Bronzing Basics: Everything You Need to Know for a Sun-Kissed Glow

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Your 24/7 vacation glow is awaiting you! Skip the sun rays and beds for a bronzer you can sculpt, bronze, and define with regardless of the season. We’ve made contouring and sculpting easy with our blendable formulas that prevent your makeup from ever looking flat or one- dimensional. Our curated hydrating ingredients enhance your natural beauty, giving a touch of warmth and radiance from within glow.

Soft contours and natural dimensions are in your near future with our multi-use bronzers that offer more than what they’re known for. From cream sticks to powders, a bronzer’s versatility is endless. Seamlessly swipe them onto the eyes or lips for a subtle touch of color. Bronzers are the finishing touch for many makeup looks and are essential for harmonizing one’s foundation, blush, and highlighter. Your effortless, perfect glow begins here.

What is Bronzer Used For?

If you’re a makeup pro, you know that bronzers always deserve a spot in your makeup routine. However, you might hesitate to reach for one if you're newer to bronzing. Contouring and adding definition to your complexion takes some practice, but once you’re well-versed, you’ll hardly ever skip this beauty step.

Whether you want to add warmth or dimension to your complexion, its sole purpose is to give the skin a natural, radiant look that mimics a sun-kissed glow. When using a bronzer, you’ll want to apply to areas of the face where the sun would naturally hit. The four areas we typically like to cover are the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. Beyond creating a healthy sun-kissed appearance, bronzers can also sculpt or balance the face after applying a base.

What are the Different Types of Bronzers?

Superpowder Bronzing Powder

If you’re looking for an effortless glow, here’s everything you need to know about your new glow treatment. Our beloved vanity staple is the Superpowder Bronzing Powder, a lightweight baked bronzer that hydrates the skin with plant- based ingredients like Olive-Derived Squalane, Mica, and Corn Starch. Its semi-matte finish absorbs unwanted oil and controls shine for all-day wear.

If you’re more on the go with places to be and looking for a multi-use bronzer, our Supernatural Bronzer Stick might be the best route. This tiny bronzing stick is easy-peasy and is enriched with a hydrating formula that features Jojoba Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Green Tea. You can quickly swipe it on your cheeks for a sculpted look creating that radiant glow on the go. Its creamy and buildable formula makes blending and adding radiance to any makeup look easy – you can use a brush or your fingers to apply!

Supernatural Bronzer Stick

Bio Bronzing Priming Serum

When formulating our newest and most natural-looking bronzer, we knew we wanted a mix of convenience and something that is best for a sun-kissed look, and that’s how Bio Bronzing Priming Serum was created. There are several ways to wear it – our favorite way being alone on the face or adding it to your chest, collarbones, shoulders, and anywhere else for a subtle glow. You can use it as a primer under your makeup or mix it with your moisturizer as part of your skincare or mix with your foundation. Its hydrating formula nourishes the skin with plant-powered ingredients such as Aloe Juice, Bio Polymers, and Quinoa-Derived Peptides.

What is the Difference Between Bronzing and Contouring?

While bronzing sounds straightforward, it’s important to understand the difference between bronzing and contouring – both techniques serve different purposes. Simply put, bronzing brings back warmth to the face. Typically, a warm-toned bronzer targets four main areas of the face, including the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin – the areas where the sun first hits. By following these four points, you’ll be able to achieve a natural, radiant appearance and what we call sun- kissed skin.

When contouring, we’re looking to further define and sculpt the face in areas where we can create shadows and definition. The areas to target when contouring are the hollows of the cheeks, jawline, and sides of the nose. These areas of the face help to create a more defined facial structure. Luckily, our bronzers are made with streak-free and blendable formulas that can also be used for soft contouring effects.

Where Do You Put Bronzer?

PSA: you no longer have to hold onto those end-of-summer moments! With the right techniques, adding a bronzer to your beauty routine can help you achieve that sun-kissed glow all year round. For a radiant rush of color, lightly dust your bronzer along the cheekbones towards the temples for a natural, subtle glow. We recommend highlighting all areas where the sun would naturally hit the face, including across the forehead and along the hairline, blending the bronzer into temples. If you want to add some balance to the face, apply a touch of bronzer along the bridge of the nose, chin, and jawline.

A pro makeup tip for special events: We love to suggest a light dust of bronzer along the collarbones and shoulders for that extra-dimensional glow. Blending is your friend when playing with bronzer, remember, good things take time! Blend well to avoid harsh lines – it’s all in the application. Experiment with different placements and intensities that best fit you to illuminate your complexion for a radiant look.

What is the Best Way to Apply Bronzer?

Glowing skin is in! Light up your look with a routine that best complements you. When adding a bronzer to your makeup routine, begin with cleansed and moisturized skin. If using a bronzing serum, you can mix with your moisturizer or your foundation for that subtle glow. Next, apply a creamy concealer to the areas you want to correct and perfect. Then, apply your foundation and set your base with a translucent powder that best matches your skin tone.

A fluffy brush is a must-have when bronzing the areas where the sun naturally hits the face. With a light hand, apply the bronzer with gentle sweeps across the high points of your face – this includes the forehead, temples, cheekbones, chin, bridge of the nose, and jawline. If you’re looking to define and sculpt, opt for an angled brush for a more precise application to contour the face. Pull together the look with a blush for a pop of color and a vibrant flush. Harmonize the look with an illuminating highlighter for a luminous, bronzed, long-lasting glow.