Bronzer gives you that lovely sun-kissed look, but not everyone can master the look. Perhaps, you have realized that you are not putting on the bronzer correctly when you look at other women and how perfectly they have nailed their sun-kissed look. However, you do not know what you are doing wrong. We can help you identify the five mistakes you might be making with your bronzer:
1. Load the Brush with Bronzer and Apply It Directly on Your Face
Do not load the brush with bronzer and apply it directly on your face. Instead, you need swirl, tap, and apply the bronzer on your face. If you load the brush with it, you are applying way too much bronzer than you should. If you are using a cream based bronzer formula, ensure you add bronzer to your applicator in small amounts than overloading it with bronzer.
2. You Over Contour Your Face
In your efforts to enhance your bone structure, you tend to over contour your face. When you over contour, you create a heavy and unnatural look. To keep the contouring at a minimum, use lighter and darker shades to create a natural look.
3. You Apply a Shimmery Bronzer
The purpose of a shimmery bronzer is to give you a shiny look. If you have oily skin or normal skin, things can get messy! The minute you start sweating, your shimmery bronzer mixes in with your sweat, giving you an unnatural look.
Avoid looking like a vampire from the movie “Twilight” and stick to using a matte bronzer. If you have this strong urge to sparkle, use the shimmery bronzer to highlight and emphasize your shoulders, collarbone, and décolletage.
4. You Apply the Bronzer Quickly
Take your time applying the bronzer. Now, that does not mean you become a sloth, but also does not mean you become the rabbit either. If you apply the bronzer too quickly, it can create a heavy and unflattering look. You can always put on bronzer later, but again using too much of it can make you look unnatural and fixing it means washing your face with water and then reapplying it.
5. You Sculpt Your Cheekbones Too Much
By overly sculpting your cheekbones, you risk making yourself look jowly and gaunt. Do not suck in your cheeks and then apply your bronzer under your cheekbones. We know you are trying to go for the defined look and highlight your cheekbones, but avoid doing that. Instead, apply your blush lightly on your cheeks followed by using the bronzer sparingly on the top of your cheekbones.
In addition to this, we also recommend that you stir away from using a bronzer that is too dark for you. The rule is not to use a bronzer that is two shades darker than your skin complexion. If the bronzer is three or more shades darker than your skin complexion, you can say goodbye to that sun-kissed look.
Have you been making any of these mistakes with your bronzer? If you are, you will not anymore!