How to Apply Bronzer
First things first, before we teach you how to properly apply bronzer, we have to define first what is a bronzer and what does it do on our makeup. For those who are beginners in makeup, this is probably one of the things that you should learn to apply or know.
The main purpose of bronzer is to create an illusion that you are tanner than you really are. Some people are quite confused if bronzing and contouring is just the same. It is not. Contouring is more on enhancing your facial features. If you want to achieve a sun kissed glow or tanner look on your features that would be hit by the sun (cheekbones, forehead, bridge of the nose, and chin), then bronzing is the key. Bronzing can also waken up the tired and pale skin. It is very important to choose the right product and color that will definitely match on your face. Bronzer is applied after foundation, concealer and powder.
Shimmer Bronzer and Matte Bronzer
There are tons of bronzing products in the market and bronzers are mainly classified by shimmery and matte bronzers. But honestly speaking the matte bronzers are preferable than shimmery ones; the shimmery bronzers gives a luminous glow but sometimes when you overdo the shimmery ones, you will look like a disco ball, you do not want that right, but the tip there is to apply lightly and avoid applying on the whole face. Matte bronzer gives a more natural tanned makeup look.
How to Choose a Bronzer
In choosing a bronzing makeup product, you have to remember that you should choose a bronzer that is 2 or 3 shades darker than your skin tone. It is very important to choose the right color to be able to achieve a natural sun-kissed look. We have listed out some of the recommended Korean makeup products that you can look to in case you would like to look for good Korean bronzing makeup products:
HERA Face Designing Bronzer
The Hera Face Designing Bronzer has a soft and smooth texture that enables to you to create a subtle and natural tanned skin look. It is enriched with Coccoid Powder that avoids the makeup from being cakey and flaky.
Skinfood Shining Bronzer Pact
Skin Food Shining Bronzer Pact is a shimmery bronzing pact from Skinfood that gives a natural and luminous makeup effect to the skin.
Innisfee Face Designing Duo
Innisfee Face Designing Duo comes with highlighting and shading in one product. It is also a bronzer that comes with a highlighting shade that gives the face a more defined and natural makeup.
Steps to Apply Bronzer
And now, let’s go to the real thing! To apply bronzer, you only need to follow these simple steps:
1.First, you have to pick your bronzer, as said from above, choose a bronzer that is 2 or 3 times darker than your color. It is up to you if you want to use a shimmery one or a matte one.
2.Next is that, you need a brush, it can be a round brush or a contour brush.
3. Tap the brush to blow off the excess then apply under your cheekbones and blend upwards to your cheeks.
4. Lightly sweep onto your forehead to your jawline to your chin. Don’t forget to lightly apply and blend onto your neck so that it will match. You are applying bronzer on the parts of your face that are more likely to be hit by the sun.
These steps are simple and if you will have a hard time on achieving a sun kissed look, remember practice and practice until you perfect this makeup essential!
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