Bronzers are available in several forms: Pressed powder, aerosol, and lotion.
Aerosol bronzer gives your skin an airbrushed radiance instantly. It’s lightweight and contains vitamins and botanicals; and it’s oil free. (See Part 1 for more information about the powder form.)
If you’re using bronzer tanning lotion, be sure to use it sparingly around the eyebrows and hairline. Also, it’s important to wash your hands with soap and water immediately after use. Clothing can be stained from bronzer; so allow the bronzer to dry completely before your skin comes in contact with clothing.
After applying bronzing lotion, don’t bathe or swim for at least an hour.
When you use a bronzer to create a sunless tan, it develops in approximately 3 hours and will last for days. You can reapply bronzer in order to deepen or maintain the tan. Try to find one
that provides a good amount of SPF protection.
The following are some tips for how and where to apply bronzing powder:
- Brush on a light coat of bronzing powder with circular motions.
- For the cheekbone, begin application on the apple of your cheek and brush to the hairline. Reapply as needed to achieve the intensity of color you’re going for and as needed to bring a shaping effect to your cheekbones.
- On the jawline, using the same circular motion, apply the powder and then brush it down below the chin. Doing this will bring better definition to your jawbone and chin as well as give you a stronger facial profile.
- Apply the powder above the eyebrow on the forehead and brush outward and down into the temple areas.
- Use a brush to apply bronzer down the sides of the nose and underneath the lower lip. This will make the nose appear thinner, and the lips will appear larger.