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Bronzer: It’s all in the details.

Bronzer: It’s all in the details.

Bronzer is the most misused makeup product on the market.

Bronzers are meant for skin that already has a slight natural tan - in other words, it's used to enhance your complexion and boost what you already have.

The areas you want to focus applying the bronzer on, are generally where the sun would naturally hit your face or any part of your face you want to push back.

When applying your bronzer, contour under your cheek bones from just in front of your ear down past the apple’s of your cheeks, under your chin, along the jawline, then gently round the hairline and down each side of your nose. This will give your face dimension and shape.

Go lightly around your hairline, nose and also the jawline. These areas should only be hinted to with the bronzer, not highlighted like the cheeks or cheekbones. Also bring the bronzer down your neck and chest to add definition and colour along your clavicle and shoulders.

If you're using a powdered bronzer, avoid patchiness by first lightly dusting your face with translucent powder. This will help with blending. However, if you wish to use a cream bronzer, just apply it directly onto cleansed skin or straight on top of your LB Cream or liquid foundation.

The great thing about using a liquid bronzer, like The Base Skin Matte Bronze Illuminator, is that you can build and layer to create any desired colour. Liquid also makes it easier to blend into your LB cream or liquid foundation, for a flawless and natural finish. 

Remember, know your bronzing limit. Bronzing is all about building up the product to a depth of colour that suits you, so go lightly to begin with and always keep it looking natural. 

Bronzing Tips: 

Before you apply bronzer, add a hint of rose-coloured blush to your cheeks to give a natural healthy glow.

Don't use shimmery bronzers if you have oily skin or fine lines. Instead, opt for a matte version like The Base Matte Bronzer.

Blend! When you think you have blended, blend a little more.

If you are fair-skinned, don't use bronzer straight on your skin. Mix a little with your blush colour. 

Check the shelf life of the product - they generally last 6 to 12 months.

Products we love:

The Base - Skin Illuminator Matte Bronze
Nars -  Bronzing Powder Laguna
Tom Ford - Bronzing Powder Gold Dust
Guerlain - Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown - Golden Light Bronzing Powder

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