While the weather in Dubai is wonderful at the moment, we do miss a dose of sun – and the healthy glow it gives our skin. Cue bronzers, those magically little pots of sunshine that help you fake your way to a summer glow in no time. Bronzer is used to add a bit of warmth and dimension to your face, not extra colour. It’s supposed to make you look healthier. But how to choose and apply it? Firstly, avoid overly shimmery or orange bronzers, which flatter exactly no one. And just look to the Jennifers – Lopez and Aniston – for inspiration on how to be a glowing bronzed goddess.
Ahead, a few dos and don’ts on applying bronzer:
DO choose a matte or satin finish rather than shimmery bronzer.
DO Start with less and layer on as needed.
DO use the correct brush – a large fluffy or lighter brush will ensure you don’t heap on too much product.
DO blend a little bronzer over your blush and anywhere on your face where the sun would naturally hit.
DO apply bronzer strategically on the forehead, top of the nose, along the top of the cheekbones and the jawline.
DON’T use a shade that’s too dark – you’re not aiming to change ethnicity here, just to give your skin a bit of sun-kissed oomph. Choose a shade that’s no more than two shades darker than your own skin tone.
DON’T overload your brush with product. It will only make you look dirty. Swirl your brush in the product, tap off the excess and apply.
DON’T apply bronzer to your entire face.
DON’T suck in your cheeks when applying – this will only overly sculpt or contour your face and leave you looking gaunt and unnatural.
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