Bronzer has been a primary cosmetic in makeup bags for a long time.
However, for many people, bronzers can be a confusing step.
Some may ban bronzing products from their makeup bag altogether, as these cosmetics seem far too easy to get wrong.
The growth in popularity of contouring has enhanced the confusion even more, and now bronzer is being used for all the wrong reasons.
Sometimes, it’s best to go back to basics and understand why a product was developed before deciding how best to use it on yourself and your clients.
Uses of Bronzer
Bronzers are used to give skin a healthy glow.
A well-chosen shade makes you look as if you’ve spent time in the sun.
Some bronzing products contains a lot of shimmer, so the light-reflective particles make you sparkle with glow.
Other bronzing cosmetics have a more natural matte finish and add warmth and definition to your skin.
Bronzers come in powder, gel, liquid, and cream form and can be intended for the face or body.
Using a bronzer that’s too dark or has the wrong undertones can just look muddy and artificial on your skin.
The difference between bronzing and contouring
Contouring is no longer a beauty-industry secret, everyone seems to be trying it.
However, you’re meant to use a darker shade for contour to emulate a shadow, many reach for a bronzer in an attempt to economise.
However, a contour should be matte and cool-toned, whereas bronzers tend to be the opposite, which leads to terrible results.
Contouring has left some confusion as to how you actually apply bronzer.