Category Archives: bronzer

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

#KaytisForeverFaves : bronzer & contour

I wanna start sharing my forever favey favorites with you babes 👌🏼 Every week I will pick a category and give you a list of the products within that category that!! Price is no object, just know {in MY book} these are the best of the best of the best. So, without further ado, join me for #KaytisForeverFaves!

CATEGORY IIIIIIS : bronzer & contour! Let’s review the differences between bronzer and contour and my favorites in both category, shaaaaaaall we?

BRONZER : The purpose of bronzer is to warm up the skin and give the illusion that your sweet cheeky cheeks have seen a bit of sunshine. Bronzer can have a slight shimmer and is usually warmer in undertone.

The bronzers that I love and swear by are : HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Bronzer in ‘Radiant Light’ $50 : BENEFIT ‘Hoola’ $29 : JULEP Cushion Complexion in ‘#420’ $30 : CHANEL {I didn’t mention this on my story, but it is seriously STUNNING on the face and never disappoints me!} ‘Soleil Tan De Chanel’ $50 :

The best brush that I have found for bronzer is : JAPONSEQUE Kumandori Contour Brush $19 :

CONTOUR : When you apply a contour product you want to be certain is has ZERO shimmer because you are trying to create definition and shadows on the face. For fair skin tones you need to reach for a product with very grey undertones and for deeper skin tones you want to be sure you find a shade without too much warmth.

The contour products that I adore are : NUDESTIX All Over Face Color in ‘Bondi Bae’ $30 : LANCOME Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick in #420 $42 : FENTY *best for fair babes * Matchstick in ‘Amber’ $25: theBALM Bahama Mama $19:

I get the best contour results with these brushes : {cream products} NYX Makeup Pro Contour Brush $13.99 : {powders} iT COSMETICS Contour Must Haves Set $39 :

I pray this helps if you were feeling confused by bronzer or contour!

xo, Kayti

Friday, March 16, 2018


Since you have now all endured a video with me half naked, I thought I owed you an detailed explanation of  my sunless tanning routine : how I prep, how often I apply and how long the tan lasts!

PREP : To get my skin as soft as humanly possible I use these INCREDIBLE KOREAN BATH TOWELS , which also help to scrub off any remaining tanner from my previous application! These work very best after you’ve been in the shower for 5+ minutes and you will just see all the dead skin pill off your body 🙌🏼 Then I use THIS COFFEE SCRUB to exfoliate the rest of my body and prep for shaving. I love this stuff because it leaves your skin fresh, but also hydrated. THIS SHOWER OIL is what I use to shave and cleanse my skin with and I although it costs $34 I will never quit it. It gives me a close shave and leaves my skin hydrated so that I don’t feel like I need a lotion before I apply my tanner!

APPLICATION : I do this process probably once a week (give or take a few days) because I like my tan pretty dark, but THIS TANNING MOUSSE builds beautifully on top of itself and wears off really nicely so you can reapply as much as you’d like to achieve the color that you want. I adore that not only does this mousse have stable color, but it has ZERO smell and is safe for even us pregnant babes!! THIS MICROFIBER MITT is a must for smooth application! Apply the mousse to the mitt directly and then massage product into the skin in small circular motions being careful to blend the dry parts of your skin (elbows, wrists, knees, ankles) LAST 👍🏼 I have found that my face breaks out if I use the same mitt and products as on my body so I have grown to love this GRADUAL TANNING SERUM and add it to my moisturizer every other day to keep a glowy tan on my face (TIP : since I moisturize and cleanse my face more often than my body I find that I must use this oil more often than my body tanner to keep the two shades the same.) After I have applied my mousse I love to deepen the color a bit by using THIS TANNING MIST which is super simple to use and great for touch ups if I find the tan is fading faster than I thought.

UPKEEP : I usually apply my tanner at night, sleep in it (to allow the color to deepen) and then shower in the morning! After I shower then I use a GENTLE MOISTURIZER (TIP : steer clear of oils!! These will break down your tan faster!) to keep the skin hydrated and keep my tan looking great for as long as possible! I love this BRONZING LOTION for touch ups in a pinch, but if my tan is fading faster than I would like or I want to quickly deepen the color I will just apply THE TANNING MIST!

That’s all!! I know this feels like a lot of info, BUT once I get the routine down it goes super quickly and is truly something I look forward to and crave!

xo, Kate

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday Steal : cream bronzer

I KNOW you babes liiiiiivi for a budget friendly makeup find, so every.single.sunday I am going to feature a #bbmakeupdupe for you babes in a series called #SundaySteal!! First up: the closest thing I can find to my belooooooved Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base ($50) cream bronzer.

Truthfully nothing compares to the luxury of the Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base, but for $6, this cream bronzer from W7 MakeUp & Glow is phenomenal!! I prefer using the NYX Pro Contour brush with both of these products for an airbrushed finish!

RUN RUN RUN!! These don’t stay in stock long and I have waiting MONTHS for it to come back in stock so I could share with you!!!! Happy flawless bronzing babes!

xo. Kayti