Featured: Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer
I’m not much of a bronzer girl myself. It might be due to the fact that as an Asian, having fair skin is a prized asset and I’m naturally fair. So, I don’t feel the need to tan or apply bronzer. However, there are times when having a slightly bronzed look works. This is especially on days when you want a touch of colour on your face. The thing about bronzer is that it doesn’t act like blush.
Blushes add pinkish or reddish colors to your cheeks and can sometimes look a bit off or unnatural. Bronzers add colour to your face. I must admit that it helps give an illusion of a healthy glow on days when you don’t feel very healthy, or your skin looks slightly dull. Also, if you use bronzer, gold eyes really stand out and you can take it for a “natural look” without trying too hard.
Another plus point about using bronzer is that it helps when you want to wear a brighter colour blush. Having a slightly bronzed base helps project a more natural look for the bright blush and helps make it work.
If you have slightly darker skin, bronzers are an option to blushes. Some bronzers with shimmer add a glow to the skin and if you have darker skin, you won’t get much added colour, but just a nice glow.
I never knew how to apply bronzers without looking like I was sunburnt. There are many tips that tell you to work it in the form of a big 3 from your forehead down to your cheekbones and then to your jawline. But its hard to visualise right? So, here’s a great video tutorial on how to apply bronzers and to finish off with a blush. Plus, watch the makeup artist – he’s dead cute! 🙂 Enjoy!
Update: Here is a visual face chart to show you where bronzer should and should not be applied!