How to Use Bronzer Properly | Makeup Tricks

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So there are a couple of different ways to use bronzer, and here are some tips on how to use it properly.

When it comes to bronzers you can either choose matte or something with a little bit of shimmer. I actually have both. Today, I am going to show you first how to use the shimmer with a stippling brush in a more natural way. The stippling brush basically just dissipates the amount of color you are applying because it starts thick and then thins out at the top. I am going to start by applying where sun would naturally hit the forehead, right up top here. This one has a really nice golden undertone. It’s going to give her a nice sun kiss look but not be too heavy. When I am doing this look it’s definitely going to be not so much for contouring, just more for giving yourself a little bit of glow if you feel too pale or you just want a little more color.

I am going to do the tops of the cheekbone here. You don’t want to go too far into this area. I’d say stop about here. Another rule of thumb is like two fingertips away. I’m doing the top of the cheekbone, because once again like I said, at the top of the forehead sun comes down and hits here. It also comes down and hits this part of the face here. Also, for this kind of look bronze the top of the nose. I’m also going to bring it down. I just like to do a little sweeping right on the chin because when you are bronzing you don’t want your face to look different than your neck. I kind of blend it downwards like this. This is really simple. Just a little bit of color. You really don’t want to use bronzer all over the entire face. It gets pretty monotonous and kind of dull. Using it in these couple of directional areas, I like to think of making a 3 on the face or an E, just kind of like this. That’s just a real simple tool, just a little tap on top of the nose.

The next trick is going to be a little more for contouring. I am using a matte bronzer and a brush that is tapered. It goes a little bit thinner so I can get that nice contoured look here. I am going to start at the cheekbone. Mattie if you could just go, perfect. If it’s hard for you to tell where underneath the cheekbone is, you just do this ugly little fishy face. Not that Mattie could ever look ugly. Here we go. You can relax. Thank you. Just kind of to get that first little tip. It might look intense at first because I’m using such a pointed brush and bronzer that is a little more concentrated in color but we are going to blend it, so no worries. It really makes the bronzer look more believable when you apply blush and highlighter. But, right now we are just focusing on the bronzer. Once again, you want to follow the two fingertip rule away from the outside of the moth. You don’t want the bronzer coming too far in. With this type of bronzer you definitely want to make sure you are blending.

The next tip I have is we are going to go to the temple right about here. I’m going to add a little bit of bronzer. This just kind of slims the face inwards. It creates a nice contrast, too, of the cheekbone between the lower contour and we would put highlight here and a little bit of contour again right here. Kind of brings it in this way. We are going to continue to sweep this up to the top of the forehead. Another cool tip for a little more of a contour type of bronze would be to keep kind of like we did on the other side but bring it down and do it even more dramatic here, on more of a contour type bronze. Instead of doing the bronzer on the top of the nose you would take it and do it on the side. I blend it downwards. This is a tricky spot. You really don’t want to do too much here. All right, and that is how to bronze properly.


  1. Is it just me or is it kinda soothing watching her put bronzer on that girl? Like the brushes look so soft and relaxing

  2. Do u need foundation first

  3. the girl is Red sooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful

  4. nidi syed says:

    what's the difference between contouring and bronzer?

  5. soneelita says:

    It hardly looks like she has a bronzer on …..too light and dull.

  6. akkan Shukla says:

    kitni gandi pony tail h iski

  7. So using bronzer is just like contouring?

  8. Riya Rana says:

    can I use an eyeshadow of the same shade instead of bronzer?

  9. Papi Chula says:

    Tell Maddie to hmu.

  10. natasha khan says:

    which brush did she use in the second part?

  11. Ambia Kauser says:

    iv never used a bonzer before iv always seen them in shops. What's the point of a bronzer? what does it do and is it more for lighter skin women only? i'm a latte in skin tone.
    Thanks anyone that can answer and help would be appreciated

  12. Why did they not put the girls hair back it was in the way lol

  13. the presenter looks like a transgender

  14. There's huge difference between the two.. this girl uses matte bronzer for contouring.. and bronze with a bronzer that has a swimmers in it..

  15. Syed Asad says:

    ' ooo' it's over

  16. I don't like the way she did the jaw line, dark areas there look like facial hair. Personally I'd skip that bit and the skin tone was not right with the bronzer color. Should have been a tad darker

  17. Sara hartlow says:

    thats such a good way, i prefer the mascara

  18. Sonia Ali says:

    Name of the first bronzer that was used please? It looks like stila's bronzer but not sure… :/

  19. omg I'm so exited to use bronzer FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ! I'm always use just foundation and concealer 🙂

  20. ET3468 says:

    first off. why is she using a bronzer to contour? u can get away with a matt bronzer but dont use the shimmering ones and i dont see any differece the contour….

  21. Ssss. xoxo says:

    so bronzer is kinda lyk contouring

  22. can someone explain? I am not understanding this becuz I am hearing too many sources. so do we use a matte bronzer for contouring or shimmer bronzer more like color highlighter?? i am not understanding anything at all….

  23. I think the woman in the red dress used red contour on her face


  25. anyone notices she looks like the lobby boy from the grand budapest hotel

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