Flowers are dandy, but we’d be lying if we said our favorite part of spring wasn't sporting a sun-kissed, golden glow. Of course, the healthiest bronze is a faux bronze, so self tanner and bronzer are Team MDC essentials. Much to our sun-craving delight, the golden glow is taking it a step further this season—the complete bronzed babe look was seen strutting the runways of Gucci, Roberto Cavalli and Diane von Furstenberg’s Spring 2013 shows.
Contouring and varied shades of bronze are key to nailing this new look, and it’s also easy to transition from day to night. Here are our tips on perfecting bronze makeup, whether you’re beach-bound or dressed to the nines.
With a focus on skin, brows, and eye shadow, the look above, spotted at Roberto Cavalli’s Spring 2013 show, is a perfect daytime version of the bronzed trend.
Here are a few tips to remember.
Prime: Your sun-kissed skin is the star of the show, so apply primer to keep your foundation and bronzer looking fresh all day. We love Giorgio Armani Fluid Master Primer.
Contour: To give your look dimension, contouring is essential. Check out our guide to contouring for a flawless face for expert tips.
Gild your lids: With this trend, the bronze goes beyond your cheeks. Swipe a gold eye shadow on your eyelids and lower lash lines for maximum impact. We like Maybelline Color Tattoo Metal 24 Hr Cream Gel Shadow in Gold Rush, or Lorac 3D Liquid Lustre in Gold Glitter.
Taking your bronzed look from day to night is easy with a few simple add-ons. Here’s how to perfect the nighttime bronze, pictured above at Gucci’s Spring 2013 show.
Top off your golden lids with a dramatic dose of black liner, like Yves Saint Laurent Dessin Du Regard Crayon Yeux Haute Tenue.
To take your look a step further, apply false lashes. We like Make Up For Ever’s Individual lashes for a subtle look, and Urban Decay Urban Lash False lashes for drama.
Finally, finish off with a swipe of your favorite nude lipstick- the perfect complement to your golden skin and dramatic eyes.
Are you on board with the bronzed babe look? Let us know if you’ll be wearing the daytime or nighttime version below!
Photos: Siren, Style.com