How to Use a Face Bronzer for Best Results

How to Use a Face Bronzer for Best ResultsBronzer is an item that doesn’t get much attention in the cosmetic area as a useful beauty tool. In fact, many people I have talked to don’t know what it is for or how to use it. A nice Bronzer can be a great beauty addition for your makeup kit with a few tips and tricks on its use, so I think it is not one to be overlooked.

What is a bronzer specifically? It is a powder that can be found in many forms; in a compact, like a blush; as a loose mineral powder or in bead form. All of these forms would be applied the same way – by using a face brush much like a kubuki or blush brush.

Most of the time you may hear about a bronzer is during the warmer summer months when it can be used as a way to add some color onto your face without the effects of sunning. A nice Bronzer will add a golden kiss of the sun and offer a nice alternative to full makeup, if you choose. I prefer a mineral one due to its fine properties and you may even find a few that add some shimmer to it for a bit more highlighting on your skin.

There are several uses for keeping a bronzer on hand all year round. Here are a few ways that you can use it for great looking results.

* Run the bronzer down your nose for additional lengthening and a touch of color
* Works wonderfully in place of a blush
* Use it to contour cheeks and jawline for more definition
* Use it as an eye shadow to define and enhance your eye
* Use it lightly as a setting powder after you apply all of your other makeup

A bronzer is a great tool to keep on hand. The range of colors is mainly within the golden glow – sun kissed range and it will add additional color and sparkle to your face anytime of year.

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  1. I have never tried bronzer before. These are some good tips thanks for sharing I will give it a try!

  2. I use bronzer all the time because it really gives me a lot of added color during the Winter months. I like putting it as a highlighter on my brows, and it really warms up my cheekbones.

  3. Michelle S says:

    I have never been able to apply bronzer properly. It really is a lot about respectfully contouring your face and not splashing it all over one’s face.

  4. md Kennedy says:

    I love bronzer, and it did take me a few times to find a color that did not look muddy on my face. I also found that a fluid bronzer works better on my dry skin than a powder. However, I never thought of using it as an eye color – I’ll have to try that!

  5. I’ll have to try it as a setting powder and eye shadow. I have several nice mineral bronzers,in different shades, but don’t use them much since I’m pretty light skinned. I do use a bit on my brows since they are very light, but it doesn’t last much.

  6. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I have never used a lot of bronzer because I was not sure of how and where t apply it. These are great tips . I especially like the idea of using it as eye shadow or to lengthen one’s nose.

  7. Wow these are really some great tips. I have always just used bronzer during the summer months. I really like the idea of wearing it as an eye shadow I have never thought of that. I also like the idea of using it instead of blush. I have found lately that blushes appear a little too dark and now I am going to try using my bronzer. Great Post thanks for sharing this one and have a great weekend.