Getting suntanned and flaunting that beautiful bronzed skin has become popular in the Western countries. With this trend getting popular, younger generation has started embracing the healthy glow imparted by soaking up under the sun however if the tan has to happen naturally there is no guarantee that it would be even – it may be darker in some areas and pale in others. Makeup can fix it all. You get fake tan products like bronzer for face and body and today I will share a few tips on how to use them right.
Bronzer can be really flattering and convincing alternative for a natural tan. You can use it to enhance real tan too. Much like blush or highlighter, a bronzer comes in different textures (liquid, powder, gel, compact), finishes (matte, luminous and pearlized) and tones (browns, peach, orange, gold). I favor a matte brown with a soft pearl finish as it looks really natural and suits any skin type.
Bronzer should be applied over the side of the face and blended softly in the inward direction. Dust it where the sun naturally catches your face. I prefer to use a smaller fluffy brush because it gives more control of your application. Apply it on the temples of forehead, along the bridge of nose, at the sides of cheeks and under the jawline for a slight contour and sunkissed look. It is essential to use the right shade as per the season and skin tone, like in summers go for little darker tones to give that sultry sun kissed look and in winters go for a little paler family. The key of the bronzer is to blend well to make it look natural.
- If you have a pale skin, it gets a little difficult to use bronzer because the contrast is too much. It is better to use an apricot or pinky blush and then dust a little sheer layer of bronzer.
- If you have milky complexion, stay away from the bronzer and rather use a dark shade foundation to warm up your complexion.
- Don’t use a big brush for applying bronzer as this gives less control over the application. Also, don’t go more than two shades darker than your skin tone. Going overboard may lead to a muddy look.
- A gold shimmer powder on top of the cheekbones will give a more glamorous and healthy touch to the face.
- Use the tones of browns for your eye sockets to give that Brown washed look. Do use a soft wash of bronze under the bottom of your lash line as well to balance out the top.
- Never forget to define the brows. Finish the look with loads of mascara and lip gloss.
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