Bronzer is an essential part of the makeup routine and yet, many women shy away from using it. Why? Because they don’t know how to use this product and end up looking like an Oompa Loompa. But, if applied correctly, bronzer adds a healthy, sun-kissed glow to your skin — just like a weekend spent at the beach would (minus the sun damage, of course). Wanna learn how to ace bronzer application? Follow the simple tips mentioned below…

 

Tip #01: Use a matte formula

Tip #01: Use a matte formula

For an everyday, sun-kissed look, a shimmery bronzer may just be too OTT. Therefore, use a matte formula, especially if you have oily skin or uneven skin texture. Also, use a colour that’s two shades darker than your skin tone (anything too dark will make you look muddy). In case you love a slightly shimmery finish, you could add that with the help of a highlighter.

 

Tip #02: The brush you use matters

Tip #02: The brush you use matters

To get that perfect natural flush of colour, you will need to use the right kind of brush. Avoid using a dense brush as that can end up packing a lot more product than needed. Instead opt or a soft, fluffy brush with an angled top to pick up and dispense just the right amount of product for a flawless application.

 

Tip #03: Apply bronzer to the right spots

Tip #03: Apply bronzer to the right spots

The best way to ensure that your skin looks naturally sun-kissed and not burnt, apply bronzer only to those spots on your face where sunlight would naturally hit i.e. your forehead, cheekbones, along your jawline, and top of your nose. Again, use a very light hand while applying or else you could end up looking tanned or worse, orange.

 

Tip #04: Don’t forget your neck

Tip #04: Don’t forget your neck

For a cohesive and more uniform result, remember to apply a little product to the front of your neck as well. Since there is a natural shadow on your neck anyway, just a light-handed application is more than enough. For best results, after you’ve applied the bronzer to your face, simply apply the excess to your neck and you should be good to go.