Nine Powders, Creams and Primers To Help You Keep Your Bronzy Summer Glow

I hate when we get to that time of year where the focus is on Fall instead of Summer! I’m a hot, sunny day girl, all the way! Since we love to be outside and get those free bronzy glows, I’ve got a list of products that will keep you glowing year round. This is just a roundup for now, but I’ve got swatches to come!

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Liquids

Maybe I should have saved the best for last, but these are definitely the best bang for your buck! They are more concentrated and give you the glowing effect instantly. I use these almost everyday.

Japonesque Color Liquid Light in Bronze – Here’s a product that gives you the bronze glow without looking too obvious!

Make Up For Ever Uplight in Bronze - This is actually a gel product, and it’s got a fair amount of glitter in it. If you’re going to use it, only do a little at a time.

Koh Gen D Illuminator in Beige - This is a much lighter shade, but the microfine sheen is irreplacable. Again, I found this product after taking a class with celebrity makeup artist Sheika Daley. I couldn’t believe what it did to the skin! [ glow_primer

Primers

Primers are the most subtle way to add a glow to your skin. These products barely had enough pigment to show on camera, but you can see it more on bare skin.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiant Bronze - Laura Mercier makes a lightweight lotion-y primer that melts into the skin.

Becca Cosmetics Bronzing Skin Perfector - Super lightweight, almost undetectable.

Smashbox ‘Photo Finish’ Luminizing Foundation Primer – This gives the slightest golden glow under makeup. If anything, get it for the texture. Your makeup will glide on effortlessly!

 

Glowing Powders
Powders

These are the most practical, and probably the most common way to add a glow to the skin. You can brush it on with or without foundation, and you can also use them to easily highlight and contour.

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish – A cult favorite! It adds sheen and a bunch of color at the same time. You can use it wet or dry, and it comes in a million limited edition colors. If you see one that you like, don’t hesitate, just get it! Metal Rock will always be my favorite–RIP.

Cover Girl Bronzer in Ebony Bronze – A fan favorite. I’ll say it over and over again–it’s the perfect brown girl bronzer. And for less than$10, how can you beat that? [See swatch and review here]

Shea Moisture Illuminating Powder – Ah, a newbie! These products are available exclusively at Target. You’ll get a light, but buildable glow with this one.

 

Japonesque Color Liquid Light  / Smashbox ‘Photo Finish’ Luminizing Foundation Primer  / Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation Sheer Beige Illuminator  / BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25+  / MAKE UP FOR EVER Uplight Face Luminizer Gel  / Laura Mercier ‘Radiance’ Foundation Primer M·A·C ‘Mineralize’ Skinfinish  / CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer

Do you have a favorite product that gives you a glow? Share it below! 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Beauty and Fashion Picks!

Bobbi Brown ‘Extra’ Skincare Set / Smashbox ‘Studio Prep’ Set / Mario Badescu ‘Complexion Perfection’ Kit  / stila lip glaze set  / NARS ‘Schiap’ Lip & Nail Set  / Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Yves Saint Laurent ‘Essential’ Collection / NARS Cheek Palette / M·A·C ‘Look in a Box – All About Beige’ Kit  / Bobbi Brown ‘Nude on Nude’ Color Set 

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is one of those legendary events that people plan for forever. The deals are intense; and you can almost never leave with only one thing! I created a Nordies wishlist that would look perfect in my makeup and skincare collection. If you happen to pick any of these up, let me know!!

Since I’m actually trying to revamp my closet (for the 42353th time), here are some items I’d like to wear!

50 MAC Lipstick Swatches from 5 Bloggers

50 MAC Lipstick Swatches

When Melody at Cosmetically Challenged asked if I wanted to collaborate on a new project, I instantly said yes!

I’m modeling 10 lipsticks for you, including five permanents: New York Apple, Jubilee, Honeylove, Diva and Creme De La Femme. The five limited edition shades are Yung Rapunxel, Phosporescent, Style Curve, Kango-Rouge and Venemous Violet.

MAC Lipsticks

Ready to see the other 40 shades? Click on the ladies below for more!



50 Shades of MAC Directory

Burnout: My Current State of Blogging Affairs

Blogging burnout Erin Baynham

Over the past two weeks, I’m having an issue that I’ve never really felt before. I’m overwhelmed and burning out at a rapid rate. Stay with me.

I work as a web content creator at my day job. I update the site all day, make changes, upload files, re-design pages, etc. I have this job to pay the bills, to look good on my resume, and to keep me constantly learning. While I’m there, Scandalous Beauty is always in the back of my mind. Always. Always. Should I do a roundup or review items individually? Maybe I should re-start my podcast. I know some amazing people who would be perfect to feature. I have to write that brand and let them know how amazing they are. I need a new email campaign.How do I get an opportunity to do what that blogger is doing? I need to tweak my layout for the 432nd time. Maybe I can post on Youtube every week. How do I get more comments? Why am I not doing more makeup on myself? Does anyone actually read my blog? 

The list goes on and on and on.

To make matters worse (or better, depending how you look at it), I’ve gotten serious about a new venture I’m starting. I finally let my guard down, built my confidence up, and started to power through the fear that has been holding me back for years. I’m not the type to talk and talk about something before it happens, so I’ll just say it’s insanely time consuming. Setting up, researching, creating marketing plans, learning, and being freaking terrified is a lot to deal with.

After nine years of blogging, I am sick of being mediocre. I want to do more. I want to be stellar.  [Read more...]