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Bronzer has become a staple in many makeup bags as we’re seeing the love for bronzed skin flourish in recent years. Cream bronzer is the perfect product for those wanting to keep their skin looking naturally sun-kissed all year long.
Powder bronzer step aside – cream bronzer is here to give us all that natural, dewy (but not shiny) sun-kissed glow we’re all head over heels for. Here’s all you need to know about how to apply cream bronzer!
What is a cream bronzer?
Some may mistake bronzer for contour – it’s an easy mistake as usually they are applied in roughly the same areas – but they do in fact have different pay offs. Bronzer is used to transport your skin from flat to bronzed in a few swipes. The warm hue of bronzer gives the skin a natural glow even in the colder months when having a natural tan isn’t always possible.
The best cream bronzers effortlessly glide on to your skin to warm up the complexion, as the creamy consistency melts seamlessly into the skin to create a natural radiance, no harmful UV rays involved.
Cream bronzers are even more beneficial to those with a dry complexion that are wanting to limit the amount of powder products used in their routine.
How to apply cream bronzer
Begin by choosing a bronzer two shades darker than your foundation colour and take a small amount of product on your fingers or brush. It’s important to start with less and slowly build up as it will be difficult to take pigment away after you’ve applied.
Bronzer is applied to the high points of your face, for a natural look you want to apply your bronzer to the high points of your face where the sun is likely to hit. This being the top of your cheekbones, forehead and lightly on your nose.
A good rule for knowing where to apply your cream bronzer is to draw a ‘3’ around the perimeter of your face (see diagram below).
Apply the bronzer by gently pressing it into the skin. Pressing it rather than swiping it will ensure that you don’t disturb any product already laid down on the face and eliminate the chance of a streaky application.
If needed, repeat the process to deepen the bronzer to your preferred colour. Then proceed to the other half of the face.
Cream bronzer top picks
Here are some of my favourite cream bronzers that promise easy application that gives you a natural sun kissed glow.
COCUNAT Cheek Boost
The Cocunat Cheek Boost is described as a cream cheek enhancer to create a ultra chiselled look. Choose from three different earthy tones to give a natural looking definition to the cheeks. This is one of our absolute favourite cream bronzers due to how seamlessly it blends into the skin and it’s easy-to-use applicator. This bronzer gets our biggest seal of approval yet, sitting at the top spot best value, top recommended and best quality cream bronzer.
Rare Beauty Warm Wishes Effortless Bronzer
This bronzing stick is super easy to apply, simply swipe onto your cheeks and forehead and pat in using a flat top foundation brush or beauty blender. The It’s super long lasting, non-greasy, water-resistant formula seamlessly blends into the skin to give a natural sun kissed glow that won’t cake on the skin or create that dreaded muddy look.
NUDESTIX Nudies All Over Face Colour Matte
The NUDESTIX, soft matte bronzing balm sweeps onto the skin effortlessly, creating a natural glow from within. It’s super easy to use and comes with a handy brush for buffing in the product. The roll up applicator makes it easy to swipe product onto the skin before rotating the applicator to buff in the product using the added kabuki brush on the opposite side.
The product is fantastic; however its shade range is slightly lacking and would benefit from a deeper bronzing shade to be added to the collection to be enjoyed universally by everyone.
Chanel Les Beiges Bronzing Cream
Are you looking for a little bit of luxury? The Chanel Les Beiges Bronzing Cream certainly gives you this. If your happy to drop £43.00 on a cream bronzer this offering from Chanel gives you a natural, healthy glow that blends flawlessly into the skin. Its velvety formula feels lightweight on the skin, almost feeling like you’re wearing nothing at all.
It may seem pricey, but the jars generous size means it lasts much longer than other cream bronzers on the market. Simply, swirl the bronzer on a flat top kabuki brush and press into the skin on your forehead, cheeks, and nose to snatch your face.