Do you feel like you’re cheating on your blush with your bronzer? Or that you can’t possibly pull off wearing color on the cheeks? I have good news: you can wear both at the same time! Bronzer and blush usually serve two different purposes. Bronzing powder is meant to create a natural sun-kissed effect to the skin and it’s applied on the outer perimeter of the face (temples, jaw line, etc.). It can also be used to lightly contour the cheeks. Blush, most of the time is meant to add life to the cheeks with a pop of color from natural to bright. Wearing both creates more dimension to the face – and it’s fun!
Try using a medium sized powder brush to apply both products. It’s really helpful to use your hand to evaluate your own bone structure so you’ll know where cheek product should be placed on your own face . Apply the bronzing powder in the hollows of the jaw by starting back by the ear and sweeping towards the front of the cheek. Leave the apples of the cheek bare in order to make room for the blush. Trace your brush along your temples and hairline to create a consistent sun-kissed look.
It’s really complimentary to use a blush of pink, warm terracotta and peach shades when using this technique. The idea is to create a warmth to the skin. Blend your blush in an upward sweeping motion starting on the apple of the cheeks. Take a step back from the mirror to make sure that both sides are symmetrical. Did you just pull off a Pro technique? Yep, I think you did!
- Alana Wright