Before there was Contour there was Bronzer. A humble beauty product that helped women add warmth and give dimension to their face. Bronzer is used to fake that sun-kissed glow and healthy tan from within. For years, women used bronzers to shape and chisel their cheek. Before contouring became all the rage, bronzing was the way to go. For women with fair skin tone, bronzer is a gift!
Bronzing and contouring are completely different. We contour to define, enhance and sculpt our features; whereas we use bronzer to add warmth to our skin. But many Beauty Gurus and Non-Contour believers still prefer to use a Bronzer to sculpt their features and make their makeup look more natural.
TYPES OF BRONZER
The most used type of bronzer is the Powder bronzer but it also comes in Liquid and Cream form.
Powder Bronzer: The most popular bronzer type, powder bronzers are easily buildable and work great on all skin types but work best on oily skin types.
Cream Bronzer: Cream bronzer or stick bronzers are a great alternative to liquid bronzers. They suit both oily and dry skin type.
Liquid Bronzer: Liquid bronzers are a bit tricky to use but work best on dry skin types.
The important rules to remember when applying bronzer are;
- Always use a big fluffy brush to apply bronzer.
- Start light and gradually build your bronzer up.
- Always choose a bronzer that is one to two shades darker than your skin tone.
- While using cream bronzer, opt for a matte cream bronzer if you have oily skin type and if you have dry skin type opt for a shimmer infused bronzer that’ll help add the glow and then blend with your fingers or brush.
- Remember to follow the number 3 shape. We apply bronzer on the temples, cheeks, under and around the edge of the jaw lines blending down till the neck.
- When applying bronzer on your cheeks, start from the center of your ears finishing at the apple of your cheeks.
- While applying bronzer on the nose use a small brush to draw the lines and then blend with the big brush.
- Apply bronzer and blend using circular motion rather than using the back-and-forth motion.