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Get The Glow: 5 Ways To Use Cream Bronzer

Here’s how to create a sun-kissed look with no effort

As the weather outside gets colder and drier, our skin starts to change too. The loss of moisture from indoor heating can leave skin looking dull, dry, and lifeless.

There’s no need to worry; bronzer can help. Bronzer is not only useful during the summer months to accentuate your sun-kissed skin, but it can also rescue your complexion during months when your skin might start looking a little dull.

We understand how difficult it can be to find a good bronzer. That’s why we’ve decided to provide you with five different ways to create a bronzed goddess look. We’ll also give you some tips and tricks so you can avoid common bronzer mistakes.

What Is Bronzer?

Bronzing products are dropped, sprayed, or rubbed on the skin to give it a tanned appearance without any harmful UV exposure. In this tutorial, we’ll focus mainly on cream-based bronzers and their benefits.

The Many Uses for Bronzer

Bronzer is the perfect way to give your skin an all-over glow. It adds warmth and depth without contouring or using a darker blush color. You can also use bronzer to add a slight shimmer to your face without glitter or sparkle.

What a Bronzer Does Not Do

Trying to use Bronzer as a contouring product will result in an unnatural look that isn’t believable. It’s better not to apply it all over your face either.

Due to its dewy and luminous appearance, bronzer is often mistaken for a highlighter. However, you should not use it as one. Highlighters’ purpose is to brighten and add glow whereas bronzer can help add some depth, warmth, and color.

What Are the Best Tools to Use for Cream Bronzer?

All you need for a beautifully bronzed look are a hydrating, cream-based bronzer and brush.

The Bronzer

Many bronzing products contain harsh chemicals like parabens and sulfates, which can be extremely harmful to your health. These ingredients are often added to prolong the shelf life of the product, but they come with a heavy price.

100% Pure’s All Over Glow Lightly Sun Kissed is a safer way to maintain your summertime glow all year round. The bronzer contains nourishing Acai Berry and vitamin E, which is present in your skin’s natural sebum. This helps keep your skin healthy and radiant.

The Brush

If you’re not keen on applying bronzer with your hands, consider using a brush instead. We recommend opting for a blush brush with stiff, densely packed bristles like Alima Pure’s Blush Brush.

This brush is cruelty-free and is made to imitate natural skin-to-skin makeup application, making it ideal for cream based bronzer. The end result will be a beautiful and carefree look.

Prior to Getting Started

Before you begin bronzing, it’s important to prep your skin. First, cleanse and moisturize your complexion. We also highly recommend using a primer before applying any makeup. This will help lock in your skincare routine and give your makeup something to cling on to throughout the day.

100% Pure’s Luminous Primer contains hydrating ingredients like vitamin E and aloe to help keep your skin moisturized, firm, and smooth – giving you a more polished look.

How to Apply Cream Bronzer?

Get excited for sunny days with these five ways you can use cream bronzer. With a sun-drenched look, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation even when it’s snowing outside.

1.Model Your Sun-Kissed Look

The best way to use a bronzer, regardless of its cream-based formula, is by applying it where the sun would naturally hit your skin. Examples include the center of your forehead, the tops of your cheeks, and so on. Instead of using it at an angle like how you would contour makeup products, spread it evenly and straight across these areas on your face in order for them to tan naturally.

2. Use Your Fingers

A brush is the ideal tool to help press bronzer into your skin and make it last if you are applying it to bare or newly primed skin. If you want to use it on top of makeup however (like on the tops of your blushed cheekbones), we recommend using your emails instead. 

The natural warmth from your fingertips helps to pull the product into the skin and blend it in seamlessly. Additionally, you’re less likely to remove products that have been applied when using this method, as opposed to other methods.

3. Sub It Out

If you’re looking for a way to change up your look, try swapping out some of your go-to makeup products for bronzer.

The steps to achieving this look are clean and simple. Firstly, make sure your skin is primed and ready. Secondly, apply concealer or foundation evenly across your face. And lastly, use a brush to contour with bronzer on the apples of your cheeks instead of blush for a more natural look that will have you glowing all day long!

For the best results, blend until you’ve achieved a subtle ‘I woke up like this’ look. If you use too much product in one area, it can make your skin look muddy instead of bronzed.

4.Add a touch of color to your cheeks with blush.

For a more noticeable change in your appearance and to make your cheeks look brighter, you can layer bronzer atop blush. Keep the rest of your makeup simple, focusing on emphasizing the cheekbones.

After applying your blush, use a bronzer on the top of your cheekbones and blend it down onto where you applied the blush.

5.Add It to Unexpected Spots

A creative way to use bronzer is by applying it to places other than your face. For example, you can stroke it down your neck and chest or across your shoulders.This will help your skin to look shiny and moisturized whenever you move.

Keep in mind that bronzer isn’t the same as a self-tanner. You should use bronzer to bring attention to specific areas on your skin, but resist the temptation to cover your entire body with it. Otherwise, you’ll probably look odd and feel uncomfortably oily.

Tips and Tricks

The most common mistake people make when using a bronzer is not being strategic with its placement or over-using it, which can leave the skin looking orange or red.To avoid making these mistakes, follow these steps.

  • If you want to change your blush color when using a bronzer, go for a hue that has more pink undertones. Doing this will help give the pink tone a warmer golden glow, instead of making it appear darker peach.
  • Even if you don’t wear any other makeup, bronzer can work great by itself! If you use it over foundation and concealer though, be careful not to put too much on areas that you have contoured. Otherwise, it might look dark and dirty.
  • Many people think that bronzer can act as a contouring product, when in reality it cannot. Contouring makeup should be matte with no shimmer, because using bronzer to contour your face will likely leave areas of your skin looking shiny where the sun wouldn’t naturally hit.

If you accidentally add too much, no problem! Just lightly brush some foundation or translucent powder on top to fade it out. It’s always best to start light and then build up as needed. With 100% Pure’s All Over Glow Lightly Sun Kissed, you can customize your level of bronze so that you get just the right amount every time.

Get Tanned

We’re thinking about summer, even though it’s winter right now. After you learn how to use a cream bronzer, you can create a believable sun-kissed look whenever you want. It’s always best to use products that contain safe and clean ingredients.

So go ahead- get golden with a cream-based bronzer! You can enjoy the benefits of looking suntanned without having to fork over money for an expensive vacation or cashing in your hard-earned vacation days.

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