Sunday 24 April 2016

Sun Stripping

We've had contouring, strobing and baking, but now we have sun stripping; an old technique whereby bronzer is applied from cheek to cheek and across the nose to create a natural faux glow. Typically, sun stripping is all about using a matte bronzer, no highlight and accentuating where the sun would naturally hit your face - Across the cheeks and nose. For me, I like to apply a light sweep of bronzer across my temples to add an overall sun-kissed finish which is something that the technique doesn't include. 

Over the past couple of weeks I have been trying out different bronzers that are most suited to sun stripping and I have a handful of products that get the job done. 

First up is the Benefit Dew The Hoola*; a new release that has me smitten. This offering is a great option if you want a subtle, dewy look that will compliment any natural make up day. I like to apply the Clarins Treasures Summer Bronzing Compact* on top if I'm after a stronger finish, as it is made up of four matte bronzers that can be tailored to your complexion and gives off an effortless wash of colour. 

The Topshop Contour Cream in Sweep is one that should be use lightly and for me, I prefer to only use it on my temples to add definition to my face when using the sun stripping technique. 

The Benefit Hoola Bronzer* is the crème de la crème of sun stripping bronzers, as it has a matte formula that looks natural when applied to the skin. When applied straight to the cheeks and nose it can be easily blended out to create a sun-kissed, glowing complexion.  

Have you tried sun stripping?

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