Townsville Bulletin - Townsville Eye - - Beauty - WORDS: SALLY COAT ES

A ra­di­ant sum­mer glow can be the best beauty ac­ces­sory, giv­ing the face a gor­geous golden fil­ter. What’s not so gor­geous is sun­burn and dry skin, so don’t slack on the SPF and in­stead give the money-maker a help­ing hand by ap­ply­ing shim­mery golden bronz­ers that will make your skin sing.

While bronzer can be in­tim­i­dat­ing (no­body wants to re­sem­ble C-3PO from Star Wars) Yvette Hess, cre­ator and owner of PONi cos­met­ics, has a few tips for nail­ing the golden glow, start­ing with the right prod­uct.

“Bronzer is used to add warmth, di­men­sion and glow to your skin,” she says.

“It is a per­fect prod­uct to throw on when you feel like you need to give your­self a lit­tle con­fi­dence boost.

“We made our bronzer, Uni­corn Cho­co­late, in a way that it’s su­per easy to use for the ev­ery­day lady.

“You can use this kind of prod­uct on the eyes, nose, hair­line and cheeks – it’s su­per ver­sa­tile.”

That ver­sa­til­ity shines through when you con­sider you can use bronzer for an all-over glow or as a face con­tour, just be sure to have the right brushes.

“Change your brush size de­pend­ing on what you’re try­ing to achieve,” Yvette says.

“A sim­ple blush brush can add a beau­ti­ful, nat­u­ral all-over glow but you can switch to a smaller or firmer brush to add some con­tour to the cheeks and around the hair­line.

“You can also achieve this by squeez­ing your blush brush at the base of the bris­tles, which makes the bris­tles firmer and con­densed and saves you from buy­ing another brush. The fluffier the brush, the more your bronzer gets dis­persed. The firmer the brush, the more con­cen­trated the colour ap­pli­ca­tion will be.

“Re­mem­ber that when us­ing a dense brush your colour will be darker, so be a bit more care­ful that you don’t turn your face brown.”

The ver­sa­til­ity doesn’t stop there – that shim­mer­ing golden hue can make your eyes shine, too.

“Bronzer can even be used as eye­shadow,” Yvette says. “I find most bronz­ers are a gor­geous golden brown, which is flat­ter­ing on every eye colour.

“You can use a sim­ple eye­shadow brush or even your fin­ger (when des­per­ate) to ap­ply some to the eyes. It re­ally is one of those make-up bag es­sen­tials.”

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