The bronzer: what is it, how it works, and our selection


The bronzer: what is it, how it works, and our selection

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Michela Marra | Friday August 18th 2017

The bronzer: what is it, how it works, and our selection

The bronzer is a must-have for those who want to emphasize the facial features. From the free or compact powder – but also the liquid version – it aims to warm the complexion. The most common error? Fading it all over your face. There are, however, application techniques that allow the best use of the product to choose in one or two darker shades than the complexion.

For a sun kissed effect look
Apply the bronzer to the forehead, nose, cheekbones and chin by slightly fading to create a natural effect. Be careful not to make the colour uniform. No to the mask effect as well: do not forget to put a little product on your neck.

The famous method of 3
The most popular method is to fade the colour from the temples to the cheekbone and end up on the jaw line to form a 3. Use the same blush brush. We prefer this application technique because it is the simplest.

The contouring
Fundamental to realize the contouring, in this case the bronzer is generally used in a matt and cold version. Where to shade it? Under the bones of the cheekbone, on the temples and under the jaw line.

Are you at a loss on the product to choose? We give you a hand.

NARS Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer

Melting, lightweight and velvety, this powder has a rich and soft texture that brighten the skin with a natural tan and a matt finish. You can use it for a glowing look fading it on your face or to donate volume and sculpt your face by applying it under the cheekbones, along the hairline, and along the oval face.

Too Faced Sweetheart Bronzer

This burnished tanning powder contains two distinct shades that give depth to coloration, making the skin appear brighter and healthier.

elf Aqua Beauty Blush & Bronzer

This bronzer, with a cream-to-powder formula that moisturizes and smoothes the skin contains vitamin E.

Hola Matte Bronzer by Benefit

If you want a perfect matte finish, this is the powder for you! It gives a glowing sun kissed finish and it is great for contouring too.

Maybelline Master Bronzer

This palette contains three shades to combine to create contouring with the colour and to brighten to give three-dimensionality.

Bronze Drops Sandstone Heat by & Other Stories 

A liquid bronzer that infuses a delightful “sun-kissed” effect to any complexion. It can be applied after the moisturizer or overlapped to the foundation.

Bahama Mama by The Balm

Opaque powder that creates the beautiful appearance of tanned skin as if one has just come back from a Caribbean escape.


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