How To Apply Bronzer
How To Apply Bronzer
Find your cheekbones by applying bronzer correctly. Our expert make-up artists can give you the know-how to achieve maximum definition, but applying bronzer well.
Step 1: You will need
- some bronzer powder
- 1 large soft brush
- 1 cotton pad
Step 2: Choose a bronzer
It is very much personal preference, but there are some general guidelines. Your bronzer should be just a few shades darker than your skin tone, and resemble the colour of your naturally tanned skin. Pinker bronzers suit blondes, while more orangey bronzers suit brunettes.
Step 3: Choose a brush HANDY HINT
Use a large sized soft brush with a rounded top. If it is too small and stiff, it will give blotchy results.
Synthetic brushes can tend to molt. If you are going to spend money on a brush, choose sable. Generally natural fibres are best.
Wash brushes regularly to keep them clean and in good condition. Make-up artists often wash their brushes in warm water with washing-up liquid and conditioner.
Step 4: Apply base powder
Oil or moisture on the skin can cause bronzer to streak, so apply a small amount of powder first, as a base.
Step 5: Prepare the bronzer brush
Evenly swirl the brush in bronzer, a little is all that's needed.
Step 6: Tap off the excess
To ensure an even application, tap off any excess bronzer. Don't blow on the brush to remove the excess, - if a little moisture reaches the brush, it can cause streaks. You can also rub the brush in to a clean tissue to get rid off any excess.
Step 7: Where to put it
Bronzer should only be applied to parts of the face which the sun would darken in summer - like the forehead, nose, and top of the cheeks.
Step 8: Apply the bronzer
Using very light strokes, first apply the bronzer to the top of the forehead, working down the nose and along the cheeks. Build up the colour gradually, so you get exactly the shade you want. You could also try applying a small amount to the chin.
Step 9: Don't over do it
If too much is applied, blend the bronzer down evenly with a cotton pad or apply a little more base powder. If it still doesn't look right, you will have to take some off and start again.
Step 10: Check in daylight
Check the bronzer in daylight to make sure it's not too heavy.