Using the right shade of bronzer can help you achieve a healthier looking complexion. This article Following are some tips on how to choose the best bronzer for your skin tone.
Choosing the right shade of bronzer is important. If you choose a shade that is too dark for you, it can look unflattering and unnatural. Choose a shade that is no more than 2 shades darker than your natural skin tone. Most experts recommend matching the shade to the skin tone on your chest/arms for a seamless transition between your face and the rest of your body. Keep in mind that your skin tone varies between Summer & Winter months, so a different shade for each of those seasons may be required.
Choose the Right Bronzer Powder
Bronzer is available in multiple shades. First, choose the darkness of the bronzer. Most cosmetics companies sell light, medium, and dark bronzers. Try to pick a bronzer shade that is no more than two shades darker than the natural skin tone. Remember that most people’s natural skin shade will change slightly throughout the year. Skin will be a little darker and tanner during the summer and a little more pale during the winter. It may be necessary to purchase more than one shade of bronzer.
Bronzers also have different base shades of color. Choosing the right color of bronzer will help ensure a natural look. Fair women with pale skin that burns easily should choose bronzers with pink or peach tones. Generally, blonde women will look best with pink tones, and brunettes will look best with more orange tones. These women should avoid red bronzers that will be too dark and will make a woman’s face look too ruddy. Women with olive skin tones or warm undertones in their skin should look for bronzers with a copper color. Women with darker skin can look at darker colors of bronzer, like rich amber.
Avoid Liquid Bronzer
If you’ve applied liquid foundation on your face, using a bronzer that is also liquid-based can leave your face, caked. Use translucent powder over the layer of foundation to help it set, before applying bronzer. We suggest going with a compact version for the best results.
Choose One According to Your Skin Tone
For the fair-skinned, a bronzer with a peach or rose tint is your best go-to option. For women with dark skin, choose a bronzer in a deep chocolate brown with shimmer, or one in a shade lighter than your skin tone. Olive- and pale-colored women should opt for true bronze or copper-tinted varieties. While one must ideally pick a bronzer that is two shades darker than one’s skin tone, we suggest going with one shade darker, instead. This is because it can make you look tanner than intended, passing your face off as a muddy mess.
Prepping the Face for Bronzer
Bronzer can streak with time if it is applied without a good base. Start with clean skin. Women with skin prone to dryness should lightly moisturize before applying any makeup. Avoid heavy lotions and creams, and find a sheer lotion that absorbs quickly. Do not apply liquid foundation to the skin; this can affect the appearance of the bronzer and can also make a woman look unnatural. Most experts recommend that a woman wear foundation or bronzer but not both together.
Instead, apply a light coating of powder to the face. This helps control oils and will keep the bronzer in place. The powder should match the natural skin tone as much as possible. A light application of powder will not only help the bronzer stay in place, but it will also even out the skin tone and provide a better canvas for bronzer.
Different forms of Bronzer
In the market, you can find bronzers available in a wide variety of forms such as powder, cream, liquid, gel and spray. You need to choose a form depending upon your skin type. Those having oily skin should use the powdered form as it can improve the appearance of oily skin. On the other hand, a cream based bronzer works well for those having dry skin type as it can help to hydrate your dry skin. A gel bronzer works well for an overall tan. Also you need to make a choice between matte and shimmer bronzers. A matte bronzer will give a more natural look, while a shimmer bronzer will add extra glow and radiance to your skin.