Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Starting Off #4: Bronzer

This week's post is all about bronzer! I think, if used correctly, bronzer is the perfect finish for most make up looks. You know when you finish putting your make up on and you still feel like there's something missing? I always turn to bronzer when that happens and it tends to pull the whole look together!


Bourjois Delice de Poudre, £6.99 // Guerlain Terracota Bronzing Powder, £33

The first bronzer I've ever tried was this famous Bourjois Delice de Poudre. Unfortunately, it was a little bit too light for my skin and didn't show up on me at all. So when I spotted this Guerlain one at their counter in House of Fraser, I ran for it. It was not cheap at £33, compared to the £6.99 the Bourjois one costs, but when I finally found a bronzer that worked for my skin tone, I knew I had to have it! 

When we talk about bronzer, there are two things you can do with it. You can either contour your face with it or you can give yourself a nice bronzed glow all over. With both these things, there are some precautions you need to take:

COUNTOURING:  make sure you are using a completely matte bronzer. Also be mindful of the shade you're using, you don't want anything too orange. Apply the product to the areas you want to draw back on your face, areas you would like to "hide". Applying it to the hollows of your cheeks and your hair line will make your face look thinner. I like to use a little along on my jaw line to help hide any evidence of an eminent second chin. haha You can also contour your nose, but that takes a bit more practice, I haven't mastered it myself!

BRONZING:  you can be a bit more liberal with applying it like this. You can get away with a little bit of shimmer, just don't go wild since it will be all over your face. Again, be mindful of the orange, since you don't want to look like you've been Tangoed. haha Basically, apply the bronzer anywhere the sun would naturally hit you! That usually means all the high points of your face, like the apples of your cheeks, top of your nose and chin and on your forehead.


Do any of you guys wear bronzer? What are your thoughts on it? Yay or Nay?
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18 comments

  1. LOVE the photos! :) And woo for Bourjois! :)

    Hayfa
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  2. It's definitely a YAY for bronzer. I love to contouring because I find my face is too chubby because of my cheeks hahaha. I like bronzer products but I also like to use a darker powder and works quite well.

    It's a shame that you got the Bourjois Delice de Poudre too light for your skin.

    :) your blog is awesome, and I love the way you teach with your pictures!

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  3. I love bronzer more than usual at the moment :)

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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  4. Great post! I have the L'oreal bronzer and I wasn't sure how I suppose to use it, so your post was really helpful!

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  5. I agree bronzer can make a big difference in look...
    I use it a lot...
    Keep in touch,
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  6. Great post! I have a bronzer but very rarely use it just because I wasn't 100% sure where it had to go (as silly as that sounds lol). Really helpful post!

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    Lisa x
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  7. I love love love bronzer! NARS laguna bronzer is one of my all time favourites, along with Benefits Hoola! Fab post!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  8. I always wanted to contour my face with bronzer but I tried with Les Beiges by Chanel, but I got one too dark for my skin and it didn't looked good on me because of that, anyway the bronzer was to my mom as a gift hahaha but I wanted to try it out first, I think contouring is very beautiful but for some reasons I'm either weird shaped or I suck at applying it... haha I might need someone to do it for me at least once so I'm good to go! what brush should I use if I want to contour? Let me know maybe this also a reason why I haven't been able to contour! xx

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  9. I love Benefit Hoola for contouring, I have to make sure I use a light hand though and I can only use bronzer all over in the summer months otherwise I look a bit silly. Darn being so pale!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  10. I love bronzer but find it too dark for me to contour, I use mac harmony blush for this :)

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    B xx

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  11. I love using bronzer i use it mostly for contouring :) great post

    kirstyloves.blogspot.co.uk

    xoxo

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  12. That Guerlain bronzer looks like a perfect shade, no wonder you bought it! Great post! :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  13. I love using bronzer Nars Laguna is my fav! Nice post

    Mybeautysleuth x

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  14. The photos are brilliant!
    I've been loving a Calvin Klein bronzer actually for all over the face, I feel like it really makes me look more healthy and today I did everything but bronze and I looked pretty peaky!
    for contouring Sleek is a must <3 they do the best matte contour powders for all complexions, I cannot get enough!!
    The Blushing Giraffe| The Blog Loving
    xxx

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  15. i like bronzer but its not a must have for me. i need to try that bourjois one tho. everyone talks so muchabout it!

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

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  16. Awesome post!!! :D I don't usually use bronzer since it really sticks out on my skin, but this is so informative!!
    I just found your lovely blog and am a new follower! :D
    www.artevolve.blogspot.ca

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  17. Love this post! Such great tips. :)

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