Sunday, 6 October 2013

Starting Off : Bronzer

 Bronzer  is quite simple and easy to use and so easy to apply. The most important thing to choose for Bronzer is which shade you pick.

Bronzer is mainly used to make your face look more tanned. However it can also be used to contour. Contouring can be used to give an illusion for a new face shape  and create shadows to make the face look slimmer.   
Some people even use bronzer instead of a blusher. I have to admit I am guilty of this when going for a natural day look.

So the types of bronzer you can buy are 

Powder: By far the most common! Best suited for oily combination skin. Can also be used for an eye shadow if you even forget to pack any or run out ! Apply easly with a brush. Matt finish

Liquid: Glossy glowing finish. Blends well with foundation. Can be tricky to get this product perfect. Apply with fingertips or sponge.   

Cream: Used more commonly in winter months. Best suited for dry skin as it helps moisterise. Apply with brush, fingertips or sponge.

How to apply 
( Make sure you have applied foundation and concealer first)
I personally like to apply my bronzer with a brush.  Choose a wide. fluffy brush which is slightly rounded at the top. This will help give an even finish as you don't want patchy dots all over your face.  

Apply The bronzer onto areas that the sun will naturally tan the face. So apply to the top of the forehead, across the cheekbones and along the jawline. Also to help stand at a window with a mirror and see were the light hits your face. 

Apply very little at a time !  Bronzer is very easy to build up but if you apply to much you will have to take it all of and start again !!
Make sure the bronzer is blended in with the rest of your makeup for a smooth none patchy finish.

Here are some I use 

                                                         Kiko Trio Blusher                         Calvin Klien Blusher                                            

                                      M&S Cream Shimmer Bronzer                    N0 7 Mosaic Bronzer                                            

Thanks for reading !