Guardian Girl

‘Beautiful’ bronzing

Posted in Make-up by guardiangirl on July 8, 2009

My first post and I am already bringing shame upon myself. It’s my 7am attempt at Lauren Luke’s ‘beautiful bronzing’ look. A previous letter to the magazine complained that Lauren looked exactly the same in all four stages of her tutorial, which I fear is the case for me here. Step 1: tired and pasty. Step 2: tired and pasty. Step 3: tired and pasty. Step 4: tired and pasty. Writing that has made me hungry for a cornish pasty.

Here’s the look I was aiming for, followed by what I achieved in my bathroom at home:

Admittedly I had neither expert lighting, expert photography nor expert equipment at my disposal, but nonetheless this is a bad result. I ended up adding mascara and pink blusher at the end because I didn’t want to leave the house looking like a maggot.


  • Lauren Luke is instantly shaping up to be a harder act to follow, portrait-wise, than I had imagined
  • I ought to invest in a set of make-up brushes
  • A full face of beige make-up is not for everyone

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