July 19, 2012 Glam Tip: Go for the Bronze If choosing the right bronzer seems like child’s play (“Will this make me look tan? Oo it comes darker? OK done”), than applying it must be a no-brainer (“I wonder if there’s a way to dunk my whole face?”). You’re absolutely correct – assuming, of course, you work in a chocolate factory and often find yourself teaching naughty children their lesson via rhyming songs. If that’s not the case, then here’s how to get a natural looking, sun-kissed glow: – 1. Choose a bronzer that’s a shade lighter than you would normally (you want to be able layer it over certain parts of your face). Avoid anything glittery, which appears too fake – especially for every day. Instead, look for one that’s luminizing. We like Benefit’s One Hot Minute; the rosy gold shade is universally flattering (EVERYONE looks amazing in it) – 2. Then grab a big fluffy brush with a rounded edge, like Bobbi Brown’s Bronzer brush – 3. Before you even go near the bronzer, dust a translucent powder like Tom Ford’s Translucent Finishing Powder lightly all over your face. This will give a nice base and absorb oil, which can cause bronzer to streak. – 4, Coat your brush evenly with bronzer and tap off any excess – 5. Apply by evenly sweeping your brush where the sun naturally hits your face: across your forehead and down your nose. Then, sweep it in a backwards curve over the apples of your cheeks (where you can then layer the bronzer if needed). You can also brush lightly across your brow bone – it’s great way to highlight your eyes, and makes you look especially sun-kissed! – – Follow us on Pinterest TweetEmail About the Author OPStaffWriter Previous articleShopping For: Lips Next articleLines We Love: Chinti and Parker You may also like November 14, 2017 Giving Your Interiors a Quick Facelift October 25, 2017 OP Must Have: TUMI Backpack August 3, 2017 5 Favorite Gadgets of the Moment July 10, 2017 Olivia Palermo x Vianel Launch!