Bronzers can be quite confusing if you’re not used to having them in your routine. What do they actually do? And how do you find the best ones?
It can be pretty tricky even when you’ve already used one in the past. There are always new developments in beauty and so many ways to improve your routine. But don’t fret! This guide will hopefully help you learn everything you need to know about bronzers and which ones to get.
What does a bronzer do?
A bronzer is essentially a makeup product that gives your skin warmth and a bit of color. The main goal is to make your face look a bit more ‘alive’ — kinda like when you just had a beach vacation.
A bronzer often comes in a warm or neutral tone. It can also come in a cream, liquid or powder form and can either be matte or glowy.
What is the difference between bronzer and contour?
The main difference between bronzer and contour is their purpose in the makeup routine.
While bronzer is meant to give the face warmth and ‘life’, contour is meant to give the face depth. Contour is usually reserved for more ‘polished’ looks because it gives the face a certain definition that suits more ‘glam’ looks. On the other hand, bronzing can be done even for more natural, barely there makeup looks.
Bronzer colors also tend to be warm while contour colors are more on the cool spectrum so they can mimic shadows better.
Where should you apply bronzer?
Bronzer is meant to be applied where the sun naturally shines or hits your face. Apply lightly on your cheeks, nose, chin and a bit on the temples.
You can also sweep some on your eyelids to make the area warmer and to make your look more cohesive.
But these are general guidelines, of course! Makeup is an art form and it can be just about fun! So place it wherever you please.
Now that you know the basics, it’s time to test the waters. Here are some of the best bronzers your can find in the Philippines based on your budget!
Best bronzers in the Philippines
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