Most women would agree that a bronzer is an easy enough thing to figure out. After all, isn’t it just a type of blush that people use on the cheeks? For those who do not know any better, this might be the idea they get when it comes to bronzers and they assume it is just another type of blusher but experts will tell you that it’s not that easy. There is a certain trick in applying bronzers and even a way to choose the bronzer color to use so that no one ends up looking like an “oompa-loompa” or worse, a cast member from “Jersey Shore.”
How to Use a Bronzer
Before you learn how to use a bronzer, it is a good idea to learn how to choose bronzer. When out shopping, hold the bronzer against your face; you want one that is just a shade or two lighter than your skin. If you aren’t sure what shade to get, do not be afraid to ask the person behind the makeup counter for help.
- Bronzer brush – One way to make sure that the bronzer looks natural and not caked-on is to use the right brush. Lots of makeup tool makers now make special bronzer blushes that have dense, fluffy bristles for easier application.
- The “less is more” principle – Bronzersare not like fake tanners. It is not meant to cover every inch of your face and make it look like a tan. Rather, bronzers should be applied subtly in areas where the sun hits the face so that it gives a nice, bronze-y glow.
- Glittery and matte – Matte bronzers can be used as contours while shiny bronzers should not. One example of a matte bronzer that works great for contouring is Hoola from Benefit while Dallas from the same brand is a gorgeous shimmery bronze.