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How to Apply Bronzer

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Now that the weather is getting cold and winter is right around the corner, you will be hardpressed to find the opportunity to naturally get that sunkissed look. Fortunately, the world of beauty has endowed us with solutions to pretty much every issue of this kind. For this one, there’s bronzer! Bronzer is a product that instantly transforms you into a glowing goddess. However, it’s essential to apply bronzer correctly, or you could end up looking like a sparkly carrot. Read on for our tips on how to apply bronzer so you look like a radiant queen.

Choose the right shade

The first battle when it comes to getting a great bronzed look is finding the right shade for your skin tone. If you go too dark, you can end up looking very strange. You can always go to a makeup counter at a department store and have them help you pick out the perfect shade. As a general rule, only go two shades darker than your natural skin tone. Any darker will look clownish.

Choose the right formula

Bronzer comes in powder, cream, gel, and liquid forms. The best formula for bronzer depends on your skin type. If you have normal-to-oily skin, powder bronzers are best. In contrast, if you have normal-to-dry skin, a cream or liquid bronzer will give you the hydration you need. If you have very oily skin and tend to breakout, avoid creams or very shimmery bronzers, which will only emphasize any oil on your face.

Use the right foundation

When you are going for the bronzed look and want to wear foundation underneath, it’s wise to choose a shade that is a bit darker than your natural skin tone. This way, the foundation makes your skin look tanner, and the bronzer is more subtle. It’s a good idea in general to keep two foundations in your rotation: one for when your skin is paler, and one when you are tanner.

Apply bronzer where the sun naturally hits your face

For the most natural-looking, sun-kissed glow, apply bronzer where the sun hits your face. An easy way to determine this is to stand under a light in front of a mirror. In general, you will apply bronzer to your forehead, temples, the bridge of your nose, the apples of your cheeks, and your chin.

Don’t forget to shade in your jawline and neck

Your bronzer can look perfect on your face, but if you don’t shade in your jawline and neck as well, it becomes very obvious that you are wearing bronzer by the contrasting shade of your neck. Make sure to shade in your neck and you will look much more naturally tan.

Use a small brush for more precise application

You may have heard that you need a big, fluffy makeup brush to apply powder bronzer because the product is distributed more evenly that way. While this is true when you are applying larger amounts of bronzer to your body, you can end up looking quite orange by accidentally applying too much product. A smaller brush allows you to more precisely apply, highlighting your face exactly where you want it to look sunkissed. At Blank Canvas Cosmetics, we offer a variety of bronzer brushes in different sizes from which you can choose.

Enhance your cheekbones

You can use bronzer to enhance your cheekbones and make them appear higher. To do this, apply bronzer underneath your cheekbone, and apply a highlighter to your actual cheekbone. Just make sure to blend so it doesn’t look too harsh.

When you are ready to buy the bronzer brush that will help you achieve that glowing radiance, shop Blank Canvas Cosmetics. We offer a variety of professional makeup brushes that will help you put your best face forward. 


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