How To Apply Bronzer

Slightly bronzed skin looks healthy and amazingly fresh.

It’s the makeup trick for giving your skin a vacation look in the blink of an eye. In our makeup tips, we show you how to apply bronzer properly.

Step by Step

Where do you apply bronzer?

The vertical reference lines show you how far you can apply bronzer from the outer to inner part of the face. The higher you apply the bronzer on your cheekbones, the narrower your face will appear due to the shading created.

Properly applying bronzer

Apply the darker bronzer shade to the highest point of your cheekbones and the side of your forehead, blending the powder upwards in order to accentuate your features. Add a touch of the lighter bronzer shade to the bridge of your nose and chin. Lightly blend everything for a softly sunkissed complexion.

Blush is applied with a Blusher Brush at the highest point of the cheekbone

Sunkissed complexion

Using the “magical three” technique, use an angled or fluffy powder brush to apply bronzer along the forehead, cheekbones, and chin in a three-shape. This will warm up these areas of the face, giving your skin an even, natural, and sunkissed glow.

The difference between bronzing and contouring

Bronzers typically have an orange or yellow/golden undertone that gives your skin warmth and softly sculpts your face. In contrast, contouring products typically have a gray undertone that gives your face more depth and a striking appearance.

Daniela Rother

Senior Makeup Artist