Pale is pretty, but let’s face it…there are times when it’s fun to look like a sunkissed beach babe. (Or at least create that illusion!) That’s when self-tanner and bronzer can come in handy. I've created a “Get Ready with Me” video so you can watch me apply my makeup from start to finish — including my bronzer routine. I’ll demo where to apply bronzer so you can duplicate the look to create your own natural glow.
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What is Bronzing?
Bronzing is simply adding a warm glow to your skin in areas the sun would tan naturally if you spent an afternoon outdoors.
Tools You'll Need:
Bronzer + a makeup brush. You can use a kabuki brush, powder brush, or a blush brush — anything with a big, fluffy tip that evenly disperses powder will work. I use the Sigma Mrs. Bunny blue brush kit, but it was limited edition and no longer available. You can buy it in black, though! Here are a few others great options:
The best bronzer for you varies based on your skin color, so I suggest heading to the makeup store to test out the bronzers that look best on your skin. I'm light-skinned with freckles, and I prefer to use a matte bronzer then add shimmer through my highlighter. The exact bronzer I used for this look is Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer in Matte. I also use St. Tropez Foam Classic Bronzing Mousse on my face once per week so I'll look tan even with no makeup on. Laura Geller also makes really good bronzers.
How To Get The Look:
Use a kabuki brush to add bronzer in the areas where you’d tan naturally from the sun, like your cheeks, nose, and forehead. If you’re wearing something that shows a bit of skin, add a dusting of bronzer to your collarbone area to complete the look.