Choosing the correct bronzing powder shade can make or break the finish of your base makeup.
Foundation should always disappear into your skin tone, and its the power of a Bronzing Powder that brings your skin back to life.
Everyone needs a bronzer in their makeup bag, but which one should you be using…
HOW DOES YOUR SKIN NATURALLY REACT IN THE SUN?
You want to choose a bronzer with an undertone that mimics your natural tan. This way your bronzer is going to give you a healthy glow allowing you to build up without looking orange.
NEED HELP WITH YOUR UNDERTONE?
If you have a skin tone that tans fairly easily in the sun be sure to choose a bronzer with a golden undertone.
If, like me, you have more of an olive skin tone that also tans in the sun but in a slightly deeper way, you will be better opting for a richer bronzer with a cinnamon undertone.
Never tan in the sun? Do you go slightly red and then back to your original shade? Avoid the above 2 options and try a bronzer that has a pink/peach undertone. This will allow you to build up a glow without looking orange.
Try: Antigua Bronzer
SHIMMER OR MATTE?
Matte bronzer is my go to for everyday bronzing as it sculpts and defines your skin as well as adding colour. I then prefer to add a little shimmer to certain areas with my highlighting powder or blush.
If you are wanting one product to do it all and won’t be applying highlighter or blush, shimmer would be the better option for you.
Wedding or event makeup – matte is best! Shimmer bronzer is not so great in photography.
Once you have selected the perfect shade for you, be sure to apply with large tapered bronzer brush. This dispurses colour naturally across the face giving a tanned finish.
If your brush head is too concentrated the finish can look stripy and uneven.
MY BRONZING ESSENTIALS