If a genie appeared in front of us, the one thing we'd ask for (apart from a thousand more wishes, obviously) is a perfectly chiselled face. And with contours and bronzers an option to not just define our face but to add warmth to it too, we're constantly on the quest to attain cheekbone-jawline perfection with our bronzers.
As the festive season draws near, if you want to switch up your makeup look from kinda-cutesy to supermodel-glam, we're here to help. Chisel your face and make your skin look healthier with a little bit of bronzer already! Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to do it.
Step 01: We're assuming you've done up your base makeup already, so let's jump right into the bronzing bit! Take the Lakmé Absolute Highlighter - Moon-Lit, and using a fluffy brush, tap into the bronze shade.
Step 02: Sweep the bronzer along your cheekbones, the temples, the forehead, and the jawline — all the places where the sun naturally hits to get a natural, sun-kissed look.
Step 03: Once you've applied the bronzer, blend it out to diffuse the pigment so you have no harsh lines left behind, and you get a seamless finish.
Step 04: Don't OD! If you have a little bit of product left that you don't know what to do with, use the remainder of the bronzer left on your brush to add warmth to your nose, neck, and chin for that oh-so-natural sun-kissed look.
Pro-tips to keep in mind
This isn't where the bronzer application ends, BTW; to avoid looking like an Oompa-Loompa, you need to keep a few things in mind to ace a chiselled face. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind while applying bronzer.
01. Use the right brush: Believe it or not, the kind of brush you use makes a huge difference in bronzer application. If you want the right kind of results, use a large, fluffy, tapered bronzer brush to ensure equal product distribution and prevent harsh lines.
02. Apply it evenly: You don't want one area of the face to look starkly different from the other, do you? Apply your bronzer evenly, and before application, make sure you tap off the excess, so you don't come off looking orange-y.
03. Don't mistake it for contour: Yes, bronzers can help chisel your face while adding a sun-kissed glow, but that doesn't mean you can replace your contours with them! The shimmer in the bronzers separates it from contour. Bronzers reflect light and make the skin look sun-kissed and glowy, as opposed to contours, which absorb light and chisel the face. You glow, girl!
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