The mistake: Not adding highlighter
This isn’t a way to get you to spend more money on makeup; you really need highlighter to balance the contract made with your bronzer. We’re trying to add dimension to your face and if you only use bronzer then you’ve only added dark shades; it’s time to lighten it up a little.
Sweep highlighter along the top of your cheek bones and your brow bone to keep your face from looking one-dimensional and muddy. We love Essence Glow Like A Mermaid Highlighter in Forever Mermaid.
The mistake: Thinking you don’t need blush too
Because how much product can your cheeks even take, right? Well, bronzer and blush are two different products with different results and it’s worth using them both. Using bronzer on its own can look unnatural and flat. Blush is for making you look rosy and healthy while bronzer is for making you look sun-kissed.
Apply your blush first in circular motions to the apples of your cheeks. Your bronzer goes just below and next to your blush, from the apple of your cheek to your ear. As a general rule try to use the same formulas all over your face, so a liquid blush with a liquid bronzer, or powder blush with powdered bronzer.
The mistake: Combining different formulas together
Powder bronzers are easiest to use, especially for beginner bronzers. This doesn’t mean you need to use a powder foundation however, as powder bronzers are easy to blend and build, mainly because you are using such a small amount. Just be sure to set your foundation with setting powder first.
If youuse a powder foundation, however, you need to stick to a powder bronzer as cream or liquid bronzers will cake.
The mistake: Applying your setting powder last
Your setting powder will mattify your face, including all the light-catching particles that make bronzer so amazing. Rather apply your bronzer at the very end of your makeup routine.
The mistake: Applying bronzer in the wrong lighting
Your bronzer can look totally perfect in your room but muddy and orange in the light of day. Apply it in daylight if possible, and have a good look at yourself in a mirror (or your selfie camera) before you leave the house. Inspect your jawline and cheeks in particular for any unblended areas.
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