Now that you’ve kissed that summer tan goodbye, it’s time to ramp up your makeup routine with a touch of bronzer. The right shade of bronzer can help you maintain a healthy, radiant glow during the winter season, but you need to make sure you apply it correctly if you want to avoid that “fake tan” look. The type of bronzer you choose will depend on your skin type, current shade of your skin, and the overall look you are trying to create.
Since bronzer is such a versatile product, you can wear it to cover up flaws, enhance the contours of your face or just to create a radiant glow all over. Use these tips to apply bronzer properly during the winter months:
Apply a Liquid Bronzer Over Foundation
Liquid bronzer is one of the most versatile makeup products you can add to your makeup bag. The lightweight formulation is easy to blend into your regular foundation, and you can apply it to your cheekbones, and “T-zone” to create that bronze goddess look. Make sure your regular foundation is completely dry before you apply dots of liquid bronzer on cheekbones, on the forehead and on the nose. Use your fingertips to blend the bronzer into the foundation, then use a moist sponge to blend it completely into your skin. Liquid bronzer can warm up your look in a flash, and is a great standby product for those days that demand extra coverage.
Use Bronzing Powder to Warm Up Your Skin Tone
Make sure you’re wearing the right color of foundation before you apply a bronzing powder over your cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin. Bronzing powder can be used to enhance the color of your foundation to achieve a more “tan” look. Blending bronzing powder using a big fluffy makeup brush can also help you create contours that will enhance your best features. Use a bronzing powder that is just one shade darker than your regular foundation to achieve the most natural finish.
Use a Bronzing Foundation for All-Over Coverage
Bronzing foundation can help you create that sunkissed glow you crave and a flawless finish this season. If you will be doing some traveling over the winter months or are just looking for some fuss-free makeup products, be sure to pack a bronzing foundation. Choose a mineral bronzing foundation if you want a softer, more natural finish. Stick with liquid bronzing foundation for a more defined and photo-friendly look. This type of foundation contains flecks of pigment and other ingredients that create the illusion of a natural tan.