4 Things You Should Know About Bronzer

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It’s time to pop out the bronzers and start using them wisely! We want to be a glowing goddess, not an orange, glittery mess so read on to find out some ultimate tips, tricks and products for perfect bronzing for all skin tones and types!

Tips & Tricks

How to apply:
Apply bronzer with a blush brush or similar in the areas that the sun would naturally hit your face, or mix a little with your foundation and apply sparsely across your cheeks and temple.

Bronzer as contour:
If you aren’t committed to bronzing your whole face, simply use bronzer as you would a contour and apply it underneath your cheeks. Use a blusher and highlighter on the apples of your cheeks for maximum effect!

DIY tinted moisturiser:
Mix bronzer, liquid foundation and a drop of moisturiser for a tinted moisturiser that you can apply in place of foundation. It’s light, natural and a great summer makeup alternative!

Fake Freckles:
It’s nice to have some luscious summer freckles peppering your cheeks and nose during the summer months, but if you aren’t lucky enough to be blessed in the freckle department why not fake it? Dab a small brush in bronzer and haphazardly dot all over the bridge of your nose and cheeks, then using your finger dab the spots until they fade and can barely be seen, after repeating this throughout you’ll be left with gorgeous and subtle fake freckles!

You don’t have to spend all day in the sun to get a gorgeous glow, us career girls spend far too much time indoors in front of our laptops anyway, thank goodness for bronzers


#1 Benefit Hoola

Hoola is a light-weight, shimmery product with a slight rose tint. It’s perfect for skin tones from fair to medium and works well on oily or combination skin.

#2 Laura Mercier Baked Body Bronzer
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This glamorous and shimmery bronzer can be applied all over the body and face and lasts up to 8 hours, it’s perfect for all skin types including sensitive skin and works best on fair to medium skin tones.


#3 Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel
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This bronzing gel can be used under foundation or on its own as a light and creamy bronzer. It works well on all skin types, but will work extra well on dry skin, due to its creamy formula. It works well on fair to medium skin tones but requires extra product application for darker tones.


#4 Nars Matte Multiple
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These innovative sticks come in a variety of shades, making them perfect for all skin tones and types and can be worn both wet or dry for a blushed or sun-kissed look.

#5 The Balm Bahama Mama
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This powder bronzer is perfect for fair to dark skin and contains no orange undertones or sparkles, it also doubles up as a contour powder and a matte eyeshadow.


  • Kiara King

    I actually haven’t tried any of those bronzers, but they do sound amazing. My favourites are by NARS (surprise, surprise) and Hourglass at the moment. I love the idea of making your own tinted moisturiser! I need to try that next summer!


  • Maria Caroline

    SO glad you’ve posted this, I ALWAYS struggle with my bronzer – glad I finally know what to do! :) x

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