Glowing and Bronzing are 2 Makeup terms that people always say when they want their makeup done a la JLo. For my personal use, I use the Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base as a blush or to warm the perimeter of my face. Ok, bring down your raised eyebrow, I received this as a birthday gift a few years ago from my sister and unfortunately it’s not available here in Rustans, but you may get this in the Duty Free shops. for around US$50.00 or its peso equivalent of P2,500.00 thereabouts.
This is a very creamy product, but has a gel like consistency, use it to warm the face and can be applied on the eyelid as a shadow base or alone. It dries to a powder finish with a very slight shimmer but hardly noticeable when applied on the skin. I wear a MAC NC 25, RCMA Shinto 1 Makeup Forever HD Y365 foundation so this shows as a really warm tan color on me. If used as a bronzer, it does double as a contour color. I love its unique smell, it transports me to another place, (hopefully Paris) and is comfortable on the skin.
Recently for the Photo shoot for the candidates of the Model of the year with the hair styling team of Jim Ryan Ros, W7 London Cosmetics was a major sponsor. We were too giddy with excitement to try their products specially their vibrant color eye shadows and lipsticks.
It is well milled and has tiny gold flecks. For the 3 looks above, the bronzer may be used as a base for any makeup application. I also applied it on the lips and used a very metallic eyeshadow as a lipstick to give a nice metal finish.
So if you don’t want to commit to the expensive bronzer of Chanel, this very good dupe from W7 will give you the same JLo finish and look you’re trying to achieve.