Thursday, 26 July 2012

How to apply bronzer the right way! - Makeup Tutorial

Hello lovelies ♥

I promised a while back in one of my posts that I'd share with you my tips on using bronzer correctly for perfectly defined cheekbones, so here is a mini-tutorial!

Before I start this post off, I have to admit, I've only been using bronzer for a month or two. I always thought that bronzer was what you used to make your skin look more tanned (only partly true) and as I have olive skin, never really thought to use it.


Bronzer is actually for contouring (duh, I know now haha)! You know, for making your already gorgeous features stand out for super gorgeousness!

But as I hadn't given it a go before, I was a bit clueless on how to use bronzer. At first, I thought just using a kabuki brush and applying it all over my face would give me that "glow" everyone seems to be talking about.



It just makes you look orangey, and all one colour = NOT FLATTERING.


I put down the brush and decided not to pick it up again until I knew how to apply bronzer properly without looking like an Oompa Loompa.

In my bronzer-technique-seeking-adventures, I sought out the help of one very talented lady. She is a lovely makeup artist who I met at the Rimmel London Girlfriend Model Search as part of the Beauty Insider Competition.

During the Search, I watched her every colour choice, every sweep of her makeup brushes, and every slick of lippy she applied to the girls in the comp, to learn the tips and tricks of the trade. AND HER BRONZER TECHNIQUE IS GENIUS AND ONE I WILL KEEP IN MY MAKEUP MEMORY BANK FOREVER.

And I just have to share that genius-ness:

Apply bronzer in the shape of the number 3 
(and a backwards 3).

Original photo without edits can be found here.

This is easily the best way to use bronzer because it hits all of the definition-areas of your face! It slims your face, make your cheekbones more prominent, and smooths your jawline - it's all around lovely!

Taken By Surprise Tutorial: How to apply bronzer

I used Rimmel London's Natural Bronzer in Sun Glow.
Use a soft bronzer/blush brush.
Mine is from The Body Shop.

Note: I have already applied my foundation, concealer and powder.
1. Apply beginning at the temples,  curving in towards the apples of your cheeks.
2. Go along your cheekbone, making a slight "kiss/pout" face to help guide you along the natural bone. 
3. Then curving back around, apply along your jawline, and blend into your neck.

The results!

See how my face seems slimmer and more streamlined?
That is the power of bronzer!
(When applied correctly :P)
Hello cheekbones!
In other news, I've been listening to Gasoline by Alpine on repeat - there's something so cute and fun about it :) I just love the opening lyric: There's gasoline in your heart. There's fire in mine.

Have you heard any makeup tips that changed the way you used your makeup for the better? I'd love to hear your stories so pop a comment below! xx


  1. I always listen to what Lisa Eldridge has to say as if it was the Holy Bible....XXXX

    1. I must check her out, sounds like she has some great tips :) Thanks for stopping by!x

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  2. Thanks for the tips ;) I hardy ever use any makeup, so it's all new to me ;)

  3. Bronzer can definitely help to create shape and add definition to the face. Rimmel bronzers are my favourites, actually!

  4. thanks for visiting my blog and for tutorial!
    maybe we can follow each other?

  5. Love your tutorials and rewievs very useful, like it a lot! :))


  6. haha thanks for the tip! I never thought about doing it in the "3" shape. I usually just suck my cheeks in and apply the bronzer there. your cheekbones look great! :)

  7. great tutorial! followed you, hope you can follow back!

  8. I so that too XD

  9. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I rarely use bronzer but I might start using it regularly now. I don't have much as far as cheekbones go, but this seems to work!

    May the force be with you.

    1. Aww you're so welcome, I'm so happy that you found my tutorial useful! :) x

  10. Love this one.really helps.

  11. Great tutorial!! now I wont be scared to look orange when i use some bronzer!! thanks
    bisous de Claudine

  12. Thanks for sharing this post, dear! It very useful! Nice photos! :)


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  14. I love using bronzer, especially when I don't want to wear foundation. It just gives my face a nice glow!


  15. I love your tutorials! Gonna try all of them when I get the time!

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  17. Nice photos. your cheekbones looking good. Thanks for the tutorials. Keep posting
    where to apply bronzer

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