Sunday, April 14

10 Best Makeup Bronzers + Bronzer Guide

How to find the perfect bronzer for the face? In this post, we list some of the best bronzer products on the market.

So you want to learn how to put a bronzer right? Read the guide below and find the right bronzer for you that gives the best result in your makeup!

A bronzer is usually a slightly darker powder that gives your skin a slightly sun-kissed feel if applied where the sun’s rays naturally hit the face. A bronzer can help you:

  • Give the skin a beautiful glow and glow
  • Cheat a sun-kissed feeling even though you haven’t been in the sun
  • Enhance your skin and make it look fresh and healthy
  • Today, there are bronzers and bronzing products in many different shapes and finishes. They can be in liquid form, cream, powder form or in the slightly more traditional powder format. They can be dull, shimmery, glowy or glittery with lots of luster

Counting: “Contouring” is done with the help of makeup to create an illusion of shadows on the skin to sculpt, restructure or define the face. For example, you can create sharper outlines, narrow / attenuate or correct by applying a darker contour shadow to areas from which you want to draw attention. Most often you want to cheat/artificially create the look of a natural shade as possible and then it helps if you choose products that are completely matte or go in a cooler shade with a cold or grayish undertone.

Bronzing: A Bronzer is used primarily to give the illusion of a sun-kissed skin or to accentuate your tan. A bronzer is added to give the skin warmth and glow which is a great way to make the skin look radiant and healthy. Bronzing products are generally much warmer than contouring products and are more widely used than defined in one place.

You may be one of those who avoided bronzers because you are afraid of looking orange or dirty? It may feel a little daunting but if you learn how to use it properly it can bring many benefits to your makeup routine

Common mistakes when applying bronzer

  • You choose a too dark color – Go max two colors darker than your own skin tone!
  • You use the bronzer as a regular powder – not to make your skin darker
  • You use bronzer as a contour.  A bronzer should not be noticeable. Be easy on the hand when applying.
  • You use the same brush for everything – Have one brush for your rouge and one separately for your bronzer. Only that makes a difference!

Bronzer brushes

Since a solar powder, unlike contouring, does not have to be so defined. You can choose a slightly rounder and more fluffy brush when the powder is matte or “sheer” in the texture. Then you can swipe your face quickly and easily. If you want to blend the color a bit more, choose a Kabuki brush which ensures that the color is evenly blended on the skin. If you use glittery and shiny products use a Fan Brush when you need to be easier on the hand and control how much you add.

Great bronzer brushes

Becca The One Perfecting Brush

Idun Minerals Big pillow brush


Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzing & Contouring Brush

Face & Body Kabuki Brush 160

How to use Bronzer

Step 1. Pull the brush over the bronzer and shake off the excess. Apply the sun powder in slightly the same form as a 3rd with focus on forehead, cheekbones, and jawline – the places where the sun hits first. Start by wrapping the sun powder in a bit of an upside-down Cover the brow/hairline.

Step 2. When you get to the cheekbone, apply the bronzer from ear to the cheek’s apple/highest point and gently blend out the color with small sweeping motions instead of pulling back and forth in a hard motion.

Step 3. The key to a natural bronzing effect is to frame the face. Therefore, continue down below the jawline. Make sure you level the edges so that you don’t see any lines.

Step 4. Continue with the bronzer down your throat! The result will be more realistic if it matches your face. However, avoid the middle of the neck as you would like to emphasize it. Also, add some color to your shoulders and clavicle!

Step 5. Pull a soft swipe along the side of the nose to bring up some color in the center of the face. Avoid in the middle of when you do not want the result too comprehensive.

We all have different tastes and likes when it comes to what products we want to use but in general, when choosing a bronzer you can think of two things that lead you to the right bronzer:

What tone should I choose?

What kind of skin tone do you have?

Dark / Deep Skin tone – Look for a bronzer with more shimmer and glitter as it gives a fantastic fine effect and gilds the color you already have!

Medium / Tan Skin tone – Choose a little copper tone, it gives a nice warmth and glow without getting too dark.
Light / Medium Skin tone – Avoid orange colors and instead choose a shade that goes more for gold, taupe also looks great!
Fair Skin tone – Choose a maximum of two colors darker than your own tone. A sunblock with a mix of brown and some pink/peach tones will be nice!

What type of bronzer should you choose?

Liquid, powdery or compact? Matt or shimmering?

Your skin type always gives you a hint as to which formula to choose but it can of course change by season and mood. Nothing is written in stone!

If you have mixed/oily skin – look for a sunblock with sebum-absorbing ingredients or that is oil-free as your skin may feel better. Maybe you should choose a matte powder to make your makeup look better?

Do you have dry/mature skin – Today most sunbeds are quite as moisturizing but maybe a liquid variant is better suited for you? Opt for a shade that gives glow and glow to the skin.

Do you have a normal/mixed skin – Choose freely! Maybe you want to combine different? A slightly duller powder in the forehead will be fine while a luminous powder on the cheeks will lift even more?

Best makeup bronzers

Nuxe Multi-Usage Compact Bronzing Powder

This bronzer has a fantastic shade that even those with light skin tone can use without any problems. Magic for both body and face!

Esteé Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer

Well-spoken powder, dermatologically tested and extra popular as it fits really well for you with acne/oily skin (completely oil-free). It is easy to cover and you get great value for money.

Physicians Formula Murumuru butter bronzer deep bronzer

A budget luxury product that is quite popular. It has an amazing coconut scent and gives a discreet finish with lots of luster!

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Terracotta, the first compact solar powder on the market, since 1984. Market leader in the bronzer category and is available in 10 shades that are moisture and pigment-rich!

Anastasia Beverly Hill Bronzing powder

Buildable matte sun pad in 6 different shades! Very pigment-rich and lovely to work with!

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil

One of the world’s most popular bronzers! It smells lovely of chocolate, is durable, matte and golden brown in tone.

RMS Beauty Contour Bronze

A slightly shimmery cream-based product that works both as bronzer and contour as it gives a realistic shade as the shade is very cool!

L’Oréal Paris Bronzer

It is enriched with coconut oil, is easy to handle and can be mixed with your base or used on your own.

Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer

One of the most heaped and praised bronzers on the market ever. It is loved by so many and therefore the price rises significantly every year.

Nars bronzer laguna

Nar’s iconic bronzer Laguna, which is loved by makeup artists and editors alike smooths out while giving a soft warm glow to the skin!

Sol de Janeiro Copacabana Bronze Glow Oil

Here we have a bronzing equivalent which is really great.