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E.L.F.'S BEST BRONZER MAKEUP
Bronzers are used to enhance your complexion and give you a sun-kissed glow creating the illusion of a sun-tanned complexion. This is especially helpful with those with fair skin. It adds warmth, depth, and definition, highlighting your cheekbones and jawline. Bronzer comes in various forms, including powders, creams, and liquids, allowing you to choose the texture that suits your preferences.
Bronzer can also add depth and dimension to your face, especially when you're wearing a full face of foundation.
There are a variety of areas to apply bronzer to add warmth and a natural glow to your face. For best results, you should always use a fluffy makeup brush for powder bronzer or a smaller stiffer brush for cream or liquid.
To top of the cheeks
Tip of the nose
Small amount to the chin
Sparingly to the neck and under the chin
Across the forehead
Along the hairline
Read more about 5 Places to to Apply Bronzer for that Sun-Kissed Glow
Bronzer should ideally be one to two shades darker than your natural skin tone to give you that sun-kissed, warm glow. If you go too dark, your bronzer may result in an unnatural appearance and muddy look. It is important to choose a shade that complements your skin tone and blends into your skin seamlessly for a natural-looking finish.
Another consideration is whether your skin undertone is cool, neutral, or warm, as this can help dictate the shade you should use. For example, if your skin is pale, try a bronzer that is beige or yellow-tan. For medium skin, try shades that are darker than your skin tone that go towards the warmer side. For dark skin, the bronzer should usually be very warm and go towards a red bronze.
We typically recommend applying bronzer before blush. Applying bronzer first can give your face a contoured definition and allows your makeup to absorb into your skin for natural color. Applying bronzer after blush can cause the two to blend together and create a muddy color.
You can apply bronzer after your foundation, concealer, and powder. Apply bronzer just below your cheekbone, blush on the apples of your cheeks, and highlighter on the upper cheekbone.
Both bronzer and contour are used to enhance your facial features and can be used together.
Bronzer is used to give your skin a sun-kissed glow and a healthy-looking tan to your complexion. Contouring is used to define and sculpt facial features. Contouring is used more to enhance your bone structure and the shape of your face.
Bronzer typically is applied to areas on your face where the sun naturally hits the face such as your cheeks, forehead, and nose. Contour is applied to areas to create a shadow such as your cheekbones, along your jawline, and on the sides of your nose.
Bronzers are available in various shades ranging from light to deep, with warm undertones to look like a natural tan. Contour makeup products are usually matte and available in cooler tones.
Read more about bronzer in our Bronzer vs. Contour How To Guide.