Get A Sun-kissed Glow With Our Pick Of Bronzers

The ultimate dos and don’ts of applying bronzer.



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:

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:

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.

Shop our picks of the best bronzers right here:

RIMMEL NATURAL BRONZER

Natural Bronzer 026 Sun Kissed

aed 34 Rimmel London

BELLÉPIERRE MINERAL BRONZER

Mineral Bronzer Highlighter Peony

aed 75.70 Bellapierre

NATASHA DENONA MINI BRONZE AND GLOW

Mini Bronze and Glow, 4g

aed 75.77 Natasha Denona

MILK MAKEUP MATTE BRONZER

Matte Bronzer, 28g

aed 97.07 Milk Makeup

HUDA BEAUTY TANTOUR

Tantour, 11g

aed 123.12 Huda Beauty

BENEFIT HOOLA LIMITED-EDITION JUMBO SIZE

Hoola Limited Edition Jumbo Size

aed 229 Benefit Cosmetics

CLINIQUE TRUE BRONZE PRESSED POWDER BRONZER

True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer

aed 200 Clinique

FENTY BEAUTY LIL BRONZE DUO MINI BRONZER SET

Lil Bronze Duo Mini Bronzer Set

aed 110 Fenty Beauty

TOO FACED UNICORN TEARS BRONZER

Unicorn Tears Bronzer Life’s A Festival Collection

aed 132 Too Faced

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP MATTE BRONZER

Matte Bronzer (Various Shades)

aed 40 NYX

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