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Recent Bronzer Blogs
Recent Bronzer Blogs
What do you think a Bronzer should do? Do you think it will fake a tan? Can it make you look thinner? Will it make you look healthy? Does it warm up your complexion? One thing is for sure. A bronzer adds dimension to your face. In doing so, it frames all of the different areas of the face by bringing them to the center. As a result, your eyes, nose, applies of your cheeks, and lips become the center of attention.
To answer the question, does it fake a tan? Well, bronzers look nothing like my natural tan. In fact, when you use a bronzer, it actually fakes a tan color that you think your skin should be if you actually did get a tan! However, it really doesn’t fake a real, natural tan! At least I’ve never seen one that did.
Does it make you look thinner? First of all, Bronzers do not contour. No Bronzer is the right color to create shadows or the illusion of shadow, that would create the illusion of you looking thinner. Therefore, I wouldn’t waste my money on buckets full of bronzers. In fact, a little exercise and a diet would work much better
O.K., So, doesn’t it , at least, make you look healthy? I guess it could make you look healthy. However, that all depends on the color of the bronzer!!! For instance, when I look sallow and tired, I put a little blush on! Blush will brighten your face, and even some will give you a glow.
At least, will it warm up your complexion? We are finally getting warmer. In fact, we are pretty close to what bronzers should be!
Actually all, Bronzers will act as a shaper, or shaping powders. What it does is break up the monotony of the flat canvas created with foundation. However, it is not a contour because it doesn’t create shadows that take light away to create hollow areas. Furthermore, not only doesn’t it create shadows, it also doesn’t create light. (That’s the job of highlighters!)
Bronzers act as a shaper that is capable of adding dimension to the face. In fact, it frames all the different areas of the face by bringing them to the center. As a result, the eyes, nose, apples of the cheeks, and the lips become the center of attention.
First, Bronzers should be sheer. Next, look at your skin tone. Then, think two shades darker, on the brown side. Furthermore, the brown should have a very slight peach undertone. Although, if your complexions leans towards the cooler tones, think of a slight peachy/rose undertone!
Bronzer comes in many forms such as powder, cream, foundations, glazing gels ( tan colored stains,) liquids and gels.
Most important, there is nothing worse than overdoing it!!!!!!
Also, use either a natural or a synthetic powder or blush brush to apply powder bronzers. And, use either a sponge, or a synthetic brush to apply creams and liquids.
Always remember to apply your bronzer to your ears. There is nothing worse than a bronzed face and white ears. Furthermore, there is nothing worse than seeing a separation of your head from the rest of your body. Therefore, apply bronzer to your neck, and chest, if your outfit is low cut.
First, use a soft powdered brush. Then,apply your bronzer to the high points , where ever the sun hits , of your face. For example, dust it on your forehead, bridge of your nose, the high points of your cheeks, chin and jaw line. As a result, you will achieve a soft, healthy glow.
First, use either a blush brush or a contour brush because the application of this look is more precise. Then, apply it across the top of your forehead, your cheeks to your hairline, and your jaw line. As a result, this look gives you a touch of tan, and it adds shape to your face.
Surprisingly, this is the most common look. First, you can apply the bronzer in a three pattern on both side of the face. Next, use a flat top brush because it will apply more color than a powder brush. Also, this brush blends areas easily without it looking like you tried so hard. As a result, the bronzer adds warmth and dimension to the face. You are looking for added warmth, not added color!
Bronzers are all about making skin look healthier, that is, if you choose the correct shade of bronze. And, you have to apply it correctly. Also, it is important to remember never to overdo it!