Wednesday, February 10, 2010

When Pale Is Too Pale

There's pale and then there's see through. Some celebs relish in a winter white complexion year-round while others can't seem to stay away from the tanning salon (you know who you are) resulting in orange skin. While either color is enviable, as we are in the midst of colder temps and award season, finding a balance is key.

Anne Hathaway (pictured) and Nicole Kidman can rock a porcelain complexion without looking transluscent. But others, like myself, should really consider a tan before posing for pics. Yes, I said it. There is such a thing as too pale, especially when said tone doesn't work with your actual God-given coloring. I look green when I don't have SOME color!

Rule of thumb: If your skin contains yellow undertones, you'll look sickly without some sort of golden glow. Even in winter, fake it up, ladies.

Here are 4 picks for natural faux bronze products that will work wonders in winter and still keep you wrinkle free:

Scott Barnes Body Bling - If diamonds are a girl's best friend than body bling is the skin's b.f.f. It's like a veil of deliciously golden, shimmery sheen part oil, part cream that drenches the skin in the most fabulous bronze hue. Washes off with soap and water. J.Lo is a fan of Mr. Barnes.

St. Tropez Bronzing Rocks, Bronzing Powder and Radiance Mousse - These three products highlight, sculpt and define key areas and can be used to shade, define and contour areas like the shoulder blades, d├ęcolletage and cleavage. Jamie Lynn Sigler is a fan of the line.

Cargo Multi-Mix Bronzer - Designed for the face but can be used on the body, this gel bronzer is genius (and a personal favorite) for customizing a natural glow. Made sans parabens, sulfates and synthetic fragrances, the bronzer can be mixed in with your favorite lotion and washed off with soap and water. Evangelline Lily is a fan of the eco-friendly brand.

Jergens Natural Glow Express Body Moisturizer - It's a lotion with buildable color (use daily until you achieve your desired hue). Comes in light to medium and medium to dark formulas. One of the best out there as it doesn't streak and the color is extrememly natural.


VaidaG said...

I've been really pale all of my life, so thanks, for the product naming ;)

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