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How to Apply Bronzer for a Sunkissed Look

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We all want that post-holiday glow to last a lifetime, but not everyone has the time to self tan every other day. To keep that sun-kissed radiance aglow, bronzer holds the key to your success.  

At Revolution, we explain how to apply bronzer and showcase our guide to the best glow-getting products to help you achieve that gorgeous, natural-looking luminosity. You’ll look like you’ve just stepped off the beach, whatever the time of year (or weather)! 

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What Is Bronzer?

We’ve all got at least one in our makeup bags, but let’s go back to basics.  

Bronzer is a makeup product available in a variety of forms, including cream, powder and liquid to add a warm glow to your look. 

A favorite amongst celebrities (think Kim K, Beyonce and J Lo, to name just a few), many swear by it to help limit the time spent in the sun’s harmful UV rays or tanning beds. 

What’s Bronzer Used for?

So, what does bronzer do exactly? Is it the same as contouring? Or closer to fake tan? It’s true the bronzer can help you create that post-holiday tanned look, but it’s much more than a self tanning replacement. 

Bronzer is applied to areas that you want to add warmth to. It sits in the deeper parts of your skin, adding depth, glow and definition to your best features. 

And it’s not just for the face – bronzer can be applied to the body too! Want to enhance your collarbone? Pop some bronzer on. Adding a little extra glow to your legs for a night out? You guessed it – apply bronzer! 

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How to Apply Bronzer

So, now you know what it is and its role in your makeup routine, it’s time to learn how to apply bronzer for the best glow.

Step 1 – Select Your Bronzer

Browse Revolution’s full selection of bronzers to find your ultimate glow. You can find out more about the different bronzer formulas below!

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Step 2 – Apply Bronzer Using the ‘3’ Method

To achieve a sun-kissed look, apply bronzer where the sun would naturally hit your face. This includes the forehead, cheekbones, nose, jaw, and chin. 

Each face is different, but to make it easy, try applying bronzer in the shape of a number ‘3’, starting at your temples. Bring the bronzer round to your cheekbones, then back out, down and round to your jawline.  

Step 3 – Bronze Your Body

If bronzing your body, the same rule applies. Pop your bronzer where the sun would naturally reach your body (aka the shoulders, collarbone and the tops of your arms and legs) depending on what you’re wearing and the level of glow you’re hoping to achieve.  

Check out how Luce Stephenson uses bronzer within her base makeup routine (skip to 21:32)! 

Which Bronzer Should I Buy?

Now that you know how to apply bronzer, it’s time to find the best bronzer for your makeup bag. Take a look at some of top bronzer recommendations to help you get that golden glow! 

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Best Matte Bronzer

Try the Revolution Splendour Bronzer for that bronzed summer glow, all year round! Enriched with a sunshine scent of Coconut and Pineapple, you’ll be transported back to your favorite holiday destination, sipping a piña colada and building that tan. 

Ok, maybe not – but this matte bronzer is perfect for deepening your makeup look without adding any extra shine. Available in 8 different shades, ranging from Fair to Deep Dark, it’s time to turn up the heat.  

Best Bronzer with Shimmer

Looking to take that glow to the next level? Try the Makeup Revolution Bronzer Reloaded in the shade Long Weekend. 

Part of our baked bronzer range, its gorgeous shimmer gives you that off-the-beach radiance, whatever the time of year. 

Perfect for a range of skin tones, this compact palette is ideal for on-the-go makeup looks, allowing you to build a beautiful, shimmery glow.  

Best Liquid Bronzer

Want to take your bronzed look beyond the face? Our Makeup Revolution Glow Molten Body Liquid Illuminator is a unique take on body makeup.  

Its liquid formula is not only perfect for adding high-shine radiance to the face, but can be applied over the body to enhance that post-holiday glow.  

Whether applying to the cheekbones, shoulders, collarbone, or arms, its silky-smooth consistency glides onto the skin and blends to perfection. 

Best Bronzer for Fair Skin Tones

If you’re nervous about bronzing your fair complexion – don’t be! At Revolution, we’ve made applying bronzer super accessible for all skin tones with our extensive range of shades.  

The Makeup Revolution Mega Bronzer in shades Cool and Warm provide fair skin with the best level of bronze for a natural-looking, sun-kissed glow. 

Use this bronzer to contour cheekbones or  sweep over your forehead, nose and chin for an overall radiant look. 

Best Bronzer for Dark Skin Tones

And for our darker skin toned babes, try the Revolution XX Bronzer Powder in various shades.  

These matte bronzers are an essential for anyone’s makeup bag. They’re super pigmented and available in 10 skin true shades that can be built up to achieve the perfect level of warmth. 

From deep almond ‘Aphotic’ to warm russet ‘Spectre’, Revolution have you covered with these satin-finish bronzers, whatever your skin tone and whatever shade you’re going for. 

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