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So there are a couple of different ways to use bronzer, and here are some tips on how to use it properly.
When it comes to bronzers you can either choose matte or something with a little bit of shimmer. I actually have both. Today, I am going to show you first how to use the shimmer with a stippling brush in a more natural way. The stippling brush basically just dissipates the amount of color you are applying because it starts thick and then thins out at the top. I am going to start by applying where sun would naturally hit the forehead, right up top here. This one has a really nice golden undertone. It’s going to give her a nice sun kiss look but not be too heavy. When I am doing this look it’s definitely going to be not so much for contouring, just more for giving yourself a little bit of glow if you feel too pale or you just want a little more color.
I am going to do the tops of the cheekbone here. You don’t want to go too far into this area. I’d say stop about here. Another rule of thumb is like two fingertips away. I’m doing the top of the cheekbone, because once again like I said, at the top of the forehead sun comes down and hits here. It also comes down and hits this part of the face here. Also, for this kind of look bronze the top of the nose. I’m also going to bring it down. I just like to do a little sweeping right on the chin because when you are bronzing you don’t want your face to look different than your neck. I kind of blend it downwards like this. This is really simple. Just a little bit of color. You really don’t want to use bronzer all over the entire face. It gets pretty monotonous and kind of dull. Using it in these couple of directional areas, I like to think of making a 3 on the face or an E, just kind of like this. That’s just a real simple tool, just a little tap on top of the nose.
The next trick is going to be a little more for contouring. I am using a matte bronzer and a brush that is tapered. It goes a little bit thinner so I can get that nice contoured look here. I am going to start at the cheekbone. Mattie if you could just go, perfect. If it’s hard for you to tell where underneath the cheekbone is, you just do this ugly little fishy face. Not that Mattie could ever look ugly. Here we go. You can relax. Thank you. Just kind of to get that first little tip. It might look intense at first because I’m using such a pointed brush and bronzer that is a little more concentrated in color but we are going to blend it, so no worries. It really makes the bronzer look more believable when you apply blush and highlighter. But, right now we are just focusing on the bronzer. Once again, you want to follow the two fingertip rule away from the outside of the moth. You don’t want the bronzer coming too far in. With this type of bronzer you definitely want to make sure you are blending.
The next tip I have is we are going to go to the temple right about here. I’m going to add a little bit of bronzer. This just kind of slims the face inwards. It creates a nice contrast, too, of the cheekbone between the lower contour and we would put highlight here and a little bit of contour again right here. Kind of brings it in this way. We are going to continue to sweep this up to the top of the forehead. Another cool tip for a little more of a contour type of bronze would be to keep kind of like we did on the other side but bring it down and do it even more dramatic here, on more of a contour type bronze. Instead of doing the bronzer on the top of the nose you would take it and do it on the side. I blend it downwards. This is a tricky spot. You really don’t want to do too much here. All right, and that is how to bronze properly.