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Summer in the tropics is scorching hot and going out in mid-day is almost skin suicide! It may be wise to skip the sun at this time to save your skin (specially if you do skin treatments like RevLite to remove sun spots and pigmentation which I have been doing in last couple of months!). I have to admit, I love the sun and getting baked at the beach but when you reach my age (ehem… 30s), restraint is needed to protect the skin and keep it young looking. Luckily, I keep loads of blushes and bronzers to keep my skin looking like I spent the weekend surfing (like I surf!!). Here is a run down of my current fave multi-tasking blush and bronzers!

1) Nars Blush/Brozer Duo in Orgasm and Laguna

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Everyone loves Nars Orgasm Blush because it suits almost every skin tone. Its peachy pink shimmer gives me a healthy glow but I love to mix this with the Laguna Bronzer to accentuate my cheekbones and add depth to my blush.

2) The Balm in Hot Mama

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This blush reminds me a bit of Nars Orgasm because of its peach pink hue but the shimmer is more obvious and has a highlighting effect. I find this shade complementary to my morena skintone and gives me my skin a healthy glow. It also doubles as a shadow and I do a swipe on my lids to add a tad of color on my eye area.

3) Pixi Beauty Bronzer in Summertime

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This is one of my fave bronzers because it truly gives me a naturally sunkissed look! (Like I spent the weekend perfecting my tan game when I was  actually sitting at home enjoying the cool AC). It has a bit of shimmer which makes my skin luminous and I love the effect when the light hits my face. It comes with a kabuki brush which can be used for the bronzer or loose powder!

4) Ofra Bronzer Trio in California Dream

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I was so happy to receive this product from OFRA when it first came out. It consists of 3 shades, a matte bronzer, a matte light pink blush and a golden shimmer/highlighter in one compact and perfect for a woman on the go. I sweep the brush on the 3 shades and apply on my cheeks for a perfect bronzy look. Shades be used as a shadow individually or combined as well.

5) Pop Beauty Double Bronzer

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This compact has a bronzer and a light peach blush, both with jewel-like pigments that illuminate skin. A little goes a long way and I sometimes just use the peach blush to accentuate my morena skin. Other days I combine it with the bronzer. Again, a little product goes a long way so don’t over-apply. You may use the bronzer to contour as well. This compact is huge, it can last you forever!

Let me know what you think of these products and I’d love to hear from you by leaving a note below.

Happy Summer, Glambabes!

xoxo,

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