Do you want to get the realest fake tan ever? Then you need to learn the right way to apply bronzer. Many social media stars and makeup gurus have made it seem like it’s easy to get that bronzed goddess look. But for us regular folks without a squadron of makeup artists at our disposal, applying bronzer correctly can be quite a challenge—and with bad results becoming pretty obvious, pretty quickly. That said, with the right know-how you can get the full potential out of any bronzer to get that deep, burnished beauty.
Here’s the Right Way to Apply Bronzer
#1 Tone up
In order to achieve the most natural-looking glow, you need to learn what textures and shades work best with your complexion. If you have a fair, pink undertone, look for the neutrals. You surely don’t want to add to the tone that you already have, but don’t make too brown or you’ll end up looking orange. If you have an olive complexion, you should go for peach-gold bronzers to warm up your skin. If you have a darker skin tone, pick chocolate or hazelnut shades in order to avoid looking too brown or muddy.
#2 Match Types
If you are dealing with flakiness or breakouts, pass on the shimmery or creamy beauty formulas, since these will only put your troubled skin under the magnifying glass, causing more damage to your skin. If you are prone to skin dryness, you can use the soft shimmers in order to add luminosity to your parched skin.
#3 Use the Right Brushes
Use a big, round, fluffy brush when applying powders. Creams and liquids can leave harsh lines on your skin, so you should go for the stippling flat-top brush. This kind of brush can completely buff the cream so it does not look like it is sitting on top of your skin. To use beauty bronzer as contour on the darker skin, use an angled brush and apply the color under your cheekbones.
#4 Map It out
For a vacation-equivalent glow, apply the bronzer where the sun naturally hits your face. This would be in the higher areas, such as the corner of your forehead, your cheeks and a little on your nose. You might even want putting a little above the eye, but on the crease. When applying bronzer, first dust your cheekbones and do not double dip for the remaining area of your face; simply use what is left on the brush. If you are freckled, follow the speckles. That is where sun goes and they are like a small map.
#5 Follow the Curve
For a foolproof beauty application, start at the apples of your cheeks then apply your bronzer in outward curve up to forehead along your hairline, and back down the curve then out again, passing over the hollow of cheeks and under your jawline.
#6 Never Forget Your Neck
Use the last bits of the bronzer on your brush in order to warm up your collarbone and neck. The color of your neck should match your chest and face. Your chest and face receive a lot from sun naturally, but your neck is hidden so it must be in lighter color.
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