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Bronzer 101

Let’s face it, about this time of year, if you live in the North East like I do you are probably a bit Vitamin D deficient!  While I can’t help you with that, I can give you a few tips on how to look like you have just returned from a stay at the beach.

Adding life to your face can be as simple as using bronzer!

While using bronzer to add color is a simple step, proper application isn’t always as simple.  Keep in mind that the goal is to add color, but not to give the appearance of an all over tan. Bronzer should be applied where the sun would naturally hit the face, the forehead, the cheeks, and the nose.

Bronzer is applied after your foundation and concealer have been put on. Choose a bronzer that works with you skin tone.  To apply find the apple of the cheek by smiling and lightly dust your cheeks with the bronzer. Then using a wide brush blend up and blend down.  You can put blush on top of it and even a little bit of shimmer and highlight on top as well.

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Don’t confuse bronzing your face with contouring.  These are two different techniques.

While bronzer is probably the quickest way to add some color and life to your face, a little bronzer can go a long way, remember that you can always add more, so start off lightly and build it up as needed.

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This is not the effect you are wanting to achieve with bronzer! (This is not my photo, I just googled bronzer overload and this was one of the first pictures that came up. )

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