“For most skin tones, bronzers add a healthy glow that can accentuate your features and give you a more youthful and rested appearance without the dangers and premature aging that can come from the sun,” Bass explains. Recently, Bass created a brilliantly bronzed makeup look for actress Toni Collette at the Mafia Mamma and decided to use bronzer to complement the actress’s white Valentino gown. For anyone looking to add some warmth and dimension to their makeup look, investing in a bronzer may be a game changer.
As with any makeup product, there are ways to ensure your makeup looks its best. “The biggest mistake with bronzer is using a color that doesn’t work for your skin tone,” says Quynh, who just worked with Wong for the premiere of Beef to create this sun-kissed look. Luckily, for every makeup difficulty, there’s a tried-and-true solution. “Foundation colors mimic skin tones better, so it will be easier to blend and look more natural and less orange,” Quynh continues. “You want to go at least three to four shades darker than your skin.” Her biggest tip for application? Focusing the product on the chin, forehead, and cheeks before guiding it up to the hairline before lightly blending down to the center of the face for a finished look that mimics where the sun would hit the skin.
If you feel inspired to give bronzing and sculpting your face a try, keep scrolling to discover which products our experts gravitate toward and which ones we’re adding to our shopping carts ASAP.