Bronze makeup is all the rage the summer! And no, it's not just for white women (that whole "we're already brown, why do we need to look sunkissed?" thing is so old school!). Whether you warm up your cheeks with a dab of bronzer, prettify your pout with a coppery-brown gloss, or highlight eyes with a tawny metallic shadow--the beachy hue instantly brightens brown skin, giving it a warm, radiant glow. From Gabrielle Union to Beyonce, here are the hottest A-listers embracing their inner bronze goddess.
Tan I Am
From Nia Long to Beyonce, here are the hottest A-listers embracing their inner bronze goddess.
Apply bronzer over cheekbones and the outer perimeter of the face for a natural-looking glow. Try Cover Girl Queen Collection Natural Hue Mineral Bronzer ($8, at drugstores).
Jada Pinkett Smith flaunts a head-to-toe, bronze goddess glow on the street in Manhattan. White always helps enhance a great tan!
Gabrielle Union goes for an allover sun-kissed sheen with a dusting of bronzer over lids and a sparkly metallic lip.
Frederic Fekkai Golden Shimmer Gelee Mist ($10) contains golden micro-diamond particles that leave your hair looking luminous all day.
The sun-kissed, bronzey tones in Eva Marcille’s foundation give her skin a radiant, summertime chic look.
Apply Michael Kors Leg Shine ($32) over legs, arms and cleavage for a subtle, sheer gleam. We love that it’s infused with the “Michael” fragrance, a heady blend of freesia, tuberose and musk.
Aqua eyeliner always makes tanned brown skin look more luminous than ever! Here, Selita Ebanks pairs bronze lipstick with a smudge of Mediterranean blue eye pencil—so sexy.
Show off your sun-kissed color with a beachy-golden mani/pedi. Nars Nail Polish in Versaille ($16) is a gorgeous, neutral metallic that instantly gives fingers and toes a summer-sexy finish.
Just Like Honey
Beyonce’s coppery-bronze eyeshadow, blush and gloss give her an allover beach goddess look—especially when paired with her honey-hued hair and skin!
Zoe Saldana goes for a beachy glow in matte bronze eyeshadow, copper-kissed cheeks and pale, shimmery bronze gloss.
Pop Beauty Lid Bronzer ($22) comes with six eyeshadow hues, including the sheerest champagne (perfect on browbones and inner corners) and a deep, rich bronze (try it on the crease).
Monica warms up her complexion with shimmery, fiery eyeshadow and matching metallic, tawny-toned gloss.
With her gold-kissed lids, bronzey cheeks and sheer shimmery lips, Jada Pinkett Smith looks like she just stepped off some super-glamorous private beach.
Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer ($27.50, apothica.com) gives skin a luminous, sunny glow — it’s especially pretty dusted on lids.