Amber has written about fashion, beauty, and skin care for several years.
Bronzer makeup has the potential to instantly give you a gorgeous, sun-kissed glow. However, it can also make it look like you're inexperienced at bronzer application if you don't use the proper technique. There is an entire world of bronzer! This article will tell you every bronzer tip and trick that you need to know before including this in your makeup routine as well as some cool bronzer hacks!
Pair Your Bronzer Formula with Your Foundation Formula
Liquid bronzers go with liquid foundation and vice versa. If you're just starting out with makeup, it's important not to mix and match. You can easily wind up making your foundation cake up if you use too much cream bronzer.
Use a Little Bit at a Time
You want your bronzer to look as though you have a natural shadow that produces a radiant glow. If you accidentally apply too much, you'll have to wipe off your entire face, complete with foundation. Remember, you can always add more if you need to!
Don't Go too Dark
If you have fair skin, your bronzer should only be about two shades darker than your natural skin tone. Wearing a bronzer that is too dark is not going to have the effect that you want. This is one of the most important bronzer tips to remember!
Remember Setting Spray
You should apply setting spray once after foundation application, and again after applying the rest of your face makeup, such as bronzer. This will help create a smooth canvas for bronzer application as well as set your makeup when you're done.
Apply Bronzer Where the Sun Hits
For a natural finish, apply bronzer where it's supposed to go. Your bronzer will look best if you apply it to the high points of your face that the sun naturally hits. For example, your forehead, cheekbones, and jawline.
An easy trick to remember is to draw a three on your face, starting on your forehead. If you have a stick bronzer, use it to draw your three. Then, blend, blend, blend!
Use Small Circular Motions to Blend
Blending is important to make your face makeup blend seamlessly together. Whether you're using a blush brush or a beauty blender, it's important to use very small circular motions. If your motions are too big, you can wipe bronzer makeup into other areas on your face. It will result in most of your face being covered in bronzer, which is not the look you want.
Don't Assume Bronzer is Like Blush
Blush goes on the apples of your cheeks and makes your complexion appear brighter. Bronzer helps bring out the warmth in your face and goes on the high points of your face instead of simply the cheeks. Because both of these products are applied to the cheeks, it's a common beginner mistake to confuse the two.
Matte Bronzer is Great for Oily Skin
If your skin is prone to excess oil production, pick up a matte bronzer. Powder bronzer is another great idea. If you opt for a shimmer bronzer or one that has a luminescent finish, the combination of the bronzer and the oil on your skin will make you look too shiny.
Blend Bronzer Into the Hairline
When you draw your three, you'll notice that the line of bronzer is slightly below your hairline. If you do not blend it upwards, there will be a pale line between your hair and your bronzer. For a natural finish, blend your bronzer upwards on your forehead.
Beware of Shimmers if you Have Fine Lines And Wrinkles
Glitter tends to slowly set into fine lines and wrinkles, bringing more attention to them than you want. If you have a few fine lines, stick with matte bronzer products instead.
Always Practice Proper Skincare
The secret to flawless makeup is not in the makeup itself. It's in your skincare routine! Dry skin and dead skin cells can make your skin flake, and your makeup cake. Oily skin can make your makeup run. Develop a skincare routine, and stick with it. Exfoliate once per week. Don't forget to use moisturizer and sunscreen every day!
Practice Makes Perfect
Remember that there is a bit of a learning curve to having perfectly applied warm-toned bronzer. Watch YouTube videos that show how to apply bronzer. Watch what your favorite beauty enthusiasts are doing to achieve a natural glow. Then, spend your afternoon practicing. Make sure that you have makeup remover handy!
Use Face Primer
It's critical that you have smooth skin for your makeup. This means that you need to invest in a good makeup primer. Apply your primer before your foundation to create the perfect canvas for makeup application.
Apply Bronzer Before Highlighter and Blush
Bronzer is one of the makeup products that is applied to a large portion of your face. This is necessary to achieve the golden glow that you want. Because it's applied to such a large portion of the face, you should apply bronzer before other face makeup.
To answer your next question, yes you can wear bronzer and blush at the same time. Simply be careful not to wear colors that are too bright if you're going for a natural glow.
Bronzer is the perfect way to create a sunkissed glow without having to spend hours in the sun. Use these tips to get the look that you want. For more awesome makeup tips, check out the rest of my articles on Bellatory!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2022 Amber Lynn