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?