Written by Kimberly in: Makeup15 Dec 2010
Feeling washed out? Blah? Missing your golden hue of Summer days gone by? Sounds like you need to take your bronzer makeup out of your makeup kit and give yourself a much needed faux glow!
It’s true! Your precious bronzer isn’t just for Summer, ladies… you can use bronzer any time of year! This time of year we especially need a little extra sunshine in our lives (when was the last time I actually saw the sun?!), so why not at least look like you spent hours basking in sunlight? Here are some of my top tips for using bronzer any time:
The are so many different kinds of bronzer makeups out there and you need to find one that’s not too brown and not too orange. The idea is that your bronzer should give you a naturally tan look. I like ones that have two or more colors (like California in a Compact by Too Faced in Beach Bunny) so you can customize the color to your particular skin tone.
This is so important! The last thing you want is for your skin to look blotchy and dirty because you have a lousy brush that doesn’t distribute your bronzer makeup evenly. You want a nice, fat face brush with soft bristles. A kabuki brush is perfect! You want the bristles to be close together and not too loose for a good, even application.
When applying your bronzer makeup, you want to put bronzer only in areas that the sun would tan naturally. This generally means the top of the cheeks, the forehead and down the center of the nose. Don’t for get to dust some on your decolletage if you’re wearing a lower cut top.
Tip The key to making any bronzer makeup look natural is to make sure it’s blended really well, and there’s no indication of where it starts and stops. Be sure to start off light and then add more if you need to.
Bronzer makeup is a quick and easy way to bring a little life and sunshine to your face! It’s quick, easy and the perfect pick me up. So even though it may be cold and rainy outside, you can now keep the warmth of Summer with you always! Bronze it up baby!