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Beauty Without The Photoshop: Put A Lid On It


Our model for Put A Lid On It, Erin Welsh, is one smart cookie when it comes to skincare. Her skin is flawless because she’s paid careful attention to the amount of sun her skin has been exposed to. To give her a sun kissed glow without the damaging rays, we turned to our secret bronzing weapon: Jane’s Oil Free Bronzing Powder in 07 Sunkissed Bronze. The best part about our secret weapon is that you can find it at your local drugstore for under $4. Last time we checked, the only thing you could get for under four dollars that qualified as a beauty product was a cucumber from the grocery store or some olive oil for a DIY mask.

A few quick swipes of this bronzer and suddenly you’ve got that “just back from the beach” glow without a hint of orange. Bronzing powders, in general, are great for balancing out an uneven complexion. If your face and neck are lighter than the rest of your body (this happens to many of us), a light dusting will help even things out. Just remember: a little bit goes a long way. The goal when using a bronzing product is to create a healthy glow, not completely fake a tan. Besides, if everyone knows you’ve been trapped in your office all Summer, who is really going to believe your skin is truly “just back from St. Tropez” brown?

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