Heyy guys. Today is Tuesday, and we are back with our weekly episodes of Only On Vasiti Magazine – Trendy Tuesday. If you’re joining us for the first time, you’re welcome, and get ready to stay glued and marveled, because Vasiti Magazine is going make you come back here every Tuesday for your fashion trends. Trendy Tuesday, as the name depicts, is all about fashion trends for females every Tuesday. Having said that, let’s move to the deal of the day. We shall be looking at: “Everyday Makeup Skill: How to Apply Bronzer on the Face.”
What is “Bronzer”?
Bronzer is the shimmery/glittery or matte makeup product that adds a lit glow to your face and neck. It complements your highlight and contour. This is how to Highlight the face and how to Contour the face. They help in achieving this sun-kissed glow or more like a tan. Matte Bronzer means that it has no shimmer, shine, glitter, or sheen to it, and matte bronzers are the best if you want to achieve a natural tanned look. Shimmery/glittery/satiny bronzers pull double duty as they both add highlights and give the appearance of being tan, but they definitely do not look natural.
Types of Bronzers.
Knowing the types of bronzers is definitely a step in how to apply bronzers to the face. These are the types of bronzers below.
- Pressed powder bronzer: the most commonly seen and easily used bronzer on the market. Comes in a compact for ease of use and transport. Suitable for all skin types, but especially oily or acne-prone.
- Loose powder bronzer: The lightest and most natural-appearing bronzers. Comes in some sort of a jar, which can be messy. Suitable for all skin types.
- Cream bronzer: Also extremely easy to apply and transport, as it usually comes in a compact or a jar. Can be easy to overdo, however. Can be mixed into liquid or cream foundation to instantly adjust your foundation’s tone in case you tan in the summer. Gives a very natural appearance, as it melts into the skin instead of sitting on top of it. Most suitable for dry or normal skin types, as it can accentuate oilyness.
- Liquid bronzer: Very similar to cream bronzer, but in a thinner formulation. Also easy to apply and easy to overdo; can also be mixed into foundation to adjust its color. Usually comes in a glass bottle with a dropper, which can be cumbersome and messy to transport.
Shade of bronzer to fit skin tone.
When it comes to choosing the correct color of bronzer, most people choose something too warm and too dark, resulting in that fake-tan.
The key is to choose a shade that is ONE SHADE DARKER than your skintone. Just. One. Then choose the undertone depending on your skin tone.
- Fair skin: Peach or honey-toned bronzers.
- Medium skin: Golden to rosy-toned bronzers.
- Dark skin: Copper to red-toned bronzers.
Tools when applying a bronzer.
The tools needed when applying bronzer to the face would largely depend on the type of bronzer you are using.
- Pressed powder bronzer: Use a large, fluffy domed-top powder or bronzer brush. These brushes are nearly interchangeable, though bronzer brushes will usually have tighter-packed bristles– like a cross between a powder brush and a kabuki brush. You will swirl your brush lightly across the surface of your bronzer, making sure to swirl across the entire pan if you have one of the mosaic or marbled bronzers, then tap off the excess and apply.
- Loose powder bronzer: Use the same brush described above. Simply tap a small amount of bronzer into the lid of your powder jar or onto a mixing palette, swirl your brush in it, tap off the excess, and apply.
- Cream bronzer: You can scrape a bit of the cream bronzer out of the jar and add it to your foundation for an all-over tan effect (just be sure to apply to your neck as well), swipe a bit on with your fingertips and blend, or even apply using your powder brush. Just lightly dip the tip of your brush into the cream (swirl a bit off on the back of your hand if you pick up too much), and swirl lightly across your face.
- Liquid bronzer: This is the only bronzer I don’t recommend applying with a powder or bronzer brush. Simply use your fingers to dab on lightly and blend or mix it with your foundation for an all-over glow.
Where to apply.
You’ve got your bronzer and your tools in hand, now let’s get it on your face! Refer to the face chart I’ve included for where to apply your bronzer. So you just place the bronzer in those places. Then the next and final step is…
This is the final step. Just blend evenly on the face with the appropriate tool.
That is all you need to do when you want to apply bronzer to the face. Kindly share this article with family and friends if you find it helpful. We still have one Everyday Makeup Skill to go, so just stay glued to Vasiti Magazine.