How to choose the correct bronzing powder

Despite it being something that we all have in our makeup bags, it can be one of the trickiest things to get right. This is how to choose the correct bronzer for your skin.

It's just one of those products that can either be too pale it becomes redundant, too orange toned so you end up looking like an Oompa Loompa or too grey in tone and it just makes people look dirty.

Unlike foundation, no one colour matches you for a bronzer and we all have such different skin tones how can we make sure that the one we have is right for us. A bronzer is supposed to lift and brighten your face and make you look healthy, glowing and sunkissed like you have had a week's break or no stress. It is not to change the colour of your face.

So what do you need to look out for when you are buying a new bronzer?

Here is a quick video to show you how


Here are my top tips

  1. Your bronzer should be at least 2 - 3 shades darker than your skin tone or foundation
  2. Remember a powder product is more natural than cream
  3. Watch out for the colour tone in some bronzers as some can be quite red which will make up that orange colour or blue which will create that dirty appearance.
  4. The placement of colour is so important and can totally transform your whole face.

For more tips and tricks, join us next time. Until then, here are more quick videos from this new how-to series:

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