Bronzing powder and liquid bronzers are great enhancing products to warm up your skin tone and create a sun-kissed look. However, you need to make sure you’re applying bronzer with the right technique or you could end up with a case of makeup overload. You need to choose a bronzer shade that complements your current makeup palette and blends easily with your foundation and setting powder.
Here are three bronzer mistakes to avoid in any season:
#1: Applying Bronzer All Over
Unlike loose powder or mineral makeup, bronzing powder doesn’t have to be applied all over your face. Use it as a contouring powder instead of applying it like foundation. If you mix liquid bronzer with your foundation, apply a little more on the apples of the cheeks and around the hairline to create a contoured look.
#2: Using the Wrong Shimmering Product
Shimmering bronzers are one of my beauty must-haves but it’s very easy to overdo it with these bronzers – especially if you use them during the daytime. Make sure you’re using something with just a hint of shimmer that you can layer and blend easily with makeup. Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick is one of my all-time favorites; if you need a more budget-friendly addition to your makeup bag, try Rimmel London’s Sunshimmer Shimmering Maxi Bronzer for just a hint of shimmer and color. Both are easy to layer with and can enhance your look with a subtle glow for day or night.
#3: Forgetting the Outdoor Check
Your bronzer application may look great in your bathroom mirror and in most indoor settings, but step outside and you will probably notice some streaks and lines. Ideally, you will want to apply all of your makeup in a natural light setting. Make sure to do a quick makeup checkup of your look in natural light so you aren’t left with a major makeup malfunction.