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The 7 deadly sins of makeup

4. Fake n' Bake4. Fake n’ Bake

“Sun-Kissed.” “Bronze Goddess.” No matter what you call it, it’s still orange, and you still look like an Oompa Loompa. Unless you have brown DNA, you won’t have the Hawaiian Tropic copper skin that so many women seem to covet.

The redemption

If you can’t be happy with what your maker gave you, then slather on some SPF 30 and go for a walk in the sun. But if you must use bronzer, do it correctly: Swirl a stippling brush in the powder, tap-tap, and gently dab your brush where the sun would naturally hit your skin — apples of your cheeks, chin, forehead and down the bridge of your nose. Then take a kabuki brush and sweep the color into your skin.

Voila! You look bronzed w/o the UV rays, tanning bills or aerosol fumes.

Next: Half-done

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