Golden Rules: Bronzer Do's and Don'ts

Chad Hayduk, Co-Founder of Three Custom Color Specialists brings you his Do’s & Don’ts for creating a warm, sun-kissed glow without the harmful effects of the sun.

Know Your Skin Tone.
Wearing the wrong shade of bronzer can lead to orangey-looking results. Our finely milled Powder Bronzers are available in two shades, Cool for rosey-toned skin and Warm for golden-toned skin. Not sure if you are warm or cool? View our Warm v. Cool Chart to learn more.

Think application.
Bronzers look best when applied sparingly where the sun would naturally hit you. Use our fluffy Face Powder Brush to apply bronzer on the high points of the face – the forehead, nose, and cheeks. If you prefer a crème formulation for more control, use a sponge or your fingertips to apply Bronze Crème to Powder Blush (a sunny, shimmering bronze designed with Celebrity Makeup Artist Matin) and don’t forget to blend, blend, blend!

Forget your neck (or your shoulders, or décolletage).
High summer temperatures also mean we’re showing more skin, so don’t forget to add a little extra glow to balance out the look. Apply On Fire Shimmer Crème (a bronzed shimmer with a swirl of opalescence) with your fingertips to the neck, décolleté and shoulders. On Fire Shimmer Crème goes on light and silky, and can also be used to highlight and enhance the cheekbones.

Finish your look with a bronzed gloss & a pop of color!
Bronze shades look great on the lips, too! Light-catching bronze shimmer on the lips can really pull together a sun-kissed look. Try Whisper Lip Gloss (Nude Bronze Shimmer), Brown Betty Lip Gloss (Golden Bronze), or Billie Lip Gloss (Rich, Beachy Bronze with Mauve Sparkle). This year’s red-carpet trend also pairs a bright teal eye shadow with a bronzed face. (Try: Peacock Eye Shadow, Co-Created by Celebrity Makeup Artist James Vincent)

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