Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Bronzing and Temporary Tanning with Makeup Forever Face & Body

You have probably all seen me rave about Make Up For Ever Face and Body foundation here but I had to bring it up again so I could add how great this product is for bronzing and temporary tanning.

I always start by prepping the skin well making sure I have a really clean well moisturised base to work from before I start applying makeup.

Following the base application I like to sweep the tiniest drop of Face & Body in a gorgeous nutty, tan shade (no.12 is usually perfect) across the apples of the cheeks, bridge of the nose and across the forehead using a dual fibre brush. I really work the product in blending with a light circular motion and build the colour where needed to get a flawless bronzed glow. Remember to pay attention to ears and necks too!

I find the the sheer, slightly dewy finish of the Face & Body gives a more natural tanned look as apposed to many traditional powder based bronzers. When used with a light touch you can let freakles show through too, adding to the natural finish we want.

I also follow the same procedure for the body, buffing a darker shade of Face & Body than I used for the base into the skin. I concentrate the colour where the sun usually hits most such as the shoulders, chest, outer arms, ect and blend, blend, blend, the colour outward.

As the Make Up For Ever Face and Body is transfer and water resistant you don't have to worry about the colour disappearing or ruining clothing which is a huge bonus!

Let me know what tips you have for getting a summer glow by leaving a message in the comments section below.


  1. Thanks for the tips! To be honest, I SUCK at applying makeup. I don't use bronzer, but it's only because I never apply it well, or maybe I have tried the wrong brands! I definitely should check out Make Up Forever Face and Body.

  2. i love face atelier foundation in shade 5 on my skin (like you said: really worked in) for bronzing on myself.

    i also love Lorac's liquid bronzer which probably has a proper name that i can't remember. It's got a bit of shimmer so i don't use it on myself all the time. i put it on a model with beautiful olive skin last week and my heart melted it looked so good on her!

  3. Great tips. I love this brand.

  4. I just checked out your website and your work is phenomenal! I am an aspiring makeup artist and your work is exactly the style I love, and I hope to be as good as you! The MUF face and body is all I use for a natural perfect skin look too! then I follow with a tad benefit hula bronzer and loose finishing powder, for a little extra glow i add a face "magic gel" from perscriptives! any tips on where to start on a path to makeup as a professional career? is school 100% necessary?

  5. Need a summer glow tip? Healthy eating, excercise, and fun in the sun!

  6. will you ever update this again? I have to admit it was one of my favourites so I hope you do :)!

  7. I LOVE this foundation so far. I made a big mistake to try mac face and body because that was horrible. Mac face and body broke me out had a tacky feeling and barely any coverage. Not to mention the color selection is horrible.
    HOWEVER, i love this foundation
    -Many colors to choose from
    -If you choose a color slightly off, it will blend wonderfully because its light
    -Packaging is beautiful
    -Makes skin looks natural but enhance

    I dont hate this foundation yet and hopefully it will remain that way :)

  8. Great post and very useful information. I just like it very much.I will try to follow all those tips. Thanks a lot.