How to Apply Bronzer
Tip of the Day: Glow without the sun.
We love the sun-kissed look, even in the middle of winter. Here’s how to make bronzing a breeze. Bronzer looks most natural when used after foundation, and then applied only to the facial areas that get the most sun: forehead, cheeks, nose and chin.
Choose a matte finish that’s not more than two shades darker than your skin tone for a glowing, sun-kissed look. Use a powder formula like Benefit Cosmetic’s Hoola (below left, $28, benefitcosmetics.com) for normal to oily skin and apply it with a kabuki-style round brush like Pop Beauty’s Double Duty Kabuki Brush (below middle, $25, zappos.com). Cream based bronzers such as Josie Maran Cream Bronzer (below right, $30, josiemaran.com) are best on dry skin and can be easily applied with your fingers.
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