Sunday, January 16, 2011

V/S Inspired Beach Bronze

Hey Girls,

I wanted to do a Victoria's Secret inspired look with the dewy skin, really highlighted cheeks, shimmery eyes and the very bronzy face with a juicy lip! This reminds me of a beachy type look as well since it is very bronzy yet neutral and the lip is very natural. I was all over the place when I was creating this and used A LOT of products. I'm going to simplify it for you because this should be very easy! Basically, make your skin dewy, go crazy with your bronzer, and do a highlighted bronzy eye and whaaaala! You'll be runway and beach ready at the same time! Who knew? ;)


*Moisturize your face and let it soak in
*Mary Kay Full~Coverage Foundation in Beige 302. I mixed my foundation with Benefit's HollywoodGlo to give my skin a dewy finish. If you don't have HollywoodGlo, mix your foundation with any liquid highlighter.
*Conceal under eyes. I used Maybelline Mineral Power in Fair 0-1.
*Set face & concealer with powder. I use Hourglass Oxygen Foundation Powder in No.1.
*Contour cheek bones, and temple. Jawline is optional. I used MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Deep Dark.
*Highlight cheek bones with liquid highlighter. You want the dewy effect so don't powder over it this time :)
*BRONZER!! Lightly apply bronzer to cheeks, sides of temple, forehead, and chin. *Tip* Using your contour or bronzer, take a fluffy eyeshadow brush and lightly swirl it in the bronzer/contour color. Lightly brush the color down the center of your nose from between the eyes to the tip. Pick up a little more color and apply it where you would normally place a highlighter on your cheeks. This will create the illusion that you've been in the sun and have tan lines.
*Blush~ I used Bare Minerals in True.
*Optional Step* I placed Victoria's Secret all over shimmer powder in Candygirl just beneath my liquid highlight on my cheeks.


*Eyebrows. I use Maybelline Expert Wear pencil in Blonde and then I set it with Benefit Brow Zings Powder.
*Prime. I used Urban Decay Primer Potion
*Apply a liquid highlight into the inner corners of the eyes.
*MAC Nylon from brow-bone to lid. Get the inner corners of the eyes well! You want an "angelic" type look. Slightly bring it under the lower lash line. (White with a sheen)
*Take any smokey brown you have and place it on the lid. (EX. MAC Espresso)
*Take a Gold sheen color and place it in the crease and blend well. I used Half Baked from Urban Decay's Vol. 2 palette.
*Take a darker brown and apply it in the crease. Blend out. (EX. MAC Embark)
*Last, take your bronzer and lightly apply it between the crease and brow bone.
*Line eyes with a black pencil. Make sure it's a pencil! You want a very light application of liner. I used Urban Decay's 24/7 pencil in Zero.
*Line bottom lash line with a brown pencil. I used Urban Decay's 24/7 pencil in Bourbon.
*Line waterline with a fleshy or white eyeliner pencil. I used Benefits Highbrow.
*Apply Fake lashes. Choose the most natural looking pair you have :) Mine are Ardell 305.


*I applied ELF's lips stain in Heartbreaker and wasn't happy with the way it compliment this look :/ So, then I applied Victoria's Secret Brilliant Lip Shine in Possession (Which I LOVE BTW)


In case your guys are interested, I used Revlon's Wave Iron to get "beachy" looking hair :) I love this thing!!

I wanted to share this picture with you guys to go along with the Victoria's Secret theme :) These are 3 of my very best girl friends in the world! I feel so, so lucky to have them in my life. They are amazing. The two on the left I met in college and the one on my right is my cousin. We get asked all the time if we are sisters or twins! Hahaha. This picture was taken in the Victoria's Secret in Las Vegas for my 21st birthday... 4 years ago come September! Wow, time flys. Speaking of flying, they had these super cute flight attendant hats out for Halloween coming up, so we threw them on and snapped a picture before we got in trouble! LOL. Cheers to soul sisters!



  1. i love this look! u could be on of those VS models! okay can u please do my hair sometime? i swear, mine never looks half as good as yours!

  2. You did a great job, you look like you've just returned from two weeks of r & r at the beach. You've also inspired me to break out my Hollywood Glo again

  3. @ Jen- Next time we see each other I will tackle that hair Sistah! :)
    @Tracy- Yeay! It's such a great product and pretty versatile. I'm glad you have it! I think it's discontinued now :(

  4. yes please help me. i'm in desperate need!

  5. I agree with tracy ... i will be busting out my hollywood glo! :-)

  6. @ Ev- Yeay for re~discovering forgotten products! Hahaha
    Thanks again for theV.B. award girl <3


  7. Very pretty :)
    I love it.
    I followed!

    Hannah Lebron

  8. Gorgeous!! I Love the entire look and your hair is so cute! You could be one of the VS model your so beautiful!

  9. @ Hannah~ Following you too :)
    @ Keisha~ Awww, you're making me blush! Thank you, I'm flattered :)