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Monday, April 25, 2016


Bronzer is a great staple for any beauty bag. It can make your skin look sun-kissed even when it's protected with sunscreen. It can wake up tired, pasty skin. And it can create the illusion of cheekbones and help play down some of your least favorite features. Here are some tried-and-true tips for proper application.
Applying bronzer incorrectly can make your face look orange or dirty though. Properly applying bronzer and blush gives pale skin a sun-kissed radiance that looks natural and healthy. Learning how to apply bronzer and blush the right way means creating dimensional color and finding some balance. presents to you tips for proper application.

When it comes to bronzer, selecting the correct color is just as important as application. Since the purpose of a bronzer is to darken the complexion subtly, the one you choose will depend on your skin tone as well as how dramatic a change you're looking for. Generally, it should only be two shades darker than your natural skin tone. Test a little on the clean skin of your face to make sure it "warms" your skin tone without making it look fake. If you have fair skin, look for a honey-colored bronzer; for a medium complexion, choose a rose-bronze or gold flecked bronzer; dark skin is best enhanced with a tawny or amber bronzer.

Choose a wide, fluffy powder brush with a rounded top. If your brush is too small and stiff, it will give blotchy results. There are specialized bronzer brushes available on the market, although any large blush or foundation brush will work equally as well.

Bronzer is added as a step after your concealer and foundation have been applied. Put these on in an even coat over the entirety of your face to smooth out your complexion and create a blank canvas for your contouring. Be sure to blend the foundation down your neck slightly for a more natural look.

Now it’s time to apply the bronzer. To get that natural, sun-kissed look, apply bronzer with a light hand, building it up in sheer layers. A little goes a long way. Focus on the areas that the sun would naturally hit, including forehead, chin and jaw line, and the tops of cheeks, using sweeping motions on top of your brow bone and circular motions on your cheeks and chin. Cosmetic counters offer a number of bronzing products; start with a powder bronzer with just a hint of shimmer.


  • Swirl the brush in the bronzing powder and tap it against a counter to release the excess. Then apply it directly on top of the cheekbones where the sun would hit.

  • Continue across the forehead.

  • Sweep the brush across the bridge of the nose.

  • Dust it lightly against the chin.

  • Now the neck is an area that is mostly shaded from the sun, but it’s imperative that you apply bronzer there too to match your face!

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