Getting Bronzer Ready On Your Skin
Bronzer can control your skin’s ability to be exposed to the sun. However, it can be tough to find and apply without having a caked look to it. Sometimes it might be too dark. There are many things that need to be done when finding bronzer.
How to Get it Ready
There are a few steps to consider:
- Find the right color for your bronzer. A matte finish that is slightly darker than your skin color works. A light shade works for fair skin while a mid-range shade works for medium skin. The deepest choices can work for dark skin.
- Test the bronzer out first. Try it on your jaw line. It will be best if you have a gold look to it.
- You can start applying makeup that works around your bronzer. This includes going in the following pattern:
- A clear setting powder for oily skin if applicable
- Get your bronzer applied with a fan brush or powder. Be sure to shake the applying item to help keep the bronzer looking nice.
- Use small strokes in a circular motion on you skin starting with the jaw and hairline.
- Use strokes on you cheeks and then the bridge of your nose, your forehead and you chin.
- Get anything that was leftover on your neck. Make sure the brush is tapped so excess items are cleared off. You can even apply the brush onto spots that you already got some bronzer onto.
- Add blush to the spot to end things. A different brush should be used here.
- The rest of your makeup can be applied. This includes your eyeshadow, eyeliner and your mascara.
What to Not Do
There are a few things that you must avoid:
- Don't use something too dark. You might find something that creates a golden look to your body.
- Don't leave your cheeks bare. A reddish blush may be used to go with a bronzer.
- Don't put more on the cheeks than other spots. The jaw and hairline should be focused too.
What to Consider for Your Skin Tone
You may want to think about a few things for your skin tone:
- Use a honey color for your bronzer.
- Don’t add too much to the skin.
- A coral or rose blush will work well with it.
- A face powder may work provided it is darker than your skin.
- A copper or bronze color may work for the bronzer. A coral, gold or tan tone may work if your skin has a slightly yellow look to it. Meanwhile, rose tones work for cooler tones.
- Anything pink or peach in color might keep your skin looking worn out.
- Shimmery items should be avoided if you have any wrinkles or fine lines around the skin.
- Anything that is one shade darker than your skin tone can work.
- Copper, gold or tawny shades can work.
- A powder item is needed for oily skin while a cream or gel can work for dry skin.
- A matte finish is needed around the jaw and cheeks while a shimmer finish can work for the forehead, temple and upper cheek areas.
- A powder brush may work for dark skin.
- Bronzers that shimmer can accentuate negative things on the skin.
- Your skin should not appear orange in the sun. You’re using the wrong color if you look like that.
- Brown tones are best if your skin becomes medium in tone in the sun.
- A soft brush is needed for powder.
- Your nose can look slim if bronzer is on its sides.