Hey, you all, everybody. Beauty and the Feast recently talked with Emily Katz, lead makeup artist for Lost. If you're a Lostie, definitely check out the interview to find out how the stars look so good despite being chased by a scary, scary smoke monster. One good tip: Katz uses matte bronzer instead of a shimmery one for a more natural, I'm-stuck-on-this-island look. Dust it on your nose, cheekbones, and anywhere else the sun hits — but don't forget to wear your SPF, because sporting a real sunburn is worse than listening to Drive Shaft on repeat.
Last week, I told you about mineral bronzers, which are great for sensitive and acne-prone skin. But if you've got an oily complexion that needs shine control, matte bronzers are the best way to get a sun-kissed look. Made from extremely refined powders, these are long lasting and help to even out your skin tone.
To use, apply them where the sun would normally tan your face. Begin with a light application (they can get heavy fast) to the bridge of your nose, the apples of your cheeks, the top of your cheekbones, and your temples and blend well. They also work great for contouring to create sexy, modelesque cheekbones. Here are a few of my favorites.
Molton Brown Bareface Glow Bronzing Powder is a double-matte but very light bronzer made from extracted waterlily flower and meadowfoam seed oil. These vitamin-packed ingredients help condition your skin and protect it against free radicals. Buy it here for $30. Available in Sunstone (light) and the darker Desertrose.
Physicians Formula Baked Pyramid is a matte bronzer for the masses baked on terracotta tiles. It has this really cool and unique pyramid shape and provides you with a deep and exotic-looking glow. You can apply it wet for a darker finish or dry for a lighter look. Buy it in Baked Tan or Baked Bronze here for $11.95.
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