Did you know? Applying bronzer to your skin can give you a nice, healthy, sun-kissed glow, even if you haven’t seen the sun in months!
Unfortunately, it can also have the opposite effect and can make your complexion look muddy or ruddy, especially if the bronzer you’re using is too dark or is incorrectly applied. When it comes to using bronzer, the saying “less is more” definitely applies, and use it with a very light hand. You can always go back and add more but its difficult to remove excess if too much is applied initially.
To get the best effect from your bronzer, the easiest way to apply it is with a contouring brush in the shape of the number 3, with the top of the 3 being at the edge of your forehead. Bring the brush around your eye, over your temple and down under your cheekbone (to create the middle of the 3). Sweep the brush back towards your ear, moving it out and around before ending with the bottom of the ‘3’ along your jaw bone.
Don’t apply it all over your face as this will draw attention away from any contouring or highlighting that you may have done and it will probably give you more of a “fake tan” look. Too much bronzer can also age you, making you look older instead of giving you a youthful glow.
Bronzer is one of those products meant for accenting your features and shouldn’t be used as a replacement for loose or compact powder when you’re setting your foundation.