Bronzing Without the Rays - Expert Makeup Tips and Review

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I was given a great opportunity it review a couple products from Mary Kay to keep up with my summer time makeup looks. Before the review, I was given a list of tips on how to make my summer look work from Makeup Artist Virginia Linzee. There are a lot of great tips here for your to use in your own Mary Kay application.

o   Start with Mary Kay® CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in a tone one shade darker than your own. Don’t be afraid! This product is sheer, which means it’s easy to blend. Blend the CC Cream all the way down to the chest and shoulders, if they are showing.
o   The next step is to contour using a bronzer like Mary Kay® Bronzing Powder. Pick a color that is one to three shades darker than your own. Using a cheek brush, apply exactly where the sun hits the face naturally, especially the hairline, temples, tip of the nose, cheeks and chin. For an all-over glow, hit the shoulders and the top of the collar bone, too.
o   When applying bronzer, using the right brush is a “must,” as it keeps application soft, while helping blend the color for a natural-looking glow. As a final step, use a clean makeup sponge to fully blend the makeup.
o   In the summer, it can be hard to maintain a makeup look from morning to night. Use Mary Kay® Makeup Finishing Spray by Skindinävia to help makeup last for up to 16 hours. It’s also a great refreshing spray to use throughout the day!
o   Battle the shine with Mary Kay® Beauty Blotters Oil-Absorbing Tissues. I keep them in my purse for touch-ups when I'm on the go.

There is a little background information about Virginia Linzee. 

Virginia Linzee
Celebrity Makeup Artist
As far back as she can remember, Virginia Linzee has painted.  Growing up in Alabama, she was the kind of kid who was always making art projects out of everyday life. 
Virginia Linzee began her career in fine arts and applied her artistic skill and vision to “paint” the famous faces of celebrities, musicians and models. As an artist who enjoys working on all mediums and with all kinds of people, Virginia has an exceptional ability to translate her visions into gorgeous looks and found herself painting faces in a literal sense.  She is constantly inspired by nature and takes a “less is more” approach with makeup application.  As Virginia says, “I want to see the woman rather than the paint.”
With an artist’s mindset, Virginia tuned her talent to help top musicians like Drake, Cobra Starship and Cold War Kids get stage-ready. Her love for beauty and social personality has also helped Virginia build a notable roster of actor and athlete clients including Madeline Stowe, Andie MacDowell, Cheryl Hines, Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Natalie Coughlin, to name a few.
Virginia’s work can be seen in the glossy pages of top print and editorial magazines such as FlauntTIMEWWDNYLON and Men’s Journal. She’s applied beauty looks that have graced the most coveted runways such as Oscar de la Renta, Anna Sui, Alexander Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and more.  She also has appeared on a variety of TV shows, including Tim Gunn’s “The Revolution” and the 2014 season of “Project Runway All Stars.”
Virginia lives on Long Island and pursues her career with a goal to obtain new relationships and an overall appreciation for humanity. With a passion for all things beautiful, she looks to grow and share her vision through the art of makeup. 

Pretty cool, right?? I got to try out 4 of the products described above. The Mary Kay® Beauty Blotters Oil-Absorbing Tissues, Mary Kay® Makeup Finishing Spray by Skindinävia, Mary Kay® Bronzing Powder and the Mary Kay® CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15. I loved all of these. I have always really enjoyed every product I have ever tried from Mary Kay. I think they have good quality makeup and their beauty products are just great. As a matter of fact, my favorite makeup remover is the Mary Kay brand. I buy several bottles at a time. 

For this look, I used Mary Kay® CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15


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