Welcome to Everyday Effortless by Klava Z, which is a bi-weekly beauty series showing you how to do flawless, fresh, fun and natural makeup looks for everyday life.
This week I will show you how I created an effortless bronzed makeup look that is perfect for casual get together with friends or family, like brunch.
I love going out for brunch! Nothings says better that the weekend is here then leisurely stretching out your meal and socializing with friends or family from breakfast to lunch. I religiously set aside time for brunches and am always in search of the next best place for it! I don’t mind even cheating on my usually clean diet with delicious brunch classics like pancakes or eggs benny – I consider it a treat.
When I get ready for a brunch with my girlfriends, I want to look fresh, stylishly casual and not too done up. To achieve the happy glow (which doesn’t alway come naturally at the end of the work week) I really focused on the skin to make it look extra radiant and bronzed. Skin is your canvas, so think about it as a foundation of your look. Not only in a way that it should look flawless, but that it can reflect the feel of the makeup you are going for. For example, I wouldn’t think to do a matte finish on the skin for this casual look, but might consider it for a night time going out look.
I used pink tones on the eyes as those colours complement bronzed skin beautifully. I saw lots of pink and other sunset eyeshadow colours on the Spring/Summer 2016 runway shows and it’s promising to be another big trend along with a pop of blue on the eyes. Such a pretty trend and easy to wear! Keep reading on how to create this look and how to nail the perfect glowy bronzer application. If you would like to learn more techniques and become a pro at your own makeup then see me for a makeup lesson.
As I mentioned above, skin for this effortless bronzed makeup look is supposed to emanate healthy radiance and that’s why I only used a light application of a creamy and hydrating BB cream that has a dewy finish. No setting with powder required unless you have oily skin because it will take away that glowy finish that we are after. Oilier skin types use the powder mostly in the T-zone and definitely skip the cheekbones. Usually the glow will come through the powder in an hour or so and will look just right.
The next step will give you a three in one effect so that you can spend less time on makeup and more time enjoying your eggs benny. 😉 I’m all about finding ways to speed up and simplify my makeup routine.
TECHNIQUE – EFFORTLESS GLOWY BRONZER
It is important to choose the right product for this because if it’s right then instead of applying blush, then your bronzer and then a highlighter you can do it all at once. I used a Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc that has four sections of different colours in shimmery (as the name would suggest 🙂 ) peach bronze colours. With a big buffing brush I swirled over all four colours a few times to have a bit of every colour on the brush evenly. In circular buffing motions I applied this blush/bronzer combination along the cheekbones and on the apples of the cheeks, starting with the edges of the face and bringing colour to the middle and blending really well. Remember to always start with a place where you want the darkest colour because the brush will have the most amount of product on it at first. Then I kept going along the forehead hairline and touched the chin lightly with what was left on the brush. The main colour concentration should be on the cheeks. Voila, the face has a gorgeous peachy sun kissed dewy look to it.
I find that it’s always helpful to get a visual to makeup instructions, so a short video will be coming up on my Instagram @KlavaZ.makeup showing this technique.
I applied a light eyeshadow as a base all over the lids to brighten the eyes and then blended a soft warm pink eyeshadow along and slightly on top of the eye crease. Women often stay away from pink eyeshadows thinking it might make eyes look tired, but it all depends on the application. In this effortless bronzed makeup look the pink is what makes this look so perfect for spring! Eyes were finished with a generous application of mascara.
A swipe of a glossy nude sheer lipstick was all that’s needed. It will come off when you will be devouring your delicious brunch food, so might as well use a colour that won’t change the look much once it’s gone. 😉
Here are the key products to achieving this look.
Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream SPF 20. It’s a make-up and skincare hybrid that moisturizes, protects, perfects and enhances the skin to create the signature Burberry healthy-looking, even toned, dewy glow. It has sheer but buildable coverage and feels very creamy going on and then settles into a more lightweight texture on the skin. It’s pigmented enough to even out redness on the skin which not many BB creams can do due to being too sheer.
Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Peach Mosaic. I love multi-use products like this! It has 4 different colours ranging from light peach to bronze and you can use it on the eyes, cheeks or body. This is a baked formula that glides easily upon application and has a strong pearly finish to it that might be too shimmery for some occasions but perfect for others. I can see it being a staple for me in the summer.
Estee Lauder Foundation Brush #3. This one is a large full powder foundation brush with a rounded top edge. It is quite dense which means it will provide fuller coverage and apply the product more intense. Can be used for powder and liquid. I also like to use it if I need to apply bronzer or foundation to décolletage area since it’s such a big brush.
Burberry Eye Colour Silk in Rose Pink #201. An ultra-blendable, silky smooth powder eye shadow that offers high colour intensity. The super-soft, weightless formula gives strong colour pay-off and a smooth finish. The colour is a very warm toned matte pink that looks beautiful on those with warm skin undertones.
Burberry Eye Colour Silk in Porcelain #100. Same as above in terms of texture and feel. This one is a pale shimmering ivory champagne, which is a great base colour to use for many looks and also work really well as an under-brow highlighter because the amount of shimmer in it is just right.
Burberry Kisses Sheer Nude Beige #201. This is a new formula of lipstick that Burberry launched just over a month ago and I love how it feels on the lips! The lightweight gel texture melts onto the lips, delivering a shiny tint in just one swipe. It locks in moisture and conditions lips with a signature blend of rosehip, tea and lavender. The sheer shine finish packs a lot of pigment which has a translucent quality to it. So even they are sheer in texture, the colour pay off is actually stronger then you would expect. Once the glossy finish wears of, the colour stays on almost like a stain, so it has great longevity to it which is hard to find in moisturizing lipsticks. This colour is a true beige that is not too brown or peach.
GLAMMED UP VERSION OF THE LOOK
To give this casual look a bit more drama I added warm brown eyeshadow in the outer corner and the middle of the crease and also used it to lightly define the bottom lash line. I also packed on a pretty pink glitter on the eyelids, but unfortunately, it’s hard to capture glitter on camera in natural light, so you can’t really see it in photos. 🙁 I kept the lips nude but layered the lipstick a few times for the colour to come through a bit more.
Here it is, my Brunching – Effortless Bronzed Makeup Look that you can see me wearing often, even when I’m not out for brunch. If I don’t have time to put together a properly finished look, just applying mascara, concealer and this type of glowy peachy bronzer is all I need to look my best natural polished self. 😉
I hope you will give this look a try and if you do, I would love to see it! Don’t be shy, post your interpretation of this look on Instagram with a tag #EffortlessbyKlavaZ.
Come back soon to check out the next new look and tips on how to achieve it! And in the meantime, follow me on Instagram @KlavaZ.makeup and Facebook Klava Zykova Makeup Artist and Educator for everyday makeup inspiration and to see what I’m up to.
Have an effortless beauty day!
Photos Throne Photography
Model Ashley Models International Management
Hair TopKnot Hairstyling by Kirsty MacDonald
Styling Toast Special Events