Liquid, gel or powder?
If you have normal to oily skin, a powder-based bronzer is the way to go. Powdered bronzer is also easier to apply, so it’s a great starting point for beginners.
Liquid bronzer is a better bet for dry skin but cream- and gel-based types can leave you looking streaky if you’re not careful so be prepared to spend a little time perfecting your technique before you head out the door with your newly sun-kissed skin.
The ‘two-shade’ rule
The most important thing to remember when shopping for bronzer is the ‘two-shade’ rule: don’t ever go more than two shades darker than your skin tone.
Once you’ve got that down, all you need to know is that:
• darker shades work best on darker skin,
• lighter copper shades bring life to olive and medium complexions, while
• peach or pink bronzers are a good choice for fair skin.
Put bronzer on the parts of your face that catch the sun naturally, where you’re more likely to tan. Focus on your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, your chin and forehead.
Less is more with bronzer, so be sure to shake excess powder off your brush before applying powdered bronzer.
If you’re using liquid bronzer, put a tiny drop on your fingertip for each area you’ll be highlighting. If the drop is bigger than a grain of rice, you’re using too much.
Finally, blend carefully, especially if you’re using liquid bronzer. Using a make-up sponge helps blend in cream and gel-based products.
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