A subtle glint of metal on your skin looks ultra-glam.
Look at JLO – her perfectly contoured face and a hint of bronze on the high points of her face make her look ‘the queen of bronzed glow’. The sun-kissed look one gets with a bronzer has a more grown-up, sensual appeal. The makeup looks glamorous and is not at all hard to apply. Besides, bronzer also helps you hide patchy complexion more easily and even helps to add dimension to your face. The light-reflecting particles in the powder give the illusion of an even complexion.
In fact, for the girl in a hurry, bronzer is the perfect product to hide the complexion flaws, especially if you don’t have time to layer on concealers and foundations. The glam bronze makeup is a look that is easy to pull off even if you are not a makeup pro. All you need to do is to pick up the right bronzer, a fluffy blush brush, and get started.
Picking the Right Bronzer
All bronzers are not the same. You get different shades of metal including copper and antique gold. Bronzers generally have a lighter and smoother texture that enables you to build a natural-looking sheen. When buying your bronzer, look for powders that have a satiny finish. This will help you add shimmer to your bronze makeup and amp up your glam quotient.
When it comes to choosing the right shade of bronzer, you need to check your skin tone. If you have yellow undertones in your skin, then opt for shimmery light bronze or antique gold tint. If your skin has red undertones, then go for a tawny or copper bronzer stick. The best is to settle for a bronzer that’s a shade or two darker than your natural complexion.
- If you have dark skin, choose amber, copper, or tawny bronzer.
- For fair skin, a honey-colored product is an ideal pick.
- For medium complexion, a gold or rose bronzer is good to go.
Creating a Perfect Base
Whether you want a simple everyday makeup look or enhance your party makeup with bronzer, you need to create an even base first.
- Start by cleansing your face with a gel cleanser or something highly effective like AHA cleanser 3 in 1.
- Apply moisturiser followed by sunscreen.
- Now prime your face with a primer to achieve a smooth canvas for makeup and bronzer use.
- Put on the concealer or corrector to hide all those dark circles and dark patches.
- Then, apply foundation on your face to create a blank canvas for contouring. You may need to apply liquid or matte foundation depending on the look you want to create.
2 Ways to Applying the Makeup
There are a number of ways to work the bronzer to your advantage to create the bronze makeup of your choice. Get started by investing in two application brushes – one fluffy powder brush and one contouring brush.
Look 1: Easy, Everyday Glow
For an everyday glow look, sweep the brush lightly over the powder and tap off extra from the brush. Then, apply it with a light swirling motion over your cheeks, forehead, and chin. This gives you more control over your makeup. For a more structured look, use the contouring brush to put the colour under your cheekbones, jawline, and temples. Blend with the powder brush. You can use translucent powder in the end if your complexion doesn’t look smooth. Add blush for a more subtle glow. Finally, set everything in with a setting spray.
Tip: For a simple everyday makeup look, apply the bronzer in light and even coats for a softer look.
Look 2: Party Girl Glam Look
Make your party makeup look extra glamorous with a bronzer. Start by prepping your face with a primer and a matte foundation. Then using a contour brush, apply matte bronzing powder to sculpt your face. Apply on the hollow below your cheekbones, sides of your nose, the temple, jawline, and forehead. Next, dab some bronze blush on the apple of your cheeks. Then, apply gold and brown eyeshadow and nude pink lipstick. Finish the look by dusting a shimmering bronzing powder on the bridge of your nose, cheekbones, forehead, and chin. Blend well for the perfect glam look. Use a setting spray to lock in the makeup.
Bronze makeup makes a dull tan or discoloured skin look fabulously healthy. With it, you can add instant glamour to your overall look without too much effort. It is just the question of dabbing some bronzing cream here and swiping a bronzing powder there. Just be careful to add glow in the right places. So, what are you waiting for? Try your choicest bronze makeup look and get ready to rock the world. Keep scrolling through Lambre Beauty Blog for other on-trend and sassy makeup looks.