Since my 'discovery' of bronzer last year I've had quite a few questions on bronzer, mainly to do with application and favourites. So I decided it must be about time that I dedicated a special post to the product that daily gives life to my face. As it's quite hard to show application properly in writing I've done a whole video on how to apply bronzer. I've linked it at the bottom of the post and really hope you find this helpful.
The type of bronzers that I prefer are on the matter side, or with a very subtle shimmer/glow to them. As I'm rather pale and have a cool skin tone I steer well clear of orange tones! A great tip is to go for a face powder a few shades too dark for you if you want a subtle matte bronzer.
ELF Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder (£3.75) - This is the first bronzer I ever got, but still remains a favourite as it's not orange at all. It is a little dark for me, but used with a very light hand looks fine!
MakeUp Academy Bronzed Perfection (£3) - Again this has no orangey tones to it and works well for a pale skin tone applied lighty, but will probably work for slightly darker skins as well. This one has a whopping 15g product and a ever so slight glow to it.
Sleek Face Contour Kit - Light (£6.49) - I use the matte contour side of this as a bronzer when I don't want any shimmer or glow to my face. It also comes in three different shades, so there should be something to suit everyone.
How/Where to apply?
As will all make-up everyones going to have things they like and dislike. But I just wanted to share with you all what I find important and how I do it! So the main thing to keep in mind is that bronzer is used to warm up the face and make it look like you've been naturally sun kissed. That being said the sun is naturally going to hit the higher parts of your face, so your forhead and cheekbones for example. I also tend to contour my cheekbones with the same product, which adds more warmth but also definition to the face. But see the picture below for a more visual representation.
I really hope this has been helpful to everyone that's asked for it as well as all the lovely people that have stumbled across this post. Hopefully I've explained everything in a way that was understood, but if you have any questions then feel free to contact me, I'm here to help. Thanks for stopping by, Hannah.