A bronzer is a great makeup product to have in your beauty kit. It is used mainly for contouring, which is one of the biggest trends in makeup right now. It is also a great makeup product to add to your everyday makeup routine so you can enhance your everyday makeup for added definition and impact. And as always, you can use bronzer to add colour to your pale skin and give it a healthy, sun-kissed glow.
But just like any other makeup product, it is important to follow the right guidelines for its use or else you’d end up with an overly bronzed skin that can age you by up to ten years. To create the most natural and flattering effect, you need to know the proper way to use bronzer.
Build the Foundation First
Before you put in the bronzer, it is important to incorporate the basic elements in your outfit first – foundation, concealer and powder. Make sure to apply the bronzer before adding the blush. Use a brush with soft and short bristles when applying the bronzer for optimum control.
Bonus tip: Use a liquid or cream formula on your bronzer. This will keep the bronzer from looking too dry or flat when applied on your face.
When applying bronzer, use a sweeping motion like you are drawing out the number 3 on the face. Focus the application on the forehead, jawline and along the hairline. Use a bronzer on the cheekbone to help create more definition.
Bonus Tip: The best type of brush to use for applying bronzer should be short and packed tightly. This will ensure you get maximum colour on your face with each swipe.
Blend it In
Blending is highly important when you apply bronzer on your face. You need to especially focus on blending the bronzer on the neckline to ensure that your face and neck are of the same colour. If you cannot get rid of any harsh and visible line, use a translucent powder to facilitate in easier blending. Also, don’t forget the sides of the nose and top of your ears.
Bonus Tip: When shopping for bronzer, choose a shade that is two levels darker than your natural skin tone.
Have you mastered the art of using bronzer?