A Little Tanned, A Little Bronzed – Just A Little

Bronzers are everywhere. Many blog posts I read are about Summer collections, so I got a little summerlicious bug 😛 First off, let me tell you that I do not like looking tanned. I prefer pale and pasty. When I’m tanned, I look dirty. Go figure! However, I see my Dior Aurora (from last year’s Summer collection) staring at me, and I had an itch to use it. I decided to make it a little warmer by layering a base before applying this bronzer. These are the 2 products I used for this effect.



The Lunasol cream blush in EX01 Beige Red gives a hint of pinky blush on my cheeks and when I layer Dior Aurora over it, it looks like a nude blush. I also use a bigger face brush to lightly sweep Aurora on my temples, and instead of applying it on the apple of my cheeks, I swept the bronzer across my face horizontally (left cheek, nose, right cheek and back). I don’t know why I decided to do that, but I thought it was fun.

With my face powder, I dabbed it across the centre of my face, from forehead to nose to chin. This gives a hint of brightening effect on that area, to avoid looking flat. I didn’t use any highlighter because I didn’t want to add bling. Aurora has a very slight hint of shimmer already, and I didn’t want the highlighter to compete with it. This is the end result, 2 photos, taken in different lighting condition.


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What do you think? Do you like my combo? Looks like I’ve been in the sun doesn’t it? LOL!

Do you use bronzers? What’s your favourite? How do you like to apply it? Also, there’s a new blush/bronzer duo from Dior’s Birds Of Paradise Collection that is gorgeous! Go check it out 🙂


xoxo Lily



  • gin

    Eee!!! Can u do a step by step guide for this look? Prob like how ur picture post the other day!
    U look very very define with this!!! LOVE it!!!

    • LOL! I’ll see what I can do. No promises though 😛

      • gin

        ok! hopefully u will!

  • This looks really beautiful on you, Lily! Very believable healthy summer glow! Love it!

    • Thanks Kristen! I don’t wear bronzers often enough…

  • Tericia Lee

    Have u tried any drug store brand bronzer? any recomendation?

    I’ve only used the rimmel one, thought of getting a different brand after this one finish…

    • Hi Tericia, I don’t use bronzers much so I haven’t tried any drugstore brands. I prefer lighter ones like this, and another one of my favourites is NARS Laguna. It’s hard to test the drugstore ones, so I never bothered >_<

  • Liz

    You look so lovely and glowy! Gotta bust out my bronzers tomorrow, lol.

    • Thanks Liz. It’s surprising what a good bronzer can do eh?

  • GORGEOOUS Lily!! Love that cream blusher! I have a perfect combo like this I was going to post about too LOL. Great minds think alike!

    • Awesome Tracy! I can’t wait to read yours 🙂

  • THe Dior bronzer from two years ago is my favorite 😀 I’ve been pulling it out lately, too!

    • I missed out on that one 🙁 Love the pattern! How do you wear it? Write a post on it?

  • Lola

    Hey lily. Maybe you should try smiling in your pictures 🙂

    • Aww, you don’t like me trying to be cool? Lol! I smile once in a while 🙂

  • Hi Lily! Its gorgeous and not dirtly looking at all! Do you remember what is the lip colour you’re wearing? Its really nice 🙂

    • Thanks Sofia. I use a light layer of brownish red lipstick (Dior Guipure) and a light beige gloss on top (limited edition Lunasol gloss).

    • Thank you!

      • You’re welcome!

  • Hey Lily, I LOOOOVE a bit of bronzer on you!!! It’s subtle, but I can definitely see the difference and it’s really pretty!

    I never got into bronzer until very recently. I fell in love with the bronzer half of Dior Coral Glow, and I’ve been reaching for it very often! It’s subtle too, but I like the extra bit of warmth! I hope I won’t turn into a bronzer addict because I am addicted to too many things as it is!

    • Ugh, I’m resisting the Dior bronzer/blush! I’m gonna regret not getting it.

  • Kiss & Make-up

    You, my darling, are looking fantastic! Your skin looks so healthy and radiant.

    • Thank you darling!

  • Oh, it’s a great make-up! I like it. cheeks like peaches.
    sometimes I use my last year Bronzer Dior cinnamon, but do not mix with blush.

    • Thanks for dropping by Alyona 🙂 You should try mixing your Dior Cinnamon with blush and see what it does!

  • LOVE this look, Lily! You know I am quite partial to summery looks so this super simple, bronzed look is a total winner for me! This is a look I would wear everyday. I like taking my bronzer across the cheeks and nose as well–it looks really natural that way! 🙂

    • Thanks Becca 🙂 I’m still experimenting with how to wear bronzers!

  • You look great! Perfect skin with a nice amount of bronzer. Now that is how bronzer is supposed to be used!

    • Aww, thanks babe 🙂

  • This combo looks gorgeous on you. I love the Chanel Soleil de Tan Makeup Base and most recently the Edward Bess Quad Royale in South of France, I love bronzers and summer.. Weeee!

    • I’m curious about the Chanel one… is this the cream bronzer in that huge tub? I also have my eyes set on the EB Quad Royale. Everyone seems to have only good things to say about it!

  • Honey

    A bit late to comment, but I think you look really, really good with the warm bronzy look. Healthy and glowing, is what I would describe it. Not pregnant by any chance? Ha ha!

    • HAHA! Thanks and NO I’m not pregnant. You’d know from my bloated face and puffed up red nose if I were. LOL!

  • Jennifer

    Beautiful sun kissed but not sun burnt look! Awesome skills Lily. Like you, anything tan or bronzy may end up looking like I had uneven skin tone. Love your Bronze Goddess look 😉

    • Aww, thanks for your kind words Jennifer 🙂