Bobbi Brown’s Nude Beach Face & Body Bronzing Duo ($42), a new super-sized bronzing powder duo, does NOT mess around.
I’m pretty tan to begin with, courtesy of the Pacific Islander gene pool, but when I wear this bronzer — daaaayum! — I look hella bronzed, brah, like “Hook me up with the kama’aina discount because I’m local!”
It’s gotta be the lack of orange undertones…
Nude Beach just doesn’t have ’em. There’s a reddish, pinkish brown with a matte finish on one side and a brick reddish-like brown with a subtle sheen on the other. Both colors contain a lot of red and could pass for a natural tan. With these, whether worn separately or together, you’ll look like you’ve been surfing every day for six months!
For a faux endless summer tan that lasts all day long, on the parts of my face where the sun naturally falls — my forehead, around the edges of my face, across the tops of my cheekbones — I lightly dust a 50/50 blend of Nude Beach’s two bronzers using Sonia Kashuk’s Brush Couture Powder Brush (a great drugstore dupe for Bobbi’s $50 Bronzing Brush).
“Lightly” being the operative word here, because if I overdo it at all, Nude Beach goes from bronzed in a bikini at the beach, to pleather chaps in a mud wrestling pit.
In other words, take it easy with this bad boy. It can be tricky.
You can find the Nude Beach Bronzing Duo, along with the rest of Bobbi’s new limited edition Nude Beach summer collection, at counters and online.
PRICE: $42 for a 0.6-ounce powder compact with two shades
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, available now at Bobbi Brown counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
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If you’re watching, please take note of Tina’s fierce cheeks…
To die for!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,