Before we jump to the topic of applying bronzer, Let’s begin with, why applying bronzer seems so important? Bronzer is one of the best ways to enhance your facial features, especially your cheekbones and jawline. It gives a magical touch to make you look more charming and bestows you with a genuine-looking radiance on your face. Sounds fascinating, right?
Let us help you master the art of applying bronzer with our detailed suggestions:-
Wash your face with a cleanser
The first step is to wash your face properly with lukewarm water. Use a cleanser that suits your skin type. Foaming cleanser works best for oily skin. On the other hand, use a cream-based cleanser; if you have dry skin. And women who have normal skin, you should use an oil-based PH-balanced cleanser. Wet your face with warm water; apply cleanser and gently massage to form a lather. Wash your face with warm water and dry with a soft washcloth.
Use moisturizer and sunscreen
The next step after washing your face is to moisturize it. To avoid over-drying after the wash, take a small drop of moisturizer and apply it all over your face. Now, apply sunscreen SPF 30 or above to protect your face from direct sunlight and ultraviolet rays. It will also help avoid drying your face under the sun. Lastly, use eye cream all around the skin of the eyes. The skin around the eyes is delicate, shows signs of tiredness, and due to eye movements, tends to get the early sign of wrinkles too.
To get the maximum effect of bronzer, it is imperative to apply the concealer to establish a smooth base. Always select a concealer that perfectly matches your skin tone. As the name says, apply it on to conceal blemishes, dark circles, large pores, and age spots. It works best to hide facial marks and scars.
Coat an even layer of foundation
After using concealer to cover your spots, evenly coat a layer of liquid foundation all over your face. It will help build a smooth appearance of your face, which will act as the plain for contouring. There are various ways you can use to evenly apply foundation. You can either use a makeup brush or a makeup sponge to apply the foundation. If you want, you can apply and evenly spread it with your fingers. My advice would be to use an egg-shaped makeup sponge that works best to apply a light layer of foundation. Remember to match your neck color with your face tone, if required apply a fair amount of foundation on your neck; to get a natural look.
Go for two shade darker bronzer
Always buy a bronzer, which is one or two shade darker than your skin color. The purpose of the bronzer is to highlight your facial features, such as your cheekbone and your jaw line. Thus, it will depend on the shade of the bronzer how well you can emphasize your looks. Always first apply a little bronzer on your wrist; to test the shade. It should provide a natural-looking tan, or else it’s too dark. And if it doesn’t provide a tan looking dark shade, then it’s too light. Honey-colored bronzer is most suitable for fair skin. For brown skin, go for a gold-flecked bronzer or rose-bronze bronzer. And amber bronzer best enhances the dark skin.
Use a round, wide, and fluffy brush
Use a round, wide and fluffy powder brush; when applying bronzer. A flat thin brush will cause streaks and irregular patches, which will make it impossible to get a natural tan look. Buy bronzer brush available in the market, or round fat foundation brush will do the trick. Touch the brush in the bronzer and whirl it all around so that it sticks a light layer of bronzer all over the brush. Apply the light layer of bronzer layer by layer instead of applying a dark shade at one go.
Spots to apply bronzer
Start with your forehead. Take the brush towards the center of your forehead, lightly sweep it in one go towards a temple, then your cheekbones, finally reverse it back towards your jaw line and sweep down towards your chin. Do the same until you get the right shade on either side of your face. Now to emphasize your cheekbones, squeeze your cheeks inside and brush your cheekbones in a slant manner. Re-touch your jawline again to highlight your jawline.
In the end, brush your nose, chin, and neck lightly with the light touch of the brush in the bronzer.