Sometimes you have to fake it until you make it and that’s where bronzer can become your weapon against the blah’s. Bronzers work well on the fairest of fair to the deepest hued skin around. The trick is to pick the right shade for you (light golden for fair skin, bronze for medium tones, and coppers look especially good on dark skin). The right brush for your new powdered sunshine is essential. It’s best to use a medium sized, round brush instead of the small brushes that may come with the bronzer.
Swirl your brush through the product and tap off the excess on the back of your hand. Then apply the bronzer only to places where the sun would naturally hit your face, like the forehead around the hairline and temple, the bridge of your nose, and your cheek area. I’ve discovered that if you have a fuller face, bronzer looks great on the cheekbones, along with a pretty, bright pink blusher on the apples. For my beauty challenged babes, smile really wide. See that round part of your cheek? That’s the “apple” in case you weren’t sure. Guess what? You’e not finished yet. This bronzer thing goes way behind just hitting a few spots on your face. You must sweep a tiny bit along your jawline and your collarbone. If you want to make your breasts look especially luscious, sweep a bit of bronzer over your cleavage area.
Some of my favorite bronzers are: M.A.C. Bronzing Powder, Nars, and CoverGirl Queen Collection. Anytime you try out a new product or new technique, play around with it at home. Don’t be afraid to try something new. After all, it’s just makeup!