December 1, 2015
I wanted to bring swatches of the Charlotte Tilburry Filmstar Bronze Sculpt & Highlight Duo in Med/Dark because I have not seen swatches on brown skin. However, I did watch a YouTube video where the person demonstrated it on her cheeks so I already knew that the "sculpt" wouldn't work as a bronzer for me. The sculpt has shimmers that makes me feel that it's not necessarily used as a bronzer, rather something to compliment the highlighter if that makes sense. But I was enticed to buy this product after she swatched both colors in the video on her brown skin, they both turned out to be very beautiful as highlighters. I actually needed a darker highlighter for winter and I thought this would work perfectly for my needs... so I purchased it from the CT website.
November 3, 2015
I wanted to share my love for coppery bronze colors that I feel compliment various skin tones but especially women of color. I have about 30 highlighters in my collection, half of them are from Mac and the other half are from other brands. When I look through my stash, most of my highlighters are what I call pale golden or blond golden colors which doesn't always flatter my skin. Within the last two years I decided to search for more bronze colors that I thought would be more flattering on my complexion and this is what I have so far. Using these darker highlight colors on my brown/ebony complexion doesn't make me look too shimmery in my opinion.
August 24, 2015
March 14, 2015
Besides the fact that I accidentally dropped and cracked my newly arrived highlighter, I still had to photograph it for the blog. This Becca Blushed Copper Shimmering Skin Perfector is the most beautiful thing i've ever seen and I predict that this will become an absolute jewel for darker skin complexions worldwide. Before this sold out, I did place an order for another one which I will definitely handle with care once it arrives!
February 20, 2014
I've had my eyes on this Multiple from NARS ever since I've seen swatches. Multiples by NARS can be worn in several different ways, as bronzers, blushes, eye or lip colors, though I can't imagine anyone wearing these on their lips.
NaPali Coast is a very beautiful color. I would describe this multiple as a coppery/peach color with a slight metallic finish. This multiple has a duo tone blend that changes positions as the light directs itself onto the color.
I thought it would show up a little differently on me, but it's much lighter on my brown skin than I expected. This is the 3rd Multiple that I own and my favorite way to wear them is as a Blush.
October 16, 2013
Ladies... this Tom Ford Bronzed Amber Illuminating Cheek Color (discontinued) is one of the most beautiful bronzer/blush combinations I've ever seen. This illuminating cheek color can be worn as a bronzer or applied over the cheeks giving a subtle warm glow. For a women with brown skin like mine, this illuminator definitely takes my cheeks to another dimension. Similar to this is the Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Duo.
July 4, 2012
This Guerlain Terra Soleia Bronzer (discontinued) is by far one of the most beautiful bronzers I have in my entire collection. But i'm not sure why it's called a bronzer, if you look more closely at the swatches, it seems more like a highlighter than a bronzer, so I would definitely say that it is multi-functional. Check out Guerlain for similar Bronzers.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:13 PM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #guerlain, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, Bronzers, brown skin, Cheeks, Guerlain, Highlighters, swatches
April 1, 2012
November 5, 2011
Nars Irresistiblement Bronzer is so very beautiful. It's almost the exact color of my skin and therefore when I tried to swatch it, it didn't show up on my arm. Sometimes I prefer wearing Bronzers as a setting powder instead of wearing a loose powder. I apply it all over my face for a very clean natural look. Since I looked up swatches before I ordered it to make sure there wasn't any shimmer, I knew I had to have it because it was an exact match for my complexion.
September 15, 2011
Guerlain. This foundation is very lightweight and blends perfectly with my orange/reddish undertones. I usually have to mix colors to match my skin tone but with Guerlain I have to say it was nearly perfect, almost as perfect as my all time favorite Tawny by Fashion Fair. My color in Guerlain was #25 Dior Fonce' and this foundation cost $57 for 10 fl ozs.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:41 PM Labels: #brownskin, #guerlain, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, Bronzers, brown skin, Cheeks, Face, Foundations, Guerlain, Highlighters, swatches
August 17, 2011
This was so unlike me buying on impulse because I never seem to pick up what I really need... that's why it's good to keep a small "wishlist" handy for any impromptu makeup shopping I do.