If you’re going to yell at your TV for any reason, be it to protest the nonsense that occurs on those Bravo reunion shows (“Leave Lisa Vanderpump alone!”), or to scream “NO! DON’T DO IT!” at that one character in that movie who goes down into the basement where the killer clown is hiding, even though everybody with any common sense at all knows that’s where the killer clown is hiding, I highly recommend that you do so while wearing bronzer.
Here, I’m screaming at the movie The Stepfather while wearing the new Too Faced Bonjour Soleil Bronzing Wardrobe palette, which, by the way, does all sorts of cool sh*t.
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It sculpts cheeks, warms your overall complexion and highlights skin for that “I’m dancing in the middle of a Miami street in booty shorts and a crop-top” J.Lo glow.
Heck, even just holding the sassy striped package makes me feel a little better.
I really do believe in the positive power of surrounding yourself with beautiful things — even the littlest, most frivolous things like makeup.
This palette just makes smile.
Bonjour Soleil’s raison d’être is to create warm, bronzy glows and contoured looks. It’s a face palette with three powder bronzers, each one specializing in a specific task.
Chocolate Soleil, a matte bronzer with rosy undertones
Chocolate Soleil is infused with cocoa powder, which, Too Faced says, works as an antioxidant on the skin.
OK, and it also SMELLS LIKE CHOCOLATE. Like, seriously. One sniff, and I want to devour a plate of brownies.
It’s the sole matte in the palette, and I’m glad it was added. I really like mattes for contouring, and the rosy tones in this one make defining and chiseling cheekbones easy, especially if you want to maintain a natural look.
Light and medium skin tones should love Chocolate Soleil, but if you’re around my shade or darker (as you probably know by now, but just in case you don’t, I’m a MAC NC42), I think you can still work it. Just be careful how much you use, because I’ve noticed that if I go in too heavy, the rosy undertones make my skin look a little gray…
Sun Bunny, a shimmery pinkish, peachy bronzer
How cute is this!? I think it’s a tad light for me as a bronzer, so I use it more to highlight. Lighter lasses should be all good.
Great for giving all-over warmth to light and medium skin tones. Just do a light dusting all over with a big fluffy brush; then go on about your day being awesome.
Now, as a straight-up contouring shade…
I find that when I want to really carve out my cheeks, matte bronzers, or bronzers with very little shimmer in them, seem to do a better job. When I wear matte bronzers under my cheekbones, I just think they define the area better than shimmery bronzers do, which is not to say that you shouldn’t use Sun Bunny to contour… Shoot, you know how it is. In the world of makeup, do what you please. If shimmers work better for you, go for it.
Snow Bunny, a shimmery pinkish beige
Combine all four of Snow Bunny’s colors for a pinkish beige bronzy glow. I think most gals/guys will use this one as a highlighter, but pale princesses may want to use it to add all-over warmth.
Oh! Something else to try: mix Sun Bunny with Snow Bunny for your own customized bronzer/highlighter shade. I like a 50/50 mix applied on my upper cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose and on my cupid’s bow.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,