How To Apply Bronzer In 5 Easy Steps
Dear beauty gods: thank you for bronzer. When we stare at our lackluster complexions in the mirror, we’re much happier knowing that a few quick strokes of this magical product can instantly transform our complexions to beach goddess status.
With the belief that everyone deserves perfectly sun-kissed skin (even if your natural skintone happens to be on the paler side), we tapped celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen (she’s responsible for Jessica Alba’s golden glow) to show us exactly how and where to apply this makeup bag staple. Turns out, it’s a lot simpler than we thought—all it takes is some clever placement.
Click through the slideshow above for our step-by-step guide on applying bronzer like a pro!
The first step in channeling your inner golden goddess is picking the right shade. “In general, you want to work with a bronzer that’s a degree or two deeper than your complexion,” Andersen says. She recommends staying away from any shades with orange undertones, and to choose those with gold tones instead. “If you’re very fair, lean towards shades that are golden and more of a yellow-y color,” she says. “I love Lorac’s bronzer because it’s mineralized and flat!” (And by flat, she means not sparkly or glittery. That’s key!)