8. OverbronzingProblem: Too much bronzer can make your face look dirty or too orange, or too shimmery if you're using a bronzer that isn't matte.
Solution: "I do like a bronzer with a little sheen to it, just be careful where you apply it or you'll be guilty of mistake No. 9," says Stiles. "There are a few companies that make lovely matte bronzers that look completely realistic. Benefit Hoola, $28, is always in my kit. Physicians Formula is almost entirely made up of bronzers." The color of your bronzer, like foundations, should change throughout the year as well. A little bronzer in the winter can add a touch of warmth without making you look too tan.
Tip: Guerlain Terracotta Spray Bronzing Powder Mist, $57, is a foundation in a spray that offers a very realistic tan color. Spray it in your hand then apply with a flat foundation brush to cover tan lines or add a touch of color on your forehead and cheekbones to warm up skin without it looking like makeup.
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